Site Update: February 22, 2022 3D Prints

I finally started to dabble with 3D printing about a year ago. For a few months I had access to a filament printer. After weeks of experiments, I had very little to show for my efforts. It was a frustrating experience.

A few months ago, though, I took a chance and invested in a Elegoo Mars 2 Pro resin printer. This experience has not been without its challenges, but the end results have been so much more rewarding! I still have a great deal to learn, and I suffer the occasional failure, but on the whole I feel I have a much better handle on resin printing.

(Over Christmas I took another chance and invested in a large Creality Ender 5 Plus filament printer. That was also an abysmal failure, and was subsequently returned. I guess filament printing is not for me.)

What I am posting today are the first finished pieces from my time with the M2P. I already have so much more to paint! If I didn’t print another thing, I easily have enough printed pieces to keep me occupied for a couple of years.

As much fun as printing and painting statue is, I have three goals I’d like to achieve:

  1. I’d really like to apply 3D printing to my action figure customs. I’ve managed to adapt a few heads and print those for upcoming projects. Ultimately I’d like to design my own parts, which leads to…
  2. I need to learn Blender. I’ve cracked it open. I reminds me of the first time I actively looked at Photoshop in 1997. Intimidating! In the long run, I’d like to design my own parts such that I can also share files and/prints.
  3. I want to print BIGGER! The M2P is great, but I am straining against the size imitations. I have amassed a small army of files consisting of sets and vehicles (Batmobiles!) that I very much want to see on my shelf. Since the big filament printer didn’t work out, I am currently waiting for the Elegoo Jupiter to become available at regular retail. Must be patient.

In the meantime, please enjoy these early projects. I have tried to give sculptor credit where and when I knew it. In some cases, I simply don’t know. If you do, please contact me so I can give proper credit.

Captain Carter (Bust)

Captain Carter

Agent Peggy Carter

Dipper Pines (Gravity Falls)

Grogu with Elf

Grogu Ornament

Harley Quinn (Standing)

Harley Quinn (Coppertone)

Harley Quinn (Reclining)

Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight (Mushrooms)

Jabba the Ornament

Jessica (Rabbit) Huttslayer

Missile Toad Ornament

Sans (Earthbound)

Casimir
February 2022

 

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