I Make Jewellery!

It's official, I can now make jewellery. After some experiments with investment casting in tin, I moved on to bronze, just to see what it's like. While the results of the first casting run in bronze could have been better, I know exactly what I need to do for future runs to improve metal flow…

The Growing 3D Print Hobby

During my senior year of college, my rapid prototyping professor said that he expected, within a few years, that fused deposition modelling (FDM) printers would become as common as inkjet printers were back then (2012), and every college dorm room would have one.  I think it's safe to say that he was correct, judging by…

Organising Shop Inventory and Expanding Capabilities

As my inventory of wargaming miniatures keeps expanding, I find that I can no longer store them all in my little tackle box that I also keep my modelling tools in.  From now on, therefore, I'll be keeping only single samples of each variant that I have, and all of my other inventory will be…

Tips for Printing Your Own Miniature Tanks

Since I'm getting more orders for tank files on Wargaming 3D, I thought I would share some tips for those who own resin printers.  I use a Formlabs Form 3 for printing my models, but for those who have a different machine, such as the Anycubic Photon S, most of what I'm about to discuss…

Important Print Shop Update

Today, I start running castable wax in the Form 3!  This is an important development, because it means I can start making my own jewellery.  I'll be able to include as much detail as I want, rather than being constrained to whatever doesn't get obliterated by the overly aggressive polishing processes that Shapeways uses.  Hopefully,…

Expanding Miniature Inventory

Today, I took another batch of pictures and posted them to Steemit.  Click here to see them all.  I'm building up an inventory of 1:285 scale tanks, while also testing some of my model ships.  Some of these ships I will sell the files for on Wargaming 3D, but others I'm just making for fun,…

New Video Series: Kaja’s 3D Print Shop

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,…

I Have Joined Wargaming 3D! And Now We Wait…

Wargaming 3D is a file-sharing website, similar to Thingiverse, but specifically for historical wargaming miniatures.  I recently accepted an invitation to join the site, but there is a catch: all 3d files uploaded to the site must be printable with either FDM or a resin-based process.  I have had my models printed successfully many times,…