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    Joe Shaughnessy
    Joe Shaughnessy
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    I decided to do up a Bolt Action Soviets army this past summer.  But not having a lot of gaming time I did not want to put in a large sum of money to do it.  So I did a little searching and found the Dreamforge plastic Russians on sale for $8 a box of 31 plus parts.  Three boxes of those and running my 3d printer on the vehicles and guns has produced a nice force, probably less than $50 total.  Painting is a breeze with these and I am having fun with the basing.  Now on to the winter Soviets.

    #121587
    Mike
    Mike
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    You printed the tank length ways?

    #121591
    Truscott Trotter
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    Really nice work
    I think the print lines running vertically is a good idea – then the weathering hides em better

    #121592
    Joe Shaughnessy
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    It varies. Some are lengthways some print on end. I experimented quite a bit on these.

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    Mark Ainsworth
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    this is amazing , never used or thought of using a 3d printer

    #121911

    Thomaston
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    Is that a T28 ot a T35 in the back? really nice loking army.

    Tired is enough.

    #121918

    Mark Ainsworth
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    is there a reason why you cant 3d print soldiers?

    #121930

    Jacob Stauttener
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    Very cool.  Nice work.

    #122081

    Alex
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    Cracking looking army there!

    Alex (Does Hobby Stuff)

    #122233
    Joe Shaughnessy
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    The resolution on this particular printer just doesn’t cut it for figures.  I am eyeing a resin printer maybe for Christmas that will do the trick.

    #122235
    Joe Shaughnessy
    Joe Shaughnessy
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    T35 in green paint.  T28 in an attempt at winter camo on the left.

    #122237
    Joe Shaughnessy
    Joe Shaughnessy
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    BTW lots more pics at my gallery:  http://www.joxash.org/gallery2/index.php/28mm-WW2/Soviets

    #122241
    Mike
    Mike
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    Thanks, how much do you reckon a typical tank costs you in $ to make?
    (do you get the files for free?)

    #122265
    Joe Shaughnessy
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    Thanks, how much do you reckon a typical tank costs you in $ to make? (do you get the files for free?)

    most of my files are free, found on thingiverse.com. The filament I buy runs about $17 per kilo. I just weighed a 1/56 scale Sherman I had handy and it came to 62 grams for a cost of $1.06. Give or take a few grams for supports and cleanup

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