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Howdy everyone! [message #33285] Thu, 25 August 2011 03:12 UTC Go to next message
avatar matt_atknsn  is currently offline matt_atknsn
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Good day everyone (wherever around the world we're at Wink )

I'm Roe, 3D modeller, with just enough skills to get a job done (except organics/ZBrush, which I'm zero at Razz )

Came about Shapeways seeing it'll be a good way to realize some models I do virtually what I cannot do practically. For example the smaller gun barrels for a 1/4800 scale battleships which are very hard to do with traditional scratchbuilding using plastic rods (or in my case, old toothbrush/plastic broom bristles Confused ).

Speaking of really small battleships, I only have 1 design to show for now; 2 WW2 battleships scaled to 1/4800 and planning to print in FUD. I do hope it prints if I understand the (new?) thin walls tutorials correctly. Below is the link to the said model:

http://www.shapeways.com/model/318339/french_navy_battleship _pack_1.html?gid=sg98982

Just need to upload more stuff to reach my minimum order...

Cheers and looking forward to y'all Very Happy
Re: Howdy everyone! [message #33302 is a reply to message #33285 ] Thu, 25 August 2011 13:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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Wow those are tiny. Right now you should be able to order FUD with .3mm walls, but that may move to .6mm for unsupported structures.


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Re: Howdy everyone! [message #33304 is a reply to message #33302 ] Thu, 25 August 2011 13:35 UTC Go to previous message
avatar matt_atknsn  is currently offline matt_atknsn
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Youknowwho4eva wrote on Thu, 25 August 2011 13:14

Wow those are tiny. Right now you should be able to order FUD with .3mm walls, but that may move to .6mm for unsupported structures.


Cheers mate! Indeed, I still can't properly understand walls and details: I try to have those details below 0.3mm wide not get any higher than 0.2mm (Z/Y/whichever axis is 'up'). Eitherway, I'm also using the fact that FUD would melt into (very small) spaces in between walls (as is the sample I see in FUD's material page).

Best regards Very Happy

 
   
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