3D Printing first run (Living in the future!)

Waiting for paint to dry in the hobby room has been driving me mental, so I hijacked the kitchen table and have been trying out my new 3D Printer.

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Re-winding back for a minute, I’ve been waiting for 3D printers to come down to a reasonable price and they finally did (3D printer on Amazon) so £380 isn’t quite down to a cheap paper printer yet but there getting there, and it’s less than the few thousand when this technology was invented.

Anyhoo so done my first test print and watching it print really reminds me of the replicators in Star Trek that I watched as a teenager, but the detail even on this ‘cheap’ printer is remarkable. The print was of a bird inside a cage, but it’s just 28mm (1″) tall.

Nick

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About Nick

Who & Where? Me… sorry that doesn’t help! My name is Nick Brigg and i’m a gaming enthusiast in the Edinburgh area playing a variety of Wargames, Boardgames, Roleplay & LARPs on a regular basis. Currently I attend Edinburgh League of Gamers [elg] to get my weekly wargaming fix: http://elgamers.org/ What & Why? This blog is for me to share my enthusiam for the hobby, and in particular share my knowledge and experience of making wargames terrain and boards with the community. Hopefully improving the terrain which your playing on and making wargaming a prettier and more enjoyable experience.
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2 Responses to 3D Printing first run (Living in the future!)

  1. treps says:

    Hi, we just launched a kickstarter campaign tha tmight be of interest to you :

  2. webhopp says:

    Nice print for a first try. As for the printers prices, totally agree with you that they lowered so that now having you own desktop 3d printer is not an utopia at all. I’ll keep checking you blog for more posts. You can see some of my Space Marine 3D print models by hitting the link.

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