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3d printing - damn I'm hooked

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Re: 3d printing - damn I'm hooked

Postby Spack » Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:39 pm

Had a run of printing Primarchs, taking large scale statues and scaling them down to 40k scale, and combining all the parts so they were printed as a single figure and separate base.

Still got a few more to do, but got sidetracked printing bigger things.
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Re: 3d printing - damn I'm hooked

Postby Spack » Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:44 pm

Decided to see how big I could go printing a single piece model, so scaled this forest dragon to just fit in the print volume. It was also a test of Elegoo abs like smoky gray resin, it has some flex to it so less risk of snapping small details.
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Re: 3d printing - damn I'm hooked

Postby Spack » Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:56 pm

And so started a run of printing bigger and bigger models.

The first Skarbrand inspired thirster was printed in two plates, one for the body and one for the pair of wings.

The other two were one plate each, with the wings either side of the body, scaled down to 85%.
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Re: 3d printing - damn I'm hooked

Postby Spack » Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:04 pm

And most recently decided to try a bit bigger again. This dragon needed 16 hours for the body and tail, another 16 hours for the 4 wing pieces together, and then another 6 hours for the base and a replacement tail end (I didn't support the tail properly and one spike didn't get printed).

Was my first try at using resin with a UV torch to bond pieces together and fill gaps. Used tiny amounts of super glue to hold the parts in place, then used a bradal to add drops of resin into the joints and then a few seconds of UV light to cure it. The joints are really strong!
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Re: 3d printing - damn I'm hooked

Postby RotweillerofJustice » Sun Sep 11, 2022 11:31 pm

They look great. I think I need to start saving for one.
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