Category Archives: Guides

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, […]

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, […]

Glues for Joining PLA Printed Parts

Stick with me, kid… Gluing PLA Filament   Many of us whom print with FDM 3d printers generally do most of our printing with PLA filament. PLA is a versatile, stable and economical print medium. PLA does have some limitations, but for many of us, it is our “go-to” filament. PLA does have one notable […]

Wargaming the Spanish Civil War in Bolt Action

Wargaming the Spanish Civil War Unofficial Bolt Action Rules Overview The very term “a Civil War” is an oxymoron in any context, but doubly so in reference to the Spanish Civil War. There are tomes written about this savage conflict and I would be doing a disservice to both you, the reader, and to the history […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]