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3 hours ago, Gadgetman! said:

Found the wizard.   

Dan Kelly from Lion Tower Miniatures.  

It's a $2.99 model.   

(in my shopping cart right now)

 

Have you seen his Woofs?

 

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Don't show me that You enabler!!! ::P:

 

Anyway.

 

Bat Demon was also a succes!!!

I'm getting the hang of this!

 

Now to try to use less supports.

 

Also I have troubles of turning that darn nail dryer on, it seems to have a will of it's own..

 

Attached Agent Anthrax's tail

 

 

 

 

 

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28 minutes ago, Standifer said:

Cool!

It seems to have pretty good detail. 

I keep debating about getting a printer for printing some 6mm stuff. Not sure how it would work on that size.

A resin printer like the Mars has a resolution in the 50 Micron (0.05 mm) range. 6mm should work just fine, even for infantry.  I printed out some sample 6mm big stompy robots the other day. Pic is somewhere in the KS section (Sky Shards, I think).

@Corsair is printing out some very nice looking BT mechs on his Ender 3 as well.  I doubt you could get decent 6mm infantry on a FDM printer, but for blocky stuff like mechs, it seems to work. (I've never tried 6mm mechs on mine).

 

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1 hour ago, Standifer said:

Cool!

It seems to have pretty good detail. 

I keep debating about getting a printer for printing some 6mm stuff. Not sure how it would work on that size.

Given how many digital aculpters there are doing BattleTech stuff, I'd suspect that yes, it's rather good at such. 

 

Tons of talk about resin 3D printing on David's "Everything BattleTech" Discord. I know 6mm is definitely a reason I'm looking at a resin printer eventually. 

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4 hours ago, Standifer said:

Thanks for the information! I probably wouldn’t do infantry........ Actually maybe I would do some aliens after I got some experience using a printer, but on the whole I would be after vehicles. I will have t go do some research  .   

 

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try using medium or light supports on the priest while still keeping the heavier supports on the book stand.   If you are still printing as solid mini's there may be a bit of suction on the book stand hence the need for heavier prints.

 

Also when removing the supports give the mini a quick soak 30-40 seconds in hot water (from tap not boiling).  This softens the contact point and allows for cleaner removal,

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16 minutes ago, robinh said:

try using medium or light supports on the priest while still keeping the heavier supports on the book stand.   If you are still printing as solid mini's there may be a bit of suction on the book stand hence the need for heavier prints.

 

Also when removing the supports give the mini a quick soak 30-40 seconds in hot water (from tap not boiling).  This softens the contact point and allows for cleaner removal,

 

Thx!

 

I have watched some videos, what I did yesterday was clean with alcohol, then dunk in hot water and dry and then remove supports before curing.

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23 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

SUCCES!!!

First succesful print.

Congrats!  Welcome to our crazy world! 

37 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Thx!

 

I have watched some videos, what I did yesterday was clean with alcohol, then dunk in hot water and dry and then remove supports before curing.

You want to dunk in hot water as it softens the resin so the supports come off easier, then dry/cure.  I'm often able to shear off the most of the supports with my thumb nail through the glove when the plastic is resin is soft due to the heat.  Less sanding needed afterwards that way.  With larger support I still use clippers to avoid gouging the model.

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On my Eder I have the stardard 4mm nozzle and using the Cura 1.2m setting get good results on mechs. I am using the Krylon plastic compatible primer/paint as this is thicker and fills the lines without costing a lot of detail. This is acceptable for Tabletop distances but not for display or competition level. Using mechs that are more vertical reduces the line noticeability [?] whereas mechs with larger flat top areas show it more. Haven't tried 6mm infantry yet, but I think they will be fine as at that size it will be base coat, faces and then a wash.

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