Overview ~ Print issues/Areas of Improvement ~ Print Data ~ Where to find Files


In my mind a JailCage is a staple of dungeon scatter terrain. When you build a terrain dungeon you of course will need a jail. These cages are a great addition to my collection were some of the few of this collection that I’ve printed both in FDM and Resin. This has lead to really interesting conversations with my husband and others about FDM vs Resin printing. As one of the very first models (exactly print #10 including calibration prints) I printed on my new Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K AFTER printing on my Prusa mk3s I have side by side comparison of the two. Overall these are great models with incredible detail that came out great. Support removal of the closed model in the middle of the cage was difficult but completed. I do not believe I truly did the FDM print justice as these were using the resin provided presupports and are not cleaned post print. Either would be functional on your table regardless of printing. However the detail on the resin printer is mind blowing.

Check them out and tell me what you think.

Image on the Left FDM printed on Prusa MK3s. Image on Right printed on Phrozen Sonic mini 4k

Between the models you can observe that the FDM models exhibit more stringing and overhang issues than the resin printed Jailcages. However the resin printed jail cages have better detail but signs of improvement and learning.

Print Issues/ Areas of Improvement

The above issue displays the underside of the Backpack marker. Issue #1 shows how the edge of the base of the marker is rough from attempting to print using resin supports. You can see even using resin supports for FDM in attempt to avoid issue #2 the issue is still present. This shows that I should either A) Improve my supports for FDM/use supports or B) Calibrate better for Bridges/Overhangs. Issue #2 is visible for all markers as I did not support the models.

Take away for printer: Work on overhang/bridge calibrations and/or use supports for hollowed bases.
Take away suggestion for sculptor: Making the base of the marker solid will make these models more approachable for FDM print users.

The overhang issue mentioned sometimes below in the print data are very slight. This can easily be rectified using a file or small hobby knife. This is merely cosmetic and will hardly noticeable upon painting. Photograph is taken at 2x magnification just to be able to issue overhang.

Print Data

Printer: Prusa mk3s
Filament: Hatchbox Silver PLA
Orientation: Bases against build plate
Layer Height: 0.08 mm
Print Profile: Modified version of Fat Dragon games miniature figure profile
Total Material Used: 9.9 g Filament
Material Cost: 19.8 cents

Objective Marker Backpack is the one model I attempted to use the resin presupports. This model is pretty marked up from removing the supports (see image above) and there is some very very slight retraction between backpack and the hourglass but nothing that can clean up.
Overall this marker came out great. The only issue I spot is some overhang melt in the mouth of the skeleton head. This will come out just fine and clean up nicely.
Probably one of the best markers in the set. Came out really really well. Some very small melt on stem of bottle. Could potentially warrant slower printing or increased minimal print time per layer.
Printed well but has some overhang printing issues on the banding of the bottle.
Small overhang mess on underside of scroll where wrapped scroll ends.
Really simple base and came out well.

Where to Find these Files

Currently the files for the Objective Markers are not sold separately. These will be bundled with the entire Fantasy Props Kickstarter late backing. The sculpts and designs are now by the newly branded (November 2020) group on Patreon STL Miniatures.

STL Miniatures: Website
STL Miniatures: Patreon
Online Store: MyMiniFactory (only for past Patreon months currently)
Original Source of Files: 3D Printable Fantasy Props by Rafael Moreno Dominguez

Render image taken from the Fantasy Props Kickstarter Page

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