Author Archives: Wargaming3D

3D Printing the American Civil War

With the upcoming release of Warlord Games “Epic Scale” version of Black Power ACW (and the excellent freebies on the front of last months issue of Wargames Illustrated) there has been a renewed interest in ACW, especially the idea of 3D printing ACW forces. This combined with my recent Christmas day hike of the Manassas […]

What happened to new Vendors? Where are the updates? What’s happening? Is it still March?

Hi Everyone, It’s been a while! 2020 has been an absolute crazy year. It’s hard to believe it’s the 189th day of March, 2020. For those that are still with us, it’s great to have you hear. For those who we have lost – we will miss you. And for those who have lost friends, […]

How to install an analogue Ammeter on a K40 Laser Cutter

I originally purchased my K40 laser cutter without knowing a lot about them, and fell into the trap of purchasing an “Upgraded” K40 laser cutter with a lot of bells and whistles that I didn’t need, but lacking ones that I probably did need. One of these was an analogue ammeter, so I can measure […]

3D Printing in the Age of Sail – 3D Printing 1/600 and 1/700 Ships

I never took any interest in Naval Wargaming until Warlord Games released Cruel Seas (an excellent, if poorly proofread beer and pretzels type game focusing on the smaller ships battling it out on the coast during World War Two in 1/300 scale, you can read our 3D printing guide here). Following on from this success, […]

The complete idiots guide to Chinese “K40” Laser Cutters for Wargamers

A month of so ago I purchased myself one of these big blue “K40” style Chinese laser cutters from Ebay, and over the last few weeks I’ve been working towards getting it usable for cutting and engraving MDF and Acrylic plastic for a wide variety of miniature wargames products: from Tokens and Templates to Terrain. […]

Get started with Gaslands and 3D Printing

Osprey Publishing’s Gaslands game is one of my favorite tabletop games at the moment, it’s cheap, fun and easy to get into and perfect for 3D printing, whether it be accessories, gaming tokens, terrain or digital kitbashing entire vehicles, the possibilities are endless. What is Gaslands you ask? Well according to the official site: Shoot, […]

What 3D Printers are Wargamers really using in 2019?

When I first started 3D printing for wargaming in early 2018 there was very little information, especially regarding cheaper printers. Since then, a variety of facebook groups have popped up that offer a wealth of information on the matter, and with more quality, low priced printers coming onto the market. When I began, my goal […]

Speed Painting WWII Infantry with Citadel Contrast Paints

I’ve been miniature wargaming on and off for the better part of the last 25 years, painting my first miniature using old Humbrol oil based paints that my father purchased for me to build kitset models.  I quickly moved onto my first box set of Warhammer fantasy battles, the old starter paint set containing a […]