Almost two years ago I made my printers available on a service called 3D Hubs. I did not do this to make money (in fact I donate at least 50% to the MS Society and the other 50% is used for expanding my collection of exotic filament). What I did it for was the experience of working with other people's designs and subject matter. It is this latter aspect that I now write.
Just as with the tanks order this one hits a spot for me in that I like science fiction and terraforming makes for an interesting story, and in this case, game. There is also an overlap with the whole modeling topic. So I am going a little bit over the top. Not exactly unusual!
Somewhere along the line I had found the instructions for the game and decided that I liked the concept well enough to buy one. There in lies the rub. They are not for sale anywhere except on the used market and then only for a LOT of money. The game is being re-released next month so I will be getting a copy. This is probably a good thing as I have started printing a set of tiles for myself.
There are two things that I am going to be playing with. The first is the choice of filament for the tiles. This might be a case where some of my inventory of filament gets some exploration. The second is the chance to paint the tiles. I have done a little bit of painting of tanks and do enjoy it. It is distracting! Here is a sample that I did while trying to convince myself whether or not to get a copy of the game.
Selection of filaments will be the next article.