Late last year I was fortunate to receive as a late Christmas gift a 3D printer. Since then I hae been experimenting with it to produce models and terrain pieces. Most of what I have printed, I haven't taken photos of and as a result it hasn't made it on to the blog.
|M1133 Stryker MEV upscaled to 1/72 scale|
|M1133 Stryker MEV file located here|
As I don't know how to digitally model items in 3D, I am reliant on the hard work and talent of others. The files that I am using to print are sourced from:
- 3d printing community sites that host free files,
- Websites that sell files,
- Kickstrarters, or
- By direct arrangement with the file creators.
I suspect that the vast bulk of people using 3D printers to produce gaming aids are reliant on the efforts of others to produce the files they print. Hopefully this potential market means that folk who create files find it worthwhile to continue doing so.
|1/72 M1074 Joint Assault Bridge|
|M1074 JAB file located here|
|105mm L118 light gun (file from here)|
My 3D printer uses filament so doesn't produce models with the same crispness as a resin printer. I am planning to obtain a resin printer in the future in order to produce more detailed models and figures.
|NZLAVs around a vehicle obstacle ( obstacle file here)|
|1/72 Scale Technical (file located here)|
As I intend to post more on this blog there will be more 3D printe items in the future.