Purchasing Resin 3D Printed Miniatures

Mastering Resin 3D Printed Miniatures: Support Removal, Sanding, and Green Stuff for Flawless Results

Resin 3D printed miniatures offer intricate details and stunning designs, but they may require a bit of preparation before they can truly shine. At Miniature Mage, we understand the importance of delivering high-quality miniatures to our customers. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of working with resin 3D printed miniatures, including support removal, sanding for optimal fit, and the use of Green Stuff to fill any remaining imperfections. While we carefully inspect and prepare each miniature before shipping, some minor imperfections may require your attention to ensure a flawless result.

  1. Unleashing the Miniature's Potential: When you receive a resin 3D printed miniature, it's important to inspect it for any visible support structures. Although Miniature Mage takes great care to remove these supports, some remnants may remain. The supports are typically thin and easily removable, ensuring that the intricate details of the miniature are preserved.

  2. Sanding for a Perfect Fit: Resin 3D printed miniatures often require sanding to achieve a precise fit during assembly. This step allows you to smooth any rough surfaces, remove remaining support remnants, and create seamless connections between different parts. Using fine-grit sandpaper or sanding sticks, gently sand the areas that need attention until the parts fit together snugly.

  3. Attention to Imperfections: While Miniature Mage meticulously inspects each miniature before shipping, it's important to note that resin 3D printing can sometimes result in minor imperfections. These imperfections, such as tiny surface blemishes or small gaps, can be easily addressed by the customer. By carefully examining your miniature, you can identify any areas that require further sanding or touch-ups to achieve your desired level of perfection.

  4. Filling Gaps with Green Stuff: If you encounter small gaps or spaces between the miniature's components, Green Stuff can come to the rescue. Green Stuff is a versatile two-part epoxy putty that can be mixed, sculpted, and applied to fill gaps. Once applied, it can be shaped and smoothed to seamlessly blend with the surrounding details, creating a cohesive and visually appealing result.

  5. Miniature Mage's Commitment to Quality: At Miniature Mage, we strive to provide our customers with exceptional miniatures. Each resin 3D printed miniature undergoes a thorough inspection and preparation process before shipping. While we make every effort to ensure a high-quality product, we encourage customers to embrace their role in the creative journey by addressing minor imperfections and perfecting their miniatures through sanding and additional enhancements.

Conclusion: Working with resin 3D printed miniatures opens up a world of artistic possibilities. By following the steps of support removal, sanding, and utilizing Green Stuff to fill gaps, you can bring out the full potential of your miniatures. While Miniature Mage ensures careful inspection and preparation, it's essential to be mindful of any imperfections that may require your attention. By investing your time and effort into refining your miniatures, you can achieve stunning results that truly showcase your artistic vision.