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Dublin, Ireland

I see, thanks.

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I am really enjoying the discussion and everyone is making pretty valid points.

An update on my work. Sanding and priming is going well. Im currently doing the armour plates. Each plate has been filed and sanding quite extensively. Then I painted it with acetone to smooth out the surface even more. I am now working through each piece, sanding it as smooth as I can and then priming it with Vallejo Grey Primer. Im very happy how smooth they turn out with all that work. Totally worth the effort



That is the pile so far. When Im done with the armour I will start priming the legs. They will be primed black. The toe supports will get primed grey as they will take the primary colours as well. Lots of painting ahead!

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Deadshot Weapon Moderati





Newcastle NSW

I don't understand, you seem to have a decent grasp of 3d design, modelling etc. yet you decide to use your time and effort to make a questionably legal copy of a FW model instead of doing your own? I would have liked it better if you'd done either a Lucius pattern or an old Beetleback instead, then I would have been impressed

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 Ratius wrote:
Im not trying to causing a stir here but how is this legal?
Its basically a FW Titan? If someone released prints for a space marine wouldnt GW be all over it in an instant?


As long as you avoid trademarked iconography and it isn't a 100% copy there isn't much of a foot to stand on

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Im very chuffed with how the armour plates are turning out. The sanding really did pay off. Anyone wanting to 3d print some stuff, you can definitely get it smooth enough for all of the nice paint effects.


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Sneaky Striking Scorpion





Midlands, UK

The results of the sanding are looking good, that must have taken you quite a while!

 Rolsheen wrote:
I don't understand, you seem to have a decent grasp of 3d design, modelling etc. yet you decide to use your time and effort to make a questionably legal copy of a FW model instead of doing your own? I would have liked it better if you'd done either a Lucius pattern or an old Beetleback instead, then I would have been impressed

koosbeer downloaded the files from thingiverse - no 3d design/modelling required. I'd actually downloaded the same model a few months back; I had no real intention of actually printing it, but I was curious to explore the parts in Cura and see just what sort of mammoth print times it thought would be required for this thing.
   
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Noble Knight of the Realm





Texas

I have an Ender 3 Pro that I have been running nearly 24/7 for a number of months creating small minis for a game system I have. All of the files are from Thingiverse and when I am done to complete 4 versions of this huge game, I will have printed nearly 250 pieces of furniture and terrain, and over 450 minis. Most of these are tabletop small, around 30mm. Sure, I have the supports on a number that take work to clean/remove, but i am even printing figures that i have molds to cast polyurethane versions - it is just easier to hit print and let it go. The quality is so good and crisp, i cannot believe it. But, the quality of the 3d file is the key and some scans out there are really useless and horrible.

FDM printing has just gotten astoundingly good and the scanners out there are getting better and cheaper everyday. I can fully see scanned pirates of almost everything out there eventually and the likes of companies having to police these file sites will get crazy.


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@MDSW: yeah I saw that video. I was worried about the surface finish on that technique so I have have spent significant time on each armour plate. I sand it smooth. Then I paint it with acetone that smooth it out more. I then sand it again with fine sand paper. Will hopefully have some great results.


When I did a Bladerunner blaster replica for my son I did wet sanding on the handle. Since it did not have any intricate details I was able to get the surface baby smooth without too much effort. I started with 300 grit and finished with 1200. Perfect results, but I could not do this on the majority parts of the gun, as it was not easy to sand flat areas. Here I used the paint/sealer method and the results turned out really well - just enough to take the edge off of some of the printing ridges. However, i printed the gun a while back with my A8 clone I had at the time. If I had done it on my Ender, I would probably not have had to do much of anything!

Whatever you are doing, it is working, it is an awesome model you have and it already looks terrific!

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Pleasant Valley, Iowa

Those armor plates look terrific.
   
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First go at the legion colours and trim. Guess the legion



Still need to do washes and highlights but just wanted to see if I can get the colour mix right.

