Second Test Prints: Gatling and Missile Launchers

Bottom Line:  Success!

Vertical orientation left a lot less support pockmarks, and slowing the print WAY down made for greater detail.

Also, breaking off the supports before curing helped me get into all the nooks and crannies.  Thanks to Rodrick Campbell for the kind suggestion.

My thanks to Bill Braune and Spaceman Spiff for their advice on printing at home, in particular the safety aspects of dealing with resin and solvents.

Here's the pics...

Yes, the kids' bathroom has been taken over as the printing booth.  This way I can run the vent fan and not breath resin fumes.

Weapons attached and sprued to the printer's build plate.

 Separated and ready for me to break off supports and hit them with the toothbrush and rubbing alcohol to strip off excess resin.

 The gatling weapon had the densest supports.

 Sprue remnants.

 Curing in the setting sun.  Not enough daylight, unfortunately, so...

 We move inside to the new nail salon UV curing station I just bought.  "You so fancy," as Mr. H. would say.  ;)

 In they go.

Don't look into the light, Carol Anne!

More post-processing cleanup in a bit.  For now, I'm really impressed.  It took a while, but it was worth it.  Glorious looking 28mm scale Viper Suit weapons!  Whoohoo!



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