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A few more odds and ends I've printed.First up Dutch Modul's Stormsinger off Thingiverse. with a Fireforge russian. I made this a bit smaller than original to fit with my russians. Should have left him full size maybe. Not finished painting and it's not the most spectacular mini but I'm impressed his spindly little arms turned out. Spear was a bit crappy so it's becoming a knotty stick instead.

 

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Then a space dwarf ranger next to an old GW squat. At one time I owned nearly every squat model GW made. Still dream about having an army of them. These rangers fit right in so I'm printing out a squad. This was the first as a size test.

 

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Roof and 2nd level of an Ulvheim house printed as fast as I think is reasonable while still looking ok The background in these pics is a painted failed print of the bottom level.

 

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My pride and joy Battletech imp. This took a lot of work mostly in learning how to use various programs for the conversion. The final version was around 10 hours I think and that was after I mostly knew what I was doing. The urban mech in the pic is to show what he started out as. Different model but I used an urban mech stl as my starting point. Removing and filling in the holes by the jump jets was the biggest amount of work. The back still looks terrible when zoomed in on the stl but not bad at all on the mini itself. There's a few things I may still tweak in the future but for now I'm happy.

 

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23 hours ago, warlordgarou said:

I like the way that the Siraya smoky black turned out here.

 

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That would make for great shadow miniatures without the hassle of spraying Tamiya smoke. Have you sprayed a matte spray on it? If so, does it dull the trans effect? (only drawback of the Tamiya smoke color, dullcoat wipes out the effort of spraying)

 

My last 4 prints have turned out really nice. I printed off a cage from Cast N Play today & was kinda worried about the pre-supports as they were wild compared to what I'd normally use for supports. Cage came out great & will look nice in play next week or next (depending on our schedule). White Wolf Tavern: Furious Werewolf came out great as well. I'm not sure if I'll go the extra mile & print off the custom base. I'll probably just use a Reaper plastic base. Finally, Fabio Schizzo wereboar came out great as well. Glad I went with that one for this Friday's game.

 

(pics will be posted later)

 

I will admit, each could be tighten up a bit on details, but I'm at a happy spot for my printing, so I'll just leave it at that for now.

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8 minutes ago, haldir said:

 

That would make for great shadow miniatures without the hassle of spraying Tamiya smoke. Have you sprayed a matte spray on it? If so, does it dull the trans effect? (only drawback of the Tamiya smoke color, dullcoat wipes out the effort of spraying)

I have not.  I'm still at the goofing off stage with the printer, and trying various resins (and this was cheaper than some of the other colors, and since I expect to lose prints still, cheap is good).  I'll probably spray a couple of the spaceships with a matte finish and some different primers, to see what I like and what works well.  Pics when I do it.

 

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On 11/23/2020 at 8:10 PM, Zink said:

A few more odds and ends I've printed.First up Dutch Modul's Stormsinger off Thingiverse. with a Fireforge russian. I made this a bit smaller than original to fit with my russians. Should have left him full size maybe. Not finished painting and it's not the most spectacular mini but I'm impressed his spindly little arms turned out. Spear was a bit crappy so it's becoming a knotty stick instead.

 

IMG_8771.thumb.JPG.39549754f7a2ff403a4fcefc6e169d2f.JPG

 

Then a space dwarf ranger next to an old GW squat. At one time I owned nearly every squat model GW made. Still dream about having an army of them. These rangers fit right in so I'm printing out a squad. This was the first as a size test.

 

IMG_8772.thumb.JPG.976d79db9c0a552f755020105598fbde.JPG

 

Roof and 2nd level of an Ulvheim house printed as fast as I think is reasonable while still looking ok The background in these pics is a painted failed print of the bottom level.

 

IMG_8775.thumb.JPG.a433f429780cb6d3736e26c2f29328b6.JPG

 

My pride and joy Battletech imp. This took a lot of work mostly in learning how to use various programs for the conversion. The final version was around 10 hours I think and that was after I mostly knew what I was doing. The urban mech in the pic is to show what he started out as. Different model but I used an urban mech stl as my starting point. Removing and filling in the holes by the jump jets was the biggest amount of work. The back still looks terrible when zoomed in on the stl but not bad at all on the mini itself. There's a few things I may still tweak in the future but for now I'm happy.

 

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The Imp turned out really well. How bout a copy of the stl?

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Sure. You can download it here. http://www.mediafire.com/file/lq2ii93cmtz8pub/Impfinal.stl/file The one issue I did find out is that his right shoulder joint is barely attached in the stl. I got a little french (waving my arms around) and dropped him and broke it off. Found out there's only a couple small bumps attaching it. A drop of super glue fixed things. It's on my fix list if I tinker with him more.

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Earth Golem by RPG, printing the vines was rather difficult, I had to prints fail due to one of the vines getting loose and even on this one, one on the left is slightly damaged. No threading or noticable layer lines, though. Took about 17 hours to print at 0.08 layer height. Not a fan of RPG's patreon model, but they do have some nice models.

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Well, I got the Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K printer last week.  I have spent every day since printing test samples to get the settings dialed in.  I have to say, the hype about this machine being ultra-high definition is not just hype.  The mins I have coming off of it now are identical to the sculpts in ZBrush.  It is replicating the tiniest details faithfully.  I couldn't be more impressed.  I'd love to show you pictures, but everything I have printed so far are unreleased Dark Sword minis under NDA.

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