Category Archives: 3D Printing

A Worrywart’s hesitant plunge into the resin pool…

I started 3d printing for my wargaming in January 2018; way back then FDM the home hobbyists’ tool of choice was an FDM, or filament, 3d printer. That soon changed as inexpensive SLA resin printers came to the market – the Anycubic Photon and the Elegoo Mars leading the charge. These printers gained wide acceptance […]

The Little Engine that could… Pack Some Hurt!! Armoured Trains in bolt Action

The Little Engine that could… pack some hurt! Armoured Trains in Bolt Action   Recently I posted an article on the tactical use of railways in military warfare in general, and specifically in WW2. I noted that as soon as railways came into widespread use, their military application was realized. Not long after that the […]

I Hear a Train a Coming…

‘I hear the train a comin’ It’s rollin’ ’round the bend…” (with apologies to the late, great Johnny Cash) Printing and Using Railways in Bolt Action As soon as railways were widely introduced in the mid-19th century, progressive Armies soon saw the advantage of employing them for both strategic and tactical purposes. The logistical benefit […]

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, […]

A Matter of Scale: 3D Printing for 20mm Wargaming 1:72 or 1:76?

Article by VJM787, you can find his store in the marketplace here, or his page on thingiverse here. In starting a section on this site for 20mm war games and models, the old chestnut of 1:72 or 1:76 for vehicle models emerged. This is worth revisiting in the context of 3D printing, and the decision […]

3D Printing Bases, Movement Trays, Counters and Accessories

Most of our focus so far on Wargaming3D.com has been around printing large items like WW2 AFVs and terrain, but what are some other things you should consider 3D printing for miniature wargaming, regardless of the scale? One thing I’ve found myself printing a lot of recently is accessories and “greebles” on both my FDM […]

3D printing a 1/56 WWII Kriegsfischkutter from a 1/300 source file

Recently, one of our customers – Hendrik De Coster had this crazy idea to take the 1/300 file for a kriegsfischkutter designed by Black Hussar Miniatures and upscale it to create a 1/56 resin printed version. We thought he was crazy, then he sent the photos of the results. We asked him to provide a […]