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Hazza31B10 Mar 2019 12:27 p.m. PST

New update on my blog of my printed kill team board.
Please check it out like and sub.


Many thanks

Dentatus Fezian10 Mar 2019 12:50 p.m. PST

"300 hours for the ground tiles alone…" wow.

So given all the time, effort, material, electricity, etc to make your board/terrain there, would you say 3D printing was still more cost effective than buying plastic or mdf terrain from a commercial manufacturer?

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2019 12:57 p.m. PST

Wow, I hope you plan on playing a great deal of Kill Team.

Oberlindes Sol LIC10 Mar 2019 1:39 p.m. PST

That's 300 hours of the printer just running, right? You didn't spend that much time on it, I hope. The results are excellent. Can you move the buildings and structures and change the layout?

Hazza31B10 Mar 2019 2:13 p.m. PST

300 hrs of the printing. Took me maybe 4 hours to paint.
It is completely modular and the tiles break down into single 100x100mm. Buildings are the same.
Total costs so far are about $150 USD-200aud.
Pretty damn good for what you get i believe.

Must Contain Minis10 Mar 2019 5:26 p.m. PST

That's pretty cool!

Dentatus Fezian10 Mar 2019 7:08 p.m. PST

It looks fine and courses for horses. I'm curious about cost-effectiveness. Is that a $150 USD in materials? What's the electricity bill for 300+ hours of running a 3D printer?

To compare, $100 USD snags some nice MDF terrain from a place like Impudent Mortal or TTCombat. $50 USD is a nice neoprene game mat.

Hazza31B10 Mar 2019 7:10 p.m. PST

150 aussie dollars total. Printer costs about $2 USD per 24hrs of running time.

Hazza31B10 Mar 2019 7:16 p.m. PST

Updated with some more pictures, got some paint on the terrain today.

Comparing it to neoprene mats and mdf terrain is apples amd oranges yeah.

Munster11 Mar 2019 1:18 a.m. PST

nice work, looks like you printed at a low layer height.

All FYI printing is essentially a few minutes at start up and finish, and then walking away, so 300 hours of printing is probably only 3-4 hours of work.

If you include depreciation etc, then it is around AUS $0.06 USD per gram to print, and it is so much nicer than MDF :)

Lion in the Stars11 Mar 2019 1:22 a.m. PST

Cheaper than the GW plastic terrain tiles (not that that is a necessarily-valid comparison).

I think I would have gone with a neoprene board myself, but printing your own does give you the option of easily expanding later. The buildings are very nice, however!

Dentatus Fezian11 Mar 2019 4:38 a.m. PST

Fair 'nuf. Aside from the initial investment of the printer, it sounds less pricey. Which is one of the draws, I guess.

End of the day, 3D plastic, ready-made plastic kits, MDF, neoprene mats, cast resin, scratch-built foam core… it's all war gaming terrain.

Dentatus Fezian11 Mar 2019 4:40 a.m. PST

Nice paint jobs. There scatter terrain in the works?

SeattleGamer12 Mar 2019 1:17 p.m. PST

Lovely board! I have both the Corvus and the War Layer files. Nice to see what one can make mixing them together.

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