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  1. On 5/11/2022 at 8:01 PM, Illithar said:

    Be warned: despite being hollow, the brachiosaur + base took about 2 liters of resin to print. 


    Oh yeah... the base.



    It's not exactly bad but it's not great. It's in 8 parts and it actually comes together fairly well. The gaps are not sizable so if you are not like me you can ignore them. However, it is not keyed properly for the dino's feet. There are vague spots for where they would go but it just kind of... sits on it. So I got some milliput and molded it around the feat to give the impression (hah...) of the feet pressing into the ground a bit. It's also a big chunk of the resin cost for printing it, so you could save yourself some money/resin and not print it. The brachiosaur does a decent job of standing on it's own, but if you want some good stability you could probably attach a 2 or 3 inch bases to each of the three feet that touch the ground. If you plan on using it for tabletop gaming this might be the better option to be honest.


    As an example:



    This specific miniature was one of the reasons I bought an FDM printer! Well, that and the lodges from Dragon Trappers Lodge LOL I've seen some fantastic results combining stuff for big prints like this FDM and resin. The lower detail stuff (and bigger pieces) you print in PLA, then the super detailed smaller pieces you print in resin. Saves a lot on the overall costs, as I've printed things not too much smaller than that, like the DTL Stormkite, and only used about 10 dollars in filament.


    Actually, what I've done for the FDM for things like that base are that when I slice them, I actually put them on the print plate in such a way that all of the pieces are just ever so slightly touching, so that it comes out as one piece instead of multiple. It still has the lines, normally, but no gluing nor worrying about how it's going to go together!

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  2. 13 hours ago, Pancakeonions said:

    Fantastic work!  I'm a little surprised to see so little Sophie-love on this forum.  I was hoping to get inspiration for mine by checking out others' work - but maybe it's just you and me, bojesphob?  I'm also tracking my work here - trying to magnetize the beast!


    I think it's a massive undertaking and a lot of people feel intimidated. All of my paints and minis are packed up for our move next month, so this is a backburner thing at the moment, but once the move is complete and my new painting space is freed up, I will absolutely be jumping back on this! 🙂

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  3. I modified the Ghost Ship from Bones V to have 3D printed, glow in the dark masts that look like tattered sails. Anyhow, I cut the original masts off above the connection point to the magnetic bases (and reused the bases for the new masts). Since we're moving soon, I'm doing clean up of all of my mini stuff and packing all of it away, and I can't think of any reason I would keep the original masts... I thought about throwing them away, but considering they're not exactly "in print" so to say, I almost feel bad doing that. I don't even know if anyone can use them now that I cut the connector at the bottom off (I originally glued it all together, then cut it off when I found the STLs I fell in love with to replace them with!). Any thoughts? I'd hate to toss them if they could be of any use....

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  4. On 5/7/2022 at 1:51 AM, Illithar said:

    So I just realized I hadn't shared the completed Brachiosaurus. I haven't finished painting it yet, I uh... don't really have a desk big enough to accommodate it. I actually broke the spear on the rider while moving around when I primed it. I was able to glue it back on though. I need to reorganize before I can get much further. Also, I think due to some warping at some stage, or stages, the platform on the back doesn't line up right so that's going to take a lot of time and milliput. But here's a further idea of how big it is.





    And the platform not lining up. Best guess is some small warping here and there that led to this. The platform is level, so I'll just have to fill in the gaps with milliput and some toothpicks.



    That thing is amazingly fantastic! It's in my queue, but I'm so far behind on what I want to print, and can't print at the moment anyway... Would love to be able to get around to doing those dinos, that's for sure! I have an idea for doing a caravan of dinos from this, Mini Monster Mayhem and Dragon Trappers lodge and replacing the humans in this group with dino men (using Reaper and some art from STLs). Maybe I can get to printing them after we move in June.

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  5. For Christmas this last year, my wife got me a 3D printed Dragon Priest mask from Skyrim off of Etsy, knowing that Skyrim was one of my favorite games of all time (if not #1). It came unpainted, so gray plastic, and I told her I was going to paint it like the Otar mask, which if I remember correctly was a malachite item (malachite being a weird, magical smithing material from the game). Anyhow, while I didn't get it as close as I would have liked, I like how it turned out and figured I'd share 🙂 When we move in the next couple of months, this will grace the wall of my work from home area next to the huge signed poster from the Presidents of the United States of America LOL




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  6. 1 hour ago, Great Khan Artist said:

    So, if the regular Reaper superfans spend hundreds of dollars on Bones kickstarters every time they have one, who are they really for? Are they for the dedicated Reaper boys and girls or do they draw new people into the hobby? I'm not being snarky, I'm curious to know how many new painters are created out of the kickstarters.  



