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Posts posted by leoddc

  1. Hey guy's, long time no post 😄
    I have recently noticed a creaky sound from my UM 2 when the printer head moves left to right. I have lubricated all of the axis rods so I think it's coming from the motor. I've attached a video here but the sound isn't very clear. Can anyone help me with how I can fix this?


  2. Those are bloody fantastic. I could nit pick about things that doesn't quite fit my ideal for those particular monsters, but damn, who cares. Those sculpts, prints and most importantly, paint jobs, are amazing.


    Wow, thanks man, I really appreciate it :)

  3. Hey guys, it's been a while.

    I've been doing some new prints. I used 3d hubs to print some of the smaller parts on a form2 but the main bulk of these models where done on my Ultimaker2.

    I'd love to have the chance to use an Ultimaker3 and see what can be done without the restrictions of slicing my models into many many parts.


    This is my latest print I made for a lecture that I gave in Bulgaria last weekend.




    I made this guy for my lecture that I gave at IFCC 2016 earlier this year. His tail is missing in this image as I had to put him in a suitcase in order to get him to Croatia for IFCC





    VR Zombie:

    Another print made for IFCC 2016. This guy was really fun to make.




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  4. Hey guy's.

    Its been a while since I posted anything on here so I thought I'd share this with you.



    Although this is my first post in a long time, I've still been lurking in the forums and I have to say I'm blown away by some of the stuff you guys have been printing. Seriously inspiring stuff! I've just launched my new website so head over to see some 3D renders of this guy





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  5. Cheers braddock. I'm using citadel paints from games workshop. The varnish is something they sell called "Ardcoat". it's really cool stuff. I've found that if you dry brush it lightly you get more of a greasy look and if you slap a load on it looks wet. Heres a link to their Australian order site



  6. Thanks guys.

    @Skint: Thank's man. I'm so chuffed that you where inspired to use sculptris. It's a shame that it crashed but don't let that put you off. When I first started with Zbrush it was a bit unstable and I was using an old laptop with a shitty possessor and about 512 megs of RAM. It would crash all the time so I got into the habit of saving every 5 minutes. Keep up the scultris work, I'd love to see what you come up with.

    @Aaron: Thanks man. I made my own custom supports in Zbrush. I did them as thin solid walls and then connected them to the model with tiny pointed cylinders. This was so I could keep retractions down to a minimum and also to make the support structure more stable. I only used supports for the shoulder pads, everything else printed freely. The material is colorfabb blue/grey.

    This first image was my first attempt at printing this guy but as you can see there is a ton of under extrusion going on. I reprinted it using braddocks spool holder and got a much better result.


    @braddock: Cheers dude. Here's the link


    I also printed your spool holder and have had a lot less under extrusion since using it. Thanks for sharing man.


    I modified the main body by separating the feet so that I could print each side separately and then glued it together. I was having trouble with constant clogging hence printing the spool holder in separate pieces but since using the new holder it's done almost 24 hours of printing with no clogs :D


  7. Hey guys. It's been a while since I've looked on here and I have to say I'm blown away by all of the stuff everyone's been posting. Really really great looking designs and prints.

    Here is my latest print. I've just gotten over 10000 views on my blog and to say thanks to everyone I've done this print that I'll upload for everyone on thingiverse. Its from a personal work I did called "Bent Copper". The character was inspired by the combine troops from half life 2. I'm really pleased with the way this print came out and the level of detail that was captured. The photos don't do it justice but you can just about see the texture of the fabric on the t-shirt and vest straps. I'll upload the files to thingiverse in the next couple of days once I've taken some better pictures.


    Original render



  8. OK guys here goes be nice.... Just to let you guys know i do not have an artistic bone in my body, i can not draw to save my life. but after seeing some of the Zbrush designs here i thought i need to give it a go and see what happens.. I watched a couple of you tube videos then spent the last couple of evenings sculpting my first sculpt with my very limited knowledge of using the software...

    So here are the results and it's all mine how satisfying...

    Zbrush design


    Printed results.


    Hey man great stuff. I like your design and I like the forms you got going on. I'm really glad your giving Zbrush a go, It's such a great piece of software once you get into it. The print quality looks great too.


  9. I haven't downloaded the file but my guess would be that since it works when you scale it down the problem is that you have skirt enabled and it is causing the print to be too big. Try disabling skirt or reducing the amount of it.


    Ah good thinking sir. works a treat.


  10. Man this sounds really bad. I had no idea these things where so temperamental. I'm considering not removing the temp sensor now and just hoping that I can find a way of putting it back together. I'm trying hard to stay positive but I have to say I cant believe how much hassle this thing has been since I bought it.


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