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Re: 3D Printed Figures
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2021, 07:44:52 AM »
Not much!

Though joking aside, once scaled down to about 1.1cm, the things to watch out for here would be the bottom of the apron and the wrists/ankles.  I use the measure tool and make sure nothing gets below 0.25mm thick.  How thin you can go depends alot on the size of the area.

The tools in mesh mixer to prepare the model is "Make Solid" and/or "Offset", depending on the geometry. Both tools allow you to bloat the model by some amount.


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Re: 3D Printed Figures
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2021, 08:42:43 AM »

Thingiverse has quite a few. Search “figure” or “printle” a French guy has a ton of scans. Here is a really extensive collection as well.
Also the 3d printing for model railroads FB group has quite a few as well. Look for the group that has 8k members. The other one doesn’t have many files.

A friend of mine was asking if I could print him some figures with my 3D printers, I have 2, a Photon S and an Ender 3Pro. I've had a look around and there really isn't much to find. Thingiverse has a couple of people but their search engine is just about the most frustrating thing out there. Most searches come up with fantasy figures.

Do any of you know of a sourse for decent 3D printable figures? Almost any would do but obviously would prefer train related figures. Scale doesn't matter as the slicer can take care of that.

Thanks in advance,

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