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    Abwehrschlacht
    Abwehrschlacht
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    I while ago I bought myself a 3D printed tower off EBay, it’s designed for use in Legion and after a bit of work sanding, I managed to get it looking OK. There’s more photos on my blog (including a crashed Speederbike objective marker). Have a look here:

    https://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com/2019/01/legion-terrain.html

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #107770
    Darkest Star Games
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    Hey that’s pretty nifty!  End result looks pretty darn good.

    There are now products on the market that can be used to fill the print lines, and some that even slightly “melt” them depending upon material. I have found that higher end prints, though more expensive, are a lot less work to get looking good.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #107771
    Abwehrschlacht
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    Thank you! I tried using gloss varnish on it when I started, to fill in the cracks. It’s something I had seen online, but it wasn’t too great a result, so that’s why I went for the old elbow grease. I am going to have a look for other products that will help with the next 3D printed thing I buy. This one was cheap, which is why it had the poor print job.

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #107772
    Darkest Star Games
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    I think it helps give it a worn/aged cast concrete look, really works with the paint job you gave it.  On a space ship though, I’d think the lines would be a major distraction.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #107773
    Abwehrschlacht
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    Thanks. I agree with lines on a spaceship. I had an escape pod which has similar lines and I didn’t bother smoothing it before I painted it and you can see them a mile off….

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

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