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3d printing progress : Printing models for Pathfinder Role-playing Game

Tags : pen & paper rpg pathfinder

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Hello everyone !!

A few weeks back I was about to pre-order some FW stuff ( Dark Angels and several BB stars) and to my disappointment, the basket was already around 250€. Giving the order a second thought, on a whim, I decided instead to order a 3d resin printer ^^

That is how 2 weeks ago I received my first 3d printer: an Elegoo mars pro 2. After a few tries (fail) and a bit of setting/testing, I went in full production! for the Pathfinder game, I dm every week.

Last week I had printed around 10/12 models (mainly lizardmen and Dragonborn) + a full heroes team. To be honest, I don't use models for all the combat sequence, sometimes I want them to stay narrative and imaginary. It was the best session we had for a long time! it's incredible how a few printed models not even painted for the most part improved the immersion in the game.

We are playing next Friday (Act 2/3, Age of Ash path PF2e) and I am in full production mode right now !!!! here what I printed :

3 Nagas

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Painted and based. I know it's quick to paint job but for the random monster, I keep it simple ^^

3 large Dragonborns

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Skin is 90% complete I will improve the NMM a bit more and do the bones/horns/claw. It should be enough for a nice group of brutes ^^

The players

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Sorcerer, barbarian, paladin, Halfling warrior, gnome wizard (missing a priest gnome)

Mobs and Boss

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Dragon born sorceress (first try at a quality setting), golem, hell dog, dire crocodile, 1 kobold shaman, 1 kobold Dragon power-infused
Quality on the sorceress is very good! too bad there was a power outage and the print stopped before the then (she's supposed to have a dragon familiar on her staff)

The big crystal golem is "Hollow". I mean the inside is empty (it save a lot of resin actually) It was my first try and went very well.


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Wrath Daemon hunting the group from the sky. Model is incredible and it was my first multipart print. Easy in the end ^^

Conclusion & Observation

Until now, I printed 35 models ( bit more if I include the fails) for a total investment of 450€ (printer, wash/curing station, resin, IPA). That means each model cost me 12€ for now. It's already less than the "meh" models you can find for Dnd5e and I still have enough resin for another 35 models. Off course if the Printer doesn't break down in a few weeks the price per model is going down at a very fast rate ^^, In the end, it's not even about the money. The pleasure to print, paint and play your models in an RPG is very fun! Still, it's nice to print a model for 1€ of resin ^^

I didn't start on the 40K/AOS custom bitz yet as I am not sure yet of what is allowed or not! but at the very least, I am planning to print one of these awesome Smash Captain!

I also plan to print models for different games I play regularly like Bloodbowl or Guildball!

This is the printer i use Elegoo Mars 2 pro (amazon link)