One of the first things I created when I set up my 3D printer were these cargo piles. These were designed by Printable Scenery which is a New Zealand based company that creates all kinds of assortments for 28mm tabletop gaming that can be printed on your home 3D printer.
I printed these using Prusament PLA on a 0.01 layer height which is considered high detail. Each piece took between 1 to 3 hours to print. These need only a minimal amount of cleanup to get rid of any flak.
Initially I undercoated them with a brown primer spray paint which I had laying around.
For this paint job I only used 5 colors which were 3 different browns, a flesh color, and an off-white color. I then applied a wash over the entirety of all the pieces using the army painter brand "Dark Tone". This adds all the shading and also makes them shiny as a consequence.
After waiting for the Dark Tone to dry which took around 24 hours I then painted on a Vallejo Matt Varnish to remove the shininess and add another layer of protection (from scratches/chipping) to the models.
I'm pretty happy with how these turned out. The print quality is great and they were quite easy to paint. Visually appealing yet nothing over the top that would detract from the main visual elements of a tabletop board.
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