DarkHyve Assault Terrain – Launching Soon on Kickstarter!

DarkHyve Assault terrain Kickstarter now live

We’re about to launch our SEVENTH, large 3D printable terrain bundle on Kickstarter. This unique printable scenery is compatible with other sets from our Assault Series terrain range which is ‘push-fit’ and easy to use. Mix & match walls, pillars, junctions, platforms, doors, accessories and thematic inserts to craft your ideal terrain setup that’s different every game!

DarkHyve assault terrain

Check out the pre-launch page here.

Ideal Necromunda Terrain

This wargaming terrain is designed for customised environments and the perfect backdrop for underworld gangs, ravaging cyber thugs, deep-space scavengers, vault dwellers, military squads, and other tabletop skirmish games with sci-fi themes.

Is it Worth Getting a 3D Printer for Warhammer Terrain?

Is it worth getting a 3D printer for warhammer terrain

If you’re looking to print your own Warhammer terrain, a 3D printer might be a great investment. Learn which type of printer is best and how you can save money on cheap terrain.

You may be asking yourself whether buying a 3D printer is worth it for printing terrain, the answer is yes… If you want more than a handful of buildings. Definitely, if you want a full table packed with variety! If you want to print miniatures as well, there’s a few considerations.

Should You Get an FDM Printer for Warhammer?

Large terrain is best suited to FDM printers – If you’re new to 3D printing, it’s important to know that there are two types of 3D printers. You can read more about the differences between FDM and resin printers but essentially, FDM printers are excellent for large terrain models such as buildings, but resin printers win for miniatures, scatter terrain and bases.

See examples of terrain printed on a resin printer

See examples of terrain printed on an FDM printer

Is FDM good for miniatures?

FDM printers are not great at printing miniatures but excel at printing terrain. Look at getting a resin printer for 3D printing miniatures.

Which is the best 3D printer for Warhammer 40k?

We recommend the Creality Ender 3 for printing terrain and use them for most of our test prints in the studio, they’re a reliable and cheap work-horse with great results!

We previously wrote about which 3D printer is best for Warhammer but it really boils down to how much you want to spend and what size and quality terrain you want to print. Remember that printing terrain vs printing miniatures have slightly different technologies (PLA vs resin) with current printing technologies.

Cheap Warhammer Terrain

Owning a 3D printer gives you ability to crank out some cheap terrain. Once you buy the STL files, you can print as much as you like! FDM printers use PLA filament, usually in 1KG rolls which cost around $25aud / $17usd. Check out exactly how much terrain you can print with 1KG of PLA here.


Essentially, once you’ve made the initial outlay of a 3D printer, some PLA and some STL files, you’ve got some really cheap terrain!

Further reading on 3D printing terrain:

Best Warhammer 3D print terrain:

Below are the most popular 3D printable terrain products available from Saucermen Studios, you can also get some great Warhammer 40K terrain inspiration here.

What supplies for Painting Wargaming Terrain?

Painting wargaming terrain

There are certain items that every terrain painter needs to have in their arsenal to help paint terrain quicker and with a wider range of details and effects. Below are our top tools for painting tabletop terrain.

Brushes for tabletop terrain

You’ll need a range of brushes for painting tabletop terrain. As scenery is a lot bigger than miniatures, you’ll need some larger brushes in additional to fine detail brushes. You can also get away with a lot cheaper brushes for painting scenery.

We recommend:

  • Fine detail miniature brushes
  • Cheap Makeup brushes for drybrushing
  • Cheap(ish) brushes for painting terrain features – Check out something like the ‘Golden Maple’ brush set
  • Old brushed for oil paint washes and streaks

Acrylic Paints for scenery

Small bottles and pots of miniature paints such as Citadel, Vallejo or Army Painter won’t go far on terrain projects, so it’s worth grabbing a selection of cheap craft paints in squeezy tubes. These can be diluted for extra coverage and even mixed into large dropper bottles to suit your needs. Some p;eopel also recommend using sample pots of indoor, waterbased house paint for painting terrain.

Airbrush for tabletop gaming

An airbrush is a great tool for painting terrain quickly and efficiently. Airbrushing allows you to create smooth gradients and textures on large surfaces, making it ideal for painting large terrain pieces – You can even use airbrush stencils to add details. It is also useful for creating weathering effects and adding subtle details to your terrain. While an airbrush can be expensive, it is a worthwhile investment if you plan to create a lot of terrain.

