Phase 1 of printing for the Fishers Hut, was the Base. These base components were the simplest of pieces to print. This was a really enjoyable process and seeing this base grow into what the entire footprint for building will become was thrilling to say the least. There are however some print process steps that are required for all pieces which are noted below.
In terms of the models themselves there were also a few instances where the rocks are floating off the ground of the base or from the print bed itself, this issue is apparently only temporary as development of improvements are actively happening by the crew at Cast N Play so are not mentioned on this post.
For ALL FDM print profile settings used in this print build. Here is the Google Doc which lists them all.
Printer: Prusa mk3s
Filament: Hatchbox Grey PLA
Layer Height: 0.1 mm
Time to Print all components: 2d 9h 30 m
Filament to Print: 311.91 g
Estimated Cost to Print: $6.24
Required Print Processes
The most notable difficulty is that ALL pieces of the model require rotation to be flat on the print bed when loading the STL into your slicer. The direction of rotation is along the X axis for all pieces but the degree of rotation varied between +/- 90 degrees. The largest thing to look out for is to make sure that the bottom of each base piece is flush against the build plate. This ensures a good solid layer of adhesion for your print and best success while printing.
There was one instance of print issues during this state of printing. However the print failure was due to a technical malfunction of my printer. The heatbed thermistor cable came loose resulting in an automatic safety cutoff of my printer. Instead of completely reprinting the piece I ended up measuring the height of print and sinking the model to print the remaining pieces.
The sunk or “Cut” piece was then printed and glued on top. This was done for base pieces G and H. Overall it is not entirely noticeable and with the floors attached to the model cannot even be seen.
Image above shows the pieces print error and the resulting corrected version.