    I think they're for both the super fans (such as myself) AND for trying to bring in new people. I know, personally, that I've convinced at least one person per kickstarter to join in new (except III, which I missed when it actually happened and bought stuff from later). It's a fun experience overall, and seeing the reveals during the campaign, then seeing ideas go from rough sketches to actual figures that you get in the mail is unlike any other company that creates figures in my mind. Reaper really makes the process visible and enjoyable, and I personally don't mind sending them bunches of money for the entertainment AND the really awesome miniatures. Some people have had issues in years past, but with 20k+ backers, someone is going to be unhappy at some point no matter how good a company is.  That said, I feel it's rather telling that there are so many people like myself that keep coming back for more

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  7. Here I was, all content to be painting Bones 1-5 stuff, and trying to get ready to move. I told myself I'd probably skip Bones VI if it happened before we moved, and it looks like it will be happening about when we do. But I saw the dragon that was previewed... and... well.... I don't NEED another dragon, I mean, I only have 14 and about a dozen in line for my 3D printers.... But it's SO cool!.... Ok, I'm in for the dragons at least.... And maybe the undead.... and the crypt.... Maybe the chibi stuff for my daughter....



    Of course, this is the SAME conversation I had with myself with Bones V, and ended up spending around 800 dollars on it. 😃😄😆😂😭

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  8. 12 minutes ago, haldir said:

    What colors are your flag? Those look pretty spot on for the real colors.


    Hmm... let's see if I can remember what I used. I think I used GW Caledor Sky base blue, then inked with a dark blue, and then highlighted with Reaper Ice Blue. The yellow was the base color XV-88 from GW, a dark brown tone wash, and then I think I used the P3 color from Privateer Press called Cygnus Yellow as the highlight.

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  9. Been meaning to paint this for a long while now. Finally got to it! The black is still smokey and translucent, but the light box sort of doesn't show it well. Pretty happy with it.





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  10. It's been a while! Work and school have been taking up a lot of time. But, got my Ender 5 Pro working again, and got some glow in the dark filament. And, thanks to Dragon Trappers Lodge, I have some great looking ghostly sails for my ship! You'll note the lookout drinking again on the job in the crows nest 😄 and, just for fun, it glowing in the dark! Lots of work left to do on it, but man am I really digging working on it!20220131_194300.thumb.jpg.29803e6de4fc785a0108f28079967418.jpg




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  11. After a number of issues all stemming from originally being sent the wrong filament type (and me not noticing I had the settings wrong), I finally have my Ender 5 Pro up and running again! Just printed, Zombie Captain America from FotisMint! I have some things to fix in and around his mouth (supports were too thick there and it was hard getting them out), but aside from that, he turned out really good!


    Oh, and the Criosphinx on Amun-Re Temple by Lost Kingdom Miniatures! There were a couple failures due to my placement on the print bed, especially on the Criosphinx, but overall they're minor and will be easy to fix. Took at least 5 tries to get the second part of the steps printed, as this was pre issues with the filament and during the issues. Glad to be able to move on to the next project for pieces for the Reaper Ghost Ship!


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  12. 14 hours ago, Illithar said:

    Well, I am finally making the plunge and starting to print the Brachiosaurus Caravan from Lord of the Prints Dinotopia release. Unfortunately, this is as far as I got before I ran out of resin. I have another bottle coming, but it is currently stuck in northwest Washington.20220104_114340.thumb.jpg.b82f84db95daed97cfd6dc8b47607c94.jpg20220104_114331.thumb.jpg.f26a71b1ae6fc6d363b80520b8973cc0.jpg20220104_114218.thumb.jpg.7206048d2b3af4f38fc741d4d0179fe0.jpg

    That's fantastic! Definitely on my list to print and paint! I'll probably be doing the body in FDM, though. That's a LOT of resin!

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  13. 18 hours ago, Heisler said:

     I think it would be tough to try and use a dremel on it. Even at a low speed it might melt the plastic and I would much prefer to just separate into the original component pieces. I do agree though, super glue is really the only thing that's going to be particularly effective on this. It needs at least one more anchor (and in theory could use as many as four) just to balance things out. I was looking at builds of the Queen Anne's Revenge (Blackbeard's flagship) which is about the same size, and perhaps provided a little inspiration, and it has four anchors. It also needs at least two ship's boats, so a little scratch building is likely in order unless I can find some that are about the right size.

    Not just that, but I also want sails billowing! I've been searching for STLs for billowing sails to see if I can find any I like. Also found some glow in the dark FDM printer filament so I can do some for the ghost ship too! If I can't find any, I might just try 3D sculpting some myself, but I've had some issues being able to do what I want with those applications, so that might take a long time if I have to go that way LOL

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