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3D Printing Wargame Fantasies — On Sean’s Table

3D printing the superb Hexton Hills terrain tiles. Move over plastic! Resin printing is here.

3D Printing Wargame Fantasies — On Sean’s Table

Fresh on the heels of my own thinking about getting e 3D printer comes this great article talking about 3D printed campaign map tiles, similar but superior to the Mighty Empires campaign tiles Games Workshop put out a few years ago. There’s some great painting of the new tiles too!

9 comments on “3D Printing Wargame Fantasies — On Sean’s Table

  1. Sean
    January 15, 2021

    Thanks for the repost! I have to say, 3D printing has come a long way. It’s almost foolproof now.

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    • davekay
      January 15, 2021

      You’re welcome! I am thinking that with the popularity of resin printers, the pre-supported files will be increasingly what the market wants and expects.

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      • Sean
        January 15, 2021

        Yes, once I looked into it I figure that we’re there already, we just don’t know it yet. This post is the first in a series that tries to prove that.

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  2. maenoferren22
    January 16, 2021

    Got the Hexon Hills and printed a fair amount of them. Resin looks better than the FDM though. I didn’t bother backing the cities one though.

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    • davekay
      January 16, 2021

      I hadn’t seen those before I read Sean’s article, but I already love them!

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      • maenoferren22
        January 17, 2021

        I still need to get the mines, river crossings and farms printed… there are pics on the blog of mine if you are interested.

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      • davekay
        January 17, 2021

        I’ll have to check it out, I must have missed them before. I could definitely see myself buying these once I have painted my current backlog, they open up a lot of possibilities. How long does each tile take to print?

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      • maenoferren22
        January 17, 2021

        Okey dokey, times…I printed six river tiles at 100% size and 5% infil and took 8 hours 48 minutes. Six hills took 10 hours 17 minutes. I actually printed some individuals of the woods (they take ages) wood seven took just shy of 2 hours and wood 8 was about 5 minutes faster. To be honest 5% infil wasn’t the best for anything that wasn’t flat so later on I bumped them up to 10 and 15%. There is a Hexon Hills Facebook group if you are interested.

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      • davekay
        January 17, 2021

        Thanks for that. If I pick these up I would be getting a friend to print them for me (and buying some resin of course) so it’s nice to know what I’m asking for in terms of machine time.

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