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More Painting A 3D Model

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2021 by getbent57

Once again talking about painting 3D prints that I made with the Elegoo Neptune 2.  This time it is for a Batman model.  There is a really cool looking one over on Thingiverse, this one > here.  Very simple looking but with lot of detail in the cape.  Wanted to print this one besides looking cool.  It would be easy to paint.  Once I had it primed in grey.  Did two coats of black and a bit of white for the eyes.  After that spayed on some clear coat.  Think it turned out good.  But sadly Batman lost a battle with gravity and broke an ear.

Painting A 3D Model

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2021 by getbent57

A few posts back talked about painting 3D prints that I made with the Elegoo Neptune 2.  In that one was going to practices on a No Man’s Sky ship model (this one > here).  Well decided to try something a bit simpler first.  My brother wanted a shotgun shell.  Found one (> here) that is hollow.  So the top comes off so you can put things in it.  Printed it at 200% upscaled in black PLA.  It turned out great.  It was now time to paint.  First primed it grey.  That takes about 24 hours to set.  Next up taped up the bottom of the shell.  As not to get any red paint on that part.  The red took three coats.  After that painted the bottom with brushed bronze.   Again that took three coats.  The next day sprayed it will a clear coat.  That is so you can touch without the paint coming off.  Painted with acrylic, which is water based.   Am very happy with the way it turned out.

Painting 3D Prints

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2021 by getbent57

If you have stopped by this blog the past few months you might now that I got myself an Elegoo Neptune 2.  While I was on vacation decided it was time to try and paint some of the things I have printed.  Have never do that before so looked at some videos on YouTube.  Seems pretty straight forward, it just takes a lot of practices to make it look good.  Do have a really big print of a troll that has lots of detail.  But think I will wait on panting that.  So going to practices on the No Man’s Sky ship model (this one > here) found on Thingiverse.

Fab365 Model – Lambda-class T-4a Shuttle

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2021 by getbent57

Lambda-class_T-4a_ShuttleA few posts back talked out the website, Fab365.net.  Well signed up for the site and downloaded one of their free models.  This one > here, the Lambda-class T-4a shuttle.  Not a big Star Wars fan but think it’s a cool model.  There are six files to print but you only need five, depending on how you want to display it.  I choice to use the pedestal.  That took about three hours to print.  The main body took about four.  The big wing took about two hours.  Then an hour and half for the two other wings.  Am very happy with how it turned out.

Fab365 3D Model Site

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2021 by getbent57

A few posts back made one about websites that have files you can prints on 3D prints.  Have coma across another one which is really cool, Fab365.net.  They have some free model as well as paid ones.  What makes they standout the models a designed for FDM printers and all the models are all so designed to be printed with out supports.  Most of the models fold or snap together with only using a bit of glue.  Going to try a few on there free models out first.   Will be back with an update.

3D Files Sites

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2021 by getbent57

Now that my Elegoo Neptune 2 is working better.  Am on the look out for files to print.  There are a few sites out there that have free and paid STL files you can download.  Have talked about a few of them in the past like Thingiverse and My Mini Factory.  There are two more you can take at.  They are Cults 3D.  There are lots of awesome models here.   Many are free but some of the paid one might be worth it to you.  The other is Prusa Printers.  This site is run by the people who make the Prusa 3D printers.  The site is still in beta.  But there is some good things on it.

Elegoo Neptune 2 – New Springs Are A Big Improvement

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2021 by getbent57

Have made a bunch of posts now talking about getting and installing new spring for my Elegoo Neptune 2.  Am working on printing a really big file in many parts.  As I am typing this (August 10, 2021) have printed off two.  They both turned out awesome.  These new spring has made a big improvement with the printer.  Hoping by the weekend I should have all the pieces printed.  Just need to get some new sandpaper to clean up a few spots on the prints.  Will be back with an update.

Elegoo Neptune 2 – New Springs Installed

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2021 by getbent57

Have made a few post now talking about having trouble leveling the bed on my Elegoo Neptune 2.  All so that I ordered new springs and that they arrived.  Now I add to install them.  It’s a simple possess.  With only one giving me problems.  The back left.  This were the wires are plugged into the bed. After that re-leveled the bed a few times (four).  It seems to be working so much better now.  On to getting back to the printing project I have planed.

Elegoo Neptune 2 – New Springs Arrived

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2021 by getbent57

The new bed springs I ordered for my Elegoo Neptune 2 have arrived.  Was hoping there would have been here before this past weekend.  But nothing that can be done about that.  Now I need to install them.  Did watch a how to video.  Very simple to do.  With only one small part that might give to trouble.  The one at the back left.  This were the wires are plugged into the bed.  The guy said you need to unclip this.  Hoping I don’t mess that up.  Will be back with another update.  Oh, these are the springs I ordered > here.

Elegoo Neptune 2 – New Springs

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2021 by getbent57

ELEGOO_Neptune_2.jpgGot around to ordering new bed springs for my Elegoo Neptune 2.  In my last post talking about this 3D printer I had trouble leveling the bed in the back left corner.  When would turn the knob to lower or raise that corner it would only move a little.  Have read that some people are replacing the stock springs with better ones.  I just had to find out which one would work the this machine.  These are the ones I ordered > here.  Hoping they will be here soon.  Because I have some plans for a big prints.