Adventures in 3D Printing Terrain

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Adventures in 3D Printing Terrain

Post by john de terre neuve » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:43 pm

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I recently bought a 3D Printer, mostly for terrain building. I wish I had the patience and skill of John Bond and MLB, the quaility of their work is just amazing. But for me the printer has been a good substitute.

I detail my initial experience and prints https://fuentesdeonoro.blogspot.com/sea ... %20Terrain. I have had a lot of fun with it.

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Re: Adventures in 3D Printing Terrain

Post by DougM » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:28 pm

Looks good John. The buildings have come out very nicely indeed, and the painting really sets off the models.

One observation I will make, is that plants on tiles usually grow fairly haphazardly or down a water leak line.
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Re: Adventures in 3D Printing Terrain

Post by hendrik » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:33 pm

looking ace john! it's a whole different hobby, 3D printing terrain, but I personally love it!
A good trick to avoid seeing those print lines is to coat the model with some vallejo white stucco, either flat, (by wetting it a bit, or by applying a stippling effect.
It really helps if you like washes in your buildings

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Re: Adventures in 3D Printing Terrain

Post by redmist1122 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:33 am

Very nice! What size or kind of printer do you have?
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Re: Adventures in 3D Printing Terrain

Post by john de terre neuve » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:09 am

Thanks for the advice, I am learning. I tried stucco on a couple of building but am now going with PVA and fine sand as it is a lot easier. As I go forward and in less of a rush I will start printing at a higher resolution. I will look at the Vallejo product.

I do find placing the green on the buildings a bit of a challenge, this will improve as I go on. The 1st couple of attempts where way to thick and delineated.

Greg, it is a Creality 10S, just under $400 on Amazon in the US. It works well with a 300x300mm build plate with a height of 400mm.

John

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