Author Topic: I did a thing! (That's fairly rare.)  (Read 229 times)

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on: August 11, 2022, 04:03:26 PM
For a significantly belated birthday present for myself, I got an AnyCubic Photon Mono 4K resin 3d printer! And then I pretty much destroyed the resin vat that came with it and poured resin pretty much all through it and had to order some new bits and screen protectors and stuff. Printers hate me.  I hate them, too. It's a thing.

Anyway, after a certain amount of agony, I printed some minis! The 28mm skeletons and octopus are from Steve Jackson Games' Fantasy Trip bundle that they had on kickstarter recently; the 1/2400 trireme and penteconters are from David Manly on Wargame Vault.

This is them unpainted, with a cat toy for scale.

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Reply #1 on: August 11, 2022, 04:08:33 PM
Yes, the hex bases they come with are messed up. Printers suck.

Here are the semi-finished minis as I painted them. (I still need to color the edges of the bases, Jim.) I like my skeletons fresh-out-of-the-dirt, but I keep forgetting how much darker they get after the wash. The darkish splotches on the octopus are supposed to be a deep blue.   :-\  :'(

The boaties are somewhat likewise. Yes, I have no artistic talent.


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Reply #2 on: August 11, 2022, 04:13:59 PM
Overall, I was really impressed with the SJG models and the printing, the fact that printers hate me aside. Very detailed and very attractive. If I had artistic talent, I might want to scale them up to 56mm or something.

On the other hand, the resin is stupidly brittle. I've glued the skeleton with the spear back together twice, and the one-armed one had two arms and a second sword but I, uh, dropped him while I was putting him in the UV cure and couldn't find the pieces.

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Reply #3 on: August 11, 2022, 04:17:51 PM
very cool!

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Reply #4 on: August 11, 2022, 04:18:18 PM
I was just about to post the same thing.  Very cool.



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Reply #5 on: August 11, 2022, 04:19:01 PM
The boats are much simpler, and I would probably have put another model on each base because they look a little bare to me. And the bases aren't rectangular because printer. No, I didn't manage to capture it in the picture, but there is a gap between the trireme's mast and the sail itself. Try that with metal minis.

The ships are intended for Manly's He Hemetera Thalassa, Mare Nostrum fleet rules.

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Reply #6 on: August 11, 2022, 04:23:55 PM
very cool!

I was just about to post the same thing.  Very cool.

Thanks! I am pretty happy with how everything came out. I need to do some more experimentation with the printer like different resin. And probably get some more replacement stuff for it.  :P

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Reply #7 on: August 11, 2022, 05:47:10 PM
The boats are much simpler, and I would probably have put another model on each base because they look a little bare to me. And the bases aren't rectangular because printer. No, I didn't manage to capture it in the picture, but there is a gap between the trireme's mast and the sail itself. Try that with metal minis.







The ships are intended for Manly's He Hemetera Thalassa, Mare Nostrum fleet rules.

Hoi as Y-O-U might consider "producing" A-L-L them 'Vessels' within "Trireme"? SELL those to 'RE:coup' your "expenses" and garner 'experience' JUST as any "Jimi H." would?



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Reply #8 on: August 11, 2022, 09:21:11 PM
Printer problems aside, those came out great and it must be a cool feeling to be able to "make" your own minis as you need/want them. 



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Reply #9 on: August 12, 2022, 07:46:53 AM
Very nice! I've dabbled with some FMD printing over the years. My current RL situation has squeezed my free time to nearly nil  but I do miss it.

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Reply #10 on: August 16, 2022, 07:00:38 PM
Your triremes look great! This will be an interesting thread to follow as you learn the process.