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BattleFleet Star Wars vs. Star Trek

by chemteacher628, published

BattleFleet Star Wars vs. Star Trek by chemteacher628 Jan 21, 2017

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NEW Check out my new Battlestar Galactica expansion pack: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2187098

Settle the age-old question of which is better, Star Wars or Star Trek, with this battleship style game. This game is 100% 3D printed!

I have included an .STL template file as well so you can create your own pieces for the game. Just build your game piece on top of the pegs. The pegs are spaced to fit the game board. For the holes on the top of the game pieces, I recommend a diameter of 4mm. If you make your own pieces, please share them as a "Make" of this design as I would love to see what others come up with.

**The game stands up very well on a flat surface. That being said, there are two slots on the back of the top board that you can use to attach an extended stand of your own design if needed.

Print Settings

Printer:

FlashForge Creator Pro

Rafts:

Yes

Supports:

Yes

Resolution:

.2mm or higher

Infill:

5-20


Notes:

I recommend using a higher infill on the bottom of the board than on the top to help the game board stay stable. Because of the detail on the board, higher infills are recommended to avoid gaps in the top layers.

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Hello. There i see some errors in my slicer on models:

Rebel_Transport.stl
Landspeeder.stl

Can you repair them please?

Please be more specific about what these errors are. Which slicer are you using as well?

May 9, 2017 - Modified May 9, 2017
JohnyR - in reply to chemteacher628

I am using Slic3r Prusa edition 1.34.1. When i will oben stl file and click on it there is in the right bottom corner (Manifold: Auto-repaired 34661 errors) And model looks broken with holes. The other model has errors too but not that many.

I checked the models in Meshmixer, Slic3r, and Simplify3D and and they seem to be okay. Can you turn auto-repair off? I have had problems in the past with slicers "over correcting" on various models.

I think there is no setting to turn off auto repairing in Slic3r. Anyway thank you for help ;)

Hmmm is it only me having issues with either the size of the wholes or the size of the PEGs / Vehicles?

The tolerances on the pieces are very tight as they do tend to loosen up over time. Tolerances are printer dependent, so even though they work well for me, they may not for someone else. Here are two solutions though.

  1. Scale the pegs and pieces down uniformly by a very small amount in your slicer. I would guess that 1-2% would be plenty.

  2. Roll up a piece of sand paper and smooth down the holes on the board.

Let me know if this works.

will try the scale trick, yep. ty!

How many pegs are required of each color actually? :D

For red you need at most 34 pegs per player. White pegs vary game to game but I would estimate between 60 and 70 per player.

Oh and cool profile pic!

I need this in my play-room!!

One of my most anticipated prints yet! The whole family is looking forward to the finished product! I did drill out the peg holes to make them fit better

This is AWESOME!

Hahaha! This'll be fun for game night. Great idea!

Thank you loads for the time you put into this.

Awesome!! great work

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