Dragon Miniature Print Data
Saving the most anticipated piece for last. This dragon is massive and has a base of 5 inches in diameter (12.7 centimeters) estimated a 10 inch total wingspan (25.4 centimers) and length of close around 11 inches (27.94 centimeters). As the featured piece for the Dragonlock Miniatures Kickstarter I thought it would be only fitting for using this print project as the finale of my individual posts. As of this post I have officially completed and printed every model from the Fat Dragon Games/ Dragonlock Miniatures Kickstarter, i’m so pumped. Stay tuned for the overall breakdown post. I am also pumped because you can never have too many dragons right?
This Great Dragon overall printed really well and has a ton of texturing on the skin of the model. This will overall paint nicely. I had some consistent themed issues in retraction and overhangs. Yeah yeah I need to dial those in ASAP, after my next 2? projects i’m already working on for my FDM printer i’ll recalibrate and tune up the print profiles. Stay tuned for some write ups on that process. In terms of detail there is even ribbing along the eyes of the model! This is by far the most detailed sculpt of the entire collection by far. My largest complaint about the model is that the assembly of the model does leave some more sizable gaps I will have to do some post processing to clean it up. I almost wish there were holes in the wings and body to use magnets for easier storage since the wing span makes it take up so much space. Perhaps i’ll drill into it and get some magnets. I struggled to glue the wing tips on and used green stuff to help in that process. I really should get some accelerant for my super glue.
In conclusion this was a blast to make and see this creature come alive. This is by far the largest monster I have made on my printer. Be sure to read below on my comments on the individual components that make up the model and like always a link to the files to purchase from the Fat Dragon Games website is listed below.
Layer Height: 0.08
Filament: Hatchbox Silver PLA
Adhesion: Brim for wing tips, Wings, head
Printed On Prusa i3 MK3s
Print Profile: Cura 4.6 “Offical_FDG_Cura_ender3_and5miniatures_4mm” from The FatDragonGames website
Orientation: Orientation of model loaded into slicer.
|File Name||Print Time||Estimated Material Used||Misc Notes|
|Dragon_Peg||10 min||0.4g Printed Twice||Came out well helped to link pieces together.|
|Dragon_Wing_Tips||35 min||1.1g Printed three times, I kept dropping tips and couldn’t find the tiny pieces||Printed several times extra. I kept loosing wing tips while attaching and couldn’t be found so just printed some more. Man this is why I love the power of 3d printing.|
|Dragon_Wing_Left||15 hr 3 min||40.6g||Some retraction issues on the underside of the wing. Will have to sand and buff up the wings but that is ok. Most issues are along the ribbing of the wings.|
|Dragon_Wing_Right||14 hr 42 min||39.4g||More retraction issues than left wing which is strange that the behavior is different per wing but using the same settings.|
|Dragon_Tail||2 hr 17 min||5.2g||Came out well some small filament build up showing in wings but easy fix and will probably give the wings a more realistic appearance.|
|Horns||1 hr 3 min||2.4g||Came out well and attached well to the dragon. Probably one of the best fits on the entire model.|
|Dragon_Neck||2 hr 45 min||9.5g||Overhang issues visible on spikes on the top of the neck. Large gap between head and neck. Attempted to use green stuff to fill in the gap.|
|Dragon Head||2 hr 32 min||7g||Probably the best success in the entire print the head looks great even the teeth and tongue. My only complaint is some overhang issues on the top of the head due to the orientation of the print.|
|Dragon_Body||1d 4 hr 20 min||99g||Body came out really really well as well. Some small overhang issues along the butt of the model and underside but most wont see it.|
|Dragon_Eggs||3 hr 22 min||11g||Print went well very simple. Layer lines show pretty badly|
Where to Find STLs
Dragonlock Miniature store via DrivethroughRPG. Vendor images are frome Fat Dragon Game Website.