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  • #144054
    Alan Hamilton
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    My son, after a bit of discussion, designed and 3D printed this Roman Mile Fort for me

    I then painted it

     

    #144059
    MikeMike
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    Cool beans!

    #144060
    Steve Johnson
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    Excellent model and painting and takes me back to the Airfix fort I had as a kid.

    #144061
    mark leslie
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    Have to say “Airfix” was the first thing that came to mind too.

     

    Well, now that you’ve printed it you just have to make the Picts pay for it.

    #144062
    Alan Hamilton
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    Excellent model and painting and takes me back to the Airfix fort I had as a kid.

    Well there are probably 2 reasons for that:

    1 Airfix made a stylised version of the real thing

    2 So did my son after looking at my old (broken) Airfix model and my book on Hadrian’s Wall.

    #144063
    Alan Hamilton
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    Well, now that you’ve printed it you just have to make the Picts pay for it.

    The Picts will pay for Antonine’s Wall and the Caledonians (etc.) will pay for Hadrian’s Wall!

    #144073
    John D SaltJohn D Salt
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    An impressive piece naked, and still more so after the very effective paint job.

    I have to say it looks a good deal more solid and fortlike than the old Airfix effort of blessed memory.

    What material is it made of, and what printer did your son use?

    All the best,

    John.

    #144083
    Alan Hamilton
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    What material is it made of, and what printer did your son use? All the best, John.

    John, thanks for the kind words – my son uses an Ender 3 printer and a mixture of Cura and/or Slic3r for his printing programs. He uses reels of plastic PLA 1.75mm. I hope that makes sense?

    Alan

    #144087
    John D SaltJohn D Salt
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    John, thanks for the kind words – my son uses an Ender 3 printer and a mixture of Cura and/or Slic3r for his printing programs. He uses reels of plastic PLA 1.75mm. I hope that makes sense?

    Didn’t mean a thing to me, but gave me something to google. Having found a few links to the Ender 3 and its exceedingly moderate price, I can feel another “Dammit, more expense” moment coming on. Can you tell me how many reels of the 1.75mm PLA your fort took to make? From the quoted accuracy of a tenth of a millimetre, I imagine that, despite the economic price, the Ender-3 would do work fine enough for printing tank parts and figures in 1/76th. Any accounts of experience in the use of the Ender 3 for such fine work, or general guidance on things for a beginner to watch out for, I would find very welcome.

    All the best,

    John.

    #144089
    Alan Hamilton
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    Didn’t mean a thing to me, but gave me something to google. Having found a few links to the Ender 3 and its exceedingly moderate price, I can feel another “Dammit, more expense” moment coming on. Can you tell me how many reels of the 1.75mm PLA your fort took to make? From the quoted accuracy of a tenth of a millimetre, I imagine that, despite the economic price, the Ender-3 would do work fine enough for printing tank parts and figures in 1/76th. Any accounts of experience in the use of the Ender 3 for such fine work, or general guidance on things for a beginner to watch out for, I would find very welcome. All the best, John.

    Unfortunately I have no idea how many reels he used as he says he buys plastic in big reels then rewinds them onto smaller ones for printing.  He also says he has never tried small items.

    I’d suggest starting your own thread on 3D printing as there are probably several folk here who know what they are talking about.  I have never tried 3D printing as I have a son who is very good at designing buildings (he has not done vehicles or figures).

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