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  1. Jasper_the_2nd

    Jasper vs the 3D Printer

    So the test print was fine. Used a couple of rulers to see about where I was on the tower. Adjusted the Z axis in Cura -91 mm to deal with the part already printed. I let that print for about half an hour, until the 3 layers for the bottom were done, so it would be solid enough not to deform. Then I stopped the print. So while this was printing I remembered I had a set of digital calipers sitting right there on my desk. I checked with them and got a height of 90.6 mm for the tower piece. So I suspected this print would be just a bit too small. After waiting impatiently for the bed to cool so I could get the print off, I confirmed this. I reset the Z in Cura to -90.6 and started a new print. I'm going to let this one go. Unfortunately Cura is saying almost 16 hours for what is left, so I'm going to have to let it run overnight and hope it doesn't have another problem.
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    Jasper vs the 3D Printer

    So first major failure last night. (of course on the largest thing I've printed so far) You can see in the back where the print head sat and scorched the plastic. Was printing fine when I went to bed. Woke up at 6, figured I'd check on it and get some more sleep, but nothing was moving. Screen on the printer wasn't showing anything. Powered off and on, it asked if I wanted to resume, said Yes, and it tried, but print came loose from the bed. After stopping the print I could finally look at the info screen. Bed was at 120 C, or double were it should be for PLA, so likely why it broke loose. Did a bit of research so far. Could be the gcode was corrupt. Apparently the micro SD cards fail quite often, Or it could be a hardware issue. I'm printing a small test file now and everything seems fine. Later I'll try to figure out how to print the top of the tower and see if I can salvage this print. And maybe do some research on the OctoPi upgrade to avoid SD cards all together. So much for sleeping in....
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    Jasper vs the 3D Printer

    Glad I can be of assistance!!
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    Jasper vs the 3D Printer

    Cool! I'll have to check out their oranges....gotta have some on hand in case @robinh needs anything printed out.
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    Jasper vs the 3D Printer

    Yeah, I'm planning on doing that once I get them painted...definite lack of painted examples on there.
  6. No problems so far. One down, one to go. The next one requires moving a LOT of stuff first though......
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    Jasper vs the 3D Printer

    That's the one!
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    Jasper vs the 3D Printer

    Oh those look very nice. Those are going on the list for when I finish a table of CAV stuff. Next item started, any guesses? it won't be done for a bit, Cura had the estimate at just under 34 hours, so will likely be 36+. This is just about 4 hours in (the base takes a long time as it does multiple full layers.).
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    Jasper vs the 3D Printer

    Still working on the getting the paint room organized, but got some new spools of filament in. Trying a new brand, iPrint-3D, a Canadian company based out of Edmonton. Happily it works much like the CCTree so no adjustments were needed. So decided to crank out a few bigger pieces while I have lots of filament. This is the office Pyramid off thingiverse, scaled to 10mm. A nice print, just a few stands where the overhangs are, which I can clean up pretty easily.
  10. In my continuing efforts to be able to find ANYTHING in my painting room, more shelves!! Got 2 of these to go with the one already in there, Now maybe I'll have enough shelf space to actually organize things, instead of just piling them.
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    54mm toy orcs painted as ogres

    Nice figs, they make great ogres!
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    Talae's Feeble Attempt at Airbrushing

    I'd go with the Sotar or Krome. I already have a 105 (and a 155) so I went with the Sotar 20/20. I'm told the main difference between the Krome and Sotar is how you hold them (they have identical internals). Video I watched basically said if you like to hold your pencil up towards the middle when writing,. get the Krome. If you like to hold it down by the tip, get the Sotar.
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    Jasper vs the 3D Printer

    Got frustrated looking for my masking tapes, so currently attempting to reorganize the paint room. And have been almost out of filament, so focused on getting the rest of my cable chains printed. But had two delivers in the last two days, so have three shiny new spools of filament waiting for me to finish of the current one (then I'm going to test a new brand and see how that goes). With some if the bit left on the current spool, tried the FDG pre-KS teaser goblin at 80% to see how it would look compared to my other goblins (I thought the full scale was a bit big). I think that's pretty good on scale. Thoughts?
  14. Mmmm, ground beef and Star Wars, two of my favorite topics...... Another package arrived today. Replacement bowden tubes and couplers for the Ender 3 (the stock couplers are prone to slipping) and another type of PLA to try out (you know, to pad the order out to $35 to get the free shipping ) Also got shipping notice on a Kickstarter, so I might actually have a box of minis show up soon.
  15. Arrived today, just before my first one runs out. As the MAV3RICK KS is supposed to be sending out the first batch of files sometime this week, I expect much of this will get turned into 28mm modular tank parts, at least what doesn't get turned into CAV terrain first...