I am new to 3d printing and am considering pre-ordering the Bean to print small scale miniature figures. From reading the Kickstarter and Indiegogo posts I see that there are 5 resin options available; black, white, green, gray and yellow. There isn’t a whole lot of info posted on the resins so I have several questions that I am hoping someone with experience can help me answer before I invest:
- Do the resins have different characteristics besides color? e.g. do they differ in their ability to hold detail, their hardness or flexibility, cure time etc?
- I would like to print in a variety of colors so is it possible and practical to add color pigment to any of the resins to change the color? I would likely use the white resin as a base and add pigment to it. I see in the forums that others have added pigments to different resins with mixed success. Are there preferred pigments or any guidelines for doing this?
- How flexible is the resin once it is fully cured? Will small pieces like a sword in a figures hand flex at all or will it just snap off?
Any guidance you can provide is greatly appreciated!