Now I have a 3D Printer.... Ho, Ho, Ho...
This is the new filament printer that I'll be using to print up terrain models that I either make myself, or buy from PrintableScenery.com (the company that's running the Apocalypse Ruins KickStarter).
I bought the LulzBot based on a tip from my friend Dave White, who runs a 3D printed toy company, and it's performing quite well.
I'm still in learn-the-thing mode, but it's printing this Printable Scenery Stalingrad building module more than a bit nicer (right) than the Robo3D (left) at the FLGS in terms of surface smoothness.
|Just one possible combination of the Stalingrad modules.|
My biggest problem in printing terrain though, is going to be the begging of my kids to print other cool stuff instead.
Right now I'm printing out a 6" tall Ant Man model for them (We'll see how it turns out), and they're begging me to print up a suit of armor for our cat to wear.
How can I possibly say no?
Like I said, I'll be printing scenery with this thing mostly, and maybe the odd pinewood derby car. But the real treat will be when my other 3D printer arrives, because it's a high-resolution DLP resin printer. To the right above is a sample model from a competitor to the MoonRay printer I've ordered. and the MoonRay should be both faster, and capable of a much higher resolution. Note the detailed staircase and spiral ladder inside.
Anyhow, I'm all-in on this technology now. As I feel that it has finally reached a tipping point in terms of prosumer capabilities.