My 3D printer just arrived!

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Re: My 3D printer just arrived!

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Re: My 3D printer just arrived!

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Stone wall test pieces. The first samples I did at 50% were too big. These are at 35% and just what I wanted. They are 7mm tall. The set comes with a gate, a straight, a T , an L and two curves. Tonight I'll print a really big batch of "straights."

I'll sand the ends so they join up flush. At some point I'd like to design my own and make some long straight pieces....

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At my local rates, running my printer for 12 hours probably cost me about $4.40. So tonight a big batch of these will probably take 6 hours for 50 straight pieces of so. Add in the cost of the filament and you're looking at a cost of maybe a dime per section....
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Re: My 3D printer just arrived!

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So, following up...I have a gas station, bit of scatter terrain (dumpsters and oil cans), and enclosed field.

The temptation to print faster than you paint is dang powerful, be warned.

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Those look awesome Mark!
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Re: My 3D printer just arrived!

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Extra Crispy wrote:
Tue Jul 05, 2022 2:01 am
So, following up...
The temptation to print faster than you paint is dang powerful, be warned.
Point taken!

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Re: My 3D printer just arrived!

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Hey Mark, can you share where you got that stl file for the wall?

Anyone using BOTH filament and resin printers? Anyone switch from to the other - if so why?

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Re: My 3D printer just arrived!

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The walls are from Cromarty Forge and are designed for 10mm but scale up to 15 and down to 6 nicely.
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Re: My 3D printer just arrived!

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I use a resin printer (an elegoo Mars 3) and it's simply a myth that you can't print models at GHQ standard now. They are certainly more fragile than metal but, for example, I can print 50 Slat Armoured D9 Bulldozers for under $3 in less than 2 hours. If I could find a way to post a picture on this site, you'd see what I mean!

This is why I would like GHQ to start selling 3D files - No expensive metal, no customs charges, no ridiculous postage fees. GHQ's value is in their designing, not the production.

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