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45thdiv Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2017 4:02 p.m. PST

I think there is an interesting side effect with the printing layers showing. It adds something to the skin texture. I bet you could get some really interesting sand stone golumns with a lower setting on the printer.

Very cool the way they turned out.

Matthew

evilgong Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2017 4:59 p.m. PST

I thought the same, that the layering works for these non-humans.

I wonder if anybody has tried to sand off the layering with ultra-fine 600 or so sandpaper.

David F Brown

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian26 May 2017 5:53 p.m. PST

I wonder if anybody has tried to sand off the layering with ultra-fine 600 or so sandpaper.

I've tried. In my experience, it just makes a mess. However, it all depends on the material used to print them.

Delthos27 May 2017 7:11 p.m. PST

You can get some smoothing by placing a small bowl or cup of acetone under a large glass bowl and place the miniatures under the bowl as well. You have to watch carefully and remove them at just the right time. The Acetone vapors will melt the layers a smooth them out. You just have to be careful as you can loose detail if you let it go too long or even end up with a big plastic blob.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian27 May 2017 8:33 p.m. PST

The acetone technique only works on certain materials.

SeattleGamer07 Jun 2017 6:18 a.m. PST

I believe acetone only works on ABS (which has higher temp requirements, usually requires an enclosed printing structure to eliminate drafts and keep the temps uniform inside, and must have a heated printbed).

And I believe these minis are printed using PLA.

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