Adeptus Titanicus – Legio Astraman Ad Arma Part IV

And we pick up the Legio Astraman for Q2 / 2022 again, I didn't finish them as part of the summer project, but I want to give it another go. New motivation, thanks to a new tool.

I want to start small and work my way up the titan size chart, so I'll pick up the squad of three Warhound titans.

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So what is this new tool, that I got and that re-ignited my passion for this project? A new resin printer, the Anycubic Mono 4K that I got myself. I am going into detail on choice, setup and all that. I used Anycubic transclear resin, because that's what the printer came with and filled a plate with some vehicles, infantry and corpses, that I want to use on terrain and bases. I am honest, I am amazed on how the first print worked out, because I expected a lot more tinkering until I'd get a proper result. At least, that's what I experienced with the PLA printers. But thanks a lot to Broncofish from GrimDarkTerrain for the initial help.

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I got the Wash & Cure as well, so that give the printed plate a proper treatment with Isopronal, of which you're going to need more than you usually need as a wargamer - cleaning resin prints is much more consuming than stripping miniatures. And of course as it is a wash AND cure, you can harden the print with a UV chamber. Works like a charm and incredibly easy to set up.

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As you can see, a lot of 6-8mm sized corpses in servo and terminator armour, along with a few Rhinos and a Land Raider. What am I going to do with that? Well, the last picture shows it, spread the injured and dead Space Marines across bases, on terrain, over stairs and have the living move forward between the legs of the God machines.

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And as you want to keep the printer running, I went for further plates, among them a few heavy bolter turrets (where the STL was unfortunately damaged), a nice little bunker and because I could a Legion Fellblade.

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What started as a "I need small stuff for my bases and terrain" feels a lot like I am going to build an Epic army. Even with the compact print size of the Mono 4k, I could probably print a 3k epic list in about 2 days. So let's see where this goes.

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What is next?

  • More paint on the Legio Astraman
  • I'll give the catalogue of GrimDarkTerrain a proper look, as I still have two of the large AT terrain boxes (Civitas Imperialis Administratum Sector) here and I want to maximize the use of those sprues and parts.
  • Probably some more small scale Space Marines
  • And I'll give some insights on how I chose my printer, what the setup meant and what my experiences were after the first few prints along on how to continue (service and running costs)

Posted by Dennis B.

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  1. That looks great. Interested to hear more about it – I’d like to get a 3D printer but I’m not very tech savvy so I haven’t looked into it too much so far.

  2. Next week I’ll have the first part(s) on that online, on what to look out for and what would be your best fit, along with what you need to know before hand.

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