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3d Printing Ww2 Miniatures - March To Hell


[MUSIC] Hi, everyone, John. Here from all miniatures, great and small. And today I’m going to do the first part of a series on 3d printing. First thing I wanted to show you in. This episode is a Kickstarter that I backed several months ago and, um. I wanted to show you what it contained. So this particular Kickstarter was called March to hell by 3d breed miniatures. Um, and it is basically well. It says right here. World war II armies in 28 millimeter and 15 millimeter scales for 3d printing. So obviously, obviously, 15 millimeter will give us flames of war and other games like that and 28 millimeter games, like, uh, warlord games bolt action. So it gives you, uh, the kind of the similar models in in just different scales rather than just one model that they scale up really big or scaled down. All right so, um. This particular video is going to be really short. I just wanted to show you the Kickstarter and some of the the models and how it’ll work before we go through the whole process of choosing the model, setting it up working with our 3d printer, getting the models printed and then, um, cleaning them up and getting them painted for the tabletop. All right, so I will be showing this Kickstarter as my example, but what we’re going to show the basics are going to apply to any kind of 3d printing. If you get your model off thingyverse or other places like that, most of what we’re talking about still going to apply so here. This Kickstarter started out with, uh, Japanese and American Marines. And, um, you can see it. It started with, like rifle squads and headquarters machine Gunners any tank teams, Some anti-tank guns, jeeps, you know, up up to like Shermans and sandbag defenses, Japanese tanks, some bunkers and stuff like that, and then it unlocked some things as well, which is kind of cool. So these are our unlocked. Uh, 3d models now again. These are 3d models, So you’re back to Kickstarter. You don’t receive anything. Nothing physically comes to you. They don’t send you a model. They don’t send you a disk. Anything like that. You’re just buying the files so that you can print these on your own and those files are STL files so as you can see. You’ve got a lot of cool stuff here in the Kickstarter. I’m going to go ahead and drag over my folder. I already, uh, downloaded the the folders that contained all of the the modeling goodness within. And we have basically five different categories in this Kickstarter, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, US. Marines and a terrain folder. So starting here, We’ll just take a look at the Marines. They broke it down very nicely into infantry vehicles and support stuff, so we’ll take a look at infantry. They give you a a jpeg of what the, um, you know what the different poses are, which is kind of cool. They give me a, uh, early battle battlefront, uh, flames of war vibe to some of these guys, which are still some of my favorite miniatures infantry miniatures are those early American infantry and paratroopers lets. Go ahead and take a look at Rifleman. So these are these STL files that I’m talking about. And there are six of them. Six riflemen sculpts and each one is, uh, these are supported and well. Talk a little bit more about that as we get into the 3d printing program by clicking on this. I already have this linked to my to box, Which is basically the program You use to set up your 3d printer now. We don’t want to check for new updates right now for printing. So in our next video, we’re going to go into a little bit more detail with this, but I just kind of wanted to show you what the model looks like, so I think it’s pretty cool. And in this program, you can position him around this blue rectangle that you see is called the build plate. That’s what the models are actually built on in the 3d printer in the vat of resin. So you can see my 3d printer is not terribly huge because that’s like a 15 millimeter model there, but you get the idea that I could put several guys on here. If I wanted to, I could duplicate and drop a bunch in. I could rearrange them in different ways. You know if I do three in a row. I bet I could fit one. Two three, four, five, five or six rows of these. So that’s 15 to 20 figures. It probably takes a couple of hours, three or f. You know, two or three hours to print these guys. They’re not that tall, so the taller. The thing is typically, that adds more printing time, so the 28 millimeter version of these guys would. Uh, would take a lot more, but you can kind of see, man. The the detail’s pretty cool. I like it. Um, we’re going to close this and we’ll show you guys. The, um, 28 millimeter. Let’s do an NCO This time. So again it opens it up. We can see how much bigger this guy is in relation to that build plate. We can get in really close. I like this software too, because it can kind of simulate how this 3d model is going to get built. Basically, these are built slice by slice and here we could see each slice, basically, so that would be slice 102 That’s very cool, and there’s a whole strategy to how to build this and support it. These little frames that you see here are supports, and there are reasons why it’s set up this way and in further videos. We’ll talk about that. Um, but there you go. I like that. He’s got his Thompson full. Pack looks great. All right, guys. So this is going to serve as our first video in the series, so I just wanted to start something very simple. Also kind of gauge interest from you guys the viewers to see. If this is something you want to go in depth, you just want an overall primer. I can make all of these very short, or I could go into them with a little bit more depth. 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