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If you’re reading this I assume you are interested in 3D printing miniatures and/or Wargames Terrain. Great, because just below we are going to take a look at the best 3D printers for Miniatures & Models. Thre are a lot of options to choose from and everyone has a certain need to balance with their own budget. Check our guide and follow the steps to get the perfect printer for you.

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The Best 3D Printer for Tabletop Miniatures, Wargames, Busts & Scale Models – Introduction

Before we begin properly, let’s get this out of the way.

In 2022 it’s finally possible to recreate the model quality you’ll see from some of your favourite manufacturers, using consumer-grade home 3D printers. But You can’t easily just print a whole army of Space Marines to use in Warhammer Games. But you can still print a ton of stuff to enhance your existing force, giving some incredible and unique style to your models.

It’s not only illegal to steal other company’s Intellectual Property, but just finding the models to create such a force is nigh-on impossible. Companies like Games Workshop are rightly clamping down on the models which bear obvious similarities with their products. – though there is a growing number of companies out there providing, not only proxies, but also their own games. And this makes the idea of 3D printing for miniature gamers – highly attractive. You can make some incredibly decent 3d printed d&d miniatures or miniatures for various other games. Or even just to paint because they look awesome.

3d printing miniature figurines are really fun and rewarding, it’s essentially a hobby in itself. When you don’t need to worry about stealing from someone else’s IP. You can get some incredible creations.

In fact, generic models are aplenty online, if you’re looking at 3d printing tabletop miniatures or you’re after 3d printed RPG miniatures. Then there are sites which will let you design a custom model and download the file to print it with. This also extends to 3d printing ww2 miniatures too. From full models to components, this opens up a whole new world of possibility to many modellers.

There are certainly a lot of things to learn when it comes to getting the best out of 3D prints, supporting the components, printing orientation, layer heights and exposure settings. Then once printed you do need to deal with trimming down the areas which supported the printed model. But when you dial your printer in for its environment. You’ll soon and rapidly be printing miniatures at a higher quality than even the likes of Games Workshop produce.

Whilst the process of “whole models printed at 28mm” isn’t quite at its pinnacle yet. Larger models and slightly lesser detailed 3d printer gaming miniatures are still very achievable, even with the existing printers, people are improving on their model printing results every day.

The Best 3D Printers for Miniatures & Models – Summary

If you aren’t too bothered about any reasoning and just want to see the list, check out this quick summary below of the best 3D printers for Miniatures & Models.

Model
1Anycubic Photon Ultra
2Phrozen Sonic Mini 8k
3Phrozen Sonic Mini 4k
4Sonic Mega 8k
5ELEGOO Saturn
6Anycubic Photon Mono X
7Phrozen Sonic Mighty 4K
8ELEGOO Mars 2 Mono
9Creality Halot-One
10Anycubic Photon S
11Elegoo Mars

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Why 3D Print Minis?

There’s a lot of great reasons to use 3D printing in your miniature Hobby. You can incredibly detailed 3d printed custom miniatures. Albeit not quite to the same quality level as the extruded plastic models you will get from retail. But still god enough to exist as parts of your armies. They’re great for making a great multitude of terrain pieces. But the best thing is making custom components and conversion parts for existing models. Think Weapons, Emblems and armour pieces.

After all, If you want your models to stand out on the tabletop, as I’ve said many times. They just need to look that little bit different from the norm.

Another fun thing to do with 3D printers is making yourself some hobby tools or supporting components. You can make brush or paint holders, storage for your models, water pots and mini holders. A fan favourite Miniature Painter Garfy, who is very active in the community and has written a ton of incredible guides over on Tale of Painters (one of my personal favourite blogs) has even started up his own 3d printed miniatures business, making some of the Best Miniature Painting Handles you can buy.

Print Quality & Types of 3D Printer.

If you want to know how to 3d print miniatures it really depends on the printer you get. If you what to know which 3D printer for miniatures you should get, this depends on what you want to print.

It’s worth noting that there are 2 main types of 3d printer. One of them uses a plastic filament which is fed through a nozzle (or multiple nozzles) These are Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printers. The other uses a bath of liquid resin which is hardened when light is focussed within it, commonly known as resin printers. Even within these 2 main categories, there are some further subcategories.

