So a week or so ago I tweaked something on my printer. Maybe it was initial layer height. Maybe I adjusted a bed screw. Not sure, but all of a sudden my prints wouldn’t stick to the bed properly. Using the ‘paper drag’ method of bed levelling ‘sort of’ worked. But it really was trial […]
I’m really happy when I can combine two of my hobbies. This time it’s Boardgaming and 3d Printing. Often, many games have tokens or chits that are pooled for players to take at different times during play. Usually, these sit in piles around the main game area. On Thingiverse, swholmstead shared this neat design — which […]
Pretty cool what a little time, 3d Printing technology, some creative design work, and a spool of PLA will get you. I’ve been testing various dungeon components to see how well they’ll work with our play style. And how good they’ll look once painted and finished. The crates above have yet to be finished. Usually, […]
We had these ugly plate-stand style photo stands for some aluminum photo prints. Had that ‘wrought-iron’ look. Totally not suitable for a very white shot of our dogs. 3d Printing to the rescue. Then I found these simple ‘feet’ on Thingiverse — a perfect solution. I printed off one batch, but had a bit of a flashing […]
Work in progress, painting Alien Frontiers game components.
Well, I finished painting the colony components. Looking at the photos, they kinda look messy. Note to self, don’t rush, even if you have 40 of the little buggers to paint. Ah well, on the game board at normal viewing distances they look ok. I didn’t want to paint the originals that came with the […]
Recently I’ve become aware of a trend to paint the often garishly-coloured miniatures and game components you find in modern board games. My first attempt was with Mice and Mystics, and now I’m working on Alien Frontiers. This time, I decided to prototype my colour schemes digitally. To do this, photographed the components just after priming, […]