QuickLinks: Concept Art, Print Logs, Assembly, Painting, Product Review
The Blacksmith is the second building printed & built from the CastnPlay Kingdom of Thamarya Kickstarter. Project for the Blacksmith started February 7th, 2021 continued throughout on and off until paint completion July 18, 2021.
You can either read through the Project Page to follow the entire journey of the Blacksmith or use the quicklinks and buttons to navigate your the area of interest
As like the first building, Fisher’s Hut. The process of printing and assembling this building started with the foundation and moved towards the roof of the model.
Blacksmith render. Original Source Cast N Play files & MyMiniFactory website.
An image I constantly used as reference for both parts and assembly. The detail and breakdown of this render is definitely worth the shoutout as it goes above and beyond showing the detail and work involved in this model.
Special Note of Versioning:
As of March 26, 2021: Major changes have been made to the roof & wall files of the Blacksmith building. Direct comparison of files will not match especially for roof files if downloaded after this date. However final appearance will match it is mostly assembly that is impacted.
Curious as to how the whole thing is put together? Check out guides below to see. Special shout out to the Wall & Roof sections which have ALL Support settings used for Cura 4.8. Also note that significant changes have been made to the Roof files since I printed it as this was printed while in its early developmental beta stage. I will call out the differences in the Roof printing section.
For ALL FDM print profile settings used in this print build. Here is the Google Doc which lists them all.
Curious as to how the whole thing is put together? Check out guide below to see.
May 24, 2021: Blacksmith Status Update & Post Processing
Print Difficulty: Intermediate
Supported: FDM & Resin presupports provided *Note* I use my own supports for FDM
For the Blacksmith I give the print difficulty a rating of intermediate. For FDM printing, almost all files needed to be rotated to lay on the build plate for best orientation of first layer which requires knowledge of the print process. Thus printing this building should not be your very first project in the 3D printing hobby. Also the presupports for FDM are not always conducive to a 100% print success rate due to their thin and branching nature. Presupports for FDM are extremely reminiscent of supports for resin printing and are not always as stable as slicer generated supports. These thin supports have a very low success rate for myself and as a result I supported my own files for the Walls & Roof. If you are interested in my support settings check out the print logs.
The Blacksmith while pretty straight forward in rectangular shape, I have rated the difficulty of assembly as intermediate. Due to the number of number of pieces and fit of several of the pieces. The most difficulty in my personal experience was the roof, which should be fixed with current version. However the porch poles to support the roof were floating and not attached to anything. This required me to extend and add to the front stairs and provide stability on my own.
Customer Support: Exceeds Expectations
I will absolutely admit that I am a massive fan of the sculpting company CastnPlay. This group is one of the largest patreon companies for supplying 3D sculpts for tabletop gaming. Their specialization is has always been miniatures printed on Resin printers and have provided helpful print settings and troubleshooting assistance. The team at CnP has been extremely receptive to suggestions and feedback while answering questions most significantly through their discord server. If you have questions going to their discord would be my suggestion but I am sure their facebook page or instagram would help out too.
Created by Cast n Play
Source: Kingdom of Thamarya Kickstarter
The Blacksmith can be purchased separately for $11.99 on MyMiniFactory.
KingDom of Thamarya
Follow along the work and print jobs of other Kingdom of Thamarya models.
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