To understand print quality, you need to know how the printers work.

FDM printers

Have a reel of plastic wire called PolyLactic Acid (PLA) or Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS). The latter of which is generally stronger, but requires more head to become usable. They are types of thermoplastic which means they can be heated to a temperature which makes them act like a liquid.

An FDM printer will feed this reel of plastic wire into a nozzle which heats it to its reformable temperature. The plastic is extruded through the printer’s nozzle and the print head is moved around. The printer extrudes the plastic layers. Once a layer of a model is complete, the head moved up and prints the next layer.

The quality of these prints is based on many factors, the type of plastic used, the size of the nozzle, the minimum layer height you can achieve and your patience. But generally (when compared to resin 3d printers below) the print quality is much lower but you can make much larger models.

Resin 3D Printers

Are quite a different beast altogether. Instead of a reel of plastic wire, you create a bath of liquid resin. the resin hardens when UltraViolet (UV) Light is directed at it. here’s where we have the subcategories.

StereoLithography Apparatus (SLA) technology uses UV lasers focused on particular points causing the resin to harden. Unlike FDM printers where the print head moves. with Resin printers, the light sits below the resin bath. The print base itself is raised upwards as the laser is focused. You’ll see that with resin printers, they actually print the models upside down.

Digital Light Processing (DLP) is identical in the way it works except instead of lasers this uses a UV projector . This also prints in layers, however with SLA printers where the laser traces the surface of each layer (like some high-tech etch-a-sketch)). DLP will actually print a whole layer at the same time. This makes them faster than SLA printers. DLP printers have the advantage of using a projector to focus light. As you may know, light does not easily travel in a straight line. So where LCD printers with a large array of light shone through them causes outward fade which naturally softens edges on prints. DLP printers are capable of incredibly sharp results as the light projection is more direct. (these types of printers currently provide the sharpest results – but in some cases, maybe that’s too sharp). DLP printers also last much longer than LCD printers where the LCD itself is classed as a consumable component.

The difference really is that DLP printers will project the shape of each layer up at the resin, whereas LCD printers will project light and the screen blocks it out, leaving only the shape you want for each layer.

Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) is the most common type of resin printer, though even within this category there are subcategories such as monochrome panels providing darker blacks and preventing light bleed through blacked-out areas. The newer printers also tend to come with a reflected UV array of lights rather than a UV lit backlight – All that is before we even start to consider printer resolution (below). AS stated above. We’ll go into the details below, but the general challenge with LCD over DLP is that between the (0.02mm – 0.05mm) LCD and the build plate, the light is not focussed, so whilst it cures upwards, it also slightly cures outwards, softening the edges of a print. but at super high resolutions, does this even matter? well, no not so much.

Generally, though, the most noticeable impact on quality is with the individual layers of the model. If these are too thick (deep/tall), you can see ridges on the individual layers which are printed. These are especially prominent on FDM printers and will show even after a model is primed. There are ways to smooth these out like manually sanding, which takes forever or using acetone like vapours which smooths out the whole model, including any intentionally sharp edges. You could also coat FDM prints in liquid resin and then cure that with a UV light.

With Resin printers, these layer ridges are almost non-existent, but they are still there.

Ease of Use

3D printing is as much a skill as it is a new technology. If you want to get the best out of any of these printers, it’s unlikely you will get those results out of the box. There are a lot of settings to understand for 3D printing which makes or breaks a quality model.

In a similar vein to 2D printers, there are various options to consider. When you get a 2D printer (it’s rather standardised now) you get the option to print in various qualities. Black & White or Colour? are you printing documents or a photographs? What quality do you want in that photograph? All of these options can use more or less ink, and print quicker or slower. Even the paper you use and your knowledge of working with that paper type can have a dramatic impact on quality.

It’s the same with 3D printing but more, much more. 3D printing doesn’t have many standards yet, it’s still in its infancy which should excite you with how far it can go. I was still using a Dot-Matrix printer less than 20 years ago. (because my school was cheap). But this means you need to fine-tune many of the intricate settings to get the results you want.

