Monday, July 8, 2019

New ride!

Ok, so this is not entirely Ogre related, but I still think it’s pretty cool...




I decided to get personalized plates for it...


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

More 3D printed buildings

A few more pictures of recently printed objects...

This is what happens when you forget to scale your crater...

A trio of cooling towers (ran out of gray filament part way through...)

4 medium sized buildings printed at once

And these four are done!

More realistically sized craters.

Size comparison

Thursday, April 11, 2019

3D Printed Nuclear Cooling Towers

I printed a couple of larger buildings for Ogre Miniatures use. These are cooling towers like you see near nuclear power plants. About 5.5 hours to print one of these. It uses 55 grams of filament, about $0.77.





Wednesday, April 10, 2019

More 3D Printer Tests and Figuring Things Out...

OK, I've been printing a bunch of stuff out on the new 3D printer, getting the bugs out. I realized instead of printing multi-part items one section at a time, I could put multiple objects into Cura, orient them so there is no overlap, and print them all at once. Elapsed time to print these 4 parts: 4 hours.





Monday, April 8, 2019

Finally bought a 3D Printer!


Well, after watching the prices drop through the floor, I took the plunge and purchased a 3D printer. I chose the Creality Ender 3, which had amazing reviews and seemed pretty bulletproof. Assembly was pretty simple, and the test print came out great after a few minor adjustments.



Creality3D Ender-3 3D Printer Economic Ender DIY KITS
Stock photo of Ender-3







I also sponsored a recent Kickstarter for some Sci-Fi building files, that should be perfect for Ogre miniatures play.



https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1555279928/3d-printable-sci-fi-buildings-for-tabletop-wargame/posts/2471835

These are sized for 15mm gaming, but I can scale them to 40% and print them for Ogre Miniatures. I'm looking forward to printing a whole city of these...

First attempt at a building (this is #1 of 4 parts):





Saturday, August 4, 2018

Ogre Miniatures Set #2

I received my first shipment of Ogre Miniatures Set #2 (Too Many Minis Level):


So that's roughly 1000 plastic miniatures to go along with the approximately 2000 from OM Set #1. 

Adding those to my existing metal miniatures gives me roughly 10,000 Ogre miniatures of various ages and types. Guess I'd better get busy painting the new ones...

Contents of 1 box:

 

Friday, March 30, 2018

Lots of plastic, and some metal

I sorted through my batches of Kickstarter plastic Ogre miniatures yesterday, just to get an idea of what I have and how many years it will take me to paint all of it. I ordered a batch of the black plastic Ogres (III & V) from Warehouse 23 as well, and I also picked up some of the last few metal miniatures they had in stock.


I still have a few hundred metal miniatures left to paint as well. At my current rate of painting, I should be done in 2045. Might have to speed things up a bit.