Spray Bottle

A small spray bottle can be used for several handy things such as flushing out an airbrush in-between colour changes, filling with paint / PVA water mixes to prime basic terrain projects, and of course, cleaning up!

Sponges for weathering

The foam that often comes in blister packs or model kits… keep that! It’s great for ripping up and using to stipple grime, rust or paint flakes onto the edges of terrain.

Washes for adding grime

You can use pre-mixed pots of inks or washes such as Agrax Earthsade or Vallejo Model wash, but mixing oil paints and a solvent thinner such as artist turps is a great way to weather your terrain, add dirt to the recesses and add nasty streaks.

Recommended colours:

  • Black
  • Brown / Umber
  • Rust
  • Green

3D Printer for accessories and extra terrain

3D printers are an incredibly useful tool to have around for terrain projects.

How can 3D printers help your terrain painting projects?

  • 3D print accessories for your paint set-up or studio
  • 3D print greebles or terrain parts
improve mdf terrain with 3d printed greebles

Pigments for rust and grime

Artist pastels, pigments and comemrcial rust mixtures are usually set with solvent such as isoproply alchohol and are great for adding grime, rust or other weathering. It can be applied as-is, or set and painted over for added texture.

Spray Paint for base coating

Rattle cans are quick and easy ways to lay down paint if you don’t have access to an airbrush. You can apply base coats or spray from above or 45 degrees to apply zenithal highlights and surface colours.

Airbrush Stencils for tabletop gaming

Airbrush stencils are an easy way to add decals, lettering and other marking to your projects.

Think about using stencils to add:

  • Hazard marking
  • Chevrons
  • Icons or logos
  • Words
  • Lines and shapes
  • Arrows
  • Thematic symbols
how to use airbrush stencils

Masking Tape

For protecting certain areas from paint or colour, you can use masking tape. It also allows you to mask simple straight lines for crisp edges and stripes.

Hobby Knife

A good sharp knife is always good to have around for cutting off unwanted parts of your terrain project or even adding damage such as cuts, missing chunks or scratches.

Paint Pallete & Mixing Pots

We’ve mentioned various paints, glues, pigments and oils above, so so’ll want to make sure you’ve got a selection of (ideally reusable) mixing surfaces and containers.

Glue for tabletop gaming

PVA glue and superglue are another essential item to have close at hand. Use the right glue on the right material to repair, add stuff or apply texturing.

Flock, Sand & Static Grass

Organic textures can be added to your terrain sets with any number of grass flocks, sand, modelling flock or even sawdust! It’s worth trying different mixtures of these and getting an understanding of what can be painted over. EG, sand and PVA, when set looks great when drybrushed

Turntable (Lazy Suzan)

A spinning platform or turntable means you can have your terrain piece in front of you, at the right height and be able to spin it around without having to touch it! It’s a simple thought but an absolute game-changer!

Printing Terrain on a Resin Printer

printing terrain on a resin printer

Resin printers deliver incredibly high detailed results compared to FDM printers, but materials cost a lot more in comparison.

Can you print terrain in resin?

Yes but it’s recommended for smaller models such as scatter and walls. Larger buildings are more cost effectively printed in PLA on a FDM printer such as the ender 3.

If you’re new to 3D printing terrain, check out our beginners guide to 3D printing terrain.

We also recommend:

Examples of Resin vs FDM prints

Below are examples of the same models from the Ship Assault terrain set. On the left are prints from and FDM printer (Creality Ender 3), on the right are resin prints (Anycubic Mono 4K). You can see much crisper detail on the resin prints.

Resin vs fdm terrain prints

The detail will be insane… get some models to match!

Resin printers will deliver some high definition results in your prints so make sure you get some STL files that are designed well. All of the terrain at Saucermen Studios are delivered with an impressive level of detail. Buy STL files here.

How to 3d print terrain in resin (summary)

1. Choose an STL file for a piece of terrain that will fit your resin printer’s plate

2. Open your slicer and prepare your model for printing. This where you add supports, hollow out the model and choose quality settings?

