Of all the things in D&D gameplay that could terrify me the most, it would be a large tentacle coming out of no where, grabbing my character and pulling me into the abyss. Today’s featured print project you guessed it, is tentacles. These models are incredibly sculpted so much so you can even see the printed wrinkles on the skin of the tentacle themselves. These are some of the cleanest print sets of the entire Fat Dragon Game collection. There is of course some room for improvement, like always regarding retraction. I’m going to nail it soon! The only downside is that these models are HUGE! These models in particular are inspiring me to write up something regarding scale creep and playable scale. These organic looking bases for these tentacles are greater than 25mm and will take up a classification of a large monster. I decided to attempt to shrink one of the tentacles to what I think is more accurate to playable scale and you can definitely tell what a difference it made. While they look incredible i’m curious as to how i’m going to use them on the table. At least they are the perfect pieces to practice fun painting for aquatic creatures!

Tentacle Miniature Print Data

Layer Height: 0.08
Filament: Hatchbox Silver
Printed On Prusa i3 MK3s
Print Profile: Cura 4.6 “Offical_FDG_Cura_ender3_and5miniatures_4mm” from The FatDragonGames website
Print Orientation: Flat on the printbed same as how models loaded into slicer.

File NamePrint TimeEstimated Material UsedMisc Notes
Tentacle_11h44m5gThe small tentacle. Shows some room for retraction improvement but is definitely a ton of fun with character.
Tentacle_22h11m6gGreat looking prints. Some retraction spots right of tentacle body going up side.
Tentacle_32h5m6gSome retraction improvement on outside curve edge. Nothing some light filing can’t buff out.
Tentacle_42h4m6gCleanest print of the collection looks fantastic
Tentacle_52h10m6g very similar to print #3 clean with some light buffing

Where to Find STLs

Dragonlock Miniature store via DrivethroughRPG and displayed on Fatdragongames.com

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