Hello to all.
I just started this hobby early February and I am still learning the ropes. First things first ...
Why did I got into the Hobby? I bought a Mazinger Bandai kit but didn't like the colors it came with so bought an airbrush machine to paint it. Buying an airbrush just for 1 figure... Nah bought some Gundams and noticed listings for 3d printers....
What 3d printer to buy? Now the fun part started. There are so many brands and types some cost $10,000 some $150. Some print small D&D figurines some you can print Car parts with them.
After doing my research and deciding what was the primary item i wanted to build I made my decision.
Creality Ender 5 Plus, Capricorn Tube, Metal Extruder, Stailess Steel Pneumatic fittings set, Mini Usb Cable 12ft, SanDisk Extreme 32GB Micro SD, Hair Spray, Sutemribor M3-5 screws, Travor Photo Light Box 32X32, Zcatch 3d Printing removal tool, 4 piece Hardened Steel Noozles,3M Half Facepiece respirator mask, Carpenters Wood filler, Bondo, California Air Tools air compressor.
Didn't buy for printer but using it for it ... living room solid table. the printer is solid but heavy so if you put it on a flimsy table vibrations will mess your print. Table you get should be minimum 24X24.
Filament I want to talk to them separate. I have used 3d Soultech PLA , Hatchbox PLA, Overture PETG and Zyltech ABS. For me all worked great now PETG and ABS tips .... ROOM Temperature is your enemy while printing ABS more susceptible than PETG for that matter. Those 2 are very specific materials used for their extra durability so do a little research for your specific needs before buying either of those materials in bulk. As for adhesion and noozle temps ... that is a trial and error for each person. For me on PLA 205C noozle and 60 Bed with Hair spray works. For Petg 230-235 Nozzle and 65 + Hairspray bed works. As for ABS I am using 255 Noozle and 75 + Hairspray bed. Oh and I have initial extrusion at 109% for extra material to help adhere to bed. The first layer can ussuallu give you an idea if the print will stick and print well.
Now for the printer I got i opted for Ender 5 Plus due to price and printing size my main goal is Cosplay Armor Printing and I didn't want to attach helmet parts together. With this printer I just print the entire thing and just worry about Sanding and painting and I also wanted to be able to print small items.
Amazon.com = Did product reviews in here and Amazon Prime is a great time saver.
Zyltech.com = Ordered ABS from them.
creality3official.com Official printer site.
Punished Props Academy
Those were some great youtubers whom helped me learn a bunch.