3. Prep the resin printer and ensure it is clean and has enough resin (shake your resin well)

4. Send the 3D printable file to the printer (usually on SD card)

5. Start the print and wait for completion

6. Remove the print from the printer and clean/wash it in isopropyl alcohol

7. Remove any support material from the model with clippers

8. Cure the cleaned up model with UV light

Terrain examples printed on a resin printer

Below are some prints from the Zectonium Prison Mines terrain set from Saucermen Studios. These are modular components made up of separate corners, walls, platforms and inserts.This combined platform is 10x10xm wide.

Printed with Siraya tech fast grey on photon mono and Creality LD002. Flat on plate, no supports, hollowed.

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Tips for printing terrain in resin

  • Print your resin terrain hollow
  • Ensure you dig multiple holes to allow the resin to drain (multiple holes avoids a vacuum)
  • Print directly on the plate – Freeze the plate to remove prints
  • If the terrain too big for your plate, split it into multiple sections using software such as Meshmixer

Hollow out your terrain prints on a resin printer

To save resin and make the models lighter, you can hollow out the resin prints. In your slicer, add multiple holes to allow resin to drip back out during the printing process.

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Should you print terrain with supports?

Many people recommend printing bases and terrain on a resin printer with supports BUT we’ve found that printing directly onto the plate works great and you get far cleaner and more precise detail. You just need to use a simple technique to help remove the models from the build plate as they tend to stick quite well.

Removing resin prints, stuck on the build plate

When you print directly onto the build plate with a resin printer, you may need help removing the prints. There are three methods for this, each have pros and cons so ensure you consider safety* and potential damage to the model:

  • Using a scraper – Brute force can remove the model but often results in damage or chipping
  • Pour hot water – Use a freshly boiled kettle to pour hot water on the build plate
  • Put your plate in the freezer – Pop your build plate, with stuck models in a tub and freeze for 5 mins. The prints should pop off.

*Safety notes – Using tools forcefully, hot water and resin near food prep areas needs some precautions.

Resin prints can be Brittle

Standard SLA resin can be brittle and does not flex. For these reasons your terrain may not be as durable as needed for games or transporting. If durability is something you need, check out some long-life durable resins such as the TUFF resin from Monocure 3D.

Resin printers are not ideal for printing flexible parts, as the cured resin is generally quite rigid. However, there are flexible resins available that can produce slightly flexible parts. The lack of flexibility also means that using features such as OpenLock Clips may not function as intended.

Be prepared for adding supports and cleaning up the print

Resin prints win on detail but do need some file set-up in the slicer in addition to needing to be cleaned and processed, which involves chemicals and UV light.

Choosing a resin printer for wargaming terrain

The print volume (plate size) and resolution should both be taken into account when selecting a resin printer for 3D printing terrain. The size of the objects that can be printed depends on the build volume, whereas the degree of detail that can be achieved depends on the resolution. It goes without saying that price increases with size and resolution.

Popular resin printers include the following for 3D printing terrain:

  • Elegoo Mars 2, has a build volume of 129 x 80 x 150 mm
  • Anycubic Photon Mono X, has a build volume of 192 x 12 x 245 mm
  • Phrozen Sonic, has a build volume of 134 x 75 x 200 mm

Marvel Crisis Protocol Terrain Sizes

marvel crisis protocol terrain sizes

Terrain in Marvel Crisis Protocol is associated with a size value. The terrain size represents the size and weight of the individual scenery piece. Full terrain rules can be found in the ‘Terrain’ section of the MCP rules from AMGs website.

Terrain in Marvel Crisis Protocol is Interactive. This means that certain characters can throw it, jump on it, fly above it, or just hide behind it!

We’ve compiled a list of the sizes with our suggestions for suitable terrain, all of which are available as STL files for you to download and 3D print (links below).


MCP Terrain Sizes Examples

Size 1 – Benches, Small Crates, Lampposts, etc

The examples above are all small pieces of scatter terrain that are most likely thrown by weaker characters or used as cover by smaller heroes. You can see vending machines, terminals, rooftop accessories and crates containing robots.


Size 2 – Dumpsters, Cryo Tubes, Cars, etc

As the scenery gets slightly larger, the features get more pronounced. You can see chunks of damaged cargo, teleporters, street vendor stalls, large computer desks and rooftop ducts.


Size 3 – Kiosks, Billboards, Food Trucks, etc

Vehicles and engine wreckage are shown above in addition to shipping containers buildings, larger industrial machinery and hi-tech advertising boards with LED integration.


