No model time recently sadly but thought I would share with you one of the interesting things I learned this Openday. Forge World has started using 3d printing to develop its models. Sorry if this is old news but thought I would share what I learnt. Speaking to 3 different designers I learnt that they have started using this technology to make the original master model that they then take casts from. 2 Tau Riptide size models and the new Lancer Knight are examples of this. They had access to the 3d cad sculpt from the Games Workshop range and so were accurately and easily able to create 3d modification parts for these kits or in the Lancers case totally remix and tweak. Blake Spence even used several components of 3d printing on his new board and another is planning a whole range of well known Knight houses' Heraldic shields.
At the moment the speed of 3d printing means it is not possible to create whole a whole knight in less than 35 hours (if I recall), so casting is still the way they will keep going with it.