When owner Ada F. Lovelace founded her 3D design and boutique miniatures company back in 2014, Resin Eater offered a handful of design and 3D printing services for tabletop miniature gaming, painting or display. She primarily ran the business off of social media accounts and relied on word of mouth for clients, but this month Lovelace took the plunge and launched her own website and unveiled the company’s impressive 3D design portfolio. She also revealed a collection of prototype miniatures for Crikey!, the company’s new steampunk inspired tabletop role-playing game.
Resin Eater is based in Glasgow, Scotland and Ontario, Canada, where they offer a wide range of 3D design and 3D printing services. Clients can contact Lovelace and request their 3D design or 3D drawing services, where Resin Eater will take an idea or a concept and sculpt 3D models in whatever style, size or pose desired. Resin Eater is also capable of 3D printing client designs and creating either a prototype, a one-off master print or even a small run of prints. They also offer Mold Making services available in a variety of materials, from silicones or other flexible materials. And their Scotland-based designer offers Resin Casting services that can accommodate short runs of up to a hundred pieces that will be vacuum cast in several available resin materials.
Resin Eater has their own in-house 3D sculptor and offers high-quality 3D printing, mold-making and resin casting services. In order to maintain a high quality of service, Resin Eater says that all of their services will be done entirely in-house and they never outsource part printing or fabrication. Any commissioned piece that they design will remain a one of a kind object and they will never sell or share it with anyone else. Resin Eater currently offers their services to anyone who needs them and their clients range from individuals just looking for a unique statue or collectable to local businesses looking for prototypes.
In addition to their design and printing services, Resin Eater is preparing to launch their own line of individually sold resin miniatures, resin model kits and tabletop role-playing games. Their first game Crikey! is currently under development and is deep in the game-testing and prototyping phase. The gothic steampunk adventure game will use larger-scale figures than similar games typically do, ranging from 120mm up to 330mm figures. Each figure will be cast in resin so they have a smooth finish and will be easy to paint. The game board will be 24in x 24in that will be available as a standard printed cardboard game board, or the exhibition game board that will be made from resin hexes.
What will the story of Crikey! be exactly? Well, in addition to a bunch of amazing 3D prototypes, Resin Eater has provided this brief bit of fluff:
“On the first of September 1818, six months after the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the anatomy theatre of the University of Glasgow was overcrowded. These minds had come to watch Dr. Andrew Ure and James Jeffray perform experiments upon the corpse of convicted murderer Matthew Clydeside. Dr. Ure used his battery of galvanic cells to send electric currents through Clydeside’s body, and to the astonishment of the crowd, it moved. Peter MacKenzie even swore that he saw Clydeside rise from the table — only for the living corpse to have his throat immediately slit by a scalpel…”
You can see a selection of the amazing Crikey! miniatures sculpts here:
Resin Eater will be making the resin prototypes available in the near future, and they will be adding new Crikey! game characters, plot details, and gameplay mechanics as they are developed. You can find out more about Crikey! and all of the 3D design and 3D printing services that Resin Eater offers over on their website. And you can follow the company on social media via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.