Designing and Printing the Fantastic Robo-Jarv Part 3

I finally got the body to print.  I had another print failure since the last post before figuring out what the problem was.  Long story short, I had to change the FEP film in the resin vat.  That’s a story for another day, though.  I cleaned the uncured resin from the body and snipped offContinue reading “Designing and Printing the Fantastic Robo-Jarv Part 3”

The Glu-sual Suspects

I looked up from the workbench and noticed I’ve collected an entire shelf of different glues. How did this happen? What are they all for? If you’ve been in the hobby long enough, you’ve got the same lineup. If you’re starting out and haven’t bought stock in Elmer’s yet, here’s a rundown of the sticky-ickyContinue reading “The Glu-sual Suspects”

Designing and Printing the Fantastic Robo-Jarv Part 2

Support up! Well, I had the first setback.  The body of the robot failed to print.  Looks like there wasn’t enough supports to hold the body to the build plate.  The upside is that the legs printed.  Most slicers let you pick what size supports you want to use; small, medium, or large.  They actContinue reading “Designing and Printing the Fantastic Robo-Jarv Part 2”

Designing and Printing the Fantastic Robo-Jarv Part 1

For the past few months, I’ve been getting to know my resin 3D printer.  Using 3D printed parts in conjunction with model kits is an awesome “combined arms” approach to the hobby.  This time, I decided to take it a step further.  As I type, a model I designed using Tinkercad.com is on the printer. Continue reading “Designing and Printing the Fantastic Robo-Jarv Part 1”

The Styrene Gyrene Post #1

Welcome to the Styrene Gyrene!  I built my first model about seven years ago and haven’t looked back.  The hobby has led me down numerous rabbit holes; from photo-etch to 3D-printing, building terrain to miniatures.  I’d like to share tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way and learn some new ones from otherContinue reading “The Styrene Gyrene Post #1”