From the Shed: 3d printed houses

Some of the last things I managed to get printed before my 3d printer glitched* were these houses from 18Charlie of Wargaming3D. I liked the modular approach he has taken to his designs so bought a log cabin, a tin roof and the fortified brick building.

From the set of files I’ve got three nice buildings. They did take a while to print but the cost of them is really quite low.I’m particularly keen on the fortified and sandbagged one. The good thing about this sort of thing is that the files were designed for 15mm, I up scaled them again to 20mm and may well print them out a bit bigger still for my 28mm Zona Alfa games. Either way they make a nice bit of terrain for any games set in Eastern Europe.



*I’ve got the part to repair it I’ve just not had the time to do it yet.

29 comments on “From the Shed: 3d printed houses

  1. Jeff Groves says:

    Really nice, I agree the sandbagged one has several possibilities!

  2. These are great, I also really like the fortified one.

  3. Nice mate. I do like a cabin myself but the sandbag fortified one is my favourite. Good luck with the repairs.

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Thanks mate. Just need to stop being lazy and get my screwdrivers out. I’ve watched a youtube tutorial on how to do it so it should be ewasy enough.



  4. Nicely done Pete. šŸ™‚

  5. Those are rather nice, and useful too, I like the modular idea so you can mix and match pieces.

    Cheers Roger.

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Thanks Roger. I like the idea of getting the plain version of the brick house so that, in a campaign game, you can show it being fortified between skirmishes.



  6. Guru PIG says:

    I have not yet ventured into 3-D printing. I am still a cocktails stick and icicle stick man myself.

    Viv from Knights of Dice showed my a battery of 3D printers in his workshop one day saying that they were a waste of time at the moment because the technology was not commercially viable for him to use. They were just sitting there idle as they were too time consuming and “fiddle” to use.

    Despite all of this they models have come up great. I bet they have cost about a 100 quid each to make!

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Thanks Dave. I can see where you are coming from. The models are only cheap to make once you’ve paid out for the printer. That said FDM/ PLA printers I use are cheaper, both to buy and run, than the resin ones, albeit at reduced quality.

      Am surprised that it wasn’t practical for a business, yes they are fiddly but once you get used to them it is less so. I know of several UK based companies that offer prints to wargamers as their sole business model.



  7. borderguy190 says:

    Ah great. You did it Pete, you showed me MORE 3d files I can use… As the 65 gigs of files isnt enough… Lol.

    Those came out nice!

  8. anthony says:

    I do like seeing well put together 3D printed buildings, as I really think they offer a choice and flexibility that is often cost prohibitive in other methods. (save maybe laser-cut)

    How long did they take to print…24+ hrs each?

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Thanks. Yeah, about that to print. the roof being a seperate piece, as it is solid rather than hollowed in any way it took longer to print that it could possibly need to.



  9. Azazel says:

    Wow. I really like these and the job you’ve done on them here, and I certainly need terrain for the 15mm stuff I’ve been working on. I’ve bookmarked the site you linked for when I can finally get around to a working form of 3d printing.

  10. patmcf says:

    Nice buildings Pete! I have just taken a huge leap and purchased an Airbrush, it was only about 30quid and I thought it would help me with some Tanks I’m working on, I tried it out on some figures before and I was amazed how well it worked. I base painted about 25 in minutes, Ill have to do a bit of practice before doing the Tanks though. Well that the limit to model technology ,there is no way I would be able to cope with a 3 D printer!!

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