And here comes my latest free for personal use 3D printable house! This time this is a small three-storey warehouse or if you prefer due to the size to be a small storage house.
The idea behind my latest creation is that each small village needs a warehouse where the villagers can store their goods and supplies. And having in mind the size of my previous free and supportless house, I decided to make this one to fit in the overall conceptual design. Of course with time I will create bigger and more complex structures, but for the moment I am making free and supportless small houses suitable for 28-32 mm minifigures.
The main design of the building was to represent medieval / fantasy human rural architecture. So every material and each part of this storage house needs to be from an easy accessible resource for the builders – like clay from the river, timber from the nearby forest, stones from the quarry and etc. That is why this 3D printable model / scenery / terrain have wood frames, timber planks, clay roof tiles, small (but sturdy) stones as a construction materials. Plus this building was created to be printed on resin printer and FDM one. So again it is split into to parts – front and back. Just like my previous house. So keep this min mind when printing. But for sure if you use FDM – just merge both parts 🙂
But let me start reviewing all the three floors.
Since this is a three-storey building, I decided this time to make the ground level solid. It has to bear the weight of the two other floors. And in contrast to my previous house (where the main part of the wall was daub mixed with some stones and wood frames) here in this project the ground level is made mainly from hard and sturdy stones! And of course some thick wood frames 🙂 For sure the ground level can take the weight of the second and third floor plus the goods and stuff that are stored inside. And if fire breaks out – the ground level will remain and will allow the other two to be rebuild.
And to underline the importance and the sturdiness of the ground level, I have added metal doors to the main premise of the store house. They are created in medieval fashion – with some criss-cross metal beams and many bolts. The purpose of these doors is not only to underline specific elements, but to show that it is hard to break in the warehouse and that they guard very well the goods inside!
Plus in order to have some lights inside and not to allow goods to rot or be damaged, there are three windows (one on each wall) to bring fresh air in the premise. And following the main architectural design of my previous 3D building, here each window has its own criss-cross hex mesh and wooden shutters with metal hinges and bolts. They implies the same method of printing and technique of construction, so that each shutter to be openable and to have some more interaction with this cool 3D printable model. However, if you wonder how to make them work – just check out my post about the free two-storey house HERE.
The ground floor has one more thing – stairs. The main idea here was to make simple but workable stairs for the second and third floor. And at the same time to save some space since grand and bulky ones will only hinder the movement in the model, as well will take too much area. So the stairs here are two types. The first one is the standard flight of stairs which was used in my previous house. Easy to print and assemble. But take one square space.
The second type of stairs is a more simple one and not so cool looking, but for sure do the trick to save space. This type is the classic ladder.
And having in mind that the ground level is made from stone – the base of it is covered with cobblestone too. It has the classic pattern that you can see in my previous house, so it can fit quite well in the overall design of the village. Plus the stones form naturally square grid to ease any table-top game battles.
And this concludes the ground level.
Now let us go to the second floor. Here the idea was to create something that is different from my first 3D printable house model – no stones and no daub. So I decided to make a different design – big timber frame with wood planks to cover sides. This suggests quick and effortless construction plus cheap and easy to find material. However, in order to stand out and be a little different from the rest, I decided to turn the wood planks horizontally. If you have seen other similar builds you can see that the planks are oriented vertically. But I decided otherwise. So here they are placed horizontally. Plus I have tilted them a bit so that if there is a rain, the water to slide down like a roof. All at angle.
And since there needs to be some way to load and unload goods to and from the second floor, I put a big doorway on the front side of the warehouse. So when you open the doors (which by the way have the same design as the windows shutters) you can load and unload things inside. Usually this is done by the small hand crane put on the third floor (I will tell you about it in a minute), but it is also possible to get some goods through the stairs. Not sure if the ladder will be helpful for bulky goods, but you decide what type of stairs to put inside and how it will work for you. And of course if you have some resourcefully dwarves or gnomes, you can even have your own lifting platform to load and unload items from and to the second floor. You can use your imagination for more options. Even magic is applicable!
On the back side of the second floor there is one window – to let some light in and bring fresh air when needed. The design is the same as the ones on the ground level – hex mesh and openable shutters.
The floor of the second level is made of planks. They are divides into lots so that to create in a natural way square grid to ease any table-top game battles. Of course each plank is hammered to the floor with nails and they are quite well seen.
And this is pretty much about this floor.
Now let us go the third and final one. This level in fact is the space under the roof, but is quite functional since it has enough area to put a small crane which can lift or lower goods and stuff between floors. Here I tried to make a design again different from the other parts of the warehouse. Here again we have wood frames and planks, but this time the planks that surround this level are put in vertical way. This give for sure different visual of the floor, plus somewhat looks like an old US barn.
In the front end of this level there is a big opening where the crane is situated. On the back side there is a solid wall. I was thinking to put one windows there, but decided not to since I did not want the crane operator to get ill due to the constant air flow between the opening in the front and the back window 🙂
Again the floor is the standard timber planks all hammered to the base with nails and are naturally divided into battle grid. However, the walls of this floor are short due to the fact that the roof itself is put there. And as you can see this time the roof is more tilted and different from the previous house. The idea was to make enough room for the crane, but at the same time to be printed on my small Anycubic Resin Printer.
And this is pretty much about this three-storey free and supportless 3D printable warehouse! In the next post I will present you with the furniture of the store house, which for the moment I plan to be the crane, some barrels, chests, crates and other goods. If you have ideas please feel free to share with me what you have in mind and see if I can it them in. And do not forget – all is supportless and free for personal use!
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