Printer’s Been Printing

It’s been a while since I last ran the 3D printer, but I remembered I still had one .stl from the Corvus Terrain bundle I purchased last summer. I needed to print the NYC Subway entrance! I started this weekend, boldly attempting to print the unspilt file with support. It was a 27-hour print and it did well, except I decided to add hairspray (a very light coat) to the glass because it had been so long since I ran the machine.

This turned out to be a big mistake, as the large bedplate contact of the model stuck really well, and the finished print split in half when I tried to remove it. In fact, the bottom is still stuck to the glass bed – I’ll work on removing it over the upcoming three-day weekend. Luckily I have a second plate! First things first, a quick bed-level check and a quick 2-hour check print – an AppleTv remove holder; then over to the split Subway Entrance.

The bottom half was an 11-hour print and finished early this morning. No supports needed! Then this morning I put the top half on the printer, about 12 and a half hours.and aside from a small printer overhang near the front and some stringing on the column flutes, it printed very well! Best part, the designer added alignment pegs for the two parts!

Time to do some clean-up, then priming and painting this weekend! One more piece for any MCP table I may or may not set in the future. Somehow I still want to build a park themed game board, might have print a few more trees and build some benches!

11 thoughts on “Printer’s Been Printing

      1. good stuff. After seeing what you have been able to print and paint with that resin printer, it makes me want to get one, but I don’t think I would run it enough to justify the initial cash outlay. That being said, I can live vicariously through your posts!


      2. I know what you mean about up front costs. I reckon it has paid for itself now. If we look at the original cost £198. But mine was a reduced price down to 180. Still a big wodge of cash. In respect of miniature costs I mean it is pennies per miniature in resin. If you think of the 6mm Italian Wars. I saved £70 in printing the infantry. So that’s a third of the cost. The 28mm Italian Wars stuff used about two bottles of resin at £20 a shot, but I literally have hundreds of miniatures. So yeah for a one off print of something definitely not worth the outlay, but over two or three years… definitely worth the cost. Something you probably already knew, so sorry for preaching there. 😔

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      3. No, no, do preach. Your comment is precisely why I don’t have a resin printer, I hardly ever play a miniatures game, so the need to print lots of miniatures is not a factor. Honestly, I wish I was in a spot where there was an active group of gamers (not Warhammer) and I had the need to print at a scale required for clean miniatures, as the printing would cross over to other hobbies.
        Anyway, I do enjoy watching others adventures in 3D resin printing.


  1. They are great. I have a couple of mdf ones but yours is much better. It is a good idea to have two as a sort of teleporter so that miniatures can go in one and come out the other next turn. That’s how I use mine.

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    1. You must be living in my head space. After I get this one cleaned up and painted, I was thinking another would be fun – even if to just keep the board space evened out with throwable terrain. Another thought was what if going into the subway entrance “teleported” you a new board? – a subterraining world, the subway platforms, etc. Or perhaps design your own senario, like a game of Zombicide, have one uber large force vs a smaller force and the smaller force needs to fight through, get to the subway and escape via the trian tunnels! All kinds of fun stuff!

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