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Dang Moggy you jinxed me. I got a hotend clog today

wish this had the option to just get the STLs and not the other PDFs and things: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/b...

Although still looks to be a pretty good deal at these prices considering the Vertibird alone is normally $26.99.

I really don't need most of the other stuff since I already have the game. But I can't turn down a vertibird.

I had to order a new PTFE tube for my MK3S. Got some filament stuck in it.

I thought I could remove the tube and clear it but the piece of filament is wedged in there and if I try anything to get it out it will just deform the tube which is baddy bad.

karmajay wrote:

I had to order a new PTFE tube for my MK3S. Got some filament stuck in it.

I thought I could remove the tube and clear it but the piece of filament is wedged in there and if I try anything to get it out it will just deform the tube which is baddy bad.

I had that issue but I was able to get it out by heating up the nozzle and then pushing an acupuncture needle up into it which let me push the filament fragment backwards and out of the hot end.

https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/...

I had to open up the access panel with the idler wheel so I could grip the filament with a pair of needle-nose pliers as I pushed it out, but that worked!

Also, did you build your MK3S as a kit? Mine came with a spare PTFE tube in the bag of extra bits that they sent along. Maybe yours did too?

Yeah the needle did not work. I thought it would be easy to push out once I pulled the hot end but it is actually melted in a way that it can't be pushed out. I did not think I could apply direct heat to the tube now that I have it out.

Not sure if you guys have seen the Kickstarter for the Polysmoother or if it's even worth the money. I don't own a 3D printer but saw this and thought of you guys.

I got the shipping notification for my Prusa Mini+! It's about a week ahead of their projected shipping time.

So I guess it's time to order some more colors of filament. And actually write down the list of things I've been thinking "oh, I could print that".

Great to hear, Chaz. What kind of things are you going to be printing?

Chaz wrote:

So I guess it's time to order some more colors of filament. And actually write down the list of things I've been thinking "oh, I could print that".

I printed an extra set of dice for Mice and Mystics the other day in resin. They look GOOD. Gotta paint them, now. Will they be perfectly balanced? Nope! Do Kit and I care? Nope!

-BEP

So, anyone know how to paint translucent prints? In the past I've always put a coat of primer on anything that we painted and went from there, but with a translucent figure I'd want to keep that effect while adding some details. I should have probably thought this through before I printed this water elemental lol

IMAGE(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EvkOqI3VgAEoga7?format=jpg&name=large)

If you're using acrylics, buy some glazing medium to mix with the paint. Then experiment on a test piece to find the effect you want.

Edit: Looks like there's glazing medium for oils too. I wasn't sure, since I only work in acrylics (in my case on canvas).

I picked up an Anycubic Photon Mono about three weeks ago and I'm pretty hooked. I've done casting with Hirst Arts molds for terrain before, but nothing with 3D printing.

My biggest obstacle so far is being overwhelmed with options out there for amazing miniatures.

Does anyone know of any kind of directory that lists various STL producers, like who is on Patreon versus subscription services like Loot Studios versus regular creators who do Kickstarter? I need to plan out what files I can buy before I go crazy here. I know about the stuff on Shapeways from Miguel Zavala, it's awesome, but I keep stumbling over new studios so I feel like I'm missing out on some big picture stuff.

Also - resin, omg, resin. The choices are amazing and overwhelming! Using some Elegoo regular old grey, but I'm curious about the water washable. Anyone try it and see any difference? I'm not a fan of all the IPA to wash things in, it's a huge mess, I'd love to go down to just water for simplicity's sake. And yeah, I thought about one of the wash stations, but I think when I buy another machine for this hobby it will be a larger, filament printer for large pieces down the road first. Because....addiction?

LouZiffer wrote:

If you're using acrylics, buy some glazing medium to mix with the paint. Then experiment on a test piece to find the effect you want.

Edit: Looks like there's glazing medium for oils too. I wasn't sure, since I only work in acrylics (in my case on canvas).

Thanks!

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