Lutheran Church II

Following on from my post: Lutheran Church I.

Although I scaled the model for 15mm during the design process, I also designed it to use a .2mm print head with a layer height of 0.06mm, which although vastly increasing the print times, does give me the flexibility to scale up the print for 28mm without losing detail.

Overall I am very happy with how this turned out, but I do wonder what the “box” on the roof ridge to the left of the steeple is? I would guess it’s some form of chimney for heating the church, but have decided to omit it since I can’t get a clear picture of what it actually is. Likewise I completely made up the far side and back of the church, reasoning that the far side would be a reflection of the near side in respect to the arrangement of windows, and that it would exhibit far less damage. As for the back, I just completely made it up and added a small door for rear access.

Reading (still): Welker, David A., The Cornfield, Antietam’s bloody turning point. (2020) ISBN: 978-1-61200-832-5

9 thoughts on “Lutheran Church II

    1. I have been putting a few things together from a kickstarter I did a while ago, and some new buildings I have been working on to expand my offerings and set them up on a website to sell. Maybe I can make enough to help my hobby pay for itself, or at least buy me a few beers every other month.

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  1. Very nice, and even more impressive that you created it yourself!
    I watched a video yesterday talking about how the fellow designs his parts to print flat on an FDM, which then requires simple assembly, but avoids print lines. I really need to get into 3d printing sometime, but finding space for (especially) a filament printer….

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    1. I find designing the model so that it has a flat surface or is broken up like old “model kits” is the first consideration. The second being trying to avoid over-hangs, or open windows, though for both there are ways you can get the printer to span the gap without having to turn on supports. For example most model buildings are 2-3 parts, I am trying to do the “Twin Houses” from the Seven Pines Battlefield (ACW) and I think they are going to be 6-8 parts depending on how they are printed.

      Honestly I don’t think it does a good job of troops (yet), but for some vehicles and buildings, and many terrain elements it is great (though it can be slow)

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      1. Yeah, I’m mightily impressed by anyone who can create a feasable model for 3d printing. I understand the tech in theory but then you get into needing to use slicers and adding supports and designing to get around the limitations and bleugh! 😀
        I just looked up the Twin houses and they look like they might work as a L>R flip, probably with some tweaks I assume for the finer details, looks like one of them has a small extension or two, I assume depending on the exact time in history.
        Resin appears to be the way to go for troops and probably smaller scale vehicles, etc. Once I can walk without crutches again and actually do things I might look into actually learning to print again. I’ve been collecting STLs for a few months at this point, so….

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        1. I try to design so supports are not needed as in my early experimentation I found they left the model with too much cleaning to be done.

          I agree the Twin Houses are very close to being a flip of each other, even more so if you depict them at the start of the battle without any damage. The minor difference are quite easy to model. (ie: shutters on some windows)

          I think learning to design for a resin printer would be a “start over” from my current design workflow, or at the very least would mean learning some new software…which might be a good thing.


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