A new nozzle, and the evolution of a mini

One of the things I would like to do with the printer is to make gaming miniatures. It turns out that making small detailed objects is a fairly difficult task for a 3d printer to do. It takes very good heat control to avoid making a blob. To get enough control I had to change the nozzle to a different design, as well as add an additional cooling fan. This had the negative side effect of making the printer fairly loud. On the plus side, it made the printer much more accurate for smaller objects.

The first attempts. The feet slowly went from puddles to the beginnings of legs.

Some fine tuning and I eventually came up with this blob like figure. The first that was able to complete to the end.

The new nozzle and fan ducts printing the figure.

The result, something that looks much nicer!