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Re: heroquest printable minis

PostPosted: Monday June 29th, 2020 10:44am
by Syco54645
lestodante wrote:
Syco54645 wrote:I am currently printing these and they turn out surprisingly well.


But the swords look very tiny :o


How so? They look correct to me and these models were created from 3d scans of the originals and then cleaned up.

Re: heroquest printable minis

PostPosted: Sunday July 5th, 2020 2:17am
by Kurgan
Those look great, of course a shot next to some original versions would be nice. How is the material? Brittle?

Re: heroquest printable minis

PostPosted: Sunday July 5th, 2020 3:53am
by Anderas
Depends on the material you print with. I quickly found out that the original material delivered with my printer is totally brittle.
I now print with something ABS like, however, that's transparent too, and transparency makes problems with resin printers. I have to rework the base regularly.

Then there is also "Flex" material, but I've heard it shrinks by 7% or more during the weeks after printing. So if you use that you're looking at a waiting time of weeks before you can start paint - frankly, ordering online is better in that case.

Then there is a material which is stable and flexible and doesn't shrink all too much, but that material has a price which is simply insane. GW-like insane.

All of the above are toxic with no end.

Then I found one wich is not too toxic, but otherwise combines bad habits of other materials....

3d printing is not easy, after all.

Re: heroquest printable minis

PostPosted: Sunday July 5th, 2020 2:22pm
by Syco54645
Kurgan wrote:Those look great, of course a shot next to some original versions would be nice. How is the material? Brittle?


I printed them on my FDM printer at .12 layer height using sunlu pla+ filament. It is not really brittle at all. I do not have the originals to do a side by side. My resin printer will be here in a month or so, waiting rather impatiently for that.

Re: heroquest printable minis

PostPosted: Friday July 10th, 2020 3:07pm
by Kurgan
Out of curiosity, how much do those printers run these days? How much does the printing material (plastic) cost?

Re: heroquest printable minis

PostPosted: Friday July 10th, 2020 4:29pm
by cornixt
FDM printers start at around $200, the PLA is around $20 per kg, which works out to be about $0.10 per 28mm model.
Resin printers are closer to $300 to start, resin is around $50 per liter, so closer to $0.40 per model.

Re: heroquest printable minis

PostPosted: Friday July 10th, 2020 5:12pm
by Anderas
Plus all the time.

Re: heroquest printable minis

PostPosted: Tuesday July 14th, 2020 6:08pm
by Kurgan
Those prices are actually pretty reasonable... now as to the resolution... don't decent 3d printers where miniatures are concerned cost thousands?

Edit: I see those are the newer resin printers I have been hearing about. I'm curious about the sturdiness of the material but the results look pretty fantastic so far.