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Something big has just arrived…

A big stepping stone in the production capacity of Monstrous Makings has been reached with the arrival of the Elegoo Saturn. Pre-Ordered in the first batch available, on the 6th June, I managed to score one of the rare Early Birds and then the waiting game was on. Elegoo had their fair share of troubles with the fulfilment but they kept us up to date with how things were going and I patiently waited for the dispatch notice.

And here is Knuckles

My printer left the Elegoo factory on 28th August and a tense few weeks went by as I waited for it to arrive at the local warehouse, then on Tuesday I got the email saying it had been booked with the local courier for delivery and it arrived this morning.

The SLA lineup, Knuckles, Shadow, Sonic and Tails

I got too excited to do any kind of unboxing so I got straight onto setup and printing. The setup guide was straight forward and after making sure I could get the lid off the printer where is was going I cracked on with levelling. The process was very straight forward and in less than 15 mins I was loading up the first print. I always test each new printer with the same model, Hildara Bloodrage, she’s short and sliced at 50 microns, making for a fast print, and packed with detail. It also gives me a nice comparison with each new printer.

Hildara just hanging out

2:45 later and she’s all finished and ready for cleanup. Here are some shots of her with the supports on after a wash, supports removed (but no other post processing), and a light coat of Army Painter Grey Primer (still no other post processing)

First impressions are very good, with very little noticable layer lines and the larger build plate triples the capacity of the Sonic Mini next to it. I’m a very happy troll right now.

So to celebrate I will be offering a 20% discount on all SLA printed products. The discount will be automatically applied to each applicable product.

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It’s Jump Time! – Wave One Drop


Which will you build first? The heroic M.U.S. Ranger with their detachable tail-taser? Or perhaps the dastardly W.A.S.P. Drone, a flying menace with fully loaded stingers? Maybe you want to see what happens when you combine both sets of components to create some kind of monstrosity?

Whatever you decide and however you want to play, Rift Rodents are an exciting collaboration between Monstrous Makings and TIPPOM toys that brings you classic action figure vibes mixed with a slick new retro themed brand.

The future is bright for the Rift Rodents, with a huge range of characters currently in development. Not only this, but TIPPOM are working with other great designers to further the brand through music, comic books and animation!

Get ready Rift jumpers, we are about to drop the first ever wave of Rift Rodents action figures. Shipped in a labelled bag ready for construction, you will receive detailed 3D printed components with cast polyurethane pegs to connect everything together. These two extremely limited characters are available to buy as a bundle from 21:00 GMT tonight, exclusively on the Monstrous Makings store.


Flying W.A.S.P Drone art by @tedhjones on Instagram