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Meet the hand painted, 3D printed Dieselpunk Russian Tank of doom

Soviet ww2 Dieselpunk walker tank 3D printed shapeways scifi

Set in alternative WW2 soviet Russia, this terrifyingly awesome walker dieselpunk tank would make short work of even the heftiest tiger tank on the battlefield. Created by shapeways designer NoahLi, the walker tank is fully 3D printed in Strong and Flexible plastic and available for sale in components to be assembled as a kit.

Soviet ww2 Dieselpunk walker tank 3D printed shapeways scifi

Turnaround of the soviet walker tank

NoahLi has been been updating us on his progress via the shapeways forums and his imgur gallery, and the results are simply astounding. By designing the parts in separate components, this tank is fully posable and can be customized with a variety of turrets. After printing NoahLI demonstrates how to paint details onto the plastic model to give it that grimmy, worn look.

 

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NoahLi has been been updating us on his progress via the shapeways forums and his imgur gallery, and the results are simply astounding. By designing the parts in separate components, this tank is fully posable and can be customized with a variety of turrets. After printing NoahLI demonstrates how to paint details onto the plastic model to give it that grimmy, worn look. Check out the photos below and on how he assembled and painted the walker tank.

3Dprinted Dieselpunk ww2 soviet Russia tank Shapeways NoahLI

The 3D printed parts layed out with one painted for reference

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Glueing the two sides of the legs together so that they can hold the ball joint in place for movement

3Dprinted Dieselpunk ww2 soviet Russia tank Shapeways NoahLI

The walker tank fully assembled, all done in about an hour. Soviet Steel!

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Base coating the separated parts of the walker tank in Green with brown added to show dirt.

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Metallic paint added to to edges to pick out detail for worn steel

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Final pass is highlighting edges. Base color mixed with white or light gray, then applied to raised edges with a fine point brush. Works in tandem with the stains earlier to add depth to the paint job. Without highlighting the model will look flat and lifeless. After everything is dry, A spray clear matte top coat can be applied to protect the paint job.

 

We’re blown away but the level of detail in this scifi war machine. You can find all the parts of the N Scale Walker Tank here, and show us how’d you’d paint it!

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