Size 4 – Trucks, Market Stands, etc

These big terrain features are large enough to hide behind for most characters and on the heavier end of interactivity. Crashed fighter jets, scaffolding, caravans, junk piles, market stalls and spaceship wreckage are all great options!


Size 5 – Buildings, Monoliths, Pyramids, etc

These are the largest terrain pieces used in Marvel Crisis Protocol. We’ve shown some modular buildings, alien obelisks and some other themeatic structures.


Marvel Crisis Protocol STL files

3D printing terrain is a great idea for any tabletop gamer. You have the option to scale the STL file up or down to match a particular Marvel Crisis Protocol Terrain Sizes and even print as much as you like!

See Marvel Crisis Protocol STL files

How much terrain for marvel crisis protocol?

The MCP rules state that you should include a minimum of 12 terrain features. These should be a mix of the available sizes, but most be sized 2-4.

What size map for Crisis Protocol?

MCP is played on a 3×3′ game mat

Buy Marvel Crisis Protocol Terrain Packs

Saucermen Studios has a range of 3D printable terrain packs designed for games such as Marvel Crisis Protocol. The bundles include a large amount of terrain set around a particular theme. See some of the popular options below

Cyberpunk Terrain Ideas

Cyberpunk terrain ideas

Immerse yourself in a neon-lit world where advanced technology meets urban decay and a constant struggle for it’s inhabitants. The urban sprawl is an enticing backdrop for miniatures games and with Cyberpunk 2077 being hot stuff at the moment, it’s a good time to start that Cyberpunk terrain project you’ve been thinking about!

Popular Cyberpunk Miniatures Games

Infinity (Corvus Belli) – This is one of our favorites at Saucermen Studios! It’s often set in densely packed terrain setups with lots of cover, height variations and high-tech themes.

Judge Dredd (Warlord Games) – Mega City One is all about the dystopian future set in a cyberpunk style city. Buildings, ramps, scatter and various cover are utilised here.

Cyberpunk Red – Combat Zone (Monster Fight Club) – A reactionary skirmish game where gangs battle in Night City. They’ll use battle damaged buildings, barricades, shipping containers and other scatter terrain.

Reality’s Edge (Osprey Games) – Shadowrunners fight in an ongoing campaign, using hackers clones, robots, etc in a cyberpunk future.

Painting Cyberpunk terrain

Cyberpunk terrain typically comes in two flavors… dirty or utopian. This is a reflection of the grim future of high-tech / low-life. It’s recommended to apply some good weathering techniques to your cyberpunk terrain such as grime, grease, dirt, etc but also have some good neon colours and light sources in there for good measure.

Check out the painting tutorial below which features Flatline City being painted:

Add LED lighting

Integrating LED lighting into your terrain project and 3D printed scenery is easier than ever now! Without any wiring or complicated hardware, you can add LED signs and internal illumination.

Add some posters

Posters are a cheap and easy way to bring your terrain projects to life!Check out these range of freely available terrain posters and check out the video below for a tutorial.

Flatline City – The ultimate Cyberpunk Buildings

We previously launched a hugely popular Kickstarter for Flatline City, it included a range of modular buildings and a number of additional sets. Furthermore, we followed up with a second wave of 3D printable terrain which expanded the cyberpunk terrain range even more! It has everything you need to build a Cyberpunk city table. Below are just a small amount of the 3D printable scenery you can build…

Scratch Built Sci-fi Terrain

If you’re more of a scratch builder or kitbasher, you should look at using greebles to add some quick and highly detailed features to your projects. Greebles are best printed in SLA (resin) but also work well with FDM printers.

scifi greebles 3d printable

Buy Cyberpunk Terrain

Saucermen Studios have a large range of Cyberpunk terrain, including modular buildings, scatter terrain and other 3D printable scenery.

How to paint 3D printed dungeon terrain

how to paint 3d printed dungeon terrain

3D printed scenery for Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop games is great to enhance you gameplay experience and wow players! if you have access to a 3D printer, you can even crank out a huge amount of scenery for very little cost but with a mighty impact! Sets such as Dungeon Assault: Modular Walls are easy to set-up and change around to match your encounter.

We’ve put together a quick guide to help you easily paint fantasy terrain such as dungeon walls, castles and other ancient, stone scenery. it’s a super-quick and effective process that uses cheap materials!

