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Python Class Cruiser in WSF [message #35516] Fri, 30 September 2011 13:57 UTC Go to next message
avatar aegidian  is currently offline aegidian
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http://www.shapeways.com/model/260054/

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Based on the ship drawn in the original Elite Manual and modelled by me for Oolite.

This turned out pretty good. Five pieces: the forward cone, the rear block, the engine scoop, engine outlet, and base stand. Final dimensions: 10cm long x 5.5cm high (on stand, 4cm off the stand) x 3.6cm wide.

Once undercoated, I'll paint on the shark mouth!

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Re: Python Class Cruiser in WSF [message #35524 is a reply to message #35516 ] Fri, 30 September 2011 15:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nice one, looking forward to seeing it painted.

Any reason(s) why you chose to model and print it in pieces rather than one solid model?



Re: Python Class Cruiser in WSF [message #35531 is a reply to message #35524 ] Fri, 30 September 2011 16:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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AD-Edge wrote on Fri, 30 September 2011 15:56

Nice one, looking forward to seeing it painted.

Any reason(s) why you chose to model and print it in pieces rather than one solid model?


Primarily because I like to create 'kits' that are similar in essence to the very simplest 'Airfix' kits of my youth. If I had the skills I'd make them even more complex (as I did with the Asp).

But also because it makes it easier to achieve the price saving from having thin, hollow sections, if this were solid it would be very much more expensive.
Re: Python Class Cruiser in WSF [message #35580 is a reply to message #35516 ] Sat, 01 October 2011 11:21 UTC Go to previous message
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Yeh thats fair enough. I only wondered because Ive had things printed which are hollow, but still all one object without holes for draining.

But I think my next object is going to need to be a 'print in pieces and assemble later' type deal though. Interesting.




 
   
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