Best resin for miniatures

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Scatterplot
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Re: Best resin for miniatures

Postby Scatterplot » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:29 pm

SF isn't really "flexible" per se, I'd guess it's just about as "flexible" as your standard plastic minis. It's still quite stiff, just not brittle. You may be a lot rougher on your minis than I am though :)

Navstevnik
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Re: Best resin for miniatures

Postby Navstevnik » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:52 am

Hi so what is your impression printing miniatures with FunToDo. Is it better than MakerJuice?

mcguinnessdr
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Re: Best resin for miniatures

Postby mcguinnessdr » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:26 pm

Sorry for taking so long to reply, didn't see your post until yesterday. The FunToDo Industrial is much stronger than the Maker Juice. In thinker parts it is quite hard, while still remaining flexible in very thin pieces. In a very thin spot on one model I can bend it past 90 and it will not break, while a 1mm cylinder will snap at about 90. On parts just a few millimeters thick I can apply enough force trying to snap it that my fingers hurt. I haven't tried painting anything yet, but will be getting to that in the next few weeks and can let you know how that goes if you want. Over all, I would say it can much more punishment than an average person would subject their miniatures to, unless you have a habit of running yours over ;)

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Re: Best resin for miniatures

Postby minimaker » Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:10 pm

Quick intro: I've done manual miniature for quite some time and am now looking into digital sculpting and 3D printing. Also since I'm a mechanical engineer by training.

Anyway, would it be possible for you to post some pictures of your results? I'd be very interested to see them.
Let's see what we can do with a LittleRP.

mcguinnessdr
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Re: Best resin for miniatures

Postby mcguinnessdr » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:52 am

I will try and get some pictures up within the next few days.

jcarletto27
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Re: Best resin for miniatures

Postby jcarletto27 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:51 am

Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and thought I would throw in my 2 cents.

I've had some mild success with MakerJuice SF for miniatures while setting up my printer. My prints came out with a bit of detail loss at .1mm layer height, so I would suggest going way lower, maybe a .02mm seems ok. but granted I'm still fine tuning exposure times.

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Re: Best resin for miniatures

Postby Craig Turley » Tue May 05, 2015 10:40 pm

Hi everyone, here are a few pictures for you. The new Fun To Do Snowhite - more news will be announced this week! Its perfect for minatures :)
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Snowwhite049.png
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Snowwhite043.png

mcguinnessdr
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Re: Best resin for miniatures

Postby mcguinnessdr » Wed May 06, 2015 2:45 pm

@minimaker: Sorry for not getting any photos up, I've been super busy lately, and Craig's prints are much higher quality than what I've been able to achieve anyway.
@Craig: Wow! Those look so good. What resolution are those at?

minimaker
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Re: Best resin for miniatures

Postby minimaker » Thu May 21, 2015 5:59 pm

No worries. I hope to get my LittleRP running and will try to do some miniatures printing with Fun to do Industrial blend.

@Craig. Nice prints. Makes me more confident in using the FTD resin for miniatures. :) Is the snowwhite a new resin or one of the existing ones with a different colour? And can I ask what settings you used?
Let's see what we can do with a LittleRP.

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Re: Best resin for miniatures

Postby Craig Turley » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:37 am

@minimaker and @mcguinnessdr

I missed the your replies, those prints were run at 50um xy and 38um z using the new Snow White resin. Both of the new blends are available for order now, web site indicates pre-order but stock should be arriving early next week. Feel free to pm or email with any questions.

Craig

www.studioqubed.com

web v2 will be live in the next couple days.


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