What you’ll need:

  • 3D printed fantasy terrain (such as Dungeon Assault)
  • Automotive primer / filler in a spray can (this is good)
  • Cheap craft acrylic paints (black, white, brown / burnt umber)
  • Sponges, cheap large drybrushes, fine detail brushes
  • Mini paints (silver, bronze)
  • Brown / dirty washes or inks
  • Flock / static grass, brown pigments & glue
  • Airbrush (if available)
3d printed fantasy terrain

Step 1 – Print your terrain

We recommend using an FDM printer such as the Ender 3 for printing terrain. Standard slicer settings are great but we also have a guide for print setting here.

Step 2 – Prime your 3D printed terrain

Automotive filler/primer is great for laying down the first coat on PLA prints. It forms a base for the next layers and covers any imperfections that may have appeared during printing.

Step 3 – Paint a black base coat

Black is an excellent starting point for your colours as we’ll bring it up to highlights later on.

Step 4 – Stipple on some mud & grime!

Using an uneven (torn) sponge, apply some brown to the recesses of the primed model to break up the black and establish grimey areas.

Step 5 – Dry Brush the stone

Starting from a mid grey, up to white, use a large brush to drybrush stone onto all the stone / brick areas.

Step 6 – Paint the bolts & small details

Using a fine detail brush and mini paints, paint the bolts anything metallic and other details or features

Step 7 – Paint wood

Change gears from stone to wood and paint the wood areas. Dark brown to lighter highlights.

Step 8 – Add more grime!

We use an airbrush with a dirty brown ink to add some dirty patches, grime and general misery. You could also apply washes with a large brush if you don’t have an airbrush.

Step 9 – Add moss

We mixed a bunch of different basing materials together such as flock, leaves, staic grass and ‘earth’ pigments. When mixed together we brush PVA glue to the model and sprinkle on the moss mixture. You can also push the moss into desired areas with a brush if you want it to be really dense.

Recommended fantasy terrain:

Get started 3D printing for tabletop terrain

how to 3D print terrain

Looking to get started with 3D printing? This guide will discuss the most cost effective way of getting started with 3D printing for tabletop terrain and scenery for 15mm, 28mm, 32 scale wargames and tabletop rpgs.

Why start 3D printing for tabletop?

The future of tabletop gaming is changing! Widespread use and affordability of 3D printers has allowed hobbyists to create, modify and print their own scenery and terrain.  It is a great alternative to MDF terrain.

3D printers come in two types, those good for large terrain (FDM printers such as the Ender 3 or Prusa i3 mk3) and those good for small, highly detailed miniatures (UV resin printers such as Anycubic Photon, Elegoo Mars or Creality LD-002R).

We’ll focus mainly on FDM printers, specifically the Ender 3 due to it’s incredible results and attractive price point. We highly recommend this as an entry level and workhorse printer.

Get Some FREE 3D printable Terrain Files!

We’ve got a few free pieces of terrain to help you get started 3D printing your own wargaming terrain. Get your free SLTs here.

What are FDM printers? 

Ender 3 tabletop gaming 3D printing
Ender 3: Budget 3D Printer

FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) technology uses spools of plastic filament that are heated up and pushed through an extruder. This is then layered onto a heated bed and slowly built up over the course of hours (sometimes days) into a physical 3d model. The printer is controlled by g-code that is created by software called a slicer such as Cura.

FDM Printers

There are numerous options for your first printer but we recommend you look into the following:

  • Ender 3 – This is by far the most popular and widely used 3D printer for affordable 3d printing. It is cheap, open source, widely available, well supported and produces surprisingly good results. This printer does require assembly and can require manual intervention / tweaking but if you are willing to endure some tinkering, it’s a great choice. 
  • Ender 3 pro and Ender 3 mk2 – very similar to the original Ender 3 but with improved construction and features. 
  • Prusa i3 mk3 – This is a higher priced printer that can offer assembly, less tinkering, some automation and more consistent, better quality results than it’s cheaper alternatives.
  • Bambu Labs – Printers such as the A1 or P1S can be on the pricy side but have excellent results with way less manual intervention from teh user.

