Almost a month has swept past with no new minis painted because life.
With my 3D printer currently clogging up every time I try to print and now in stasis awaiting a new nozzle, I thought it might be time to get some terrain done and dusted.
We start with somthing that is not 3d printed, but has been sitting around taking up space on my to-do shelved.
The husband and wife-run company Oathsworn Miniatures have been doing kickstarter after kickstarter, many of which include the option of pledging for some ace resing terrain made and hand cast by the lovely and talented Jo.
In their secoond Burrows and Badgers KS “FreeLances”, the main resin bits were a three part ruined bell tower:
The main piece is about 20cms long, the ruined bits of wall and cracked bell-pieces are about 15cms long.
There were also some strip-shaped pieces with barrels and chests and such in this KS, but those are for another day.
Ruined Tower scatter terrain
from their Burrows and Badgers FreeLances KS
sculpted by Jo Lovejoy
Cast in resin
30mm base. about 50mm tall.
This is a piece from Axolote’s recent 3d KS that I printed as a test. It is actually a part to put on top of a cave dungeon tile, it has a butterfly-shaped hole underneath to match a stud on the tiles. I selected this for printing both to test the Axolote file and my printer that has started to clog up more often. It printed well enough, I think I printed it at .01 mm layer height.
At any rate, I had it lying about when I painted the bell tower parts, and used some of the leftover paint on my palette to paint it, as it would be useful to see what the 3D printed piece would look like when drybrushed.
For one thing, the print lines did become more prononced. Still I dont really think the print lines matter much because they are only really noticeable when viewed close up. And pictures being rather in-your-face close up do make the lines look much worse than they are.
At any rate, one lesson to take from this is to go easy on drybrushing 3d printed items to not make the print lines more pronounced.
The rocky pillar-thing
Axolote Tiles Nature Set 3d print files KS
by Axolote Gaming
Painted so far this month: 4 / 30. Just 26 to go! (plus 10 still to do from last month)
Painted so far this year: 89 / 365. Just 276 to go!