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    So what have you been 3D printing?

    Quick test print of my minified wolverine sculpt. I wanted both the sculpture AND the newton mod. Surely I could just scan it and print one right?

    Well ...

    It looks rough due to the layer height (did it as fast as possible). Its also not the right scale yet. I wanted to get an idea of if it was worth while fixing up scan errors (you can see one on his left cowl ear).

    I just measured where it would go and I estimate it's currently about 50% of the maximum size that would fit.
    wolverine_cura.jpg



    Black filament is so hard to get a good photo of. He looks like a lotr orc!








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    Two things,
    Is there a lighter filament you could have used.
    I reckon even the black would look good in the wolverine colours

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    It's going to be painted so the filament color won't matter.

    Did a paint test to see if i need to prime it.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Jed View Post
    That's an awesome offer, thank you. I don't mind color as I'd be painting it. Gladly pay for filament too.

    What size can the Aldi printer handle?

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    Sorry for late reply, I didnt get the quote notification So missed the post.
    the one I have isnt a very big Print size 120 x 135 x 100mm (Width x Depth x Height

    If the size is bigger, there is the option to cut the object in half, Print in separate parts and glue together.

    Not worried about the filament costs, I wasted a tonne of it when I first got the machine figuring out the best settings on failures and yet still seem to have a tonne of fillament left even after all the Those failures and the tonnes of successful prints from then on, the roll seems almost endless lol

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    So what have you been 3D printing?

    Seems most of my printing issues of late had a root cause.

    Octoprint and the raspberry Pi I was using. It was too slow to keep up sending commands and resulted in poorer quality. ( http://lokspace.eu/bad-print-quality...ution-is-here/ )



    Size comparison.


    Supports removed, pinball for scale. I'm stoked with how it came out!!! Can you tell









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    @Koops thats Sort of why I Ummed and ahhed about getting into 3d printing for so long. As it would have driven me nuts lol
    You need would need to really enjoy trial and error stuff on hard ware and so on to do the kit style ones.
    The hard core guys love doing it like you have, But I couldnt have done it. Once they are done though they are very good obviously.

    Hence why I went the Aldi route, I took the easy way out lol
    Hats off to you, I couldnt have done it and good to see its coming along nicely

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    Hahah. I'd say I'm far from hardcore. I'm blinding finding my way through this. I only have very small windows to play with it too so I'm not spending much time on it.

    My "kit" was mostly assembled. It was only the upper printer stuff that wasn't.

    If you can put together pc components you can do a printer "kit".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Koops View Post
    Hahah. I'd say I'm far from hardcore. I'm blinding finding my way through this. I only have very small windows to play with it too so I'm not spending much time on it.

    My "kit" was mostly assembled. It was only the upper printer stuff that wasn't.

    If you can put together pc components you can do a printer "kit".


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    Ahh I figured you must have built one of those 3d printer kits that allot of 3d printer guys seem to build then Mod them to extreme levels lol.
    Allot of guys seem to buy certain 3d printers as they can just go nuts and mod them. Is yours one of those printers?
    Anyway you should give your self some credit I dont think what your doing is that easy.
    When I first was considering buying a 3d printer I was looking at a few kits on GearBest, some had great reviews from the 3d print community but those guys Know how to mod them and make them amazing printers, When I looked at the details todo so It went way over my head lol.

    what scanner are you using? was that wolverine scanned with a kinect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason1 View Post
    Sorry for late reply, I didnt get the quote notification So missed the post.
    the one I have isnt a very big Print size 120 x 135 x 100mm (Width x Depth x Height

    If the size is bigger, there is the option to cut the object in half, Print in separate parts and glue together.

    Not worried about the filament costs, I wasted a tonne of it when I first got the machine figuring out the best settings on failures and yet still seem to have a tonne of fillament left even after all the Those failures and the tonnes of successful prints from then on, the roll seems almost endless lol
    thanks again, i'm really interested to see how this turns out. 2 pieces/glued together is fine - the actual object is a 'broken idol' statue from the book Tintin and the Broken Ear so two pieces fits the theme anyway. A mate of mine is turning 50 early next year and he's a massive Tintin fan, we talk about this statue a fair bit. (we are tintin nerds, lol) His kids are right into it too, would love to put something together for him as a small side gift. you can buy these as actual wood statues through Tintin merch but they are crazy expensive, licenced or not...

    I'm seriously thinking about a 3D printer to buy now, but the choice is so overwhelming. I'd like a large (30x 30) print capacity, there's a TEVO thunderbolt or lightining or some-bloody-thing that is about $600 that is currently sitting top of my list.

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    So what have you been 3D printing?

    Quote Originally Posted by jason1 View Post
    Ahh I figured you must have built one of those 3d printer kits that allot of 3d printer guys seem to build then Mod them to extreme levels lol.
    Allot of guys seem to buy certain 3d printers as they can just go nuts and mod them. Is yours one of those printers?
    Anyway you should give your self some credit I dont think what your doing is that easy.
    When I first was considering buying a 3d printer I was looking at a few kits on GearBest, some had great reviews from the 3d print community but those guys Know how to mod them and make them amazing printers, When I looked at the details todo so It went way over my head lol.

    what scanner are you using? was that wolverine scanned with a kinect?
    Printer
    mine was an ender 3 kit off aliexpress with local sydney stock/

    For reference this is an unboxing/build video ~ 1.5 hours from unbox to first print. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8R5_Td--sc

    Mods i've done so far, all free unless marked.

    cable clips ( https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2960375 )
    lcd sound silencer ( https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2943218 )
    cable chain ( https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2920060 )
    Filament arm ( https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2917932 )
    filament guide ( https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2894097 I'm going to replace this with something else)
    nozzle fan guide ( https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2912394 )
    z axis cable hook ( https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2920629 )
    z knob ( https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3014508 )
    ender 3 tool boxes
    x and y rubber motor dampeners (~ $3) ( https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2018...844873239.html )
    easy auto bed leveller (purchased $65USD th3d)
    piece of glass ($20AUD local glazier near work). I actually removed it for the big wolverine print.
    raspberry pi + octprint (from my pinball spares)
    usb hub
    logitech c920 (from my pinball spares). Made my own mount based on a mix of cable chain and another c920 mount.
    ikea usb lights (jansjo usb)
    replaced power supply fan (~$20) ( https://www.altronics.com.au/p/f1147...o-bearing-fan/ )
    replaced hot end fan (~ $10) (th3d)

    I was so close to putting an order in on a prusa mk 3 but thought this would be a cheap way to dip my toe and see if I wanted to pursue it.
    Its a drop in the ocean compared to what we spend on pins though

    I probably get perhaps 3-4 hours a week of free time total so i'm not spending a heap of time on it.
    I can start a print and check on it later.

    Most of the work seems to be in understanding relationships between the slicer software options/settings and the actual print rather than the printer itself.

    What happens for me is that I do a print. Encounter an issue. Research it and find the setting that can effect that. Tweak and try again.


    Scanner

    It tried a kinect but it was far to low res for the details on wolverine (see the dog toy scan).
    Instead I had it scanned for me, really good detail ~ 1 million+ triangles. Way too much for my printer but might aswell have it

    If I don't like how the model looks when it's painted I may have a run with a 0.2 or a .1 nozzle (default is .4).

    wolverine_scan.jpg
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