3D-printing tanks...

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DougM wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:08 am
Thankyou for that. It looks like a good price (£229 on Amazon uK) - my only question is I wonder if I would be better looking for one with a slightly larger print area.
Printers in this price range all have around the same print area and yield comparable results. If you go larger you either need a lot more money and/or you get to work with the same resolution but just on a larger surface. There are signs on the horizon of larger printers at a more affordable price, but it's not clear when these will become available...

There are a lot of sites and videos comparing SLA-type printers. If you really want to buy one, you should check out some of them. It depends on the review, but most of these printers are largely the same.
In the end, for me it was about price and looks; the MARS was just a bit cheaper (a difference of two whole bottles of resin) and I like the way it looks. It has done nothing but impress me, time and time again...

I would also like to direct your attention to the following post on my blog: https://toysoldiersofftowar.blogspot.co ... aunch.html
It's about all the equipment you'll need when you start printing in resin.

I have almost completed my company for Flames of War or I Ain't Been Shot Mum...

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One of the last vehicles I printed is this Archer tank hunter...

More pictures on my blog...

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Resin printing is definitely not for the faint hearted, there is a lot of smelly adn messy things to deal with.

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So not that different from having a child then.
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Rich H wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:00 pm
Resin printing is definitely not for the faint hearted, there is a lot of smelly adn messy things to deal with.
It certainly isn't... but with the right equipment it's not too difficult :)
BaronVonWreckedoften wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:40 pm
So not that different from having a child then.
I have 22 kids, and well, you have a point... Just remember kids (and pets) and resin printers don't mix. Seriously, both the resin and the fumes are bad for your health, and that's putting it mildly ;)

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I have finished my British/Canadian compay...

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Everything but the infantry (which are PSC) is 3D-printed...

Printing all this just took me just under two weeks... When I bought the printer, this project wasn't even planned, but after I printed the Rams, it just kind of happened...

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The latest prints, a couple of Dorchester ACV's...

There are a lot more updates, pictures and info on my blog (link in signature), feel free to check it out...

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Looks brilliant👍

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Truscott Trotter wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:55 pm
Looks brilliant👍
Thanks! The models are absolutely gorgeous...

I finished another vehicle, this time it's a T18 Boarhound armoured car...

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I love this beast!

I posted a big update on my blog with a lot of background fof this particular model...

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