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Old 01-14-2023, 06:24 PM   #251
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....very crisp lines and very clean overall...what printer are you using?
Elegoo Saturn 2. Dejah is my first print and I am also satisfied with the result.
However, the printer is almost too small for 1:4 scale. I have STL files where I would have to cut the parts to be able to print them.
Either I learn to cut or I buy the Elegoo Jupiter at some point
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Old 01-14-2023, 11:26 PM   #252
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Elegoo Saturn 2. Dejah is my first print and I am also satisfied with the result.
However, the printer is almost too small for 1:4 scale. I have STL files where I would have to cut the parts to be able to print them.
Either I learn to cut or I buy the Elegoo Jupiter at some point
nice thanks! Looks like the current setup gets the job done looking great...its good to see what printers can do as far as quality....

Ooo...the Jupiter looks really good....at $1300 not bad too...has its own air purifier too....you need this since you are a statue collector who prints...gotta have a gadget that can easily print 1/4 scale since it seems like 1/4 is the standard size...are these things more expensive there in Germany?
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Old 01-15-2023, 04:23 AM   #253
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Ooo...the Jupiter looks really good....at $1300 not bad too...has its own air purifier too....you need this since you are a statue collector who prints...gotta have a gadget that can easily print 1/4 scale since it seems like 1/4 is the standard size...are these things more expensive there in Germany?

Costs about the same. I buy directly from elegoo. They have a European warehouse, which means there are no customs fees and, above a certain amount, no shipping costs. This is usually cheaper than ordering from Amazon Germany, for example.

I didn't buy the Jupiter because I wanted to get in a little cheaper first.
If all this is fun for me, a second printer was planned because the printing times are very long. For example, the simple round base took 17 hours. The legs 26 hours.
It's better then, I can print in parallel. Since I paint in the same room as I print, I cannot use the room for painting while printing because the resin vapors are not healthy.
With a second printer I would be done faster
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Old 01-15-2023, 03:15 PM   #254
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Costs about the same. I buy directly from elegoo. They have a European warehouse, which means there are no customs fees and, above a certain amount, no shipping costs. This is usually cheaper than ordering from Amazon Germany, for example.

I didn't buy the Jupiter because I wanted to get in a little cheaper first.
If all this is fun for me, a second printer was planned because the printing times are very long. For example, the simple round base took 17 hours. The legs 26 hours.
It's better then, I can print in parallel. Since I paint in the same room as I print, I cannot use the room for painting while printing because the resin vapors are not healthy.
With a second printer I would be done faster

Ok....my burning question.....while printing have you experienced a "hang up" or freeze and you have to restart all over again with the part? I assume it can happen and was wondering about this....would be a pain if after 26 hours then with the last hour or so it just decides to quit.
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Old 01-15-2023, 03:49 PM   #255
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Ok....my burning question.....while printing have you experienced a "hang up" or freeze and you have to restart all over again with the part? I assume it can happen and was wondering about this....would be a pain if after 26 hours then with the last hour or so it just decides to quit.
Learning by doing

The legs, which take almost 26 hours, weren't printed well the first time. I repeated the print (better supporter). The hair, about 9 hours, I printed 4x. The hairpiece was torn off the supports twice. Once it was total garbage because I wanted to print it hollow.
The resin in the tank never ran out, although refilling it is not a problem either. Since I printed all the large parts hollow, the resin in the tank was always enough

But the worst thing is the constant cleaning.
I also had to change the FEP film because the resin was exposed to it and I destroyed the film when removing the resin.
In the meantime, however, I have also developed a procedure here.
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Old 01-15-2023, 05:40 PM   #256
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Oh i see...so it seems like these problems should be expected and just reprinted then...ok thanks!
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Old 01-16-2023, 01:43 PM   #257
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Oh i see...so it seems like these problems should be expected and just reprinted then...ok thanks!
Those are the problems at the beginning. I think it will get better (hopefully ).
When I look at what you can print.
So many cool stuff.
I have so many ideas.
Next thing I try is to print with clear resin. The first project is Dejah's loincloth.
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Old 01-24-2023, 03:44 PM   #258
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Small update to Dejah.

The base with the Martian landscape is ready. I glued sand and pebbles to the base with wood glue and painted over with black primer.
Then applied Citadel Martian Ironearth, various rust powders from Vallejo and more paint.


The cracks are caused by the Citadel Martian Ironearth texture paint


Dejah is my last 1/4 naked woman statue for the next time. For me, painting skin is a real challenge.
I'd like to keep it a little darker, but I'm not sure what Edgar Rice Burroughs meant by "... Her skin was of a light reddish copper color...".
I had them redder but I didn't like that. Maybe some "burnt umber" color is missing
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Old 01-24-2023, 03:45 PM   #259
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Base looks great!
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Old 01-24-2023, 06:56 PM   #260
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Looking great!
Is the piece supposed to leave to the right?
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