Archive for December, 2014
3D printing has found it’s way to my local library. I found these three objects online at Thingiverse – the barrels are for a 40K terrain project. The unicorn and cat are for my daughters. The detail on each is pretty good with the most obvious print lines on the horizontal barrels. The unicorn was delivered with a bit of flash – the plastic is stiff (just short of being brittle) but cleans up with knife and clippers. Printing cost is minimal, running 10 cents per gram or about $1.50 per item. Tinkercad is an online 3D object creator, although I may be hard pressed to come up with anything more than a simple set of geometric shapes. Even with basic skill, 3D printing will have its uses for creating game tokens and terrain masters for resin casting.