Monday, 17 January 2022

German WW2 - Sd.Kfz. 234 2 - Puma - 3D Printed

The next 3D print I painted up is the familiar German Puma, a very effective (as we say in our hobby) conversion. Take an armoured car and put a big gun in a turret on it, job done!

I painted it in the exact same way as previous posts on German WW2 so check those out if you want to know the method.

This is how it came out.



Friday, 7 January 2022

German WW2 - Kubelwagen - 3D Printed


After a long hiatus I have managed to paint some of my 3D prints from the summer (not that we had much of one last year 2021). I printed off a few different WW2 vehicles in 1/72 scale and I loved how the Kubelwagen came out.

I painted it in the exact same way as previous posts on German WW2 so check those out if you want to know the method.

This is how it came out.


Saturday, 14 August 2021

3D Printing Journey


As promised in the previous post, here are Alpharius and Perturabo in all their 3D glory. Both files are on Thingiverse if you are interested.

I will be painting these models up hopefully in the next couple of weeks, so look out for the posts.

3D printed models are by no means a walk in the park, these did break in a couple of places, Perturabo's gun barrel broke while removing supports and Alpharius's spear broke when the modle was dropped accidently.

I am still more than happy with these trade offs. GW version is approx. £80, 3D version about £1 in resin and a bit of aggro to get it made. Which will you choose?


Sunday, 25 July 2021

3D Printing Journey


I have not done as much printing as I would have liked, the journey is definitly a bit rocky, as most people will tell you.

I tried the next model back in November 2020 and a couple after that, none worked properly. 

After much frustration I quit.

After about 4 months I started to look at various youtube videos on what the cause may be. After many hours of searching, I came across what I believed was the main issue - Why my model would not stick to the build plate - the evidence pointed to the temperature of the resin.  My journey began in October during a warm spell and as the weeks past it grew colder and my prints failed in line with the weather, unbeknownst to me at that time). 

I waited for the hot weather and in the UK it has only just realy come around (not counting week days as I work and cant print on those days - it has to be the weekends) I put me theory to the test and low and behold perfect prints appeared as if by magic.

Here are some prints of a Heresy era Emperors Children Marine and a second print of a Nightlord Raptor.

Both are great and I am hooked again.

I went for broke and printed two Proxy's of Primarchs, coming up in the next post with some bad news as well.


Saturday, 10 July 2021

Wheatfield using a door mat


The next piece of terrain I wanted to tackle from the Warhammer Terrain book is the wheat field from a door mat.


This was by far the easiest piece of terrain I have ever made.

Buy a door mat, cut out a suitable piece with a hobby knife. Stick to the base of your choice and add grass, flock etc.

Job done.