• lizardgrip

3D printing and painting figures and terrain for tabletop gaming

Hi all. This is all new to me, but I've decided to start sharing my journey into the world of 3d printing and painting all this interesting and fun stuff for tabletop gaming.

This really takes me back to my childhood when I used to spend most of my waking moments thinking about playing with my toy solders, and making up kit airoplanes and ships.

I would dream about all the items, like blocks of wood or rocks, and things I could make to create scenery for my wargames on the floor of whatever room in the house my parents would let me mess up for the day, or week, or however long it would take me to finish the current campain.

The next thing I knew was becoming an adult with a family of my own so I embraced parenthood and family life along with all the responsibilties attached to that.

Time went by and my youngest daughter, who was in her mid twenties, decided that I didn't have enough hobbies. She conveniantly didn't yet have a driver's licence so she arranged for me to drop her off and pick her up five hours later after playing Dungeons and Dragons.

Next thing I knew I was calling into the gaming shop to pick up such things as

new miniatures, rule books and paint suplies for her. This was all a part of her cunning plan

along with her gaming friends pointing out to me the new boxed sets for World War 2 figures for games such as Bolt Action. She knew I would be completely sucked in. Of course I was.

Fast forward a couple of years and I now have a resin printer for my figurines, four FDM

printers for my buildings and terrain and fifteen, and growing, commercial licenses to print and sell virtually whatever anyone needs for tabletop gaming.

My passion is painting the miniatures so I have removed the unpainted versions from sale on my website and Etsy store. There is simply not enough hours in a day when you have a creative and childlike mind. I've decided that I'm never growing up !

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