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Title: Beginner's guide to resin 3D printing for wargaming
Post by: aducknamedjoe on October 20, 2021, 10:05:31 PM
I recently bought a resin 3D printer and I've learned a lot in getting it set up and printing figures, so I wanted to share what I learned in a 3D printing guide for wargamers:

https://www.atthequeenscommand.com/resin-3d-printing-wargames/

Here's some of my recent prints:

(https://i1.wp.com/www.atthequeenscommand.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/IMG_8715-scaled.jpg)
Title: Re: Beginner's guide to resin 3D printing for wargaming
Post by: bollix on October 21, 2021, 02:07:31 AM
Thanks, I'm about to buy an Elegoo as well, nice to see your research and all the helpful information!

Cheers,
Cary
Title: Re: Beginner's guide to resin 3D printing for wargaming
Post by: aducknamedjoe on October 21, 2021, 02:43:03 AM
Glad it's helpful!
Title: Re: Beginner's guide to resin 3D printing for wargaming
Post by: flatpack on October 21, 2021, 07:50:41 AM
Very interesting article.
Cheers.
Title: Re: Beginner's guide to resin 3D printing for wargaming
Post by: aducknamedjoe on October 21, 2021, 07:23:39 PM
Thanks Flatpack!
Title: Re: Beginner's guide to resin 3D printing for wargaming
Post by: Daeothar on October 21, 2021, 09:22:29 PM
Many thanks for posting this! It's a wonderful resource for fellow beginners you put together there; no doubt it will be tremendously helpful once I get my own 3D printer soon  8)
Title: Re: Beginner's guide to resin 3D printing for wargaming
Post by: aducknamedjoe on October 21, 2021, 10:47:02 PM
I hope it will be!
Title: Re: Beginner's guide to resin 3D printing for wargaming
Post by: Mad Lord Snapcase on October 22, 2021, 09:12:26 AM
That is an extremely useful guide you've produced, many thanks. I will be referring back to that when I get my printer. If one was to go for a Saturn as opposed to a Mars, what would be the benefits of the more expensive printer?
Title: Re: Beginner's guide to resin 3D printing for wargaming
Post by: aducknamedjoe on October 22, 2021, 05:03:14 PM
Thanks! The Saturn has a bigger build plate, so you can print larger figures and vehicles/terrain without having to break them up into smaller parts, and the Saturn also has a higher resolution than the Mars 2 (though about the same as the newer Mars 3: 4k resolution). That said, I'm able to print 28mm vehicles just fine on the Mars 2 with the right orientation.
Title: Re: Beginner's guide to resin 3D printing for wargaming
Post by: MaleGriffin on December 20, 2021, 07:52:28 PM
Thank you for this thread! I've been thinking about getting a printer and this answered a lot of questions.