Product Spotlight: HG3D – Cellar Door – Raghaven Collection

Continuing the spotlight feature some cool and simple 3d Prints that are out there to be found today I picked Hobgoblin 3D Cellar Door. Hobgoblin-3D  has a huge collection of 3D prints that you can pick up at DTRPG. I like the cellar door as it is a simple print and surprisingly out of the many entrances that I have in my collection of doors. This happens to be one that I have never seen.

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Publisher: Hobgoblin-3D
Price: $2.99
Link: DTRPG 3D Print Cellar Door

Hobgoblin-3D is proud to present to you the Cellar Door from the Raghaven Hamlet Collection. This 3D Printed terrain piece has been digitally sculpted, scaled to fit 28mm systems and optimized for Home Use 3D Printing.

One of our core focuses is to provide an affordable entry level into 3D Miniatures and Terrain. Meaning after a one time purchase, the product will be yours to download and print out as many times as your printer can handle. As a result, saving you both time and money

Inside the pack, you will find an.STL file, our product T&Cs, and an in-depth instruction manual. Providing you with print settings, recommended materials and a construction guide (if applicable) below.

 

Rocket Pig Games Barbarian

This is a line of minis that have caught my eye, I picked this guy up today and I plan on printing him up later today. I will come back and show later and pop a sample print in the info here as well.

Publisher: Rocket Pig Games Inc.
File: One STL File 3d Printed Barbarian
Link: Rocket Pig Games Barbarian

Rocket Pig Games is a leader in the 3D industry. We specialize in creating 3D printable files that work on your home or public 3D printer. If you are looking for unique and flawless 3D printable files to create miniatures, modular terrain, and props then look no further! We have yearly Kickstarters! Follow our progress on our website or on Facebook.

This model does not come with supports. You will need to generate them with the software of your choice or use Autodesk Meshmixer which is free.

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These are the settings we have used to get perfect prints on our printers. Printers vary as do different types of filaments and how prints behave in different types of weather! You will need to get comfortable with your printer and how it prints in the hot, cold, and humidity. Regardless of the printer you choose, I recommend keeping your room cool and dry. I also, highly recommend using Hatchbox PLA. It may cost a bit more but it’s 100% worth it. Seriously.

Here’s what is working really well with Hatchbox PLA:

TEMP: 195 (40-55 for bed depending on season)

SPEED: 60 mms

RETRACTION DISTANCE: 0.80

RETRACTION SOPEED: 30

INFILL: 15% (for tiles)

TOP SOLID LAYERS: 7

BOTTOM SOLID LAYERS: 4

 

Kickstarter Watch, DRAGONLOCK 3: Dangerous Lairs

 

Fat Dragon Games is back once more with their third Kickstarter, Dangerous Lairs! Fully funded in under a day this is going to be another great Kickstarter project for fans of D&D terrain who have 3D printers. For as much as I love my beautiful Dwarven Forge if you have been following their recent projects the price just keeps going up.

Because of that many gamers have summoned their inner crafter and in the last couple of years begun embracing 3D printing options more and more. I for one am in that crowd. I dabbled for a year as I got more and more comfortable with 3D printing and I have been stocking up on the filament to begin printing out more of my Fat Dragon goodness that I already own!


In this project, you are not getting any physical product, you are kicking for a giant pile of digital STL files. Better yet, Fat Dragon has even thrown in castle walls for free because they have received such overwhelming support.

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If you have a 3D printer or you have considered getting one this is a great project to keep your eye on. Fat Dragon has more than delivered on every one of their past projects and updated and made changes to the files as they have learned more.

Dragonlock alone is a perfect reason to back this product if you are on the fence.
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Simply for the fact that Kickstarter one did not have Dragonlock, DragonBite clips. But when the guys at Fat Dragon decided it was an improvement they retro applied it to all previous tiles FOR FREE!

They look suspiciously like Rocks…

The other day a friend told me that they would really like some 3D asteroids for their Star Wars X-Wing game. The fact that the ships look so good and everything pops nicely on the board for them was a big draw in the game. But the simple flat tokens for asteroids were effective but did not “Feel” like big floating rocks in space.
So I set to the task of crafting some asteroids, I have made a set that I like very much in the past but they have a few negative aspects that I will touch on later. I headed to the internet to see if anyone had done some of the hard work for me already and it turned out that they had. On thingverse I found two styles of asteroids and decided on the half rock asteroids over Rocks on stands.

