Bestiary – Jotunkiller

From Dutch Mogul, the Jotunkiller was released on MyMiniFactory as part of a promotion for the Scatterblocks Kickstarter. “Forged from shadowsteel and given life by the embers of a dying god, the Jotunkiller was the the dwarves’ greatest weapon in their war against giant-kind, and still stands as a guardian of the Netherforge.” A test print…

Bestiary – Pegasus

Testing out a few things on this print: the experimental branching tree supports of Cura 3.2, and 80% infill on a creature to better support delicate features. If this is successful we’re printing two of these: one for our collection,  one for one of the 10 year old’s friends at school. While prepping the model, it…

Bestiary – Goblins

For the adventure through the sewers we’d been using cardboard tokens for Goblins. Earlier attempts to print goblins (sliced with Slic3r) failed spectacularly, but I wanted to try again slicing with Cura to see if we couldn’t get something that worked. It was a success: The arms, legs, and weapons of these to goblin variants are extremely…

Bestiary – Bulette

Minions of a dangerous foe have a captive Bulette barely contained in a cage deep in the Undermountain. Nearly berserk with rage, the Bulette is likely as dangerous to the captors as to the adventurers. Post print this model was relative easy to clean up, with support material holding up the bulk of the body: After an initial…

Bestiary – Manticore

A Manticore joins the bestiary of interesting (and quite dangerous) creatures queued up for the adventurers. The manticore is modeled as five separate pieces. Cleaning up printed sections took a fair amount of effort, as did filing down the wing joints to properly attach to the body. A time consuming build, but a nice result in the…

Bestiary – Giant Owl

I’ve been getting consistently better prints, with finer quality layers, better supports, and fewer errors, using Cura 3 for slicing, compared to Slic3r. I’ve had a number of prints that failed, or had marginal errors, when slicing and printing creatures at 28mm scale. I decided to try my luck with Cura on a Giant Owl: I did end…

Small Griffins

One of the environments in an upcoming adventure is dotted with statues of griffins – the symbol of the once glorious City in the Sky. Slic3r couldn’t handle the complex GCode when it was time to estimate filament and print time, so I’ve switched over to Cura for slicing this print. Maker: 3DWP Source: Griffin Sculpture License:…

Bestiary – Ghosts

Why wouldn’t you want to have a set of green ghosts around? Especially if your adventurers might be snooping around tombs. Ancient tombs, at that. There may even be mummies about. Boo. The ghosts were hard to clean up. None of the heads came through attached, and on one of the ghosts the arms came off…