From Concept To Table Top

Sculpt And Print 3D Miniatures

Classes Meets Every Saturday @ 10AM Pacific

Learn The Fundamentals Of Sculpting And Printing A Miniature In 3D.

Class Overview

Learn how to apply practical workflows to create a 3D printed miniature, from concept to table top, with one of the Industry’s leading artists, Tom Lishman. Tom has been sculpting and modeling miniatures for more than 7 years and currently works as a Digital Sculptor at Steamforged Games.

Tom will teach you the workflows for sculpting miniatures for 3D printing and will guide you through all stages. You will learn all the steps in the pipeline and understand how to prepare your character for cutting and printing.

This course on From Concept To Table Top will consist of six  modules of pre-recorded lessons and live Q&A sessions every week. You’ll learn core miniature sculpting workflows and be part of a community of artists working to achieve next level quality in their work.

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Format: Standard
  • Duration: 6 Weeks + Lifetime Access
  • Lecture Type: Pre-Recorded & Live
  • Assignments: Deadlines each week
  • Feedback: Live, Weekly Q&A

What You’ll Learn

The course will go through the full process of modeling and sculpting Miniature Characters for 3D Printing, starting with interpreting a concept, blocking in and sculpting the character, clothing and accessorizing the character, then cutting and preparing for printing. The emphasis throughout the course will be on addressing the nuances of scale, details, proportions, readability and production.

By the end of the course, students will have produced a printable character. They should also have gained knowledge on how to troubleshoot new problems or tasks.

By The End Of The Course

You’ll Know How To:

  • Interpret Concept Art for Miniature Sculpting
  • Block Out a Miniature
  • Sculpt Anatomy for Miniatures
  • Create Clothing and Accessories for Miniatures
  • Prepare and Cut the Model for Production

Miniature Sculpting Introduction & Overview

  • Example Renders
  • Scale
  • Details
  • Proportions
  • Readability
  • Proportion

Interpreting A Concept

  • Artstyle & Direction
  • Changing Aspects For Print
  • Predicting Cuts
  • Detecting Issues


  • Pose
  • Key Features & Elements
  • Proportions
  • Hands

Faces & Hair

  • Facial Proportions
  • Facial Details
  • Eyes
  • Hair Shape & Flow
  • Detailing Hair

Clothing & Accessories

  • Clothing Creation
  • Bag Creation
  • Straps
  • Weapon Creation

Cutting & Print Preparation

  • Final Tweaks
  • Merge & Scale
  • Cuts For Production

Tom Lishman

Tom has been sculpting and modeling characters for more than 7 years.

He currently works as a Digital Sculptor at Steamforged Games, the creators of Guildball, the Dark Souls board game and the Resident Evil 2 board game.

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