Another day another slew of new models up for grabs around the world. The March Releases have been expanded with yet more creators with more planned to be added to the list today. Always do check back as things are always being added, including to those creators who sculpt through the month and add models here and there.
For Blog Followers
If you are following my blog through Word Press, first a huge THANK YOU. It’s so very rewarding to see people following the blog and keeping up with the releases and more. It’s something I really hope to grow and build upon and who knows where that might take things in the months and years to come.
However when you subscribe I would strongly suggest that you set your settings for this blog to update you at most once a day, not with every single post. You can do this by scrolling to the bottom of any email sent by WP from my blog and click the “manage subscription” option at the bottom. There you can choose how often you want emails to come.
Since I changed this last month or so to posting a single image with a link to a post for each creator this has had a great effect on improving the performance of the “release and preview” pages as they no longer have to load dozens of images per creator. It’s also given me more room to, where possible, write and include more information about the release. However this means that every single post (creator) I add will, by default, send you an email, and I would hate you to think that I’m spamming my followers with updates.
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Caught My Eye
This is a new thing I’m started which I’ll do periodically where I’ll post links and a preview of models I’ve found around the net that have caught my eye recently. These could be anything on any site. This is a way to show and share models that I’ve come across from any source. They might already be featured on the site in the Creators page or be one of those doing monthly releases; or they might not feature at all. This is way to keep up with some new things from those already shown and also to share anything cool in the STL world that I find with you all – Enjoy
Nikola has been featured in the Creators page here for a while and has been steadily producing some fantastic animal sculpts over the last months. This fairly recent scene is an outstanding interactive scene between three dinosaurs in a hunt. It’s honestly a touch on the rare side to see a dynamic creation like this in 3D printing, where so often we see stand alone models. Great detail with scratches and marks on the Protoceratops’s hide. The models come as separate entities, the only downside would be the lack of presupports, though I’d not let that stop you (one can always do them yourself in Lychee, Chitubox or other supporting and slicing software).
by Koen Terra
This is a 3rd model from Koen which is also totally free. The STL is very nicely put together without any holes or problems (same as their other models) and holds very nice detail. I’ve not had a chance to print it yet, but it looks well worth a print or more. Pre-supports might be a bit of a bother if you’ve a smaller printer as they are provided as a single block file too big to fit on smaller build plates – but it should be possible to separate them out or apply your own supports.
A great model and I look forward to more from them and the hope that we’ll see some kind of KS/Patreon/regular models for sale to give something back to this creator for all their fine work.
This is a model from a former Patreon and forms part of an army release of the Teknops forces. It was one of two long legged walkers that caught my eye over a year ago to back their campaign for similar designed Tekno warriors and machines. Very nice sculpting and good detail, its a model I should revisit printing (it was one of my earlier ones back before I’d learned how to best set things up or apply/adjust presupports and all).
Ace makes some very fun looking modular tanks and vehicles, as well as many other parts and models. The tanks put me in mind of the old Red Alert video games and the modularity means that you’ve got a really wide selection of choices in how you choose to build them. From scouts with wheel to thundering multi-track monsters.
I’m sure these creatures need little to no introduction; this is a set of 3 released models in one bundle and the detail on them is awesome. A look on their facebook and ArtStation shows that the creator is even working on another sculpt in the alien line.
A nice large scale model of a barbarian armed with sword and axe with a wolfish companion. Lots of great texturing and detail on this model and an optional variation on the chest. There’s a lot of good cuts here to make it easier to print on smaller printers and also to help retain high detail with regard to support work.