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Rampage Castle Tower

Recently, I've backed a few Kickstarters for 3D printed terrain. One of those was the Rampage Castle from Printable Scenery. The Rampage Castle is a system of parts that can be interchanged and connected like Legos to create very detailed and custom castle walls, towers and battlements. Each part is connected to other parts by a licensed technology called OpenLock clips. Each clip is compatible with models from other manufacturers/designers. Thus, you are not tied down to models from one specific manufacturer. I am very impressed by the foresight of this idea.


For my first construction, I decided to do the relatively simple square tower with 4 levels. Each level required a floor piece, 4x walls, and 4x corner support columns.

The first few pieces
Getting taller...
The result came out very nicely. The parts printed out cleanly and were very dense. I was hoping to reduce the amount of filament used in each piece. However, no matter how I adjusted my slicing software, the parts printed out exactly the same. Perhaps the designer had adjusted the model somehow to ignore the custom settings of my printer.
A nice top-down view

Naomi, the she-vampire, came by to inspect and pick colors for drapes and all the bathroom fixtures, of course
Each piece averaged about 1 hour to print for a total of 25 print hours. The entire model took the majority of a spool of black PLA filament.

Early in the project, I hired some sub-contractors; They didn't last. OSHA had threatened to shut us down.

The next step is to paint it.  I have purchased some cheap interior latex paint from the local big box hardware store for this purpose.  More to come...

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