@hopper1999 I’ve access to both resin and PLA printers, and while resin has a couple of extra steps compared to PLA, I wouldn’t consider it painful. I’ve come to appreciate resin’s ability to show detail even in very small scale. For me its worth the extra steps to clean and cure, for those results. What’s great is there are so many free units available, with some simple editing/converting you can quickly build cool armies.
As for casting, while I haven’t casted any A&A parts yet (still building my unit library), I have casted a lot of 3.75 action figure parts. I’ve gotten best results using a syringe and pressure pot. (I converted a old paint pressure tank). You inject your mold, and then put it under pressure, I’d do around 30psi, to help the resin into the thinner parts of the mold and prevent bubbles. It also helps, when making your mold to put it under pressure as well. I’ve found it helps prevents bubbles in the silicone and between the silicone and the part being cast.
I plan on using casting to duplicate units I already have, that I can’t find stl files for.
Smart Boards for Axis & Allies 1940 SE
I’ve adapted my battleboards for 1940 SE players.
These battleboards are different in two ways:
1. There is one board for the Axis and one board for the Allies - you can now battle each other from across the table. Put your units on the “A” if attacking or the “D” if defending.
2. Units are divided out in the order in which they fire. In a sea battle, the subs will fire first as they only hit ships, then the planes as they do not hit free subs. Do like the boards say and you will not assign a hit on the wrong unit again.
The battle boards look like this (poor quality here but the downloads are sharp):
Print these out on your printer. They can then be attached to cardboard or smooth panel board with spray adhesive. These battle boards are 20" by 6.5." Anything that looks off in the preview should look OK after download. They can be downloaded here:
Nice job on these! Much appreciated!
Great job on these!!! Long awaited