Monthly Archives: December 2018

The complete and utter idiots guide to 3D printing in resin for Wargamers

I’m terrible at printing, I can’t level a bed to save myself, I need a raft whenever I print in FDM, yet I still manage to get decent prints.  This is through trial and error, and spending way too much time on Facebook groups, reddit and every blog I can read.  I’ve recently taken the […]

The T-60 and T-60 BM8-24: Uncle Joe’s Little Tank That Could

Uncle Joe’s Little Tank That Could… The T-60 and T-60 BM8-24 The History The T-60 Light Tank Nicholas Astrov’s design team at Moscow Factory No. 37 was assigned the task of designing amphibious and non-amphibious scout tanks in 1938. They produced the T-30A and T-30B prototypes. The former was to be manufactured as the T-40 […]

Tanks of New Zealand – The Bob Semple Tank

The Bob Semple was one of the first tanks I printed when I got a 3D printer. I was drawn to it due to it’s sheer impracticality, it’s oddness and of course, pure patriotism being a New Zealander.  After all who could not fall in love with a tank made out of a bulldozer, with […]

Tanks of New Zealand: The Schofield Tank

For Bolt Action, I’ve been building a New Zealand force for each major theatre, whether it’s North Africa, Europe or in the Pacific.  One theatre I’ve been toying with is a Home Guard type scenario, similar to Warlord Games “Operation Sea Lion” supplement, except it would be in New Zealand/Australia and have Japanese as the […]

Chapter 7 : Be Choosy!!!

Chapter 7 : Don’t Hesitate to be Fussy!!   Okay, let’s jump ahead and say that you have plunged into the 3D printing pool, which is the only way as there is no shallow end. Aided by  your printer’s manuals and tips from Facebook user forums and YouTube videos, you have succeeded to fine tune […]

Chapter 6 : Sometimes Size Does Matter!

Chapter 6 Sometimes, Size Does Matter! As you gain experience in hunting down printable .stl files for your gaming needs, you will encounter the fact that there are a good many different scales used by the creators of 3D designs. Personally, I game exclusively in 28mm, which is 1/56th scale. The other common scales in […]