Dungeon Accessories – Piles of Gold

Small piles of gold and coins seem to be scattered about these dungeons.   Maker: dutchmogul Source: Fantasy Loot Markers Original License: Creative Commons – Attribution – Non-commercial – Share Alike Models: LootPileB.stl LootPileE.stl GCode: – Material: Inland Gold ABS 1.75mm Print Date: 2017/11/13 Print Time: 1 hour 38 minutes Estimated Print Time: 1 hour…

Dungeon Accessories – Work Benches

These models are ridiculously complex surfaces, so slicers (at least PrusaControl and Slic3r) will have a hard time processing the model meshes if you attempt to batch print more than one or two full  work benches at the same time. For the smaller benches I printed two tops and bottoms in a single print, while for the…

Dungeon Accessories – Crates and Barrels

What’s a dungeon complex without random crates of material and barrels strewn around for the adventurers to dig through and hide behind? I wanted a small set of various cover items that would work well in different settings; dungeons, alleyways, docks. I’m incredibly happy with how these turned out – I think this solidifies the need to print…

NinjaFlex Test

Picked up a new flexible filament, so I’m running a test print of a small pyramid with NinjaFlex. Pyramid test print turned out really well – the print took exactly as long as estimated, the shell wall of the pyramid was strong but still flexible, and the finish on the print was clean, with visible but thin…

Wood Fill Test

Printing a simple test pattern with Hatchbox Wood Fill. This wood fill is a blend with standard PLA, but I’m trying out a PrusaControl slicer preset for ColorFabb wood fill, to see if the heat, speed, and retraction settings work equally well for Hatchbox. Hmm – not the cleanest print on the test tile, but the brim…

Makies Jack-o-Lantern

It was edging close to Halloween, and I just happened to have some translucent green and translucent orange filament on hand (imagine that), so a Jack-o-lantern seemed appropriate: Lit with a small LED, it had a nice glow to it: This is one of only a handful of models I’ve need to scale up for printing….

Holiday Ornament – Second Draft

The solution to really messy edging and surface detail from the solid ornament is solvable by breaking the beveled letters apart into individual chunks, with the letter face toward the print bed.  Having the letter surface on the print bed will guarantee a smooth surface, especially with translucent filaments, where even minor layer variations are very noticable….

Holiday Ornament – First Draft

With Christmas fast approaching, I decided to start designing our family ornament for the year. I wanted it to be simple, but interesting, and identifiably us. I settled on a fairly simple shape with each of our first initials beveled into a cube. At full scale this was a long print, and the supports were a nightmare….