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Alkedo24 Apr 2022 2:14 a.m. PST

Hi there, I finally managed to finish with my building programme. I can share my little blocks of houses and public buildings for you to print. These are 2mm scale.



Porthos24 Apr 2022 2:32 a.m. PST

Lovely, thanks ! Although I have no 3D-printer (yet, and I am only 75 ;-)) I applaud your initiative !

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2022 6:02 a.m. PST

Very nice I have to say. I am a bit ignorant on auch things…but…can the downloads be alternately scaled?

Alkedo24 Apr 2022 6:13 a.m. PST

many thanks. Dave, yes these are stl files so if you own an appropriate software you could easily scale them up – down it looks difficult, given how small they are already… maybe your printing service could do it as well

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2022 6:41 a.m. PST

Thanks. I kind of thought that but needed confirmation. I would look at 1/100 and maybe 1/72 for a few of them…..wrt to an entire town…maybe up to 1/160. Again tho…really nice effort. They look great.

emckinney24 Apr 2022 9:34 p.m. PST


These won't work well at 1/100, much less 1/72. At those scales, you need hollow structures. These would be heavy solid blocks that would be ridiculously expensive because of the sheer amount of material required. They would also be terribly slow to print, despite their simplicity, for the same reason.

greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Apr 2022 1:04 p.m. PST

Very nice

UshCha27 Apr 2022 1:44 a.m. PST

emckinney I think you have a bit oif a misunderstanding. On an FDM printer they would have minimal internal structure so it would take a long time but they would not be solid, maybe 15% density. However usually when scaled up small models have way oversized features so do not look good.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2022 10:17 a.m. PST

Very nice idea. I'll have to have dozens of these printed for me. grin

FTR: I am especially happy you didn't put bases under these. It takes me inordinate amounts of effort to remove bases so I can mount building on my own surrounding terrain.

Acronim22 May 2022 1:01 p.m. PST

Thank you very much for sharing! This can be very useful.

The H Man23 May 2022 5:22 p.m. PST

If you wanted them bigger, depending on how big, it would be easier to just make them from card.

Easiest and quickest would be white foam core (foam sandwiched between cardboard, from an art supply shop). Just cut out your walls and roof and hot glue or tape and PVA together. Add some thin white card strips. For the red roofs you could half cut strips of thin card to make strips of tiles to glue on and paint red.

Very basic construction for it to look like it would be easily comparable to upscale of these buildings, plus quicker and cheaper.

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