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UshCha06 Mar 2018 1:34 a.m. PST

Here is my latest Print a Carl Gustav Team in 1/144 scale. (about 12mm figure)

These are my first attempt at figures.




Interestingly the bits of stringing you see in the picture are invisible to the naked eye. I only saw them in the picture and it was not possible to remove them without a magnifying glass to see them.

It may not be the perfect sculpt but hey, I am an engineer not an artist and did not spend too long as I was not convinced about the printer doing them. Arrtistic improvement suggestions welcomed. In the pics I looked at none of thre guys had back packs.

How is this connected to the second part of the title. THESE WERE PRINTED ON A BOG STANDARD FDM PRINTER. 4 days ago I would have said this was impossible. Printing 1mm diameter parts was impossible as the support structure meant that you could not remove the supports. The change came with Simplfy 3D. Thge printer prints better overhangs and the support structure now almost falls off even on such delicate structures as this. It t00k 9 minutes to print the team at 0,1 mm layer thickness including its very thin base, no more standing on pedastals.

Alex of Shipyards has done a 30mm figure and it looks fine.

Now any figure you want is available. I did the Charlie G as I needed some for my latest game.

Alaways fancied an – M202A1 (FLASH) armed figure. The world has moved on and up, it just gets better.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2018 9:55 a.m. PST

thumbs up

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2018 2:15 p.m. PST

I have had decent results printing figures on my FDM printers.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 8:14 a.m. PST

Great work! Might inspire me to make some

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