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jgawne13 Jun 2023 7:28 a.m. PST

I finally decided to try the Tenacious mix. I did roughly 20% Tenacious to my normal elegoo resin. I did not have to change any settings (I ran some tests).

I'm happy with it. I had just broken the barrel off two (yes, TWO!) BAR men, so I printed up some very thin skeletons and some 20mm and 28mm WW2 GI's. I did nto see any loss in detail, and had issues with it.

The BAR barrels ion both scales now bend instead of break. And I was able to remove the supports from the skeletons WITHOUT putting them in hot water. Before they broke even when hot. So I feel it is worth the extra money.

Once you print and paint a figure, only to have it snap on you, you'll realize it is well worth doing. My only question is WHY is this not a standard resin mix you can buy pre-bottled?

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2023 9:13 a.m. PST

I would try the dreaded 'Drop Test': drop several figures onto a concrete floor, from a height of 2 feet, and four feet, to see if they survive. They typically snap off at the ankles.

As to why no one does this?… Cost. They would need to charge more, and that cuts into their sales.

I'm basically done buying 3D printed mini's unless they can use a resin mix that wont be so damned brittle! Nearly every resin printed mini I have, has been dropped, by accident (very common, if you are honest with yourself -- it happens), and nearly every one has broken off at the ankles, pissing me off to the point of never buying another. Cheers!

Nick Bowler13 Jun 2023 5:44 p.m. PST

'Siraya Tech Build resin is precise, high-resolution non-brittle, low shrinkage and warping, and still easy to print, and you can use it to make assembly parts, models,…'

I bought some, but havent tried it yet.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2023 5:04 a.m. PST

How does it compare, price-wise with the Tenacious resin? Cheers!

jgawne21 Jun 2023 2:15 p.m. PST

After more testing, I am pretty happy with the 20% tenacious mix. I could go higher, but as a lot of people claim that's the best, and it seem fine, I'll stick with that unless I have a reason to go higher.

I just finished a few prints of various jeep parts, some really thin- ran fine, no problems, and no breakages when removing supports.

Albus Malum26 Jun 2023 9:00 p.m. PST

Try Sunlu abs like ( which is now what Im using, or try the sunlu toughness ( which I have not yet tried) but it looks interesting

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