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icon13.gif  Good and not so good [message #44167] Sun, 19 February 2012 09:21 UTC Go to next message
avatar decapod  is currently offline decapod
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My first go at getting a scale model printed.
Using FUD, I'm impressed by the detail, the tiny parts came out well. a few rough patches but mostly quite smooth.

I lost the top radar which I expected, I'll update the model to fix that.

However, I'm really not happy about the turrets missing Mad
They are separate parts and must have been removed when the model was cleaned.
Have I missed somewhere where it says all parts must be attached?
I found a few examples in the gallery built with detatched parts.

Here are the pre-painted pics:
index.php?t=getfile&id=14709&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=14710&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=14711&private=0

http://www.shapeways.com/model/465583/soviet_petya_class_fri gate.html?gid=ug

Paul

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Re: Good and not so good [message #44211 is a reply to message #44167 ] Mon, 20 February 2012 16:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'd imagine those turrets must be really small. multiple items are allowed, but if they are smaller than the constraints for a print they should be attached to each other so they are not lost when cleaned. Even bigger objects, it makes it easier on the operators if they're attached, thus helping keep prices down.


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Re: Good and not so good [message #44212 is a reply to message #44211 ] Mon, 20 February 2012 16:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Kaczor  is currently offline Kaczor
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For tiny parts, it's better to use sprues.
Re: Good and not so good [message #44217 is a reply to message #44212 ] Mon, 20 February 2012 19:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar decapod  is currently offline decapod
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Thanks for the info - I'll adjust the model (and future models) for next time.
icon14.gif  Re: Good and not so good [message #44518 is a reply to message #44217 ] Sun, 26 February 2012 22:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar decapod  is currently offline decapod
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I made a couple of turrets from plasticard to finish this one off.
index.php?t=getfile&id=14902&private=0

I've updated the model, thickening a few parts, so hopefully it will print with the turrets next time.

Paul

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Re: Good and not so good [message #45809 is a reply to message #44518 ] Wed, 21 March 2012 22:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My second ship model

1/1250 scale Soviet Kresta 2 class cruiser from the 1970's
- this one is twice the size of the Petya, about 12cm long
and took me 4 times longer to make because of all the extra details.

Render from 3D Crafter
http://www.borisbear.freeuk.com/k2a.jpg

I am so happy with the result.
Stunning detail, down to the gun barrels (0.3mm)
Along with my updated version of the Petya, which also printed better this time.
I had attached the turrets to the model this time but still only 3 of the 4 arrived Sad , none were attached - another mod needed.

http://www.borisbear.freeuk.com/k2a1.jpg

http://www.borisbear.freeuk.com/k2a2.jpg

http://www.borisbear.freeuk.com/k2a3.jpg
Re: Good and not so good [message #45848 is a reply to message #45809 ] Fri, 23 March 2012 00:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Beautiful ships! Did you have any trouble with paint sticking to the model? Did you clean it before you painted it and if so, what with?
Re: Good and not so good [message #45859 is a reply to message #45848 ] Fri, 23 March 2012 08:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I dunked them in a glass with hot water (not boiling) with some washing up detergent. (Ecover in the UK as it has fewer extra chemicals)
Just for a couple of mins.
Gave them a light brush over with a dry paint brush and left to dry completely.

This brought out much more of the detail.

Tamiya Acrylic paints seem to be sticking well but requires 2 coats (more a problem with the paint than the material)

Re: Good and not so good [message #45870 is a reply to message #45859 ] Fri, 23 March 2012 14:25 UTC Go to previous message
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That's good to know. I had heard horror stories of paint never drying because of the oil on the model.

 
   
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