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FUD test pieces [message #27670] Tue, 17 May 2011 12:23 UTC
avatar Vandil  is currently offline Vandil
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Registered: January 2011
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When I saw Shapeways was offering a new FUD material I rushed in a few designs for printing.

This is a Warrtrakk upgrade and conversion kit. It was originally a body+turret but I broke the design down into a kit for FUD. The material is very clear+translucent the colors are off in the photos due to contrast and exposure adjustment.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_WGFXUg9zkL4/TdJahby914I/AAAAAAAAok0/oqZNE2sDHMk/s640/DSC01454.JPG

Fan detail is much sharper than WD, this one piece out of the lot has a really odd wax half melted appearance. Some of the corners are not 100% square they have the very tip clipped clean, not really a problem for me but it's there at the very extreme tips of most pieces.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_WGFXUg9zkL4/TdJacc7_6VI/AAAAAAAAoks/lgmf-4mp45Q/s640/DSC01455.JPG

Unfortunately there was some major warping on the main body panels. these are 1mm with .5mm indents. I took this photo AFTER I straightened them under hot water. Instead of a 90 angle it was closer to 145 when I opened the box. (Printed as 1 piece this would have supported itself)
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_WGFXUg9zkL4/TdJYitqMVlI/AAAAAAAAokQ/-dYDO2VPgFs/s640/DSC01453.JPG

Assembled.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_WGFXUg9zkL4/TdJb29LNFTI/AAAAAAAAol4/o4I60OiVHCg/s640/DSC01467.JPG

Mocked up with the original warrtrakk fender and track.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_WGFXUg9zkL4/TdJacJmG2nI/AAAAAAAAokY/3ag-F1tmx3c/s640/DSC01472.JPG


This is a model that I had previously tried to print in WD, when it printed in that material it was a large blob of fused support material and model. The scale was just too small to print in WD. So when FUD was released I tried another print. Over all really impressed with the level of detail the material prints in and the smoothness of the surface finish. Not impressed with the brittle quality of thin printed planes.


The torso is hollow and contains some very thin planes. It looks to have either disintegrated in shipping or perhaps meshmedic "fixed" it as the upper torso should be hollow but is solid.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_WGFXUg9zkL4/TdJbT88O1yI/AAAAAAAAolk/d-VgbAyMjPo/s640/DSC01460.JPG

I'm not sure what happened here, one leg is fine and the other is a mess.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_WGFXUg9zkL4/TdJbQ9WKzYI/AAAAAAAAolE/07lEXge1GeY/s640/DSC01461.JPG

One for comparison with WD the saw tooth blades are much sharper on FUD and the finish is basically smooth.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_WGFXUg9zkL4/TdJbSGGleOI/AAAAAAAAolU/iYtkhcaRCeo/s640/DSC01465.JPG


I like FUD I'll certainly order it again but I'll probably print most kits using a mix of materials so the body parts are strong+cheaper and the detail parts are detailed.


Uva uvam vivendo varia

 
   
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