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Wow those look really great! I'm quite partial to the design on the 2nd and 3rd one especially.
   
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 Paradigm wrote:
Oh wow, those look incredible. Lovely clean prints on what look like quite tricky models. Any idea on a colour scheme yet?

I tend to overlook Heroes Infinite when doing my monthly Patreon check as I usually find them way too over-the-top, but damn, now I'm gutted I missed the first batch of Eldar and seriously considering going in for the second wave. Would have been perfect for the Craftworld KT I just printed last month!


Color scheme is not up to me, but I hear he wants them to be "dryad-like", and he started the harp mini yesterday with greens.

I'm mostly torn with Heroes Infinite, as the designs are lovely... but they are honestly not good models. Too splindly and busy with really thin ankles, cloth strips and.... well, mostly too thin everything. They will break to a faint breeze at the regular size.
   
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So, first big print with the Saturn 2, and it did work pretty well:





It is a sizable beast:







Unfortunately, I didn't remove the inner supports before curing it under the UV light, so they expanded and deformed the top sides a little bit (I blame the water wasable resin). Live and learn ^^





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Nicely printed out. What differentiates the Saturn 2 from other printers out of curiosity? I'm guessing plate size is a key feature. I haven't really kept up with the last few years of printers.

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Blimey, you must have nerves of steel printing something that big in one piece! Very impressive, and I can't really notice the warping on the top to be honest.

 
   
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 warboss wrote:
Nicely printed out. What differentiates the Saturn 2 from other printers out of curiosity? I'm guessing plate size is a key feature. I haven't really kept up with the last few years of printers.


Well, yeah, it's quite bigger:




It has a 10'' screen instead of a 6'6'' one, when compared with the Mars 3 (or the 6'08'' of the Mars 2 Pro) so it certainly opens up what you can actually print.

When compared with the Mars 3, it has the aforementioned bigger screen, which is 8k resolution instead of 4k, so it actually ends up having better printing resolution, too. It also has an integrated air filter and a more stable, double rail for the printing bed. Plus it has a taller Z axis, which allows you to print taller stuff.


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 Paradigm wrote:
Blimey, you must have nerves of steel printing something that big in one piece! Very impressive, and I can't really notice the warping on the top to be honest.


Well, I did need to test it for reals, so it was kind of a given I'd be doing that ^^

The warping is not terrible, but it's there, and it's something I'll need to watch out for, and b sure to remove all internal supports before curing with the water washable resin.

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The Battle Barge Buffet Line

Cool and thanks. Do you think you'll be printing normal sized items on it as well or just reserving it for the big stuff? Do you still FDM for terrain or will this take over for that as well?

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I'm honestly expecting to start printing scenery on this one, now.
   
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So, the only actually printed parts on these are the bases, but anyways, I've painted a Kill Team, as it seems we're gonna play:

Had a bit of fun with the power sword, but the rest is mostly "paint it fast" level:




   
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Looking good. The power sword in particular is a thing of beauty!

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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 Flinty wrote:
Looking good. The power sword in particular is a thing of beauty!


Thank you! It's been a long time since I actually took the time to do some glazing, and I like how it looks, even though it takes forever xD (I think I did the sword in like 30+ minutes).

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Nice! Are you using the free intercessor tactical and assault combo rules they released? Is three primaris a whole team of specialists/leader?

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 warboss wrote:
Nice! Are you using the free intercessor tactical and assault combo rules they released? Is three primaris a whole team of specialists/leader?


Yep, I'm using the newer team, and the full team is the six guys, only I have a fire base (three intercessors each with one of the boltguns they can use, plus an uderslung GL) and an advance section (the sergeant, a regular assault intercessor and an assault intercessor grenadier).

Having the minis and only needing to paint six might have had something to do with the selection.
   
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The Battle Barge Buffet Line

Ah, ok. I just didn't know with primaris what to expect in terms of model count. I'm surprised you didn't use some of your previously painted models like the officer with the helmet plume.

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 warboss wrote:
Ah, ok. I just didn't know with primaris what to expect in terms of model count. I'm surprised you didn't use some of your previously painted models like the officer with the helmet plume.


Well, one of the objectives of playing KT is having an excuse to paint the stuff I have lying around unused and unpainted, too!
   
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The Battle Barge Buffet Line

I've been following this thread since page one. Painting your stuff isn't what I would call a systemic problem for you.

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 warboss wrote:
I've been following this thread since page one. Painting your stuff isn't what I would call a systemic problem for you.


I mean, it wouldn't if I stopped printing and buying more ^^
   
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So, I've printed some more stuff ^^

First, some Dark Mechanicus from The Makers Cult:







A skitarii general (TMC):



An alternate Culexus assassin (TMC):





Then I printed the premade files of Anvil Digital's drone builder, at 100% size (dark eldar for scale):



And finally a unit of the new Universal Guard from TMC:



I had some failures with this plate, probably due to the machine's settings. I'll need to check a bit more.

Also, they look much better primed (...or at least, you know, visible):


   
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Doomfist Electropriests are much better realized than GW's versions And I caught that Culexus not long ago on a YouTube channel where he painted up all 4 of the set. Gotta say the Culexus is the strongest of those sculpts - and I don't think he printed the veils? Very cool touch that adds nice dynamism.

