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Offline PlanesPictures

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3D printing
« on: July 01, 2014, 01:32:35 am »
Third test bed is near to close. I'm surprised how much small errors is in my older models. For rendering it was not problem but now I have to do only closed volumes. Next favorites are prepared

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Re: 3D printing
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2014, 04:11:48 am »
Oh you get 3D printer!  B)
I used to watch small 3D model of Pressurized water reactor steam generator.
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Re: 3D printing
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2014, 12:21:36 pm »

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Re: 3D printing
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 10:04:40 am »
First "hot" 3D-model

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Re: 3D printing
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 12:55:28 pm »
Hi,
Very beautiful model, is it the Vickers 559 ?
Adrien

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Re: 3D printing
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 01:34:15 pm »
Of course, I like these heavy beauties (length 20.8 m and what about Northrop N-144  Lenght: 35,55 m - more as B-58B).
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Re: 3D printing
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2014, 12:46:12 am »
Another I would love to see in 1/48

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Re: 3D printing
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2014, 03:15:27 am »
In theory no problem. I will resize model 1.5x. What I will need to keep in mind is working box of 3D printer (near to 20x20x30 cm). Without rebuilding of model (thickenes 1 mm will be 1.5 mm) printed volume will be 2.25 of original volume and final price will be no less, too. But I want to do really unique collections. After first real printing on our concrete printer and notes of beta-tester we will produce next prepared models.

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Re: 3D printing
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2014, 04:18:27 am »
Of course, I like these heavy beauties (length 20.8 m and what about Northrop N-144  Lenght: 35,55 m - more as B-58B).
The N-167 is one of my favorites.  4 J-79s (like the B-58).
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Re: 3D printing
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2014, 04:38:00 am »
N-167 has already its own directory. N-176 is ready

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Re: 3D printing
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2014, 06:05:27 am »
Sweet!  Looking forward to it.  :)
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Re: 3D printing
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2014, 11:00:00 am »
I am really keen to see examples of the standard you hope to be printing at for these models.  Do you have any photos you can share?

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Re: 3D printing
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2014, 11:11:39 am »
I'm sorry I did not understand

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Re: 3D printing
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2014, 11:24:52 am »
I am interested in the resolution and quality of the parts.  For example, will they be equivalent to those at click2detail?

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Re: 3D printing
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2014, 11:35:07 am »
Are these 3D prints going to be one-offs? Or are you going to turn them into kits that people can buy?

If the latter, you're better off making one print, doing a lot of cleanup to the parts, then having the parts cast in resin. For more than a dozen or so kits, that's cheaper... and the quality is also a lot better. As great as 3D printing is to make master parts, it's still not yet to where you can sell *quality* kits straight from the printer. Even the best printers have regrettable surface finishes.
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