In regard to quality, there are 2 primary considerations. nozzle width, laser beam width or UV projection panel resolution will control the level of detail on the X & Y axes. (left/ right and back & forth, like a 2D printer) the precision of how incremental the print head of build place can be moved on the Z-axis (up & down) will control your vertical quality.

If you’re getting into 3D printing, please understand that high-quality comes from your time and understanding. Thankfully there are numerous resources out there and many people have already come up with some of the best settings you can use. A consideration we’ve taken when compiling the list below.

It’s not just 3D printing that has a large community, but each printer has its own sub-communities and miniature printing is a 3d printing sub-community in itself. So don’t worry, you’re not on your own in this and there are numerous resources that will accelerate your progress. With these guides, you will be printing good quality models very quickly.

2k Vs 4k Vs 6k Vs 8k Resin 3D LCD Printers

Wow, I hear you exclaim. This is an 8K 3D Resin printer, so details are twice as crisp as they are on a 4k printer, right?

Well, maybe, sure, yeah, Ummm….

Sorry about this bit, but most of the above is a marketing spiel. Just like in the TV world, 4k means little more than the standard 3840 x 2160 pixels. but those pixels could be spread from over a few inches to over a foot depending on the screen size. This also assumes the manufacturer is using a standard aspect ratio. After all, 4k in itself is already a loose marketing term.

4K resolution refers to a horizontal display resolution of approximately 4,000 pixels”.

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“Approximately”. You see, 3840 isn’t even 4000 pixels across, but they have rounded up.

8k is further off the mark, with screens at only 7680px wide, t;s called 8k, because it’s double the standard 4k. Wait until we see the 12k standard which is closer to 15,000 than 16,000.

So when you are looking at a 2k, 4k, 6k or even 8k printer. you also need to check the screen size. Because any 8k screen which is physically twice as large as an equivalent 4k screen has the exact same resolution for a model printed at the same size on each. Meaning print quality will generally be the same. The bigger printer in this example is only really better if you want to print larger things…

What you should really look for in regard to display resolution, which is pixels per inch (PPI). Which few, if any, of the manufacturers tend to show off. Even when they are good.

You can easily calculate this by the diagonal in pixels over the diagonal in inches.

But to make it harder for you to work this out, manufacturers will provide the diagonal in inches, and display resolution in Height & Width. The real PITA companies will only give you the screen size in height and with too.

So just take the Square Root of (width squared) x (height squared) to get your diagonal – Thanks Pythagoras

Or you can just read the article below where we’ve done it for you.

As for FDM resolution. its nozzle size is multiplied by how much material it splurges out per minute. That’s a whole different ball game)

The Best 3D Printers for Miniatures & Models

The below list focuses on Print Quality Order, but please note that this is based on the best possible quality which has been learned through trial and error using specific settings for each device. You are not likely to get the best possible print quality out of the box. Unless you want to pay for it – but those printers are “call for quote” and you’ll be working with an account manager

With that in mind, we aren’t looking at FDM printers for printing miniatures, it’s been clear for a long while that if you want to print miniatures, then resin is the way to go. FDM is fine for large items like terain, props, helmet replicas and whilst.. yeah, they can print miniatures. The quality at that scale is far from what you will want to be producing.

11. Elegoo Mars

The Elegoo Mars in a great Entry level 3D printer, you will be hard-pressed to find any quality differences in your print between this and the model below. The main drawback is that it is not as widely available and therefore has a smaller printing community behind it.

The Best 3D Printer for Miniatures & Models - Elegoo Mars

The Elegoo Mars has a slightly taller build area, the build quality of the printer itself is a little more basic. Not bad in any way, just not quite as sturdy. The benefit of this, however, is you can easily remove the whole IR shroud and get access to all the printers components.

This is a DLP printer which means it cures the resin using an LED screen. Many believe this is the same component used in the Ancubic Photon S, although I havent found confirmation of this. Layer height is 30-60 microns. which is 0.5microns larger than the Anycubic Photon S. To put this into perspective the average human hair is 75microns in diameter.

Onestly if it comes to deciding which of these to get, it’s probably worth going with whichever is cheapest at the time.

