3D Printing


GMG Let’s Talk! – About 3D Printers

  I’m joined by tech professional and 3D Printing enthusiast Mike Wolfe for an in depth discussion on the effects 3D Printing can have on one’s personal Tabletop hobby and the impact it has had (and may yet still have) in the last decade on the industry. Listen to it as a Podcast HERE: https://soundcloud.com/guerrilla-miniature-games/gmg-lets-talk-about-3d-printers-and-tabletop

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Thunder Chrome 3 – Highway to Castle Painskull

So whats makes Thunder Chrome JS different? Simple, the main element that really changes this up is modular kits. Just like your Favourite GW miniatures, Thunder Chrome designs are all modular You print the pieces you want and put together like a giant jigsaw [...] The post Thunder Chrome 3 – Highway to Castle Painskull appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Latest 3d prints from the dark ages set

Having a little trouble with my Ender 3.  Not sure but I think the aluminum bed might be warped.  The problem is that very large prints are not adhering to the bed..  Got to look into the problem.   Printed out the viking ship.  It is a monster, as you will see;  Along with some carts...  Hope you like them. I did purchase the WW2 Normandy set.  The first building is printing now.Bed adhesion problem. I have learned to make sure I watch the first few layers More of the problem..  It was an 8 hours build timeGreat looking wagonMounted Saxon to show size.

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28mm scale Saxon Church

The print came out great.  The total run time was just over 36 hours.  This time I made sure that the first level was put down to the glass bed with no problems.  The two 28mm figures are to show the size of the church.   Currently make the walls for the Norman Castle.   Each wall section run for 24 hours.  Looks like this will take a week or two to complete.   Hope this will inspire people to try 3d printing to their game table

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3d Printing for Newbies

Okay. So you want to be 3d printer.  First of full you don't need to be a geek or computer whiz.  It is pretty simple, hell I'm doing right now.  The initial  cost is buying a printer.  After that the cost is is small.   Cost  on electricity is 5 to 8 dollars a month.  Oh that is running the printer 24/7 non-stop.  Next the cost of the print less than a dollar on average. Here are two video that will help jump into the pool of 3d printing.  Enjoy

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Gone mad with my 3d printers....

My CR-10 and Ender 3 pro are running 24/7 printing out building.  At the beginning of the month I purchased the Dark Age file set from 3D-terrain out of the Germany.   Jens models have great detail.  Also I have found on thingverse some great modeling adds.    One is a holder for Micro sol and set decal solutions. These bottles are known for falling over.   The solutions are no longer cheap to buy. A fellow modeler point out that this as a great fix.  Next downloaded the file.  Two hours later the holder was printer.... 

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3D Printing, first steps..

After hearing that our local library system generously offers up 3D printing services, for free, to library patrons, I decided to start taking advantage of this service. I’m really glad I did. The combination of cheap, easy browser based modeling and slicing tools (TinkerCad), giant repositories of existing models that are cropping up all over the place on the web (most importantly, Thingiverse), and most importantly, an affordable way to turn the printouts into tangible things you can touch and use is just a fantastic combination for me. First Print job: ships guns for my Cruel Seas 3rd Party freighter I bought at Cold Wars I know, I know, this is probably old hat for a lot of you. Understand, I have wanted to get into 3D printing for a while now, but I found the idea of learning sculpting using Blender to be incredibly daunting. I’ve tried in the past– back when anything you wanted to create for printing, you had to create out of nothing. That was a tough road to hoe. With the advent of Sh

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3d prints of Celtic homes

My latest prints. These where printed on my CR-10.  Out of the box with no fine tuning the prints are very good.  My opinion that this is the wave of the future terrain.  The printer with shipping was a little over 300 dollars.   The problem was that delivery took 30 days.  Plus fedex dropped the package off at the wrong house.  Lucky for me I have good neighbors.I decided to purchase the Dark Ages package from 3d-print-terrain.  The owner of the shop Jens Najewitz is a great person to deal with.  Excellent communication during and after the purchases.  The series is great for Saga, Dux Britianica and any Dark age rule set. Here is a link to his shop :3D-Print-TerrainHow for the pictures. Celtic house 1Celtic house 2

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Oriental walls made by Dave-N- daughters

I have been looks for Oriental walls for a long time.  At first I thought I would by the laser cut one. But after choking on the price decided against it.  The other I found Dave-N-Daughters out of Maine.  He has this set on sale currently.   Placed an order with Dave. Within an hour I got a email saying that is would be printing the next day I would have in few days.   Two days go by Dave emails to tell me he wasn't happy with the prints.  Currently the replacements where running on his machine.   Couple go by, Dave emails me, my purchase is in the mail   Plus he put in some lanterns and couple extra pieces.   This was because he felt bad of not making the delivery on time.Lets say it was worth the wait.   Dave's prints are amazing.  Don't know what 3d printer is he using.  That printer puts out top notch prints.   If you are need any 3d print check out Dave -N- Daughter. Hope to take picture on mine soon.&nbs

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My first 3d print

Yippee, I did it.   These are the first item I printed on my new CR-10 printer.   Let me tell you it wasn't a cake walk.  I could get the print to stick on the glass.  Had some issue that turned out to be operator error.  Thank god for you tube.  Just coating the glass bed with a thin layer of elmer's purple glue stick...  Bang the PLA stuck.  Another problem I had was leveling the bed...   Can't repeat the salty language I used.  But hell, it made me feel better.These prints are my I lovecrafts Romans series.  The Roman building, roads, and  many more awesome items to print.  files can be bought here:i-lovecraftEnough of my talking.  Here it is my first prints. Roman city walk ways

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3D Printing is impacting wargaming…

I admit, I’m an easy guy to impress with the “new hawtness”.  Marketing types call my kind of brain an “early adapter”.   This trend is somewhat dampened by the realities of cost and space to put stuff, but I follow technology developments avidly and sometimes wonder how new tech would impact my other big hobby, playing and painting with toy soldiers. 2mm 3D Printed Miniatures from Forward March Miniatures Now, 3D printing isn’t exactly new anymore nor is it unique and new to miniatures gaming. I’ve been buying onesie and twosie pieces off of Shapeways for a few years now.. not anything drastic because the price point still isn’t there yet– and won’t be until production costs can somehow go down. What’s unique, and for as much as I can tell, new, is the effort that Forward March Miniatures is engaged in. They are producing, at a very small (2mm) scale, the ability to create a 1:1 army for games set in the Age of Gunpowder and Steel (roughly, fr

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