After a few test prints and a minor (creative) meltdown caused by the Genesys Project.. I'm finally getting some use out of my 3D printer. I joined the Anvil Industries Patreon which is a pretty sweet deal for only $9 a month, and I started printing some minis:
These are most of the 'characters' from the welcome pack and the first release ('Over the Top') there is also a space marine and an Ogryn Gunner, but I haven't printed those yet.
The printing process went pretty smoothly; although the second guy in the first row lost part of his arm during the printing process, (But the next release is all about robots/bionics so I'll probably print him a robot arm) and the inquisitor/demon hunter's head was detached from the support during printing and turned into a blob.
I'm currently printing a squad of 10 troops and I'm going to be pretty happy if they turn out as well as these guys did; to bad there's no option to make a sergeant, so but I should be able to find some bits to make that work.
I forgot to take pictures of my infantry squad, but they came out looking good. One minor misprint in the special weapons guy, but that part came out looking good when I printed it a second time.
One of my buddies got me into Genesys a while back, and I finally got around to building a faction and models to start with:
I digitally kitbashed a freaky worm mouth on a Rancor (from starwars) to make a funky mosnterous creature. Next step is to make another model with some armor (and maybe another mouth) to get some more classes going.
These are really cool! What's your printer set up? I know very little, and have seen way too many cool files for various things, so I may have a dabble in the future
I got an Elegoo Mars, and so far it's been great for minis. There is a bit of a learning curve but I'm starting to get the hang of things. The machine is fairly 'plug & play' you just need to level it and line out the print plate and you are good to go. The main trick is in getting the digital files/sculpts alligned and supported in a way that lets you print them without defects/failures.
I haven't been painting much lately, and when I do I've been bouncing from project to project.. But I finally painted up the first mini I printed:
Some of the parts ended up a bit more grainy than I'd like and I'm not quite sure what happened there. It might just be that some of my paints have seen better days, because the primed model looked pretty smooth. But... if it ever starts to bother me.. I can just print another and try again