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Aducknamedjoe13 Sep 2021 9:10 p.m. PST

I got myself a resin 3D printer (an Elegoo Mars 2) and have been experimenting with upscaling models to 54mm (army men scale) and printing them. These are my most recent attempts (Star Wars and Halo troops) and I'm pretty happy with them:


And here's some pictures comparing them to other 54mm sci-fi troops like Star Wars Command:

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2021 6:27 a.m. PST

They look really good!

Grelber14 Sep 2021 7:18 a.m. PST

They are nice looking!
I find there is also something interesting about the printed figures as they come from the printer with all those support rods. They look sort of like they are in jail and you have to free them.


Aducknamedjoe14 Sep 2021 8:36 a.m. PST

Thanks Frederick and Grelber!

And yes, haha, hadn't thought of it in that way with the support rods but now that you mention it…

Augustus14 Sep 2021 8:50 a.m. PST

Matter of time before everyone shifts to 3d.

rxpjks114 Sep 2021 9:13 a.m. PST

Just need to fix the fragility problem. They break very easily.

huron72514 Sep 2021 12:05 p.m. PST

Wow, those are fantastic looking.

SpuriousMilius14 Sep 2021 2:01 p.m. PST

Excellent job; very serviceable & look to be easy to paint.

Aducknamedjoe14 Sep 2021 2:03 p.m. PST

Thanks guys! And yeah, as for fragility, I want to experiment with different resin types, because I've seen some that print out very flexible, almost like plastic.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2021 7:04 p.m. PST

I have some 3D printed HO scale tanks that are so hard I can't sand the striations off. The barrels are strong and I find them much more durable than regular model kits.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
Bunker Talk blog

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2021 7:07 p.m. PST

a resin 3D printer "an Elegoo Mars 2"

There seem to be a wild variation using that title. Can you narrow it down with a model number or something?


Mike Bunkermeister Creek
Bunker Talk blog

Aducknamedjoe14 Sep 2021 10:44 p.m. PST

Hey Mike, nice! What kind of resin are they printed in do you know?

As for my printer, it's the Mars 2 model (not the "Mars 2 Pro" which is slightly different and more expensive for, my mind, not a lot of improvement) from a company called Elegoo. Here's an Amazon link:

14th NJ Vol15 Sep 2021 4:23 p.m. PST

What type of resin do you use?

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2021 7:27 p.m. PST

Those look great!

Aducknamedjoe22 Sep 2021 3:39 p.m. PST

14thNJ, I use Elegoo ABS-like Gray resin. It's pretty good but I may explore some more flexible resin types in the future as it's a bit brittle (though no more than most model resins, just more so than flexible plastic).

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