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    The Home Improvements Thread (2)

    I only see the Rocksolid Garage product listed on import sites like ubuy - may be an option to import from the US; check Amazon as well as they sometimes offer delivery to SA.
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    The Home Improvements Thread (2)

    We used the plain white wider PVC boards on our patio, looked really good when first installed (DIY job, quality boards), but sadly the white turned to an off-white with yellow tinge after 3 months. If I was to do it again I'd go with anything but white.
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    Funny Pictures Thread – No. 6

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    3d Printers South Africa

    I think I got mine from 3drone. Ordered so much recently, but will double check later when home. EDIT: yes, got mine from 3drone.co.za/shop/ , but see that both www.3dprintingstore.co.za and www.diyelectronics.co.za/store/ also stock the unit and nozzles. The spare nozzles are quite a bit more...
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    3d Printers South Africa

    Just a question for the die-hard printers out there - how often do you change your nozzles? I tend to print PLA only and find that a standard 0.4 brass nozzle lasts forever; had my current printer about 18 months, print nearly every day (sometimes 24/7 for weeks at a time) and only changed to a...
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    3d Printers South Africa

    Agreed - I use them a lot, particularly for urgent filament or spares. I ordered yesterday at 2pm and it arrived this morning before 9am - very fast indeed!
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    3d Printers South Africa

    Try: 3drone.co.za Diyelectronics.co.za 3dprintingstore.co.za
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    3d Printers South Africa

    A few weeks into the Gambody 1/34 scale Millenium Falcon print/build - printing the complex bottom hull pieces is slow going as I'm printing them individually, however the bottom hull is starting to take shape. The 2 front mandibles are complete and primed ready for the final colour (Tamiya -...
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    3d Printers South Africa

    Sounds like old stock - ask them to swop it for you.
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    3d Printers South Africa

    @neoprema I've only heard good things about atomicfilament - would certainly try it if available locally and a decent price. I agree with @RedViking re Filament Factory - tried their PETG and it was really terrible.
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    3d Printers South Africa

    Got mine from www.3dprintingstore.co.za on 24 June 2019 - seemed to be a fairly new batch as they were out of stock for a while.
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    3d Printers South Africa

    Funny you mention this; I bought some Wanhao PLA as it was the colour I needed that other brands did not have (usually use eSun, CCTREE or Hello3D) - the print went fine and it snapped by the entry to the extruder. Not sure why it happens, but it hasn't broken during a print... yet
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    3d Printers South Africa

    Great - post some pictures of the results ;)
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    Hardware Bargains - Open Thine Wallet

    Yep, no issues so far with Aramex.
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    3d Printers South Africa

    The front-left nose mandible section is almost done, then to start on the right side. Used some old modem boards to create something interesting in the two voids, fixed them with glue, sprayed the final body colour and used weathering colours for the shading/highlights - will mask off the voids...
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