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Fillamentum

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Looking around in internet for good transparent/semi translucent filament, We found this brand. All the cheap brands we tried are decent, but we wanted something better for some fx. This time we tested this “Premium” Pla.

This Czech manufacturer have a broad range of pla, abs, nylon etc. In this case we are focus in their line of Crystal Clear Pla.

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BattleFX – Epic Explosion – Part 3

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So here we are! Time to finish our massive explossion. For the seek of add more detail I changed my airbrush for a brush.

The main goal was to add more detail with the brush at the same time I defined shapes and increased the contrast.

Here is the video of the process:

Hope you like it, I´m eager to see all your Fx paint creations!

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BattleFX – Epic Explosion – Part 2

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Hi guyz! Happy New Year!

For this second part I’m sketching all the basic color with the airbrush ( I’m an airbrush maniac, but you can use a brush) and highlighting both the blazing hot and smokey dark parts of the explosion.

Once I’ve white primed the parts where I don´t want the light to go through, I made a first red coat over the 90% of the explosion.

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BattleFX – Epic Explosion – Part 1

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Hi guyz! How are the holiday’s treating you? For the next few posts we will explain the process we go through  to create one of the Epic Fx that will be the core of our  fast approaching Kickstarter!

In this first post we’ll be covering the lighting part and the first steps of the painting, so let’s do it!

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Pla for the PLA god!

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It’s crazy how many different filament you can find on the market. Solid or transparent colors, different textures, varied lengths, brands, and prices depending on whether you are buying it from America, Europe, Asia or Wakanda.
And as always, is up to you to choose the best deal for YOU.

On this occasion we want to talk about the brand we use almost everytime.

Enotepad is a cheap and medium quality filament. We print all the BattleFx bundles with it. We’ve tested a wide range of filaments, and this one has a good quality/price ratio. You’ll easily find 1kg/1.75 mm for 15 or 17€.
Enotepad has a good saturation in comparison to the rest of lowcost filaments, specially red and green colors. Depending on the color we set the printer to keep it between 200 and 210 degrees.

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BattleFx – Size Categories

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S - Muzzle Flash
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It has the widest range of destruction effects and shooting effects: Muzzles Flashes – Missile Pods – Curved Missiles – Morter – Stylised Morter – Residual Smoke – Plum Smoke – Floor Smoke – Trusters

 

M - Barrels with interchangeable Fx
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It's a mix, weapon and scenography effects: Tank Fires – Barrels with FX – Sci-fi Barrier – Orbital Attack – Grenade Explosion – Bomb Explosion – Battleship Attack – Smoke Shell – Flamer – Sci-fi Weapons

 

L - Big and more detail FX
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The Big Boys. It takes some time to print, but it also turns your war gaming table into a real battlefield: Big fires – Water Explosion – Smoke Grenades – Generic Explosions

 

E - Destructible Scenary
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The Kickstarter Star Product, the Epic Fx! Destructible and reassemblable scenography with many different pieces and lighting Fx.


Visit our gallery for fully painted products of the BattleFX Kickstarter, and Stay tuned for daily updates on the blog!

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Our 3D Printers

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One of the cornerstones of our project is to use the cheapest and most commonly available printers in the market. That way we know that what we are creating can be printed and enjoyed by anyone!

For this reason, we are using 2 different printers in the studio: An Anet A6 and a Creality Ender 3.

Anet A6

This whole thing started with an Anet A6 as a test printer. Many hours of testing gave me a better on how to improve the design of the prototypes. It takes a lot of maintenance, and some timing problems arose, but we are still using it for our big prints.

Our Anet A6 has a few upgrades like a glass bed as well as tensors for the Y and X axis. We print with 0.4 nozzles and a 0.2 layer height.

Ender 3

Ender 3 is nowadays one of the best selling 3D printers. You can easily find it for less than 175$/150€! We have 2 in the studio, normally using 0.4 nozzles, the most common and reliable of its kind. For really small Fx, it’s recommended to use a 0.2 nozzle, but we first tested all the 0.4. We mainly print with a 0.12 layer height and a speed up to 90mm/s.

We’ve created several updates for the printers, and we’ve calibrated the e-steps, bed, etc.. Here are a few amazing videos that I use to improve the quality of my prints and could help you a lot:

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BattleFx

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In essence, BattleFx is the core of Deadly Print Studio, giving all of us an easy way to take your game to a whole new level of detail and realism. We hope that this post helps to create some hype about our Kickstarter!

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