10. Anycubic Photon S

This is another entry-level resin printer and it is loved. This is a DLP printer which means the UV light is projected on a screen below the resin bath. In regard to quality level, let’s look at the layer height. unlike extruded plastic, this printer has a resolution of 47 microns (0.047mm vs the 0.25mm of an FDM nozzle) a minimum layer height of 25 microns. That’s 3 times thinner than the average human hair!

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The Anycubic Photon S features stronger UV lights than the previous model and the twin rail on the Z-axis helps to prevent Z-wobble. An issue that previously required modification to resolve

This has the smallest maximum print volume of any printer on this list, but for miniatures, it’s more than enough. The unit comes pre-built so all you need to do is calibrate the print bead and print. this can be ready to go in less than 30 minutes out of the box. Don’t rush it though. you need to understand how to clean this printer before you begin. Resin printers require care and attention.

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Print Quality of Anycubic Photon

Whilst this is has a smaller build volume, as Anycubic has been around longer. The community of support behind this printer is much larger. this is what just slightly tips the hat to the Anycubic getting that number 1 spot. But it’s by a split-hair margin (pun intended), either of these printers would give impressive results.

Nevertheless, at an affordable price, this is one of the best printers you can buy for miniatures. Beyond this, you are spending serious money!

9. Creality Halot-One

Creality has made a name for themselves by being amongst the first to launch consumer-grade 3D FDM printers, but when it comes to resin, they are still playing catch-up.

The Harlot-One is a solid addition to the range of available 3D printers with impressive resolution and light uniformity. This is a great entry-level Resin 3D printer.

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The unfortunate part which lets this product down is the lack of a large community behind it.

You can still easily use this without issue, but when it comes to dialling in the settings to get the absolute best out of it, you’re a bit more on your own. But to be fair, dialling in settings for a particular resin is easier than most people think. No more than trying to get a stable temperature in your printing room and printing a small resolution tester at various settings so see which looks the crispest.

The printer also has a wifi mode which means you can send prints to it remotely and even upgrade the firmware without having to run over to it.

8. ELEGOO Mars 2 Mono

When it comes to entry-level resin printers, nothing currently beats the popularity of the Mars 2. When i first wrote this article in 2019. It was head to head for the Photon S vs the original Mars, and whilst my preference was for the Anycubic offering for it’s out of box ease of use. The price point for the Mars saw it gain the lead in the engaged community.

Once again, thanks to that community, people have not only dialled in the best curing settings to the millisecond. they have done this with such a variety of resins that is now super easy to get started with just a bit of community support (check [printer name] Facebook groups).

Several popular miniature bitz companies selling physical copies of their own designs have been doing so on the original mars. That’s just popular the printer has become.

Now Elegoo is back with the Mars 2.

Whilst the model above is the entry-level model, there are some excellent features to this which make it great for the beginner. Specifically, the plastic (rather than the pro’s metal) resin vat is translucent. This means you can get a visible indication of print failure, much sooner.

7. Phrozen Sonic Mighty 4K

Display Resolution: 473ppi (approx based on 9.3″/4k)

And now we have a 4k Printer. Phrozen are an exceptionally well-respected brand but tends to be on a fewer-purchased list, simply because their products aren’t on the world’s most popular marketplace, Amazon.

But check out Phrozen’s own website for a whole host of incredible offerings including printers and their very, very good resin. Of all the manufacturer’s own brand resins, I generally rate Phrozen as the highest.

Phrozen Sonic Mighty 4K - 3DJake UK

Even though this is slightly lower on the list than other 4k printers, doesn’t;t mean it’s necessarily a worse printer. Phrozen is currently the more respected brand and the only reason we have this item lower on the list than the others is because whilst it;s 4k, that is over a larger screen. giving it an ever so slightly smaller YX resolution. and for miniatures, that resolution is paramount to detail.

but in all honesty, the difference between the 2 is probably impercieveable and this one hosts a larger build volume.

If you are looking for a decent beginner 3D printer. this is an incredibly good unit with an absolutely huge community following.

