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Hero Quest 3D Printed

Postby wgmcdowell » Monday June 26th, 2017 2:17pm

Just thought I would share what I have been doing. Also, to show that it is possible for someone new in all aspects of 3D printing and miniature painting that with determination you too can do it.

3d Printed Hero Quest board.
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The past 4-5 months, I have been working on this project. I've had to learn how to manipulate 3d files.
I would get files off of Thingiverse.com and alter them to fit my needs. Such as size and shape.

Resources:
True tile sample pack
Rampage sample pack
Thingiverse models

Needs:
3d Printer & Filiment
Modular Tile Models
Modular wall Models
Decoration Models

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then, I printed for 4-5 months straight.

Then I had to learn how to paint them.

Painting:
1. Prime in Black paint
2. Base color coat of gray
3. Unbleached titanium white dry brush
4. Polyshades minwax coat
5. Dull coat to remove sheen effect.

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Here is where I'm at now.

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And you can see my latest Video log of it on youtube.

https://youtu.be/3AhiYblvR1Q
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Re: Hero Quest 3D Printed

Postby Jackyboy » Tuesday June 27th, 2017 6:13am

Looks very impressive, I know I would be soo proud if I managed to create something half as good as this. Have you played with it yet?

I do have one questions however, have you made any doors and do your walls come apart so you can put them in? :shock:
Please PM me if any of my old links to files are currently down. I am in the process of hosting them somewhere new!

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Re: Hero Quest 3D Printed

Postby clmckay » Tuesday June 27th, 2017 6:57am

I like your scenery too! Where'd you find it at?


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Re: Hero Quest 3D Printed

Postby Jackyboy » Tuesday June 27th, 2017 7:58am

I believe "wgmcdowell" got a lot of the 3d print files from www.thingiverse.com

I have had a look on there and there is sooo much stuff people have already made for dungeon crawlers and wargames in general :) I think I may have to look into buying a 3D printer!
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Re: Hero Quest 3D Printed

Postby wgmcdowell » Tuesday June 27th, 2017 6:23pm

Jackyboy wrote:Looks very impressive, I know I would be soo proud if I managed to create something half as good as this. Have you played with it yet?

I do have one questions however, have you made any doors and do your walls come apart so you can put them in? :shock:


Yup, walls and door are completely modular. Remove wall, put in door, and fill in empty space with another wall.
I made a one square wall, two square wall, and a corner wall.

I used the Zombicide doors I found on thingiverse, and I made them thicker so they would print as one piece.

I'm still not finished painting doors yet, but I made a door holder to keep doors organized while not in play.


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Re: Hero Quest 3D Printed

Postby j_dean80 » Tuesday June 27th, 2017 6:32pm

I like how you're making the room floors different colors like the original. Just very subtly.
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Re: Hero Quest 3D Printed

Postby DarakuTenshi » Tuesday June 27th, 2017 8:19pm

You should put the files up on shapeway so people without a printer can have these fine. I would love to do this.
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Re: Hero Quest 3D Printed

Postby wgmcdowell » Thursday July 6th, 2017 6:35pm

I'll do some research on the Shapeways thing, but I know one 4x4 tile would cost 50$ for the cheapest material... white plastic. I might put up some of the other items that have been altered enough to not violate intellectual copyright.

But, I have painted some of my decor.
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Re: Hero Quest 3D Printed

Postby DarakuTenshi » Friday July 7th, 2017 8:15am

Wow! $50!!!!
It might be more worth it to buy one of those build it yourself 3D printers.
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Re: Hero Quest 3D Printed

Postby wgmcdowell » Friday July 7th, 2017 12:57pm

Yes I have fallen out of love with Shapeways. I have used their service before on some of my model miniatures. They have good quality, detailed printing, and can print in many materials, but it is expensive. I had to go with making my own, and with many great artist on the web offering stuff for free, no brainer for me.

I may end up doing castings of the HeroQuest Minis though, just to get the amount of Detail I want.
MoldStar 30 for the mold, and one of their resins for the casts.

Here is a my base cost list:

Flash Forge Finder 3d Printer $499
(Got mine for this price)

2kg Grey PLA Filament Spool $20
(I used 8 spools, so $160)

Army Painter Paint set $79
(Got Mega Set 2, came with 3 brushes, but you can buy brushes EL CHEAPO)

Primers, polyshades, and Dull Coat spray cans $70
(Used Krylon Black for priming, Minwax Polyshades, and Army Painter Dull coat)

Stick Glue and Blue Painters tape $30
(Need these for 3d print bed)
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