Author Archives: Wargaming3D

Resin & FDM Printing for Miniature Wargaming: A Comparison of Costs and Material Usage

Recently I’ve been asked what it costs to print a model in FDM vs Printing it in Resin, as well as printing a hollowed vs solid model. Lots of prices get thrown around, but I haven’t really dug into how much it costs me in raw materials. So I thought I’d take a look at […]

Mass Production: A Suggestion for Standardizing 1:300 Naval Gun Bases

So, I’ve recently been bitten by the 1/300 naval bug and I love that there are so many variants of the ships, whether it’s smaller guns on a 73′ Vosper, or the massive guns on a Flower Class Corvette, or a mish mash of whatever was available on an armed trawler, there are lots of […]

3D Printing the Mosquito Fleet: The Ultimate Guide for Cruel Seas and other WWII Coastal Battle Games

A lot has changed since we originally wrote this article back in January 2019. We’d just started playing Cruel Seas, and just got an anycubic photon.  We hadn’t even launched the marketplace here on Wargaming3D.com and everything was located on Thingiverse. Since then, Thingiverse has had a series of issues that meant that folks moved […]

1/300 Naval Ensigns for Wargaming

I’ve been bitten by the Cruel Seas bug hard, and I haven’t even played a game (though I have attended my FLGS to watch some games and learn the rules).  When the game first launched, it pretty much sold out where I lived, meaning I could only purchase the rulebook. This was around the time […]

3D Printing a 1500 Point Flames of War Army in 10 Days

I grew up in New Zealand and went to the South Auckland Miniature Wargames Club as a child when Flames of War was being playtested, but due to my collection at the time being 20mm, I ended up playing Rapid Fire. It took me about 15-20 years to actually get around to creating an army.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]