Choosing your printer should match your needs, so it’s worth considering the following:

  • Bed size & max print height
  • Price
  • Speed
  • community support (facebook groups, subreddits, forums, etc)
  • Automation (eg, bed levelling)
  • Print quality / resolution
  • Required building / delivery of a printer kit
  • Availability of spare parts

The 3D printing Process

There are several steps involved in producing a successful 3D print.  They can be broken down as follows:

  1. Obtain a 3D model (.stl) – Download or export a 3D model that has been optimised for FDM printing.  This will be in STL format.  It’s important to consider licensing and copyright at this point.
  2. Open your model in a slicer  – Using slicing software such as Cura, you need to import your .stl file and choose your print settings.  Quality preferences and machine profiles are set here.
  3. Prep your printer – Ensure your printer is ready to print.  It should be calibrated, have a clean level bed and pre-heated for your material.
  4. Send sliced model to printer – The slicer will generate gcode based on your settings, you then need to send this to your printer, either on SD card or over your network.
  5. Wait for the print – You should pay close attention to the first layer of your print to correct any issues before continuing.

What filament to 3d print terrain?

When it comes to selecting the right filament for 3D printing terrain, PLA (Polylactic Acid) emerges as the top choice for budget-conscious tabletop gamers. PLA and PLA+ is not only affordable but also easy to work with, making it ideal for beginners diving into the world of 3D printing. Its low printing temperature and minimal warping properties ensure smooth and consistent prints, perfect for crafting intricate terrain features with fine details.

Moreover, PLA is available in a wide range of colors if you don’t want to paint it, allowing gamers to customize their terrain to suit specific themes or settings.

What results can you get? 

FDM printing offers surprisingly good results for very little investment.  Below are some examples we printed in our studios on an Ender 3 which costs less than $300AUD

You can achieve much better results if you are willing to invest time.  By making each layer thinner (higher resolution), you can get better detail, however it can take much longer to print.  In addition to this you can look at changing some of the printer’s hardware – For example, replacing the stock nozzle to one with a smaller hole can allow for even thinner to be extruded.

Upgrades

Most printers will deliver excellent prints out of the box once calibrated.  We recommend that you establish an understanding of the basic machine before you start tinkering however it is inevitable that you will want to start adding upgrades eventually to optimise your set-up.

Budget 3D printers are built cheap to get you printing cheaply, so this means there are some areas for improvement. We recommend looking into the following 3D printer upgrades:

    Bed springs – Improved quality springs maintain stability and mean less frequent bed leveling.  For an Ender 3, look at the yellow replacement springs available.  Ebay is a great source for these.

Glass bed – A glass bed will improve adhesion for the model during printing.

3D printed upgrades – There are numerous 3D printable upgrades available such as spacers, fan covers, brackets, etc.  Depending on your printer, it’s worth heading over to www.thingiverse.com and searching for your printer to see what upgrades are available.

Equipment 

You will need a few items other than the printer and the tools it comes with to make life easier.  Below are some extras that you should take into account:

Filament – Most tabletop scenery will be printed using PLA filament.  The most common size is 1.75mm and comes in spools of 1kg. A single spool can produc ea lot of scenery but it’s definitely worth grabbing a few different colours of a quality filament.

Isopropyl alcohol & microfibre cloth – This is used for occasionally cleaning the build plate / bed so that you can get better adhesion while printing.  We use a spray bottle and wipe the surface before every print.

Tools – Printers usually come with very basic tools (spanner, scraper,  allen keys, etc) but recommend having some extra tools on hand such as tweezers (to remove unwanted filament), 6mm socket head (to remove hot nozzles), torch / LED lights.

Safety precautions – Don’t forget that 3D printers heat up and melt plastic over a long period.  We don’t recommend leaving a 3D printer unattended at any time in case of fire.  While 3D printer fires do seem rare, they can happen so it’s worth investing in a smoke alarm, fire extinguisher and first aid kit.

Software (Slicers) – .  Slicing software allows you to convert a 3D model (.stl) into something printable. Cura is one of the most popular, free slicing software tools used and allows a huge variety of options and customisation.

Printer management

Your 3D printing and monitoring process can be greatly streamlined by using a Raspberry pi and free software called Octoprint.  This allows you to add a webcam for streaming and timelapses,  access your printer with a web interface (octoprint) but we also recommend the free app Octoremote.

If you eventually add more printers to your collection, Octoprint can be adapted for multi-printer use (follow this guide).

Support & troubleshooting

There are incredible support tools and communities available online for those getting started with 3D printing, we recommend the following: