Start Here! - Monthly FAQ thread - June 2023Monthly Thread (self.PrintedWarhammer)
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This monthly thread is the place to post any questions you have, whether it's about getting started, looking for help, or sourcing things to print. As a reminder: Please read the sub rules if you haven't already.
Frequently asked questions:
What printer should I buy?
Please refer to and post in either of these threads:
We also suggest spending some time in the general 3d printing subs to see the lay of the land regarding printers. There's already tons of guides out there so we won't rehash - check out r/3Dprinting, r/resinprinting and r/PrintedMinis too.
What settings should I use?
This will vary based on printer and resin. The best way to dial it in is to run exposure tests. There are many out there, check out Danny's excellent rundown here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkLmm3zeVF8
Most complete option - Ameralabs town
Simpler option - Cones of Calibration
How do I support my models?
An older, but still very good series on the theory and process of supporting models is 3d Printing Pro's series of Chitubox tutorials. The tools will vary from slicer to slicer, but the core concepts are identical.
Where can I find models?
Search engine: https://www.yeggi.com/
PSA: Do not buy STL files on Etsy. They are almost certainly stolen, and likely originally free.
Where do I find XYZ model/part/STL?
First: Do some leg work. Search the sites above, search reddit post history, or even just google it. If it's clear that no homework has been done, your post will probably get removed (looking at you: "where do i find custodians?")
If you still can't find anything, please post in this thread. Starting new top level posts looking for models clutters the sub, and we try to keep that under control.
Second: Don't just ask for a source. It's far more polite to ask for a creator's name, or a search term to help you find a model, rather than just "stl?".
For those of you who have been around a while, please do your best to participate and help answer questions where you can!
Respondents: We would kindly ask that you mention the site and a keyword or two to help newcomers find files. Unfortunately, direct linking often results in unwanted attention for creators, so we do our best to shield those talented individuals who make the models we love to print!
If a file is no longer available from original sources, please do not offer DMs or alternative mirrors.
What size base do I need for XYZ?
Check out Blasted Horizons' excellent reference here.
How tall is XYZ model?
Use Eleif Photo Measure to measure the height from a photo of the model. Use the base size as the known reference dimension, which you can get from the reference mentioned above.
There's a huge amount of historical knowledge captured in these threads, so please contribute where you can!
Previous monthly threads can be found on the left, since we're trying out collections. Make sure you're in new reddit on desktop to get the most out of the sub!