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Author Topic: Beginner's guide to resin 3D printing for wargaming  (Read 549 times)

Offline aducknamedjoe

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Beginner's guide to resin 3D printing for wargaming
« 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:

Working on 54mm gaming in 19th and 20th century flavors here: https://www.atthequeenscommand.com/. Some army men wargame rules also in the works here: https://www.plasticcommand.com/

Offline bollix

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Re: Beginner's guide to resin 3D printing for wargaming
« Reply #1 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

Offline aducknamedjoe

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Re: Beginner's guide to resin 3D printing for wargaming
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2021, 02:43:03 AM »
Glad it's helpful!

Offline flatpack

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Re: Beginner's guide to resin 3D printing for wargaming
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2021, 07:50:41 AM »
Very interesting article.
Cheers.
Flatpack

Offline aducknamedjoe

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Re: Beginner's guide to resin 3D printing for wargaming
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2021, 07:23:39 PM »
Thanks Flatpack!

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Re: Beginner's guide to resin 3D printing for wargaming
« Reply #5 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)
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Offline aducknamedjoe

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Re: Beginner's guide to resin 3D printing for wargaming
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2021, 10:47:02 PM »
I hope it will be!

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Re: Beginner's guide to resin 3D printing for wargaming
« Reply #7 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?


Offline aducknamedjoe

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Re: Beginner's guide to resin 3D printing for wargaming
« Reply #8 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.

 

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