Here it is folks, working on other units but for now this is my Rogue Trader mk6 styled Salamanders Chapter.
This paint scheme is gawdy but Ive come to love it!
2 types of Rapier field guns, two paint jobs.. Long story.
Tactical #1 you can see a nearly failed print on the heavy flamer on the left. I made these out of several parts available on thingiverse, Ive messed wiht everything here in some way except the Servitor with chainsword and the rhino.
Tactical #2 the heavy flamer on this one was printed in the same batch and nearly suffered like the other. We will no speak of the 2 other marines from that same batch that were absolute failures!
The Rhino!! So cool this design(not mine), still working on the weathering, but shes done for the most part!
Rapier laser destroyer! I made the tech priest out of available parts from thingiverse, and is downloadable on my Thingiverse page.
I recently discovered some excellent Gnome figures, and I would love to double the size of my Gnome army. However... I do not want to add any more figures to my painting queue. My queue cup runneth over, already!
What has stopped me from getting a 3D printer is the learning curve, and the fact that I really don't know what I would print with it? I know I can get free STL files for all of the monsters in the D&D Monster Manual, but I don't need models of all of them. I also shudder at the thought of adding them to the painting queue.
I love making terrain pieces. If I print them, it takes away the creative side of my hobby. I also do not want to have to store all of the terrain pieces I might print...
The 3D printers fascinate me, but they are still too complex to learn, for me. That, plus I don't need more models and terrain! I am hoping to paint all that I have in the queue, now, before I die. My life is getting shorter, not longer. I want to play with all of my toys, multiple times, before I die. Many have seen table time, numerous times already, but many others have not graced my gaming table even once! My storage space is limited, as well.
As I get older, I am becoming more stringent on my choices. I have to be realistic in what I can/will achieve, in the time I hope to have left... Choices, choices.
All of that aside... I enjoy seeing what others are doing with their 3D printers. Thanks for sharing! Cheers!
I agree, I dont make terrain with it beside barrels and a few bitz for accents. Also with all the games we play its been a boon to get all the different PC minis out before gamenight.
It does remove me a bit from the challenge of hand making bottles and scrolls, etc. The real trash to terrain experience.
I will say however with the prices going down for the printers, its about equivalent to getting a Proxxon or something like that.
As far as the learning curve, I am in the same boat but promise you its far easier than I thought it would be; its mainly time consuming with cleanup, and depending on the print making supports and adding bitz, etc.
Why is everyone scared of beholders? I hold bees all the time.
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT