I searched, and didn't find an existing thread, although I know a few people have one. Or two. I've finally reached the point where the cost of having something printed is going to exceed the cost of a 3D printer - In particular I'm thinking of the Prusa i3 Mk3 kit. However, I'm largely going to be printing things to paint, so I believe I'm right in thinking I need to look at printers from a layer height perspective more than anything. Could be wrong, not really sure. Print speed isn't so much of a concern, it'd be set going and just kind of ignored until it was done. Are they obnoxiously loud? I've seen people build sound deadened cabinets for their printers, and I'm wondering if that's strictly necessary these days. I'm also curious about post-print smoothing. Of course, being a bit of a modder I started wondering what the commercially available things are, and how best to reproduce them with less cost (If at all possible). So far I'm coming back to Polysher/Polysmooth PVB filament as the 'safest' way to do it, but that seems kind of lame and restricts me to the size of the unit they produce (Which I've not looked into, I confess). Being as ABS is susceptible to acetone, though, I did briefly ponder running acetone through an e-cigarette type vaporiser and some small pumps to blow the vapour around a container. Of course, this strikes me as dangerous because; A: Acetone. Nasty. B: No idea how e-cigarettes work. May ignite acetone. Many bad. C: Acetone is really nasty. And frankly, I'm starting to get overwhelmed with the resources and information available - I was hoping some of the Bit-Tech fonts of knowledge might be able to help distil it into something more manageable. I intend to, at some point, print something of a variety. Somewhere I have an SR71 model I'd like to print, but the primary motivators are these; With a consideration for future figurines, and no doubt some things for the Space Marine costume that I can't be arsed to make out of foam/resin (Such as the Imperial Eagle..) and so on. So. TL;DR questions; Any thoughts on printers I should look at, or any modifications/addons I should go for if I go for the Prusa? Best methods of post-processing filament (And indeed, best filaments if they're not all created equal), be that DIY or additional purchasing?