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 MDSW wrote:
I have an Ender 3 Pro that I have been running nearly 24/7 for a number of months creating small minis for a game system I have. All of the files are from Thingiverse and when I am done to complete 4 versions of this huge game, I will have printed nearly 250 pieces of furniture and terrain, and over 450 minis. Most of these are tabletop small, around 30mm. Sure, I have the supports on a number that take work to clean/remove, but i am even printing figures that i have molds to cast polyurethane versions - it is just easier to hit print and let it go. The quality is so good and crisp, i cannot believe it. But, the quality of the 3d file is the key and some scans out there are really useless and horrible.

FDM printing has just gotten astoundingly good and the scanners out there are getting better and cheaper everyday. I can fully see scanned pirates of almost everything out there eventually and the likes of companies having to police these file sites will get crazy.


I am shocked at how far 3d printing has come. I got my hands on an Ender 3 last week and have been printing terrain non-stop. The cost, level of detail, and ease of use is perfect for terrain.

But looking at SLA stuff like the $300 Anycubic Photon, the level of detail you can achieve for actual minis is already within striking distance of plastic minis. I've always known SLA was good but I had no idea it was this affordable. Once entry-level SLA hits sub $150, the 3d printed mini scene is going to explode. There are already tons of Patreons producing fairly high quality sculpts for 3d printing:

https://www.patreon.com/themakerscult

https://www.patreon.com/M3DM



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Very happy with these. Started with the smallest pieces first to test colour, edging etc. I think all over it looks good.




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Lots of updates today. Had an awesome time painting.

Armour plate progress Still a long way to go!



WIP for the head. Looking good as well. Start with belthazar gold for the lining. Next is the Retribution armour

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Looking great so far.
   
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UK

Now that is one spectacular pile of 3D printing, it's going to look really impressive when done

 
   
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Small update tonight. Did the gold trim and then painted the white plates. White is really hard to do. Feels like you need to do a lot of layers.



Next is washes and dry brush on the piece

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Some solid progress. I havent enjoyed painting this much in many many years. I just might finish this project

The head is done!


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A small update on the painting. Didnt paint for a few days but got around to doing some work now.

Thigh and torso armour


Progress on the armour to be painted

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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Albany, NY

Nice to see a build log of your progress, this bad boy is quite the undertaking. I finished one up at the beginning of the year. It's interesting to see the differences in your parts. Looks like a slightly updated set of files from when I started (began printing July 2018, finished building in time to paint over Christmas break).

Pic of mine: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsadP9GncR3/

   
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Noble Knight of the Realm





Texas

OMG these titans are so gawd-super-spectacular that I do not even play 40K and I want to print one!!!

If I do not need to make it so big, I hope it scales down OK.

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 MDSW wrote:
OMG these titans are so gawd-super-spectacular that I do not even play 40K and I want to print one!!!

If I do not need to make it so big, I hope it scales down OK.


The creator of the files gives a percentage scale to get it down to epic so it prints pretty good smaller


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 Prometheum5 wrote:
Nice to see a build log of your progress, this bad boy is quite the undertaking. I finished one up at the beginning of the year. It's interesting to see the differences in your parts. Looks like a slightly updated set of files from when I started (began printing July 2018, finished building in time to paint over Christmas break).

Pic of mine: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsadP9GncR3/


Wow yours look amazing. Did you use normal pla printer or something else? Some of your parts are super smooth. Or was it you, some sanding paper and netflix

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Albany, NY

 koosbeer wrote:
 MDSW wrote:
OMG these titans are so gawd-super-spectacular that I do not even play 40K and I want to print one!!!

If I do not need to make it so big, I hope it scales down OK.


The creator of the files gives a percentage scale to get it down to epic so it prints pretty good smaller


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 Prometheum5 wrote:
Nice to see a build log of your progress, this bad boy is quite the undertaking. I finished one up at the beginning of the year. It's interesting to see the differences in your parts. Looks like a slightly updated set of files from when I started (began printing July 2018, finished building in time to paint over Christmas break).

Pic of mine: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsadP9GncR3/


Wow yours look amazing. Did you use normal pla printer or something else? Some of your parts are super smooth. Or was it you, some sanding paper and netflix


Thanks! I print in ABS and use acetone vapor to smooth everything without needing to sand. It requires some special equipment and care, but saves loads of time!

   
 
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