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Postby Tyler » Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:30 pm

Wags, did you finish your storm trooper stuff?

Also, welcome Corey! He got one last week.
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Postby wags83 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:24 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Wags, did you finish your storm trooper stuff?

The helmet is all glued together and I sprayed a coat of white primer on it. Have not done any further painting. My issue is that it's waaaay too big, so not sure if I want to bother finishing it or try to reprint and scale it down. I also think there is an easier way to print it instead of having it chopped into 18 different pieces. It's so hard to make sure everything stays lined up when dealing with that many pieces.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:03 am

That sucks. Yes, you probably should have ditched it long ago it sounds like. Reprint it, but only better this time.
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Postby wags83 » Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:29 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post That sucks. Yes, you probably should have ditched it long ago it sounds like. Reprint it, but only better this time.

The problem was that I didn't know how large it would be until it was all put together. Oh well, good practice and only a waste of like 1.5 spools of filament.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:48 pm

wags83 wrote:Source of the post Oh well, good practice and only a waste of like 1.5 spools of filament.

Wow, brag about having $30 some more!
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Postby Tyler » Sat Nov 13, 2021 11:35 pm

Wags, show off your cosplay!
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:57 pm

Bump.
Corey fired up his printer for the first time in awhile. We are so proud of him. Kevin Huss has one that has been sitting in a box for 13 months, maybe he will some day open it.

Since last posting, I got another printer and a 43" 4k TV this week to use as a monitor in my print room. It has been a huge quality of life improvement to have all my windows open at once. Plug for DisplayFusion on sale currently on Steam which allows you to do some fancy monitor management things.
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Postby wags83 » Thu Jan 06, 2022 7:34 pm

A few recently-ish finished prints

Mando rifle and pistol (Mando helmet on the shelf in the background) and a mini figure for my brother in law's D&D game. ImageImageImage

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Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:16 pm

I assume you weathered the Mando stuff now or the low res is to blame, but they look nice and way better...not that they didn't look good before. But they needed some more dimension
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Postby wags83 » Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:03 pm

Yeah, I did do some basic weathering on the rifle after you mentioned it. The pistol I used a different paint and it kinda looks a bit weathered already, so didn't do anything additional there (yet).

The mini figures was kinda neat to figure out. For those that don't know, to get super good mini figures you normally need a resin printer. I looked up some things and played with the settings available to me and got that result with PLA on my Ender 3 Pro. It is scaled up slightly larger than normal, but it still turned out pretty good. I did another one that was much more detailed and the detail doesn't come through very well with PLA, but still turned out better than I thought. I didn't paint that one though.
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Postby wags83 » Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:05 pm

The other mini I was talking about ImageImage

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Postby goldenrod » Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:30 pm

The shit you guys make is so cool.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:39 pm

goldenrod wrote:The shit you guys make is so cool.
*The stuff that we download from more creative people and print is so cool. Lol

There for sure is a learning curve and skill required for printing, but for most stuff the really hard part is done by someone else.

I'll look at the rifle again on my desktop tomorrow. Hard to see all the details on the app
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Postby goldenrod » Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:40 pm

Just keep posting pics I enjoy looking at them.
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Postby wags83 » Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:13 am

Tyler wrote:
goldenrod wrote:The shit you guys make is so cool.
*The stuff that we download from more creative people and print is so cool. Lol

There for sure is a learning curve and skill required for printing, but for most stuff the really hard part is done by someone else.

I'll look at the rifle again on my desktop tomorrow. Hard to see all the details on the app

I’ll have to take some closer up pics. It’s 5+feet long so was hard to get a good pic with the whole thing in frame.


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Postby wags83 » Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:05 pm

Some closer picsImageImageImageImage

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Postby Tyler » Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:53 pm

Those look great Chris! Looks like something you would buy officially. That weathering and shading makes it look so much more realistic than just flat colors with no depth
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Postby wags83 » Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:08 pm

The Industrial Light & Magic show thread reminded me of this. Saw this advertised on Thingiverse lately and signed up. Maybe I'll watch the recording:
https://pages.makerbot.com/3DPrintingin ... binar.html
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:03 am

That's cool. Hopefully it just gets posted to YouTube and I can watch on my own time.

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