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Stone Bonkers Fabricator General




We'll find out soon enough eh.

Not affiliated with this project other than as a backer, but it's very cool:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2011770908/sinister-cities-3d-printable-tabletop-terrain-files



For those unfamiliar, "vase mode"(the setting has various names in the different slicers) changes the way an FDM machine prints out an object. Rather than a hollow 3 dimensional form with some structural infill pattern, it prints the entire object as a hollow container with no "top" and a single wall/perimeter. By swapping to a larger nozzle size(usually 0.8mm, rather than the 0.4mm standard one) the resulting parts still have some rigidity to them(and could be further reinforced with, for example, some expanding foam), but importantly they print much more quickly than traditional FDM prints - as little as 1/4 the time - and with as little as half the material. The reason you don't tend to see this method used is it requires a much more involved design process since every piece must be printable with no supports and can have no gaps, and the way they've addressed that for these models is genuinely impressive IMO.

There's a decent mix of parts including ruined versions, and the all-in pledge is €40.

This seems to be the "sizzle reel" but there's plenty more images on the page:


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I need to acquire plastic Skavenslaves, can you help?
I have a blog now, evidently. Featuring the Alternative Mordheim Model Megalist.

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Made in nl
Stone Bonkers Fabricator General




We'll find out soon enough eh.

A wee update, the creator has added an alternate flying buttress:



And also a close-up example of the sort of results can be expected. The scale is in cm, and it was printed on a stock Ender 5 with a 0.8mm nozzle and 0.12mm layer height:


I need to acquire plastic Skavenslaves, can you help?
I have a blog now, evidently. Featuring the Alternative Mordheim Model Megalist.

"Your society's broken, so who should we blame? Should we blame the rich, powerful people who caused it? No, lets blame the people with no power and no money and those immigrants who don't even have the vote. Yea, it must be their fething fault." - Iain M Banks
-----
"The language of modern British politics is meant to sound benign. But words do not mean what they seem to mean. 'Reform' actually means 'cut' or 'end'. 'Flexibility' really means 'exploit'. 'Prudence' really means 'don't invest'. And 'efficient'? That means whatever you want it to mean, usually 'cut'. All really mean 'keep wages low for the masses, taxes low for the rich, profits high for the corporations, and accept the decline in public services and amenities this will cause'." - Robin McAlpine from Common Weal 
   
 
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