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Just got back my Chaos Marauder sculpt from Shapeways. 

The primer is showing the print lines that were hidden when it was frosted. To be honest though, i can't really see that much wrong with it with my eyes, only when zoomed in.

I've included the original sculpt  for comparison

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Did you clean the print down with acetone before priming it? I've found that a lot of what appear as printing issues in FUD/FXD from Shapeways are actually remnants of the wax support material.

 

Even if that's not the case, it's good that most of the clutter appears to be in the cloak, so it could be passed off under a coat of paint as woolly fabric texture I guess.

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4 hours ago, kristof65 said:

Nice, I like the sculpt.  How much did this cost you, if you don't mind saying?

 

Use PM for this before commercial rules are violated and modbats appear

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38 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Use PM for this before commercial rules are violated and modbats appear

 

I thought it was okay to say how much something cost. The major no-no, so far as I understand it, is to link directly to a commercial site.

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Morning, fellas!

Please note, i'm not trying to sell this wee lad. This mini was made solely to get a better understanding of what could work and not work from a digital sculpt to a 3d print. I'm just trying to learn as much about sculpting for miniatures as i can.

I don't mind saying how much i paid for it, if that's ok with the mods? It's just in the spirit of learning =)
 

3 hours ago, MojoBob said:

Did you clean the print down with acetone before priming it? I've found that a lot of what appear as printing issues in FUD/FXD from Shapeways are actually remnants of the wax support material.

 

Even if that's not the case, it's good that most of the clutter appears to be in the cloak, so it could be passed off under a coat of paint as woolly fabric texture I guess.


i totally didn't. Wow. that seems like such a basic step! I was so eager and excited that i just jumped straight into it. It's still a bit sticky even now - 12 hours later. Ah well, it's all learning!

My next thought was to smooth green stuff over the cloak to get a better finish. I'll wait until it's not sticky/tacky anymore and have a crack

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6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Use PM for this before commercial rules are violated and modbats appear

Wasn't thinking about that. Whoops.

 

I'm not actually interested in purchasing it, was just wondering where it fell in terms of cost compared to other minis.  It looks a lot better than the Heroforge mini I spent $35 on a couple years ago, was wanting to know if this was significantly more/less than that. 

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2 hours ago, kristof65 said:

Wasn't thinking about that. Whoops.

 

I'm not actually interested in purchasing it, was just wondering where it fell in terms of cost compared to other minis.  It looks a lot better than the Heroforge mini I spent $35 on a couple years ago, was wanting to know if this was significantly more/less than that. 

 

Hey man, no worries. It was $9.93 for the print and $4.99 for the shipping. It arrived fairly sharpish too.
 

2 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

how's the strength?

 

i can apply a fair amount of pressure and it'll bend slightly. i don't feel like it's close to snapping either. I'd say about as strong as the thick base parts of the Bones miniatures

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On 12/2/2017 at 3:58 AM, Pingo said:

 

I thought it was okay to say how much something cost. The major no-no, so far as I understand it, is to link directly to a commercial site.

 

This is correct, and in this case GreenBeans can post what was paid for the casting service, as it is more general information. I'd personally keep it to a round number though.  

 

We do have to be a bit more careful though in the Sculpting section with prices and such, because it is very easy to get into territory of posting how much you want to sell a sculpt for, or using this as marketing and listing your going rates by listing how much you charged for past figures, or looking for feed back on prices (i.e., marketing research) by doing hypothetical discussions.  Because of that, we are a bit more sensitive to discussion of costs and such in the Sculpting section.  

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Cool mini!  Acetone smoothing to reduce print lines may or may not work, depending on what type of plastic filament was used to print it - ABS plastic, yes; PLA plastic, no.  Not sure about other printable plastics, and I have no clue what the default filament choice from commercial printing services might be.  Most home 3D printers come with a PLA filament sample; not sure if that is any indication of what the pros use though.

 

...After reading MojoBob's post more carefully, I should point out that acetone still may be useful for removing traces of wax support material from a PLA print.  That is beyond the scope of what I've learned about 3DP so far.  I'm leaving in the bit about smoothing print lines with acetone even though it seems not to be relevant to what Bob was talking about, just for the sake of general knowledge.

 

Carry on...

 

Kang

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8 hours ago, Kang said:

Cool mini!  Acetone smoothing to reduce print lines may or may not work, depending on what type of plastic filament was used to print it - ABS plastic, yes; PLA plastic, no.  Not sure about other printable plastics, and I have no clue what the default filament choice from commercial printing services might be.  Most home 3D printers come with a PLA filament sample; not sure if that is any indication of what the pros use though.

 

...After reading MojoBob's post more carefully, I should point out that acetone still may be useful for removing traces of wax support material from a PLA print.  That is beyond the scope of what I've learned about 3DP so far.  I'm leaving in the bit about smoothing print lines with acetone even though it seems not to be relevant to what Bob was talking about, just for the sake of general knowledge.

 

 

Thanks for the kind words, Kang!

i was really hesitant about the acetone so with the next sculpt (same shapeways material) i gently went at it with a toothbrush and Dawn washing up liquid. Then i added some Isopropyl Alcohol to the mix and things got super foamy. 

 

i couldn't actually tell that much of a difference to look at it. However, it did feel rather more rough and less waxy. I slapped on some primer but i think i'm not gifted in the arts of spray paint. My finish is here and there and certainly no paintsman, i.

Anyway, i've attached some super rough old phone camera images so you can compare.

All the best,
Andrew
 

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