Hill Giant Miniature Print Data
This print, I will admit is my absolute least favorite of the entire Dragonlock collection. I have personally struggled with how I was going to write about his model. I have decided to speak the truth regardless of the praise or criticism so my readers will know what kind of models they would be getting or if issues are just user error.
Update: January 6, 2021. This file has been updated by Fat Dragon Games and given more detail. Print below represents first version.
Overall as you can see from the image not all pieces of the model are shown on the figure. The club is not glued on and the shield. However I decided to leave those pieces out in order to display and better describe my points. As you can see on the model there are several obvious locations where pieces were attached on the model, most notably the downward hand and the waist. These pieces were straight cuts for convivence of printing as they fit directly onto the build plate but due to this there is no assistance for gluing the model together. This makes the lines of the model obvious and can make the glue job sloppy. This is probably the worst fit for assembly of the entire collection of the 2019 miniature line. The club however does have a small hole (seen by the pointy bit on the handle) of which to join it. This however was much too small for the size of the club.
There are of course issues with the print that are my own such as obvious layer lines displaying telling me I have a loose belt or vibration issues. However overall compared to the other models this sculpt seems rushed. I even looked back on the kickstarter itself and see that there was only concept art of this model upon the launch of the kickstarter and was pretty far down the list of models to unlock. Perhaps this was one of the last they sculpted and wanted to just finish? Either way I will use this model for paint practice but unfortunately I doubt i’ll put it on my table. I wish there was more detail on the model especially the torso. So many giants can look incredible and you can really add the detail on FDM prints due to its size making it easier to print.
This is a lesson learned and is needed to 100% print the complete collection of the kickstarter.
Layer Height: 0.08
Filament: Hatchbox PLA Silver
Adhesion: Brims on the weapons such as the club
Printed On Prusa i3 MK3s
Print Profile: Cura 4.6 “Offical_FDG_Cura_ender3_and5miniatures_4mm” from The FatDragonGames website
|File Name||Print Time||Estimated Material Used||Misc Notes|
|Giant Shield||7 min||1g||Was very confused that this piece was used as a belt for the model. The shield was very tiny and did not feel like it belonged.|
|Giant Club||38 min||1g||Club (not show on image) came out well but had a tiny pyramid shaped form fit to attach to the handle. This was incredibly difficult to attempt to attach and I ended up giving up on it honestly.|
|Giant Hand||21 min||1g||incredibly difficult to glue to the body. Struggled to get muscle orientation just right. Fit was a straight cut with no attachment|
|Giant Torso||1 hr 51 min||6g||Support under elbow made a slight hole in the arm. Overall I could visually see vibrational issues with my machine as there are more obvious layerlines. Fit and form with all additions to model were difficult and did not appear to fit well.|
|Giant_Legs||4 hr 36 min||12g||Torso came out well to the model but again like the rest of the pieces the fit to the torso was not smooth and there is an obvious line where gluing occurred.|
Where to Find STLs
Dragonlock Miniature store via DrivethroughRPG. Vendor images are frome Fat Dragon Game Website.
- Hill Giant $1.99