6. ANYCUBIC Photon Mono X

Display Resolution: 495ppi (approx based on 8.9″/4K)

Yeah sure, when it comes to miniatures we want to print the smaller things, but this is one of the largest resin printers available. Build area wise it rivals the Saturn by an inch, well technically 2 inches. With a 192mm x 120mm x 245mm (7.55″ x 4.72″ x 9.84″) build volume. it can make taller models. Trus me, 2″ can make the difference

So why, when it arguablyy the same on paper as the Saturn but has a slightly larger build volume, is this lower in the list? Well…

On Launch, the Photon X was proposed to be the Saturn Killer, in that it’s something which may final topple the existing popularity of Elegoo’s offering.

Unfortunately once launch, the Photon suffered a myriad of problems. From Cracked build plates to failing LCD’s it did not go as smooth as it could. People have had issues with the antialiasing function too. Whilst Elegoo also had it’s share of launch issues and generally not up to personal expectation complaints. By the time the Mono X came to market. the Saturn was already established and generally considered as working.

It does have several strengths in it’s corner, so deciding on these two is a bit “swings and roundabouts”. The benefits of the Mono X include a more stable build plate (yet when secured properly neither should come loose). The aforementioned extra 2″ build height. And the photon lets you print an RERF file. which is a method of testing multiple exposure times on one single print. Great for honing in your print settings initially, but getting it to work can be an absolute pain.

Nowadays the argument of which is best is a hard slice, Generally, do you want the taller build volume? (get this). Or do you want more community support? (get the Saturn)

5. ELEGOO Saturn

Display Resolution: 495ppi (approx based on 8.9″/4K)

Once again BIIIIIIIIIIG!

This is where resin printing really gets fun. Another 8.9″ 4k mono screen.

The mono screen really (as above) helps with these printers. as the normal UV backlight is removed, in it’s place are a grid of UV LED casting light to the curing plate. This allows a more uniform light to be cast across the surface. Allowing the edges to be more defined and speeding up layer cure time.

All good things.

With a comparatively massive 192x120x200mm (7.55in4.72in7.87in) build area. this really brings 3D resin printing home. The entry-level models are great for a few parts, but whilst you initially buy a resin printer for miniatures and parts. You’ll soon want to throw out larger stuff. This will still give you something the size of a standard action figure.

If that’s not of interest to you then, consider it as; how many more shoulder pads you can throw out in any one print session. thanks to the larger screen and build plate.

You can even start doing some decent sized terrain pieces too.

The reason this is higher up the list than the photon is because of its popularity. Once again, like the Mars, because of the success of the launch and the lower price point. More people have these. more people have tested these with different resins. So if you are looking to skip past a lot of trial and error when it comes to dialling in your settings. there are a ton of people out there to help you.

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Replacement screens on this are also slightly cheaper to replace than on the Photon Mono X. Considering this is a consumable part, that’s a very good thing.

4. Sonic Mega 8k

Display Resolution: 587ppi (approx. based on 4k/15″)

ooooohhhhh baby.

This is the printer I want. this is the printer you want. This is a veritable wardrobe of goodness when it comes to 3D resin printing

Sure sure, we’re talking about the best printer for miniatures here, and this beast is designed to print some absolutely huge models. And what could be better than printing massive versions of your miniatures? Or printing a small army in just a few hours on the build plate’s massive surface area!?

Allowing prints up to the maximum build volume of 33 x 18.5 x 40 cm. the things you can make with this are insane. The unit is powered by an 8k 15″ panel – that’s the size of a small TV! The build plate is so large it has relief holes drilled through it just so the resin can get back to the FEP in time to cure the next layer!

Phrozen Sonic Mega 8K - 3DJake UK

Sure, it’s on the more expensive side of printers shown here, but with ‘s sturdy case and incredible build quality. everything is neatly contained in this professional-level unit.

It’s worth it for the fact that you can print large multi-component models in one go.

3. Phrozen Sonic Mini 4k

Display Resolution: 722ppi

yep, another 4k printer, but this one is especially good for printing miniatures, as I said at the top of the article, 4k vs 4k, doesn’t really matter. It’s Pixels Per Inch (ppi) which is responsible for the X+Y- axis level of detail. And here, because the 4k screen’s printing area is only 6.1″. That’s a lot of resolution in a super small area. 722PPI in fact

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The quality of prints you can get from this thing is just absolutely stunning. don’t take my word for it. Don’t even take Phrozen’s word for it. Check out what the community are making in the Phrozen 3D Facebook group

Below is an image from Reddit user u/Redline04 comparing a model printed on the Mars Pro 2 (left) to the Mini 4k (right). Worth noting that this was only an initial test print too. I’m sure you’ll agree that the results speak for themselves!

