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Illithar

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  1. LOTP Full Release for December. I tried uploading the original picture, but it's 40 mb in size and the forums didn't seem to appreciate that.
  2. So both Tytan Troll and Mini Monster Mayhem are doing 'Advent Calendar' style releases along side their usual monthly releases this month. Tytan Troll is one a day until the 24th, Mini MMM is every other day starting on the 6th. All of it will consist of previous releases. Also, MMM's release for January is going to be a 'Remix' release of updated/reposed versions of older sculpts. Not full redo's, mind, they are doing this so they can take a bit of a holiday break and still have a release next month. Also, VASQUEZ! WE ARE LEAVING! Ritual Casting for December (also comes with a NSFW version of her on a gym/locker room bench doing some arm curls with a free weight). RC is also taking a break in January.
  3. Artisan Guild is also doing barbarian's for December, so that's three doing barbarians. Not that I mind, I'm already on Titan Forge and Artisan Guild, and I like both sets of offerings. I just wish Titan Forge offered unmounted/wild versions of the mounts. No official previews yet other than Lens screencaps for Artisan Guild though, here's a few: Gotta say, I was kind of excited for Archvillain revisiting the their 'Frostburn Horrors' theme. But the previews eh... just not speaking to me. The owl bears are neat, and the dragon is cool, but nothing I'm urgently wanting. Mini Monster Mayhem on the other hand, has my attention. That's some cool looking stuff. I'm still debating on jumping on at the last minute for this month, that Balrog looks so good and I know it's going to be at least $25 at retail... I'll keep an eye on Dragon Trappers Lodge, the theme sounds fund, but I don't see a preview up yet.
  4. Something worth keeping in mind (at least if last years schedule holds true this year) there isn't much of a gap between the Black Friday sale ending and the Xmas/Holiday one starting. Maybe a week or two at most. Helps to avoid the Fear of Missing Out on the sale if you can't buy now.
  5. The Mars 3 requires you use Chitubox 1.9 (free or Pro) for slicing, sliced files from other software will not work. I don't believe it's a change in format but some kind of encryption applied to the file. Chitu Systems is supposedly going to release an SDK to allow developers to put the same functionality in their own slicers, but that hasn't gone so well. So, you can do supports in other software, export it as an STL, then load that in Chitubox 1.9 and slice it. It's worth noting that this isn't an Elegoo decision, any manufacturer that uses the Chitu boards is running into this with the new generation of printers.
  6. So this one was fun. Took a while to do, and it has a lot of small bits to paint and assemble. Also took my first try at mud and liquid affects for basing.
  7. Wow, yeah that should hold you for a while. I've gone through maybe... 4 gallons (~16 liters) denatured alcohol since I switched from Water Washable resin. My usage has also gone way down with the wash and cure a couple of months ago, the washing process is much more efficient. I've had the one can for a while now, I just top off the wash jug after I do the drain-and-filter.
  8. Since getting a wash and cure station (I have an Anycubic but the principle is the same) I've only ever done one 'wash'. You might want to drain and filter the wash solution every now and then, but I haven't needed to do a second wash since I started using one. Also, just throwing this out there, but denatured alchohol (AKA methylated spirits in Australia I believe) is a heck of a lot cheaper (for me at least) and works just as well. Curing times will vary by the resin you are using, but I have never gone to 5 minutes. I use Sirayatech Fast Navy Gray currently, I cure it for 2 minutes once it's dry after the wash.
  9. As did I, I order all of my resin and printers through them. Truly, I hope my fears are unfounded and the Mars Pro 3 works out great for you. I personally just don't feel like taking the chance right now, and I don't really need 4k just yet. I am going to give the industry another year at least before I start buying in to higher resolutions.
  10. I've seen reports (and videos) of the whole arm flexing, not just wobbling, when the plate lifts. Also the build plate not wanting to stay in place/leveled. The whole build quality of the printer seems poor compared to previous printers. I could let the chitubox thing go and just deal with it, but potential physical issues with the printer itself isn't something I am willing to gamble on.
  11. Well, I have gone ahead and ordered a Mars 2 Pro to replace my Mars Pro. I debated on getting the 3 but there are just too many issues I am hearing about*, plus the Chitubox lock, and the the Mars 2 Pro was $100 cheaper. Also, it looks like the extra vats I had bought for the Mars Pro will fit it as well, so that's nice. If all goes well, I also know someone who will take my Mars Pro off my hands. Hopefully, it'll be here by the end of the week. *I am hoping, but not confident, that at least some of the issues have been ironed out with this second wave of printers.
