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sgt Dutch13 Apr 2019 7:27 a.m. PST

Just finished printing some Celtic home for saga. Each part run time was 3 and half hours. I have not fine tune the printer yet. More here link

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2019 10:14 a.m. PST

The idea of 3-D printing of anything, but especially terrain items, is utterly mind-boggling to this old gamer.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2019 12:00 p.m. PST

Looks great!

Looks like 25/28mm? Seven hours total?

Be sure and share painted pictures when you can.

I think 3D printing terrain is the easiest/best use of the technology. Current printers do a lees satisfactory job on vehicles, and even less on figures.

That's really good output for not yet having done the fine-tuning.

If you aren't considering enclosing the printer I would suggest you think about it. The whole technology is about managing temperature, and a cold draft, heck, even a room-temperature draft can cause unevenness. Most printers are wide open, but there's a lot to be gained by putting some kind of clear plastic box around them.

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sgt Dutch14 Apr 2019 5:46 a.m. PST

Shagnasty, I'm 70 and just jumped into the world of 3d printing. It is fun.

Andrew seven hour total for the houses. I printed out a Anglo Saxon house that took 20 hrs. The house is some what on the large size.

jensutkremp14 Apr 2019 6:28 a.m. PST

The old discussion about long printing times always seems to put 3d printing for the hobby at a distance. But if we are honest, if I look at a building in a shop and I order it then: ….
20 hours printing time vs 48 72 hours delivery time (or much longer, if I order overseas) …

And the gamers and modelers who use the printers, have the same problem in spite of the presumably long printing time -as with bought figures and terrain. More unpainted stuff than painted …. ;-))


I see the advantage, I have the stl file on the computer and print it out only when I need it.

Puster Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2019 3:17 p.m. PST

Just wait until colour printing reaches the mainstream. Printers are currently at ~3k, a range where acceptable monochromatic printers were some 5 years ago. In another 5 years you get acceptable coloured terrain directly from the printer, and you will get houses for a fraction of the current prices.

Lonkka1Actual15 Apr 2019 2:12 a.m. PST

"The idea of 3-D printing of anything, but especially terrain items, is utterly mind-boggling to this old gamer."

Think of it as magic.
Little smurfs are building it for you… ;)

The H Man Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2019 6:50 p.m. PST

I think over engineering is the term. A round house? I hope you printed the filament first, before making it.

This has to be one of the few technologies that actually makes things take longer to make. As well as costing more and getting you further away from the actual original hobby.

tshryock Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Apr 2019 1:44 p.m. PST

Some people don't enjoy making terrain, H Man. I still make terrain, but I also 3D print things too. It's just another tool in the toolbox to make games look great, not a silver bullet looking to replace everything else.

jensutkremp18 Apr 2019 1:46 a.m. PST

@tshryock
fully agreed with you.
I do not like this "black and white" arguments.

As you said, one more tool (very nice) for the hobby. I do not print everything, as for example groundworks or trees. But for buildings and much equipment (siege mashines for example) its very cool.


Sometimes i have the feeling that 3d printing it is a religious theme.

I remember times, when it was an absolute no go to use plastic figures with 28mm wargaming. There was absolutely only a metal figure in the mind of much gamers.

When I look at the game tables today, more Perry's, Warlords at all, are marching in plastic than metal.

The H Man Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 7:03 a.m. PST

I think the issue with the figures is that early plastics (even modern plastics in many respects) are inferior to metal castings. These days the larger companies only use plastic as it is cheaper to cast in the numbers required.

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