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November 20, 2014 AT 4:30 pm

Father and Son 3D print table top terrain for Warhammer 40k battles #3DxGames #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Father and Son 3D print table top terrain for Warhammer 40k battles, from 3Ders.org:

…[The father and son team behind 18charlie] have built a lot of terrain from scratch already. ‘Because what the big companies sell are expensive, and what we make ourselves is cooler anyway. We’ve learned a lot, making things ranging from a bizarre transparent jungle, to a crystal laden field, or from a standard bunker to a menacing tomb.’

…And as they explained, it’s very easy to make loads of them using 3D printing. As 3D printing every single piece will take a while (and cost a bit), they instead designed and 3D printed a master mold of the crystals. This was used to cast objects in a common and inexpensive clear casting resin, which is quite easy to manipulate (add some texture!) and paint. However, they have already experimented with plaster as well, which produced some nice results too and left the mold intact.

This 3D printed mold is thus a great way to quickly create a load of cool and diversifiable terrain options to spice up your gaming nights. ‘The possibilities are endless with stackable pieces like this.’ And just imagine what other terrain features you could make with a regular desktop 3D printer….

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