Monthly Archives: November 2018

Chapter 5 – Actually Printing Something!!

Chapter 5 – Actually Printing Something? In this chapter we will give a quick overview of the process of printing on an FDM (printer) printer. I will keep this as generic as possible, due to the many variances among makes when actually setting up before commencing a print. Each printer will be different, and you […]

Deweycat drops a bunch of new WWII files on Thingiverse and CGTrader

Regular contributor to Wargaming3D.com Deweycat just dropped a bunch of original and remix files up on his Thingiverse and CGTrader accounts respectively.  In his own words: 1) A British 25 pounder field gun and ammo limber. This is an original file. There is a 25 pounder gun at a memorial for the 2nd R.C.H.A. in my […]

Chapter 4 – Not quite ready to leap into 3d printing? Here are other options for you!

Chapter 4 : Not yet ready to make the leap into 3D printing? Here are some other options for you.   Getting started into 3D printing at home is a big step, no question about it. It requires a significant investment of both money and time. Home 3D printing has advanced significantly in the past […]

Setup Guide: Octoprint for Remote Printing and Monitoring

When I first got my printer, I was living in a one bedroom apartment, where my computer and my printer were all in one place – the bedroom (much to my wife’s annoyance).  More recently we’ve moved to a two story house plus basement, and my 3D printer is in the basement hobby room, while […]

Crews for your 3D Printed 28mm WW2 Tanks and Vehicles

Right now, most of us who are 3D printing WW2 28mm vehicles are using FDM printers, which aren’t detailed enough to print miniatures and high detail items like crew and small accessories.  With the advent of sub $1000 resin printers like those available from Anycubic, Wanhao and Creality, this is likely to change, expect to […]

Chapter 3 – 3D Printing and You – All the Other Stuff You Will Need

Okay, you have taken the plunge and have ordered that 3D printer… and you are counting down the days until it arrives on your porch. But there is other “stuff” you are going to need. You don’t want to buy anything that you don’t need, but you don’t want to get half way through your […]

Chapter 2 : Your 3D Printer Shopping Check List

Okay, let’s assume that you have decided to jump into the 3D printing pool. If you haven’t yet, please don’t turn off this series, as I will be doing an upcoming chapter on your options should you not want to do your own 3D printing. I am not going to do specific recommendations as to […]

Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2018: 3D printing deals for wargamers

It’s Thanksgiving tomorrow, which means Black Friday is only two days away, and Cyber Monday is just around the corner.  The two biggest shopping days of the year for the United States have a tonne of potential deals for the savvy wargamer to save tonnes on their 3D printing needs.  Personally, I’m planning to purchase […]

TigerAce1945 drops Hanomag Pack Ultimate on Thingiverse!

Prolific 3D Printing model designer whom we interviewed a few days ago), just dropped the “Hanomag Pack Ultimate” a great new pack of .stl files on free 3D printing file site Thingiverse. The pack includes every variant you could think of including: Sd.kfz251/1 Ausf A, B,C,D Sd.kfz251/2 Ausf B, C, D Sd.kfz251/3 Ausf A,B,C,D Sd.kfz251/7 […]

3D Printing a Western Desert Themed Tabletop

With the release of the Bolt Action: Western Desert campaign book by warlord games, many of our local gaming groups have been focused on North Africa, and I’ve been busy printing off Long Range Desert Group Trucks and Jeeps lately.  Of course for a decent game, you need a good looking table, and if you […]