My reasoning was this. If I made them with flat bottoms and They could be simply set over the top of the existing tokens. Thus if an starship looks as if it were going to strike the 3D model. You can simply lift the rock up and out of the way to determine if it did indeed need to roll for collision. As well as have a marker on the board of where to return the asteroid once the model was out of the way. Without putting a token on the board I worried issues would arise as to proper placement in later rounds.


I so I printed off a run of them and I was pleased to find them waiting for me several hours later. Once they cooled off I primed them and popped them off the rafts I printed them on. Touching them up with a bit of supper fine sandpaper and a layer of texture spray paint was the next step.


Once they dried I hit them with sealer and moved back to the craft table with my “Space Rocks”. I stenciled out some rubber bases while the amazing hot glue gun heated up. After a few snips and cuts it was ready to go. A nice layer of Glue and some pressure till they dried and I was very satisfied with the end result.
I took them to show them off at the game store the next day and my fellow players were supper pleased with the result! What do you guys think ? Would you use these at the table?


Now in the past I had made another set with stands and Lava Rocks. They look is great on the table. BUT, yeah we have a but. The rocks were ugly in transport and tended to be top heavy. Also they did not cover the stands of the tokens they stood on top of them. Overall I prefer this look.  How about you guys ?

Now I know that there are a ton of other ways these could have been made, Everything from using paper Mache or insulation foam. But for me I just love having an excuse to crank something out with the printer.

you can find the Thingverse File I used here, thingiverse.com

 

 

Introducing the Crafting Corner!

A4e3f07d0-d2f5-4af7-865c-b9cb4347c8cfs of today I will be rolling out a new category for my blog. Welcome to the Crafting Corner. This will be the blogging home of my adventures in everything from 3D printed goodness to trying my hand at Candle Making.
( An upcoming Big Surprise Stay Tuned)
Think of this as my place to give you a small glimpse inside another side of my love for the hobby. It will also be a bit of a cattle prod to get myself working on several projects I have had in the wings for some time now!
Here are a few shots of some of what you might be seeing me talk about here. Also, please feel free to comment and ask questions! I will mention that I am dangerously close to a novice at much of this as you can get. But hey! you only live once and I still have all my fingers!

 

 

Kickstarter Watch: Dragonlock 2 Fantasy Village​ Terrain For 3d Printers

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Fat Dragon Games returns to Kickstarter with Dragonlock 2: Fantasy Village Terrain for 3D Print. This project launched and within hours crushed its funding goal of 500 dollars. Having raised 18k in under a day with over a month left to go this project is going to be another smash hit for Fat Dragon Games.

These prints look wonderful from the photos! If you, like me were unable to back the stellar Dwarven Forge city project. This is going to be just the Kickstarter for you. Even better if you have a 3D printer like me, of all this set is very affordable. Coming in at $89 for the whole Kickstarter plus Stretch goals it is price point is excellent.

As long as we do not see a ton of Add-Ons at an extra cost this is going to be a wonderfully affordable Kickstarter that you will be able to pick up everything as well as the Add-Ons for under $130. I think we will see a few more Add-Ons before this project is over as well as a ton of smashed goals.

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So if you have a 3D printer why are you still reading this ? Get over there and give this project a look!

Weekend Roundup Feb 26-28 2015

This week was a slow week gaming wise. Normally there would have been a truckload of gaming going on but unlike normal many of our game’s this week did not make.

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Friday I called my Edge of the Empire game. I needed a good break with so much Real Life things going on I just needed to take a session to recover.

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Saturday was scheduled to be our D&D 5E out of the Abyss game. This game also dropped and did not make do with real life reasons as well. Our GM needed a personal day much like I did on Friday.

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My Sunday game did make, Iron kingdoms RPG. In this game, I am playing Tovivar Anvilbock. He is a Dwarf Arcane Mechanic, Feild Mechanic with a light labor jack. This game was my introduction to the group and I spent most of my time tweaking and making final adjustments to my character before my introduction. Not much to rely on this session other than I am chomping at the bit to get back to it in two weeks!

12790955_1044561765603112_4201656670402184799_nOne new piece of gaming news for me and my group. I am now the proud owner of a 3D printer. I have been feeling out the printer and already have had some great 3D print runs. There have been an error or two but thus far I am exceptionally happy with the printer.

I have had the chance to print out a few cool pieces that I will share with you here. I likely will do a longer blog about the 3D printer in the coming days.