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andyskinner



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:00 pm    Post subject: Kryst buildings Reply with quote

I wanted to show you what I was thinking for Kryst buildings.

For the Kryst, I wanted to do something sorta middle eastern, and sorta like a pueblo, but with a similar fantastical feel. So I am experimenting with circular pueblo modular buildings. I started off trying cardstock, but have moved to 3D printing.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VvUV6k2izTMAj6Ls1

I had these printed at the library, and the quality isn't so good, but they give an impression. I'd like to have one, two, and three story buildings shaped like these circles and crescents, and also a double crescent that can connect between two circle buildings.

The library charges 25 cents a gram, and these cost me $22.25. That means my whole system may be expensive. I cut cost by not printing the roof, just adding cardboard over a rim.

I've got door pieces that fit on it.

What do you think?

andy
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Crusader Twm



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they look great! I hadn't really thought hard about what Kryst buildings ought to look like, but I think these fit the bill very well. I wouldn't be worried about the print quality - the visible layers give the outer surface texture, whereas a perfectly smooth surface would probably have actually looked unfinished, IMO.

Shame it's pricey to print at the library, but they look really cool. Perhaps a similar effect can be achieved by cutting cylindrical containers like coffee cans to shape?
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andyskinner



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The library was much cheaper than shapeways or other places I looked. The one story levels will be cheaper as well.

I thought about cardboard tubes, but was afraid it would be a cutting challenge. I think the shape needs to be close enough to fit them together well. Also PVC pipe, but that would also be hard to cut and If thick would not nest well.

I found that magnets help hold the shapes closer. I wonder if that would work for the cardstock version I tried first.

The price probably isn't too bad, at $22.25 for a 3 story building and a 2 story. But I want 1 of each of 3 shapes of 3 story, 2 of each 2 story, and 3 of each 1 story building. I guess that would put this collection at $135.

Thanks

andy
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andyskinner



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is another photo after printing a few more buildings. It is starting to show what I'm after.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hvEipa3wEUp86qQV2

Sorry about the link. I keep having arguments with Google Photos about putting the image into a forum. I have done it before, but don't see how now.

I need to glue in the roofs, then prime and paint. Also work on more doors.

andy
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Omot



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice designs. Link enough of these and you have a walled city.
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andyskinner



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I would like to have some kind of courtyard, but haven't designed yet.

I will have to add interest by putting stuff on top. I can't glue stuff on outside, because they wouldn't nest against each other. I wonder how hard it would have been to engrave a stone pattern into it. Maybe not that hard in a sculpting tool, but I used Tinkercad, which lets you add and subtracts basic shapes. It might have been hard.

I also wish I'd increased the resolution of the circles. They are divided up into 64 pieces around, but no reason I couldn't have done much smaller, to hide the facets.

andy
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Inquisitor Moloko



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this something you'd be willing to release for others to print in the future?
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andyskinner



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. My son just got a printer and made one that seems just like the ones I had printed before. That felt encouraging. Maybe expected, but it was good to see.

To be more complete, I'd want to work on my doors, and I'd really like to arrange a courtyard somehow.

Any suggestions for things you'd want? What format? I save STL files, and my son (or the library, whoever is printing) converts with some pre-processing software.

I tried to paint with a textured sand paint that we had in the garage, but then realized it was s textured glaze. So I need to paint and then apply that.

andy
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andyskinner



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if I made it clear that these are sized for 15mm.

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Inquisitor Moloko



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure if it was clear, but I've been watching your stuff enough to know that it would be. Great thing about 3D printing though, it doesn't have to stay 15mm for long!
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andyskinner



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey. I've primed these things recently. Used a brown/rust primer, and am happy because I have some printed in white, black, and gray. The primer makes them all start the same.

Sorry it is going so slowly. My son that played Quar games with me is several states away, and motivation has been less. Hope I'll move these forward soon.

I made a courtyard building, but don't have it in hand. My son printed it, and says it didn't work out as well, and maybe the plastic isn't coming out of the extruder as well.

If you'd like to try these at a faster pace than I'm moving, I could go ahead and share what I have. I'd prefer to finish a set first, but I admit I'm not moving very fast.

andy
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