Recently my brand spanking new Elegoo Saturn 3D Printer arrived. I've been waiting for it for a few months now, as I was lucky enough to get in on the pre-order sale. So of course I've started to pump out some 1/72 scale models to try and finish off all the Armoured Fighting Vehicles I needed for my Canadian force. It's very much been a learning experience, but I'm pretty happy with what I've managed to achieve so far.
Here's most of what I have printed for my Canadians thus far:
So in the rear row (from left to right) we have 2 M150 TOW Carriers followed by 2 M113 ADATS.
In the front row (from left to right) we have a M113 C&R Lynx, 2 M113's to carry a mortar team each, a M113 to carry a Blowpipe team and another Lynx.
You can see I've replaced the barrels on the Lynxes .50 cal HMGs with a couple I found in my bits box. The 3D printed ones were just a tad too chunky to my eye.
Of course once painted up I could use the 3 M113's for another Mech Infantry platoon - I'd just need to add 1 more M113.
I also printed these four AVGP Grizzly APC's:
and 2 Cougar FSV's seen clinging here to the print bed
But I have to admit I'm not 100% happy with them and am considering printing them again. I'm being a bit pedantic, but I feel like the scale conversion is just off a wee bit and they are just a fraction too big. There's every chance I'll just get over it, but we'll see. I've also learnt a bit about supports since I printed them, and think I could do that a bit better as well. I'd also never buy black resin again!
The only problem with 3D printing is that you have to stop printing after a while and start stowing, camming up and painting. We'll see if I can do something about that this weekend.
That's it for now. Have fun