Sunday, October 15, 2023

Wall-E Parts almost complete

 If I kept track of things correctly, right now is the last set of parts I need to print for my 2/5th scale Wall-E project.   Its spacers, so I am doing all I need in one shot.

Soon the assembly shall begin... 

My box of scraps.

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

16 days and counting...

 I am currently in the process of printing off the parts for a highly articulated 2/5 scale Wall-E.  I have about half the parts printed, and so far the print total is 388 hours of solid printing.  Thats... well,  a lot.  16.16 days to be precise.

Thats... a lot.

I said I have half the parts are printed, but that actually comprises most of the volume.  What is left is primarily Wall-e's wheels, which have 70 parts just for the treads.  However thats a small percentage of the volume, which is mostly in his body and head.  Since filament print times are gated on volume, not number of parts, I expect the rest of Wall-E to be printed off in about a weeks time.

Still, thats a heck of a lot of printing, and, knock on wood, only one minor print failure so far.  Thats a remarkable success rate for such things, considering I am using a stock hobby-level printer (Prusa Mini).

OK, enough talking... I gotta swap the empty filament spool for a full one and get back to printing.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Achievement Unlocked

 A bit of a milestone in my "make my own models" journey.  I have finally used up an entire pot of Citadel Seraphim Sepia wash.

So if I ever wonder how much stuff I've made, its one pot of wash worth of stuff.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

The next long term project is here

 I am embarking on a project that will involve a ton of 3D printing to pull off.   When I say done, I am not kidding.  I may be done printing by mid-October, tho in the projects defence,  my Prusa Mini 3D filament printer is rather slow (tho there is an upcoming firmware update that may help speed it up).

I have the first part mostly completed and fresh off the printer, so here is a sneak preview.  I am sure you can start to guess what it will be.

Project finished

 It didn't turn out too badly at all!

Also, my Mom made a painting of this for my birthday.... thanks Mom!

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Next project


The next project is well underway!  Need to get some paint on that foam tho... pale green is a poor look for an ancient temple interior, ain't it?

Tuesday, August 29, 2023