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AnubisGuard

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Yeah, the side greebles look great! And...I know we don't really get a vote but I liked the fantail and think you should put it back. It may have made it look less Star Wars, but it was cool.

I must have missed it, but will you be printing these?
 

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HMSwolfe

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3D print is the eventual plan, although I’m not quite sure when that might happen. As a college student, prop-making is not a very high financial priority, I’m afraid. Not to mention, most local places around here that do 3D printing have strict “no firearms” policies, including props and replicas. I suppose if I were more confident in my scratch-building skills, I could make them out of styrene or PVC plastic.

I may consider doing an alternate version with the fantail back at some point.
 

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HMSwolfe

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The printer arrived! Now the tedious task of overcoming the learning curve, getting it set up correctly, and then attempting to print one of these
 

HMSwolfe

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Haha, nope. Crapped out at about three hours in. Good thing I was sitting next to it, or I would have wasted a lot of filament. It started printing about an inch and a half to two inches off. Not sure why. I’ll try another small test print or two, and see what’s going on.
 

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HMSwolfe

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After dinging and scratching the crap out of the magnetic bed cover that came with the printer, I realized two things. One: apparently the makers intended for me to place a layer of painters tape over the bed before printing anything, not that any sort of instructions were included with the product itself. And two: I just scratched and folded the heck out of mine, so I need a new one. I ordered one of their glass replacement ones through Amazon, so hopefully late next week I'll actually have something to post here other than the woes of a novice 3D printer.

Also, I realized I have less space on the print bed than I previously thought, as each piece prints a skirt or base about half a centimeter wider than the piece itself. Which means I have to be more careful about positioning things.
 

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