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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:22 am 
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Like that wall, the low level of detail actually makes it look more like a large city wall.

Why not just get them printed by a professional printing company?

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Sounds expensive! At least the prices I have seen, i.e. shapeways. Also, I'm mostly in it for the fun of learning things, including printing. I suppose one could argue that learning about pro printing is one such experience...

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Great new everybody! The Hive work has splintered off the creation of a highly overambitious NetEA campaign using Mighty Empires as the core. Together with my fellow epicicians at the aptly named Armageddon club, we are ideating what is becoming an interesting adaptation of this trusty campaign system.

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New printer and new design for city walls. And the beginnings of a space port logistics area.

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I saw these on Facebook this morning. They're looking great!

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Thanks! I do believe I posted here first - trying to keep the old ways pre social media alive if possible...

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If you're 3d printing such things consider getting the GrimDarkTerrain city walls? They look great with lots of nice detail - https://grimdarkterrain.com/product/wal ... l-package/


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That looks great. You could give it a DC and armor value, and when destroyed roll a scatter die to see which way it falls, crushing hapless Eldar infantry.

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Splosh! That would be a nice effect...

As far as the walls go, I am doing my own designs. For reasons. Mainly that I like doing my own stuff I suppose ;D But also because I am a very old and grumpy type that remember the olden days of less gothic arches and more raw industrial vibes. I do have some grimdarkey bits here and there. But I do try to minimize the use of skullz and arches and do more brutalist concrete.

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More test prints. Trying to find a way to print each section as fast as possible. Printing flat, in sections standing and whole length on the side. The latter became bent in the corners. Not unusual for these printers. Next try, 2 sections lying on the edges.
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The bent corners aren't too noticeable, but that might be because it's black right now.

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yeah i can see it a little bit but it's not too bad. I really like the designs

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Thanks guys! I am slowly dialing in the correct form factor for my printer. I'll probably use that piece at the leftmost corner. Too many print-hours to waste it :D about 100 cm to go...

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So, I printed a few containers...

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Vase-design makes it quick.

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And some more wall. Found a way to vase design the pieces too, so now these are pretty quick too.

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