The Form 3 has been running for a few days now, and I’m happy to report that I can print sailing ships with it. My first test included several 1/1200 scale ancient war galleys, which, as you might expect, didn’t have much in the way of supports. My 1/1000 scale 1812 frigate had more supports, but not enough to make production of such models impractical.
Click here to watch the unboxing and set-up video. There’s not much to it, so if you’re not interested in that sort of thing, don’t bother watching it. If you see a need to leave a downvote, at least tell me why. I shouldn’t have to make this request, but apparently, I do (at least on Steemit).
Click here to watch the video showing the printing and post-processing of the frigate. I didn’t get all the nubs (or “artefacts,” if you want to be fancy) off, but to be fair, it’s been years since I last cleaned up a hard plastic model. Anyone reading this knows that it’s a delicate process.
So, if you are interested in this sort of thing, subscribe to my BitChute channel, because I will be posting new videos with greater frequency than before, now that I’m making physical products. The next stage, by the way, is to replace the Formlabs finishing kit (the two isopropanol tanks) with the automated wash unit, and then move the finishing kit over to another table, where all the manual work will be done. I’ll also go on a shopping spree at Micro-Mark, which is an excellent supplier for miniature hobbyists. Once I become a bit more practised with painting, I’ll start sharing videos of that process as well.
Oh, and don’t forget to check out links in the video descriptions, because I’m selling these miniatures in three different places.