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4 months 3 weeks ago - 4 months 3 weeks ago #1 by shaunfletcher
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Got my resin printer (Phrozen Sonic Mini) and started to print some model accessories and figures. Will keep posts in this thread to be tidy and here for anyone interested.

These are test pieces based on old models I made, upcoming will be much more detailed and interesting! Print quality is essentially identical to good commercial plastic or even resin, only compromise is supports but thats not a biggie.

1/35 scale so these are pretty small! (gun is about 38mm, binocs about 15mm)

Off the printer:

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4 months 3 weeks ago #2 by shaunfletcher
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The binoc model is very simplified, but I had it lying around. Im working on a fully detailed version with the tripod etc which should print beautifully

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4 months 3 weeks ago #3 by Fritz
Wow those are looking great! really wouldn't mind getting a 3d printer one day. Would be perfect for an A-4K Kahu cockpit.

In Progress:
Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...zaf-1-48-ta-4k-build

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Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M

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4 months 3 weeks ago #4 by Gary
We can always talk about this :)
Print the masters, and make resin molds, it's not hard.



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4 months 3 weeks ago #5 by shaunfletcher
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Yeah I was thinking of that as a longer term plan. I'm a pretty experienced modeler (did years in games), can make almost anything given the information, and with this printing method there is much potential to make things that are not easily available, and easy to make them in any scale and with variants for little work.

Been a long time since I did any casting to any complexity, so that will be the challenge more than the modeling and printing I think.

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4 months 3 weeks ago #6 by Fritz
I'd be rather keen to make a master for an A-4K cockpit. Just need to figure out how to do it. What software do you use to create that stuff?

In Progress:
Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...zaf-1-48-ta-4k-build

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Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M

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4 months 3 weeks ago #7 by shaunfletcher
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I use 3ds max, but blender is free and immensely popular. or you can use CAD stuff like fusion. As long as the models you make are all closed volumes you just have to get used to what can be printed etc.

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4 months 3 weeks ago #8 by Gary
Many moons ago I used to be an AutoCAD trainer and did 3D Studio when it first came out but, I struggle to make complex shapes with normal CAD now, it comes back to me occasionally.
I use Sketchup as it's free, it does everything I need it to do at the moment, but I'm about to start getting in to more complex shapes and figures so will have to dig out the old skills maybe take a look at Blender etc. I liked 3DS because it was CAD based, not sure what it is now will have to look at that to, see which I prefer.



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4 months 3 weeks ago #9 by shaunfletcher
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Apparently Blender has come on a hell of a way, according to the 3d communities I visit.

Im using zbrush for sculpting and max for modelling.. zbrush is a hell of a thing, but what a learning curve lol

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4 months 3 weeks ago - 4 months 3 weeks ago #10 by Gary
Quick update, I took one look at the cost of 3DS Max and thought fark that and downloaded Blender instead.



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4 months 3 weeks ago #11 by shaunfletcher
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Fortunately I am a perpetual student and companies like adobe and autodesk love us.

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4 months 3 weeks ago #12 by grover
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Gary wrote: Quick update, I took one look at the cost of 3DS Max and thought fark that and downloaded Blender instead.

Anyone can get a student licence and get it for free as long as you're not using it commercially.
www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/featured - My institution was not even listed in their database but I can still get it.

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4 months 3 weeks ago #13 by grover
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That said, I'm keen to learn Blender myself, just because of the huge community and support they offer, and the capability of the programme itself.

Shaun, I played around with ZBrush about 7 or 8 years ago and it was hella impressive then. Are you using a graphics tablet or just mouse and keyboard?

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4 months 3 weeks ago #14 by grover
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BTW, where did you buy your printer and where are you getting the resin? I'm tempted to see if work will sprout for one, but our suppliers are charging crazy money for resin printers.

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4 months 3 weeks ago #15 by shaunfletcher
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I bought direct from the manufacturer at www.phrozen3dp.com/ and was pleasantly amazed at how quickly it arrived.

A few local vendors are carrying resins, but some are outrageous prices. I found a guy in auckland on trademe with some esun bioresin much cheaper than others, and also ordered some from Marvle3D who seem fair
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4 months 3 weeks ago #16 by shaunfletcher
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Messing with some mechanical parts, some air vents (generic and not very accurate from an old model) in about 1/35 scale. phone camera make some of the finish look much rougher than it is to the eye for some reason

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4 months 2 weeks ago - 4 months 2 weeks ago #17 by Gary
First print off the printer, it missed some bits like the cloak and the swords at his hip, I like the quality though.
And a quick dip of paint just for practice.

Bare resin fresh out of the printer.

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Quick spray with some primer

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Quick test paint to see how well it holds up to painting

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4 months 2 weeks ago #18 by shaunfletcher
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Nice print that!

I printed some tests from major mini design companies to calibrate things and make sure I'm printing right. Stuck a paint job on this one from Vae Victis miniatures:

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4 months 2 weeks ago #19 by shaunfletcher
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Interesting test.. about 3-4 hours from thinking of doing a helmet to having it sculpted, printed and a rough paint

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4 months 2 weeks ago #20 by shaunfletcher
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Couple more prints as they come off the printer


and the sculpt of the helmet in zbrush
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4 months 1 week ago #21 by shaunfletcher
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Training sculpt based on some 'random' theme pictures. Printed at 1/35 scale

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4 months 1 week ago #22 by grover
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Awesome

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4 months 1 day ago #23 by shaunfletcher
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Another sculpt, proper prints to come including the doggo

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3 months 3 weeks ago #25 by Gary
My faithful old Makerbot just croaked so I've had to go out and buy a new one, was looking to upgrade in the next few months anyway but had to bite the bullet and get the new one now. Went for a Creality 10s Pro V2, not cheap but easy to get here in NZ as are the parts, I had been looking at the new Arsenal printer but can't get them so easy here at the moment and I needed something now to help me print my next Hobbit Day outfit.
Been working on printing chainmail I made a section up using Octagons as per the movie armour and it came out very well and so easy to work with, more importantly it is light.
Then I thought why not print a whole sheet at once, so started drawing it up, went to print it off and the printer died.



The old printer is currently on Trademe for 50 bucks start price, worth more than that just for the stepper motors, it could be nothing or it could be major, I think it's the extruder unit, a new extruder will set you back up to $800.
That's why I like the newer printers the parts are more widely available and a lot less $$



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3 months 3 weeks ago #26 by shaunfletcher
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Yeah thats crazy stuff, even my prusa you could replace the whole extruder assembly for what, 100 bucks US?

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3 months 1 week ago - 3 months 1 week ago #27 by Handbag87
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This is a revelation, I had no idea resin printers were out there - I thought it was ABS city and layer lines galore for amateurs and hobbyists. My jaw dropped looking at the detail on some of your raw pieces!!

Cheers, Zac in Whanganui
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3 months 1 week ago #28 by shaunfletcher
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Yeah they are easy, cheap and extraordinary. Im just getting started and my stuff is not great compared to what can be achieved, expect some very pretty things here in coming weeks I hope!. I doubt Ill ever by an aftermarket resin/pe kit again put it that way:

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3 months 1 week ago #29 by Gary
Yeah I agree with Sean it's so easy to design and print your own stuff, I'll be doing lots more aircraft interiors now.



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3 months 3 days ago #30 by psm66
I was keen on a 3d printer so have ordered one of these and its just come in today...

What the best trade me supplier resin to begin to print with and 1/35 parts to start on ?

Thanks, Paul.

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