Shapeways is that bad? Damn, I was hoping I might get some detail out of them at 54mm scale.
No it's not. The detail is very good and while it looks like cystallised icing sugar it's smooth to the touch, you can get some slight texturing in the deeper recesses but that's it. It paints well too.
On this model all the fine details, such as the hair, the tools, the necklace, the skulls on the belt and around the hem, as well as the face and hands are all well defined.
Of course you can get better prints such as from whatever machine Thantos is using, but Shapeways isn't bad if you only want one print (or to see what it looks like without spending too much).
@Thantos. That's exactly the kind of service I'm looking for. What would be a ballpark figure for a print plus around 10 casts? Also what do you charge for any prepping or fixing of the model (i.e. breaking it up into separate components etc.) before casting?