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17 minutes ago, Sophie was taken said:

Poked a hole in it with the scraper while trying to clean off the failed print that was stuck to the FEP instead of the build plate. Ironically, this was done to facilitate lubricating the thing <_<

Never use any metal tools on the plastic. Even if you don't poke a whole in the plastic it will get scratched up.

 

Also, easy way to remove failed prints is, after draining the resin, gently press  on the under side of the plastic it is stuck to. It should pop right off with minimal issue. Although small pieces can be kind of a pain to get out of the vat.

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3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Joined Claycyanide for September.

Could not resist what's coming:

 

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I, uhm... may have just emailed Megan that picture. (She and Brigid are at her Mum's.)

 

The Auld Grump

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2 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

I, uhm... may have just emailed Megan that picture. (She and Brigid are at her Mum's.)

 

The Auld Grump

 

5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Joined Claycyanide for September.

Could not resist what's coming:

 

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If that's the size of the worm, just think how big the FISH will be!

 

Whoa. I yhink I would have to save that figure for a Worst Case scenario.

 

But, damn, that's purdy.

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Well, of course the new Ender6 was marked as delivered the day after we left for the week. Thankfully my neighbor was watching for it, so it will be fine. Just won't be playing with it until after we move in Dec/Jan. And I sold the old one after it was posted for 20 minutes.

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7 hours ago, Sophie was taken said:

Poked a hole in it with the scraper while trying to clean off the failed print that was stuck to the FEP instead of the build plate. Ironically, this was done to facilitate lubricating the thing <_<

 

Always use the plastic scraper on the FEP.

And even then be careful, watch the angle when you apply it and don't use too much force.

Should a failed print get really really stuck, apply a little IPA/Methylated Aclohol or Mean Green/Mr. Clean. Just a bit, wait a few seconds, then scrape and then after emptying the VAT clean with a paper towel.

A FEP can take a little dent or nudge, I was scared that I damaged one when I noticed the first bumps, but those it can handle, a puncture or one that is almost through will cause trouble.

 

Good luck.

I watched the youtube video step by step to change it and it worked great, just take your time for it.

5 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

I, uhm... may have just emailed Megan that picture. (She and Brigid are at her Mum's.)

 

The Auld Grump

 

Up September 7th they said.

There is also the whole Norse Gods thing and...

 

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I was thinking...I got the CastNPlay Mythical Clash and that had all kinds of walls and floors ( openlock).

My painted stuff goes into a display cabinet.

 

Now..

Could I create a floor and a second story from those strong enough to put painted minis on the second floor as well?

It would basically turn the shelf into a castle/dungeon thing where I can store twice as much painted minis?

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4 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

 

If that's the size of the worm, just think how big the FISH will be!

 

Whoa. I yhink I would have to save that figure for a Worst Case scenario.

 

But, damn, that's purdy.

 

This will be up on Sept. 7th.

 

I happened to snatch the last $9 Tier.

 

Odin (with Sleipnir) - King of Aesir gods (50mm base)
 Lyngbakr - giant whale/sea monster  (75mm base) 
 Thor - god of Thunder  (50mm base) 
 Balder – The god of Light and Purity  (50mm base) 
 Vidar – god of Vengeance (Dark)  (50mm base) 
 Tyr – The God of War  (50mm base) 
 Fenrir - The Legendary Beast Wolf, son of Loki  (50mm base) 
 Idun – The Youthful Goddess of Rejuvenation  (50mm base) 
 Loki – The Trickster God  (50mm base) 
 Hel – The Ruler of the Underworld  (50mm base) 
 Heimdall – The Vigilant Guardian of Asgard
 Garmr - The hell hounds  (2 poses, 50mm base) 
 Jormungandr - Midgard Serpent  (100mm base) 
 Freya – The Goddess of Fate and Destiny  (50mm base) 
 Surtur - Fire Elemental Giant  (75mm base) 
•Loyalty Incentive: Ymir,  The Ancestor of Giants  (100mm base) 

 

 

Also very curious about this announcement.

 

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1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:

I was thinking...I got the CastNPlay Mythical Clash and that had all kinds of walls and floors ( openlock).

My painted stuff goes into a display cabinet.

 

Now..

Could I create a floor and a second story from those strong enough to put painted minis on the second floor as well?

It would basically turn the shelf into a castle/dungeon thing where I can store twice as much painted minis?

 

As long as you don't overload it with large metal minis... 

You may end up having to glue some modules together, though. 

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3 minutes ago, Gadgetman! said:

 

As long as you don't overload it with large metal minis... 

You may end up having to glue some modules together, though. 

 

Yeah, the plan is for resin and Bones minis on the second floor, the heavy metal ones need to be on the ground floor.

I was thinking of creating a nice way to be able to display more minis on the same shelf and staying in theme.

Of course it means a lot more printing and painting but I would like to try it with at least one shelf.

 

With the rate I'm hoarding files I might need to buy a Cathedral or something to store them all when printed/painted...::P:

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So apparently my Saturn has left China, based on the spreadsheet they posted.  Still hasn't started it's last leg to me but at least it's moving...  I'm getting impatient though...  have a few larger pieces that I would rather print in at least sub-assemblies than in little pieces... 

 

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So Print Your Monsters 'Fantastic Rocks and Plants' is fulfilling. I got my email and they are ready to download. I'll have to take care of that tonight after getting home. I'm curious to try Greg's (3DPrintingPro) 'flat' style with some of them. I've been liking it for printing bases instead of the traditional support style. They can be difficult to get off of the plate at times, but they print much faster and more reliably. A little anecdotal at this point, but I have noticed that the one I have done using the 'Skate' method in Chitubox come off the plat a bit easier.

 

Also, Lord of the Prints offerings for this month have my attention. It's a lot of angels, but very cool looking ones, especially that clockwork/robot one.

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Booted up the Elegoo Mars in preparation for this month's Titan Forge Patreon of the "Ogres & Amazons"

Narrowed down my print failures to the FEP, wow, that takes a lot longer to replace than I expected!

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My first prints:

 

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The top row of girders is from Imperial Terrain. 

 

Below and to the left is my only failed print.  Can't really complain since the print bed was sitting on top of the clamps that are supposed to hold it in place.  It shifted at some early point but yet kept going.   Eventually it broke lose (I haven't worked out the skirt options in the Creality Slicer and the bed wasn't being heated properly so I'm not sure how it ever stuck down in the first place) and I started to get some airborn spaghetti.  

 

The triangular struts are from a free project designed to be a gate for Gaslands.  The little electrical post was also free but I'm not sure it's really suitable for printing and was very fragile.   

 

At the bottom is the articulated T-Rex that came with the printer and was the very first print.

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Replaced the FEP. If there's something I"d like to NEVER EVER HAVE TO DEAL WITH AGAIN, it's replacing the FEP.

 

I never want to see a tiny screw ever again.:unsure:

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1 hour ago, Sophie was taken said:

Replaced the FEP. If there's something I"d like to NEVER EVER HAVE TO DEAL WITH AGAIN, it's replacing the FEP.

 

I never want to see a tiny screw ever again.:unsure:


What about 12 of them, followed by 24 of them?

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