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Everything posted by scottshoemaker

  1. Damn cool. https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-wight-lord-178707
  2. Jabba is so jealous https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-command-barge-176269
  3. You can't start an adventure without a tavern. I think it's a law https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-the-tavern-96675
  4. Oddly, some of the most diffficult sculpts to find are Scifi NPC types. Just regular folks, like future townspeople. https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-sleipnir-crew-ark-141054
  5. This is a personal favorite. Who knew pipes could be so exciting. This designer has a whole bunch of Sector Mechanicus compatible terrain, as well as all kinds of gubbins that match the SM style. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3767627
  6. These guys have a line of "Feudal Guard" that have one of the coolest styles I've seen. https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-print-models/miniatures/sci-fi/feudal-guard-elite-transport-vehicle
  7. Every other weekday I'll post a great digital model that I think is just too cool to not share. I'll include a link for those interested. I encourage you to look into the creators catalog if you like their style. Like all artists, each sculptor has a unique vision that translates to the medium. Let's start with this great not at all Fulgrim: https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-special-lord-of-battle-1-177003
  8. Here's some progress from recent client jobs:
  9. There is a core of us on Game nights, Generally Tuesdays. We have taken a break between Covid and the summer, but I know the arbitrator is itching to get a new campaign up and running.
  10. My Empire Army has been painted for many years...
  11. Firstly I'd like to thank my clients who have graciously let me print for them. I've been getting a wide variety of models to work with and have learned quite a bit. The biggest thing I've learned is that most of the presupported models I've looked at are really inadequate. Every presupported model I've handled has at least required augmentation, and in several cases abandoned and I've requested the unsupported model to start from scratch. What does this mean for you? When buying models try to get packages that have both unsupported and presupported STLs. Sometimes you have to choose, and in that case go with whatever you prefer. When supplying me with models I prefer to be supplied the unsupported STL so I can prep the file adequately. When I'm supplied a presupported model, I will still process the model to augment the supports as necessary. Why so concerned about the supports? The first point is that for every print failure due to a support issue it means a rework of the file, as well as the lost time for the voided print and the cleanup. Printing the same file multiple time means lost machine time, which means you have to wait longer for your minis! No-one wants to wait, right? More importantly, sometimes the presupported file is oriented so that the support points are right in the middle of detail, or in a visible location. Sometimes this is unavoidable, however it's my job to provide the nicest looking model possible. You wouldn't like a sprue point in the middle of your characters face from a GW model, so you shouldn't have to deal with one here. If you've sent me presupported models it's ok, I can work with them to a certain degree. They do have certain limitations however.
  12. Yes. Filament (FDM) printing doesn't do a good job capturing the small detail required on minis. I do both filament and resin. FDM is great for structural prints and has excellent strength. Resin is very similar traditional cast resin, it can be delicate where the parts are fine. We could always just do one mini so can see if you like the quality. I quote rather have a set price because it's the labor to prep the files that takes time. If STL files are unsupported, I have to create the supports and verify it works. If the files are presupported I still have to verify they are appropriate. I'm finishing up a commission and I discovered the presupported files were not only inadequate and were giving me a near total print failure rate, but they were inappropriately placed so as to interfere with detail and left visible connection scars. Just PM me and we can work out the details.
  13. I "should" be there. Having elder care challenges...
  14. Don't know where to look for 3D models? https://www.thingiverse.com Best for free files, you get what you pay for but hidden gems https://www.myminifactory.com/ My go to for nice models https://cults3d.com/ Another good one https://www.cgtrader.com/ This site is ok, but harder to search, many of the models aren’t right for 3d printing and are meant as video game assets. If you look here filter by stl file types
  15. Would people be interested in seeing models as they come off the printer? I could ask my clients where it’s appropriate.
  16. No ork artillery should be brought in those kind of numbers, with maybe the exception of a hopsplat or squig chucker. This is exactly what I mean. The only thing that should have redundancy in an ork army are boyz. That being said allow me to trot out my dredmob of 9 Killybots.
  17. I'm not a fan of ork lists that are good at unorky things. For too long orks have been pigeonholed into very specific build types and it sucks.
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