let me start by stating that i am not making 3D printed side panels, i don't have a 3D printer, and i wouldn't know where to start to make the models needed to print them anyway. this is just an idea for anyone that would like to run with it.
here goes: 3D printed his side panels would be a great alternative for people trying to finish their HIC build and save a little. they probably wouldn't be as accurate as resin copies, but they could be printed with most of the greeblies already attached since most builders paint the entire panel one base color. if someone printed them with the greebs and wanted to make them available, you could print them with numbers on the underside so the buyer would know where each panel is supposed to go.
so if anyone likes this idea, has the modelling skills, and access to a 3D printer, i encourage you to take this idea and make it happen. just be sure to let me know if you do, because i need some side panels for my build.