  12. It just changes the question I think: How was I printing at 8s before!? All evidence so far points to the fact that it shouldn't have been working, but it was, and now it doesn't. Also side note about those print settings: 10 burn in layers? You're holding it to the plate not building a foundation for a house. Thanks for all of the help. Really, but I'm just done trying to fix it at this point. I'll deal with it for now. I am going to shop around for a new printer (Probably a Mars Pro 2 at this point). But, we'll see.
  13. Correct. To be honest I'm exploring buying an upgrade at this point. I've been wanting to get in on the 'mono screen' action for a while anyway. The Mars Pro 2 is still available and feels like a solid choice. The Mars Pro 3 seems to have some kinks to work out (and its out of stock everywhere) so I'll hold off on that one, much as I'd like a 4k printer. Although, I've been pretty happy with the results from the 2k screen on my Pro anyway.
  14. Welp. It wasn't the screen. I guess I am printing at 14s if I want to continue using SirayaTech Navy Grey. For some reason.
  15. Welp, resin arrived today. Setup a new vat with the nFEP, cleaned the build plate, and still the same issues at the old exposure times. I can't think of any variables at this point that isn't the screen. I won't be able (or willing) to test that until the current screen burns out. Which...I guess won't be too long with the higher exposure time. EDIT: Heck with it, I am swapping out the screen.
  16. New screen and nFEP arrived safely and the bottle of resin shipped. Once that arrives I'll put the nFEP in a fresh vat and try a test print with the new bottle of resin. In the mean time I'll probably just try to use up the current bottle, I can still print with it and I'd rather it didn't go to waste.
  17. Yeah, I am working on convincing myself to not back them next month. I am trying to cut back and it is NOT helping. The sculpts are great but I don't need them. I may pick up one or two at a later date though. I feel disappointed at every turn when I hear about a Patreon doing a 'Sci-Fi' release or a new Patreon dedicated to 'Sci-Fi' and it turns out to be just 40k proxies. They can't call them that, gotta avoid GW as much as they can while still making their stuff, but UGH. Patreon's like Cyberforge didn't start that way, but now every release they do at least half of it is 40k with the serial numbers filed off. A handful of pieces are generic enough that I could say that they weren't 40k Space Marines and most people wouldn't question it, but the latest stuff are Ork's, next month even has a Warboss. It also seems that Archvillain is looking to branch out into Sci-Fi at some point (My guess would be as a separate Patreon, kind of like Titan Forge/Cyberforge). They sent out a survey asking about it, I basically responded 'go for it but if it's just 40k stuff I am out'. Seriously, I do like Fantasy and there are some great original sculptors out there, but damn it I want some original Sci-Fi stuff too. *desk flip* Thank you for coming to my Ted Rant. From what I can tell, the other sculptors with their independent sites, Loot Studios* and Print My Mini's, both had the same setup. Not sure why. *Side note: is it possible at all to get Loot Studios stuff after month it was up for backers? I've never subscribed but I've seen some of their stuff that I wanted to pick up, they have an MMF store but it hasn't been updated in months. In better news Ritual Casting for next month looks pretty awesome. (Note: this is the censored version that Ben uploads for the public post, I added the poorly drawn briefs just in case.)
  18. Anyone need more Gnolls? (Archvillain for November) I had dropped them after grabbing the vampires, but... now I am tempted.
  19. I hung onto Heroes Infinite, I was curious what their Sci-Fi offering was going to be but... bleh. 'Not-Eldar' (or Aeldari or whatever) just... bleh. So I am cancelling for now, probably for a while, I need to cut back anyway. Some Examples.
  20. I have ordered another bottle of resin. I guess we'll see what happens when it gets here (when it ships...).
  21. Well... everyone (Reddit and Elegoo) are telling me it's either A) temperature or B) something's wrong with the resin. I know it's not temp. It hasn't gotten substantially cooler in my house than it was 3 weeks ago, if anything it's probably a couple degrees warmer, but still in the 70s. I guess it's possible something is wrong with the resin, but I just can't imagine what happened halfway through one bottle and some how also the the second one that was still sealed inside it's box, on the floor and untouched. I guess I'll just put up with it.
  22. Hmmm no I haven't. I'll give that a shot. Good news though, the other replacement screen and nFEP finally shipped. Hopefully that will be here next week.
  23. Not that I have found. I did some googling early on and only really found steps that have already been tried or suggested. I am on the Atlas3D discord and they tried to help. That's how I got to the 14s working, but no explanations can be found as to why it suddenly needs to be so much higher. I may try the Elegoo reddit. I did reach out to them when I was having other issues before my screen fully failed. They might have some suggestions. I'm still leaning towards the screen being faulty at the moment. but there always could be something else being missed.
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