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Slem

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3D Print files I've used on thingiverse
« on: October 28, 2017, 11:07:02 PM »

Space Orrk - Loota Kit found on #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:350169

I didn't model this or any of the files but really enjoyed printing and painting it these bits. I used them a bunch in my Ork army. If you check out the makes you can see a transport/tank thank highlights these bits from some jag off.

WarWagon found on #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1325575

There are several other ork tanks to chose from on thibg i verse. This is the one Ive hade the most success with. In the makes you can see more of more of the my ork Tank/transport.

Alternative Killacan for Warhammer 40k Tabletop, Space Ork 28mm (Warhammer 40.000) found on #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1564267

Again check out the make section to see my unit the tumble weeds. Sorry about the card board bases.

BattleBuggy found on #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1345846

Another good file for printing. My units are the brown ones, made by slem. Oh and if you didnt know try to search thingiverse by makes, helps weed out the poor files.

Super armored space ork found on #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2156717

Probably my second favorite ork file. In the makes you can see "The kings in clay", meganobz that made their armor out of dirt and water. Also my first attempt at a unit sized 3d printed model.

So uh yeah. Thats some orks that you can print and use on the table.  If you need help re sizing a file let me know.
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Re: 3D Print files I've used on thingiverse
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 07:16:04 AM »

3D printed models are a bit of a touchy subject (especially considering that the place we play at sells 40k models), but that ork loota kit looks pretty awesome. It seems weird that GW doesn't sell one, but between that and the disappearance of Looted Wagon rules it seems like they have cooled somewhat on their support for Ork ingenuity.

I've been thinking of picking up a cheap printer for terrain, but the cheapest decent model runs around $200 and I'm not sure if it would be cost effective compared to traditional materials like styrofoam and cardstock. How much does the filament cost?
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Re: 3D Print files I've used on thingiverse
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 06:49:07 PM »

My Anet A8 was $175 in a post christmas sale. Its a kit so its more for the maker enthusiasts than the mainstream 3d print market. It has a large print area and is easy to assemble but its in constant need of maintenance and care.

Wallmart has the best filament deal online (with instore pickup) at like $20 per 1000g. 1000g is a lot of filament.

Once you see my ork army you will better understand what and how 3d printing can only supplement the hobby. What I do is much more of an experiment in model making and technology. We are still a few years away from fully realized home print and paint. You will see, my 3d printed models are just not as nice as the real deal.

Terrain is some thing that and extrusion printer is good for, but in answer to your question, no its not better than traditional methods. You can however supplement your foam and card stock with printed symbols and architecture accents. On the other hand, you could 3d print an entire ruined 2 story corner of an imperial building that was much more durable than the same terrain feature.

Oh, and what a 3d printer is really the best for is supplementing the your hobby with products they dont make, like a giant figure of a space tech marine, or other over sized models for display
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