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Author Topic: (Kickstarter) BIO-CRAFT Supersized Sci-Fi Gaming Terrain or 3D STL Files  (Read 593 times)

Offline zemjw

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Create strange, otherworldly tabletop dungeons, in configurations that look like they’re out of your favorite space sci-fi movie.

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You can get the tiles unpainted, painted, or get STL versions and 3d print your own (although I'm not sure how well my printer would handle all those curves :-[)

Expensive, EU friendly at least, but still a long way short of its goal with 26 days to go

Offline beefcake

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Wow those look seriously nice, but yes. I don't think my printer would handle the details.

Offline cdm

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The prices turned me off before I even started imagining anything. The STL files might be useful for future reference, though I can't imagine myself owning a printer within the next few years.

Good luck to them though.

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I'd love those but not at those prices sadly. Best of luck to them.

Offline Marine0846

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Super cool stuff.
Has Aliens look about it.
If I wasn't deep into two other major projects right now,
I would be in.
Maybe buy the files, then 3D printer in a year or so.
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Offline rwwin

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Wow those look seriously nice, but yes. I don't think my printer would handle the details.

I had the same concern and sent in a question to the creator.  He responded that he'd put out a test file in a future update.  If you've got a printer and are interested.  It might be worth putting in a dollar to get the updates.  The response from the creator leads me to believe that the stl option was an afterthought.  All of his tests were professionally printed and he doesn't even have a home printer to test them out.


The prices turned me off before I even started imagining anything. The STL files might be useful for future reference, though I can't imagine myself owning a printer within the next few years.

Eh, considering the physical parts will be big hunks of PVC, the price doesn't surprise me.  $2.50 per part, unpainted is in the same ballpark as some of Reaper's PVC.  I think it's a big oversight that he's not building in any connection points like you see with Dwarven Forge or 3D printed parts.  Unless you put something grippy on the bottoms, parts are liable to slide around.

Offline rwwin

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The creator uploaded the corner wall as a free test file:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1737676429/bio-craft-supersized-sci-fi-gaming-terrain-or-3d-s/posts/2233708

I ran one overnight and it turned out decently.  All I had was black PLA on hand, so I gave it a light grey spray coat.  Crappy cell camera doesn't do it justice.  Still not sure I'm in.  The creator hollowed out the interior to make them cheaper to print on an SLA machine, so there's no way to add infill without supports.  Also, I'm still not wild on the parts not having a connection system.



« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 02:31:10 PM by rwwin »

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Not too bad looking. How many microns?

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Prusa Mk2, 0.1mm layers, no supports, with Hatchbox black PLA.

Offline YPU

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I spotted those somewhere else and I must say, this style of alien structure probably isn't the worst to have slight ribbled printer lines on? The big irony for me is that I have a high-ish end resin printer but no way I'm going to use it to print enough terrain, that would be far to expensive!
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Yep. Can't wait for printing prices to come down.