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jeeves10 Oct 2021 8:06 a.m. PST

Has anyone bought the Ironclad stls from Wargame Vault? If so would you recommend them? Thanks in advance.

Personal logo doc mcb Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2021 8:13 a.m. PST

Maybe. What is STL?

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian10 Oct 2021 8:33 a.m. PST

3d printer file format

Dave Woodchuck10 Oct 2021 9:33 a.m. PST

It's gonna depend on which files you are talking about. The Long Face Games and Twylite Games ones are pretty good. Haven't tried the Voxelhouse ones.

Personal logo doc mcb Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2021 9:41 a.m. PST

Hmmm. No, but I have access to a printer. What scale? adjustable?

jeeves10 Oct 2021 10:14 a.m. PST

1/1200. Long Face Games ironclads. How do the long face ones stack up against traditional miniatures? I know they are apples and oranges but I'm just curious.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2021 10:22 a.m. PST

I have not purchased from Longface games, but I have gotten STLs from Wargames Vault, some of them were fine about half needed to be repaired to print. I know how to fix them and have the right software, but not everyone does. When you buy an STL it really depends on the developer and what software packages they use and whether they have printed samples to make sure their files are ok. I printed some voxelhouse files for a TMPer and they were fine.

phssthpok10 Oct 2021 12:22 p.m. PST

I have most of them and am satisfied. The sails on the renaissance galleys are simply flat triangles but printed them with furled sails as I would've anyway. Rescaling may create issues with detail and fragility.

Personal logo Dan Cyr Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2021 3:09 p.m. PST

Have bought both makes, both are great, as well as a great selection of ACW ship files on Thingsiverse.com for free.

No problems scaling them up to 1/600 either for ACW. Built a simple spreadsheet that allows me to verify actual length of ship, input to formula and it gives me the actual length the model should be.

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