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Tango0113 Mar 2018 2:54 p.m. PST

…Wargames Up On Kickstarter

"Swashbuckling adventure awaits. Sail with your motley crew from the wretched streets of Port Winterdale to the jungle tribes of the Lost Islands. Defeat monsters, pirates and explore the world with nothing more than a barrel of rum, a fine ship and the stars to guide the way…."

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Jim Selzer13 Mar 2018 3:44 p.m. PST

and now I might need a good or better 3d printer

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 7:36 p.m. PST

It's tempting to me, and I'd have to buy and learn to use a 3D printer.

I have to keep asking myself
How many armies/periods do I already have?
How many games am I getting in per year?
And just how long am I expecting to live, anyway?

It doesn't stop the buying, but it slows it down a mite.

TBeyer Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2018 11:24 a.m. PST

If you could just buy the stuff already printed, I would be in immediately – I have to calculate the cost of a printer, learning curve to use it, etc. and that might discourage me. If someone could tell me how much it would cost to hire someone to print them for me, it would make it easier to decide – for example which would be cheaper, hiring someone to print one of the pirate ships for me, or just buy one of the Firelock Blood and Plunder ships? All those models are amazing though.

Tango0114 Mar 2018 12:14 p.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!.


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Armand

Tango0116 Mar 2018 11:29 a.m. PST

More pics….


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wizbangs18 Mar 2018 3:30 p.m. PST

Nice stuff, but yeah, my hobby is buying, painting & gaming with miniatures. I'm not looking to start my own 3D printing business.

Tango0118 Mar 2018 3:34 p.m. PST

Glad you like them my friend!. (smile)

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Armand

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2018 4:14 p.m. PST

The learning curve is steep. With the STL file, you still need to run that through a slicer program, then tweak that to work on your particular printer. Plus each printer is different in its supports requirements. I love 3D printing, but it is not simple to learn; it is nowhere near the download-point-click-print level of use.

I am into paper modeling, but I have not, and will not, produce tons of buildings, or castles, due to storage requirements. I love paper crafting, but it's a lot of work to finish a building, and then I have to carefully store it…

With 3D printing, the situation is the same: you still have to finish the product, after printing (remove rafts, and supports, trim/sand, or chemically treat to remove the layers of FDM strands forming the object); paint them; they tend to shatter if dropped; and you have to store them all somewhere… My storage space is limited, so I need to be choosy, building pieces I will play with, repeatedly, so as to get more use out of them. One-off terrain pieces are pretty much off the table for me. Period. They have to be modular, and/or very commonly used. Cheers!

SeattleGamer Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2018 7:46 p.m. PST

One of the nicer things about Printable Scenery is their invention of OpenLock, which others are free to adopt.This "tech" allows you to print walls, floors, roofs, etc, in a number of different textures. Then you can assemble what you want for your next game.

Need a fantasy village> Can do.

Need a castle? Can do.

Want a sci-fi starship floorplan? Can do.

So storage is easier because you can take models apart and store the bits and pieces. No need to assemble a 2' x 3' castle, and then wonder where the heck you store that sucker when not in use. Simply take it apart.

Thiws particular campaign is NOT OpenLock, so these models are meant to be glued and kept intact. I have never backed Printable Scenery when it was NOT OpenLock, but like the looks of these models enough I am going for it.

It will make storage a bit more problematic, but I will deal with that.

Arteis0224 Mar 2018 1:57 a.m. PST

Printable Scenery have a list of licensed printers who'll print out their stuff for you:
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