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Waco Joe03 Mar 2017 12:57 p.m. PST

I finally started on the Winterdale castle I backed on Kickstarter from Printable Scenery First piece up was a tower, four sections plus a base and turret. The finished piece comes out to around 10" tall. Part of the stretch goals for the project was a frigate. Although the main files are for a multi-piece 25mm scale ship, one small file was for a one piece print. I scaled it down to around 90mm long so it matched my Portsmouth Miniatures 1/900 pieces. I will need to fine tune the print a bit because some of the very delicate railing work did not come out. Print time on the tower was about 4 days of continual printing, the ship was about 7 hours. The towers weighs 525 grams so comes out to about $15 USD




darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2017 1:53 p.m. PST


MajorB03 Mar 2017 3:13 p.m. PST

That tower is far too tall and thin. Unless it's meant to be for fantasy.

MajorB03 Mar 2017 3:16 p.m. PST

Part of the stretch goals for the project was a frigate. Although the main files are for a multi-piece 25mm scale ship

Too small to be a frigate and the poop is too high. A frigate would typically have 28 to 36 guns. This one looks like it has 20 guns at the most.

Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member03 Mar 2017 3:38 p.m. PST

I have no idea about tower architecture, or naval ship construction.

All I can say is I think everything looks Bleeped texting good! Including the BTR60 (if that's what it is?).

Really nice!

Is it just my olde eyes, or are there no striations on your prints?

Waco Joe03 Mar 2017 4:15 p.m. PST

The striations are there but almost invisible at arms length. yes it is a BTR60

The Winterdale set is based more on fantasy than history. I can leave a section out to make it a bit more realistic like you see in this photo from their website


poiter5003 Mar 2017 7:49 p.m. PST

Ignore Major B, that poster is just jealous. Nice work and well done on the scaling down.

thehawk04 Mar 2017 6:51 a.m. PST

The long print times are a problem for home 3D printing. The buildings in another KS take forever to print as well.

I think 3D buildings are only worth it if the models are A-grade from an architectural standpoint. Even better if the stl was just the facade which could be glued onto a rigid backing. There is a tool that can slice a facade section off an stl. That might be the way to go.

UshCha05 Mar 2017 5:28 a.m. PST

Whats the issue with time? The printer just sits there and prints, no need ro stay and watch it. The cost is small and I have waired nearly that long for models to be delivered. It took 42 hrs to print 14 – 1/144 tamks but that was not an issue whan its a home printer.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 11:13 a.m. PST

Good point about printing time and delivery time, UshCha.

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