The Dwarven Oathbreakers take a break from mining only to realise they are not alone.
Recently Artisan Guild released an update to their Dwarven Defenders set to include the Mine Entrance scenery piece. I decided to print one out and paint it up, which also drove me to paint up the Oathbreakers I printed when they first came out.
I realised I needed to set up a little scene with the Sparksoot Goblins but you’ll have to excuse the rubbish image editing skills in the first pic.
A month or 2 ago one of the Infinity: The Game community contacted me say he was planning on using my 28mm scale weapon files that I make for tabletop conversions to make him self a Cosplay variant of the weapon and I was intrigued.
I decided to give it a try myself and picked the recently released Nomad Pistol to try, it’s my favourite pistol so far and I wanted to start small.
I took some measurements from the file and my hand and initially settled on scaling the file to 50x the 28mm file. To test the size I cut the file in half and printed a few layers from the middle of it.
This turned out to be huge and needed shrinking again. 75% of the first print (so 3750% for the original file), printed another 2 layer slice and this was a much better size. Also fit on the build plate in one piece.
After settling on the size I took the file into Microsoft 3d builder to slice it in half and add holes for pieces of filament to align the halves afterwards. I then used Cura to slice the files ready to print. Using the Adaptive Layers feature in Cura I ended up with a layer height between 0.12mm and 0.28mm depending on the angle of the part.
Printed in 3dPrintz Blue Grey PLA on my Ender 5 Plus.
And then assembled using 20mm pieces of filament as pins and clamped until set.
And here it is ready for sanding.
Part 2: Sanding and Prepping for paint coming soon.
Although I printed them 3 or 4 weeks ago I’ve been procrastinating about painting these chaps (and chapess) but I finally got them finished last night. A quick dullcoat today and some decent photos in my new lightbox and I’m proud to present my take on the Carren Raiders from the Skies of Sordane Kickstarter.
Painted using what is fast becoming my normal ‘Washes and Inks’ style of painting the detail of the sculpts really shines through.
I couldn’t resist printing myself an Arcane Dragon from the Skies of Sordane range. Mainly to see just how big he is, and he didn’t disappoint. Shown here with the sample Cin’dar Navy Forged Warrior Artificer on 25mm base, also from Skies of Sordane.
All printed on the Phrozen Sonic Mini printer. Total print time of 28hrs.
Standing an impressive 370mm high he is sure to impart dread on all those who encounter him. It’s a fantastic first offering from Arcane Minis from their SKies of Sordane Kickstarter and I can’t wait for the rest.
and a rear shot of the magnificent beast.
This kit is not for the beginner though, there is some sanding to do get get all the parts to fit perfectly together and there will be a degree of filling involved but that is the same with any large resin kit, whether cast or 3d printed.