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3D printing

CoryG

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For larger things I use a filament printer: Anycubic i3: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B074BSVGMM/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_01pHEbF26MSGF
And for minis I am using a resin printer: Anycubic Photon: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07C3T7KBQ/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_x3pHEbW97F4Q9
I decided to buy my friend's Snapmaker 1.0 to get started with 3D printed terrain. I also picked up the terrain Humble Bundle that @ELF pointed to in the deals thread. My goal is to up my terrain game by finding a good balance between crafting by hand and 3D printing. Crafting by hand with materials like gravel, sand, tree bark, expanding foam, wooden sticks, extruded polystyrene insulation, dollar store foam board, etc... is great for large builds and structures. I think 3D printing will be a great way to augment those builds with details that would otherwise be impossible/impractical for me to create.

Another fun thing I'm looking into is this...

I love using Lego minis instead of regular DnD minis!

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/330...earchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_

They are the wrong scale but they can't help but make you smile when you play with them. :) Plus with my ahem... advanced age I find 28mm details are often to small for me to enjoy. One problem with these minis is that the large square bases that come with them are cumbersome to use on the table and don't look that great.

After searching around Thingiverse I found this:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2325713

Now I can print 28mm mini bases that have the built in pins to hold Lego minis and I can use my regular crafting and base painting skills to make the bases look cool and realistic. With this approach I get the best of both worlds; the seven year old Lego fiend inside of me gets to play with fun Lego men while my 45 year old eyes can comfortable see the pieces and base detail work with needing to use a tabletop magnifying glass!
 

ELF

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If you looking specifically for props, for that there is another Kickstarter that looks like decent value in its current state:
All Stretch Goals unlocked in less than 2 hours! We are going to need many more!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stlminiatures/3d-printable-fantasy-props

This campaign is a classic example of reward explosion, so there is some risk involved.

(@JochenL, should the 3D printing related messages be separated into its own thread? I don't have the power to do that.)
 

CoryG

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ELF

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Free STL models of just about every D&D monster are available here:
Big DnD fan sharing my work with the world! Log in, download the models, and enjoy!
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/mz4250/creations

Polygon covers the story:
For more than five years, one man has been creating 3D models of every single monster in Dungeons & Dragons’ 5th edition, and giving away those digital files for free, so people with 3D printers can make them at home.

Miguel Zavala’s art project consists of more than 1,900 digital files, and he has nearly 3,000 paying subscribers supporting his work on Patreon. Polygon talked with Zavala about his work, and how (for the most part) he’s been able to avoid the ire of D&D’s publisher, Wizards of the Coast.
https://www.polygon.com/2020/4/10/21173630/dungeons-and-dragons-free-3d-printing-files-miguel-zavala
 

JochenL

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And most of them are really nice!
 

JochenL

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I created three props for a more modern game and want to share them with you - maybe you can use them, too.

Their scale is 1:56, so they should match with 1 inch = 5 feet.
I printed them with a layer height of 0.2 mm (pretty roughly) and without support.

modern-props.jpg
 

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