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 Boss Salvage wrote:
Doomfist Electropriests are much better realized than GW's versions And I caught that Culexus not long ago on a YouTube channel where he painted up all 4 of the set. Gotta say the Culexus is the strongest of those sculpts - and I don't think he printed the veils? Very cool touch that adds nice dynamism.


Yeah, the Culexus is the best by a wide margin, and IMHO the veils certainly add to her.

Quick test paint scheme for the Universal Guard... which in my case are gonna be Cobra troopers. COOOOBRAAAA!!!!





The idea now would be to remove the aquila from the torso and add a Cobra sigil in the middle of the front plate



...and use these heads from Reptilian Overlords instead of the official ones from TMC

   
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Your productivity continues to astound... Where do the hours come from?

The test scheme works really well!

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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 Flinty wrote:
Your productivity continues to astound... Where do the hours come from?

The test scheme works really well!


Insomnia xD
   
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So I've been playing around with the troopers, and I find they look pretty cool in general, and match up good enough with multiple things. For example, this Infinity mini would probably make a good Joe gal proxy (lso added a couple lights to the blue cloth):



So I spoke with Seb from TMC, and he guided me on how to remove stuff from a model so I could add my own logos...

And I made Cobra troopers xD




Then I made a neck piece to attach to the Reptilian Overlords' heads to make them fit in the TMC bodies and did a test print and fit:



I have to say, I like the look quite a bit, so I've just put 50 bodies to print ^^.


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I've also find this HISS tank from Monstrous Encounters:



https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-venom-sentry-tank-205634

So... yeah ^^

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Nice looking Cobra Troops!
   
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 Albertorius wrote:
So, first big print with the Saturn 2, and it did work pretty well:



I think you sold me on the Saturn 2.

I'd love to see some terrain, possible buildings on it.
   
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The Red Hobbit wrote:Nice looking Cobra Troops!


Thank you! I'm pretty happy with how they look

Chairman Aeon wrote:
 Albertorius wrote:
So, first big print with the Saturn 2, and it did work pretty well:



I think you sold me on the Saturn 2.

I'd love to see some terrain, possible buildings on it.


Maybe in the near future.

So far, this weekend has been productive. I had a fair amount of printing errors with the TMC presupports, and I needed to readjust some settings (lift height seems to have been the main one)... so I printed some plates xD.




They went all very well, without a single misprint... which now means I have a set of 50.

So obviously I needed some armor, and I went and printed a HISS tank. The first time around the left track fell off the supports mid print and failed, so after cleaning and resupporting, I launched it again...so now I have two xD.

Anyways, I've assembled a squad of Cobra troopers and another squad of Vipers (I didn't use the backpacks on the regular Cobras so as to make the Vipers more distinctive, but I know there's more variations for the UG in the works, so I might end up revisiting all of it).





After that it was time of cleaning the HISS tanks, so down the new big ultrasonic cleaner they went:



"Army" look:



H.I.S.S. "tanks" are really tiny, and they favor speed and firepower above anything else. The idea is that they are cheap enough to have loads of them, fast enough to be there when needed and small enough to deploy anywhere (they are about 9 tons each).

They are really more a (slightly) uparmored snowmobile with a turrent and a windscreen than anything else, really xD. But I've always loved the look.

And they do loke mighty impressive, TBH:



...so yeah, now that I have the starting point of a Cobra army, I obviously need some Cobra HQ, so down to Hero Forge I went and made me a Baroness:

   
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Looks great, those prints are super clean and sharp, my voxel and line covered tanks are jealous
   
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I realize you're going for 40K-ized Cobra troopers, but I do want to point out for the audience that Monstrous Encounters's Cobra Troopers set is spot-on for pulp/modern wargaming. He's also working on a set of Joe greenshirts, in both the "Toy wave 1" and "cartoon generic troops" usages of the term.
   
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 Psychopomp wrote:
I realize you're going for 40K-ized Cobra troopers, but I do want to point out for the audience that Monstrous Encounters's Cobra Troopers set is spot-on for pulp/modern wargaming. He's also working on a set of Joe greenshirts, in both the "Toy wave 1" and "cartoon generic troops" usages of the term.


The HISS is from Monstrous Encounters, actually, and it's a really nice piece of kit (although I got it on a promo, "12 Days of Monstrous Encounters ", and I think the full kit has additional turrets. Also, I printed it at 120%), but I wasn't really sold by the Cobra Troopers. They look the part, but they're really stiff.

I was not aware of the joes, though, thanks!

EDIT: An old school Snake Eyes! Hah, I love how derpy it is ^^


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 Psychopomp wrote:
I realize you're going for 40K-ized Cobra troopers, but I do want to point out for the audience that Monstrous Encounters's Cobra Troopers set is spot-on for pulp/modern wargaming. He's also working on a set of Joe greenshirts, in both the "Toy wave 1" and "cartoon generic troops" usages of the term.


So... I just entered the Monstrous Encounters Patreon and... is there any way to get the Green Shirts? It's not on sale anywhere tht I've seen, and it's not available in the Patreon... >_>

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Patreon backers have been getting access to WIP versions of the Greenshirts project as he goes. I've gotten the WIP set in two or three different monthly bundles, each time with new additions.

It's been a long-running project as it was a bit more work than he initially anticipated. It was further delayed by a long move back to the US from overseas, but he seems to be settled in and churning out Middlehammer orcs now.

Once the initial run is finished, it'll probably go up for sale.
   
 
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