Print #8 – The Mad Mage

I wanted to try my hand at a larger figure with full detailing. I went with the Mad Mage. After slicing the file and fixing islands in PhotonValidator, I anxiously waited for six and a half hours. This is my longest print and most resin used in a print, so I kept a close eye on the printer during this time to ensure everything went smoothly.

Watching Print #8 - Mad Mage print in the resin vat.
Watching Print #8 – Mad Mage printing in the resin vat.

One of the great things about resin printing, is the printer does the hard part of manufacturing. There’s not much you can do once you start besides monitoring for anomalies and resin levels. After six and a half hours, the moment of truth:

Completed Print #8 - Mad Mage on the build plate.
Completed Print #8 – Mad Mage on the build plate.

From initial inspection, everything looked good and it was time to Wash and Cure!

Print #8 - Mad Mage post wash and cure.
Print #8 – Mad Mage post wash and cure.

Overall, the Anycubic Photon pulled through again with another amazing print! For Print #9, I’m going to print the base and stand pieces for this guy. One day, I hope to be able to paint this figure and give it a proper look!

Print #8 - Mad Mage post clean up. Supports removed and figure cleaned and smoothed.
Print #8 – Mad Mage post clean up. Supports removed and figure cleaned and smoothed.