Monday, January 15, 2018

3D printed farm

Oh, the technology. What amazing inovations we're seeing every day! With the advent of 3d printing, I believe the industry of our hobby is entering a new era. High quality prints are now a reality. 

Five years ago, I'd have thought it would take at least another 15-20 years for such revolution to take place, but it's already here. And the possibilities seem endless!

For instance, I acquired this set of buildings, a complete farm, from a seller named croy-2012, on ebay. He had several options of scale to print this product on, including 20mm. Hearing that I played 1/72, he kindly offered to adjust the 20mm option a bit up to be a perfect match for my figures, even though I'd be happy to settle for the 20mm option. 

Here is the set, printed in 23mm, perfectly scaled for my collection of 1/72. The one grudge I had with 3d prints was those pesky paralel lines showing on surfaces, particularly visible on inclined surfaces, but these models have very subtle marks of print, barely visible, which comes to show that this new format is evolving very quickly.


IMG_20171230_105150870

IMG_20171230_105203773

IMG_20171230_105208504

IMG_20171230_105222330

Here is a french chasseur for scale:

IMG_20171230_105256160

The main house:

IMG_20171230_105332488

IMG_20171230_105343370


The stable:

IMG_20171230_105426308

IMG_20171230_105432226

IMG_20171230_105443258

The barn:

IMG_20171230_105456741

IMG_20171230_105503004

IMG_20171230_105511095

12 comments:

  1. Mateus - Obviously really glad you like the model and you have really brought the model to life there with your painting, also the addition of some sparse ivy by you really adds to the model as well. :)

    The model was designed by Matt and the team at PrintableScenery.com, we are just the technicians who tweak with the printers (like all machinary each seems to have it's own character).

    Chris
    (croy-2012)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, Chris, I'm really happy with it! :-D

      Delete
  2. Really excellent. It certainly seems inspired by Hougomont. I doubt you own a 3-D printer, so assuming that's the case, how did you get it printed?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Peter, I bought it printed already. Though, for those that own a printer, there is the option of purchasing only the print files for the model.

      Delete
    2. @Gonsalvo - We printed it for Mateus, we are licenced printers for the whole PrintableScenery.com range, the link to the eBay listing is:

      https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3D-Printed-French-Farmhouse-walled-yard-and-barns-15mm-20mm-28mm-32mm-

      (Hope this comment doesn't breach any rules of etiquette, if it does please let me know and I will remove it straight away.)

      Delete
  3. I had never thought I needed a 3D printer. This may have changed my mind.

    ReplyDelete
  4. That has come up looking amazing !

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very impressive, both the model and the painting.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Look fantastic, really authentic design and great windows! Sturdy?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, the material is really durable!

      Delete