The Best 3D Printer for Miniatures & Models - Phrozen Mini 4k Vs Elegoo Mars Pro 2

Also noted in his Reddit post is a link to this initial grid of Slicer Settings for this printer using different resins at standard 0.05mm layer heights.

Specifically, check out this post where someone has printed a Bob Odenkirk sculpt and even his stubble (not a sculpted beard, but hair stubble) is correctly rendered. This thing actually printed the pores in the actor’s face! wow.

This thing is an absolute beast of a machine and it’s competitively priced too.

2. Phrozen Sonic Mini 8k

Display Resolution: 1152ppi

The (not so mini) Mini 8k is the present pinnacle of LCD quality. Whilst the screen has a weird aspect ratio (it’s far wider than it is tall) it is still the highest resolution screen available at this size.

The details this thing can produce are absolutely superb. and it’s here where the line between companies like Games Workshop and what you can print at home – truly start to blur. Yes, you can print better than forgeworld quality models with this thing.

Best 3D Printer for Tabletop Miniatures & Scale Models - Phrozen Mini 8k

However, in my situation, I have not had the best, out of box, experience for printing miniatures. But that is mostly due to some technical issues I’ve had. and I must admit, Phrozen’s Customer Service has been superb. Not only were they straight to the point but they even reviewed my posts in their Facebook Community page (unprompted) to get more detail about the issues I faced.

Once set up, however, this thing eradicates layer lines (X-axis) and voxel/graduation lines (X & Y-axis)

If you want maximum detail on your miniatures this is your first real choice.

1. Anycubic Photon Ultra

Display Resolution: (let’s talk about that in a minute)

So, this is the first consumer-grade DLP printer, and for a DLP printer, it’s very cheap. in fact, for a high-quality 3D printer it’s very cheap. And it feels cheap too with its mostly plastic components, including the resin vat. – yet it’s managed to get our number 1 pick!

And that’s because from my own personal experience, I’ve been able to print higher-quality miniatures on this, far more easily than with the Phrozen 8k – (please note, results will vary from person to person. but my OOB experience was superb). That’s even more impressive when you learn that the resolution is only somewhere around 193ppi (WHHAAAAAATTTTT!)

Best 3D Printer for Tabletop Miniatures & Scale Models - Anycubic Photon Ultra

Yeah, that’s 6 times less than the 4k, and, well, it shows initially. The huge difference between these and LCD printers is that DLP printers are super sharp when projecting light. Instead of projecting light and having an LCD block it out (leaving some light bleed around the edges, these actually project light in the shape of the layer, and only that much light toward the resin.

To understand the difference, think back to the original apple iPhones before they created retina displays. remember before retina how you could make out the individual pixels if you looked close enough. Well here, the projected light is so sharp that you can make out the sharp edge of individual pixels that make up a layer.

But I;ve found that by adding max antialiasing and 2x Image blur in your slicer will make all of that disappear. but because DLP’s project light, you still get super-sharp details in the final result whereas an LCD panel will still have some outward light projection no matter what you do.

The added benefit to getting this printer for miniatures is that the included DLP Craftsman Resin is quite soft and has some comfortable flex to it, whereas the resin included with the Mini 8k is quite firm and brittle.

When it comes to prepping miniatures to paint. support marks are easily just pulled away and scraped down, (much like mould lines) when using this stuff.

The Best 3D Printer for Miniatures & Models – Final Thoughts

It’s important to decide what your budget is and how much effort you want to put in. With FDM printers the effort is put in upfront in practising to get the right settings for fine layers on your printer. you may think just print everything in the thinnest layer but the issue is that when you print the next layer, ambient heat will reactivate the layer beneath causing it to warp. FDM is best for terrain over anything else. It’s just about how much you are willing to spend.

With resin, you are looking at more clean-up afterwards but this is the only way to get the smoothest and sharpest quality prints.

It has the added bonus of being a bit more plug and play too.

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