Posts Tagged ‘3D Printing’

BSC 2018: Correcting some too thin errors

Posted on February 10th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

As I am fairly new to 3D printing, I am learning a tonne about what not to do. One of the biggest issues I have discovered is that things that look good in CAD can look absolutely terrible once printed, given the resolution of the printing or the limitations of FDM 3D printing. Today I … Continue reading BSC 2018: Correcting some too thin errors

BSC 2018: First print of 1956 PANG

Posted on February 9th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

The new printer board for my 3D printer finally showed up, so I got to printing the first print of my 1956 PANG. It was less than a full success. As you can see in the pictures below, I have a bunch of work to do. As can be seen on the build plate, a … Continue reading BSC 2018: First print of 1956 PANG

BSC 2018: PANG print layout

Posted on January 31st, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

I finally got around to laying out the 1956 PANG for the first printing. As you can see from the pictures below, I am trying to remove the need for supports which will mark the surface of the final print. I chose not to break out the rear section or the bins for initial printing. … Continue reading BSC 2018: PANG print layout

BSC 2018: 1956 PANG first printable draft

Posted on January 27th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Build Something 2018 continues and I have been pretty quiet for the last week. Part of this is because I am waiting on the warrantied printer board, so motivation is low. Also been busy with other things. But today I kicked myself into gear and go the first printable draft done of the 1956 PANG. … Continue reading BSC 2018: 1956 PANG first printable draft

How we organize and store Star Wars Imperial Assault

Posted on January 17th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

In this post, I looked at how we normally store our games. But with so many components and expansions, we needed a better way to store Imperial Assault. Here’s how we are currently storing this game. (I expect this will change after the arrival of our Glowforge). I think we have all of the expansions […]

BSC 2018: 1956 PANG continued

Posted on January 15th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Well, Build Something 2018 is well underway at Lead Adventure. You can follow all the entries, including at least two other 3D printed things, over on the subforum. And what of our 1956 PANG tricycle truck? Yesterday saw a lot of work on the back end.  As of two days ago it looked like this: … Continue reading BSC 2018: 1956 PANG continued

Enter the 3D Printer, early work

Posted on January 13th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Long time, no post. I (Corey) just got a 3D printer (an Ender 2) and so am working through beginning printing with it. Unfortunately after the first print the board cooked itself, so I am contenting my self with doing some design work in TinkerCAD. I have ill-advisedly entered the Build Something 2018 content on … Continue reading Enter the 3D Printer, early work

Prepping for Osprey Games’ Gaslands

Posted on December 26th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

For years, I’ve been listening to a British gaming podcast, Meeples and Miniatures. A couple of weeks ago, they had on the creator of Osprey’s new post-apoc vehicle combat game, Gaslands.It sounded interesting, so that day, I ordered a copy of the rule…

First entry to Challenge VIII (‘Challenge Ate’) – ‘The Unspeakable Thing Under the Bed’

Posted on December 21st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

For our eighth edition of the Painting Challenge, the theme is ‘Challenge Ate’, and so celebrates all things scary, creepy and monstrous. I could easily go off on a tangent on how this could reflect the socio-political landscape of parts of our world t…

3D print your own terrain

Posted on November 13th, 2017 under . Posted by

This is an great idea for a gamer with a 3d printer (me).  The interlock piece make the terrain solid. Until like the Styrofoam one that really do not fit well together.  HexT 3d Printable RPG/Battlefield Modular Terrain Tiles By Adam Fletche…

3D print your own terrain

Posted on November 13th, 2017 under . Posted by

This is an great idea for a gamer with a 3d printer (me).  The interlock piece make the terrain solid. Until like the Styrofoam one that really do not fit well together.  HexT 3d Printable RPG/Battlefield Modular Terrain Tiles By Adam Fletche…

3d printer Tank

Posted on October 21st, 2017 under . Posted by

On the bolt action facebook page a member post these picture.   It is a very nice 3d print by John Herbert.   John used a C3 printer.  The tank peint file is from Thingverse.   Amazing how 3d printing is changing the …

3d printer Tank

Posted on October 21st, 2017 under . Posted by

On the bolt action facebook page a member post these picture.   It is a very nice 3d print by John Herbert.   John used a C3 printer.  The tank peint file is from Thingverse.   Amazing how 3d printing is changing the …

3D printed Terrian and building info by Joakim Strom

Posted on October 4th, 2017 under . Posted by

As of Monday my son got my 3d printer running.  I bought mine off Ebay.  There is a long story to this purchase that I won’t go into.   I purchased Fat Dragons dungeon wall set.  In the next couple of days my son should be drop…

3D printed Terrian and building info by Joakim Strom

Posted on October 4th, 2017 under . Posted by

As of Monday my son got my 3d printer running.  I bought mine off Ebay.  There is a long story to this purchase that I won’t go into.   I purchased Fat Dragons dungeon wall set.  In the next couple of days my son should be drop…

3D Printing for Wargames

Posted on July 25th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I’ve decided to join the 21st century of wargaming!  I’ve messed with 3D printing only in so much as I’ve contracted a guy to create some 3D models for me (Bedford truck, Canadian LAV III, and Canadian G-Wagen) then had them printed for me by Shap…

Battlestar Galactica starfighter combat using X-Wing rules

Posted on July 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

My friend Jim and I must be part of the extremely rare group of people on the planet who’s very very first X-Wing: the Miniatures game battle was not in the Star Wars universe. We’re probably the only ones ever to have their very first X-Wing game not …

A Quidditch Pitch in a Jar

Posted on April 6th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I made this wee Quidditch pitch as a friend’s birthday present, using an inverted candle jar as a display case. The model began as a 3D print.I should have chequered the lower oval gallery, but as I was almost cross-eyed from painting the ten towers I …

The Home of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru

Posted on February 15th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I was flipping through a book on famous movie sets the other day and came across a section on the Tunisian film location for Luke Skywalker’s home on Tatooine. I immediately felt nostalgic on seeing the iconic domed habitat, the moisture vapourator…

Kablooey! Exploding ‘Star Wars’ Rebel Starships – 7th Submission to AHPC VII

Posted on January 28th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Ever since seeing ‘Rogue One’ over the holiday break I’ve been having a wonderful renaissance delving into all things ‘Star Wars’. I feel like I’m eleven all over again (if only my hair follicles would follow suit)!This resurgent interest made me di…

3D Printing Wargames Scenery with PrintableScenery.com

Posted on February 29th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I have been very busy recently and haven’t had much time to build any new scratch-built Frostgrave terrain. However, I did back printablescenery.com with their Winterdale Kickstarter campaign to produce a range of wargaming scenery that people can…