READY TO FINISH MODELS :: NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED :: MULTIPLE SCALES AVAILABLE
Product: Level B Hazardous Materials Technician
Series or Genre: Code 3 Collectible Fire Trucks (or similar kit bashes)
Scale: 1:64 Code 3, Matchbox, Hot Wheels Scale
Accessory Set: Hazardous Materials Response
Finishing Notes: These areas are most affected by the Shapeways printing software that "beefs up" areas of the model to ensure the ability to print and handle. On this model, the following areas are most affected and may require light sanding or cutting to clean up the edges or lines: none identified
Models in my Code 3 collecton are intended to accessorize 1:64 scale fire and rescue vehicles for use in dioramas or other displays. For many years, Code 3 Collectibles
produced many variants of 1:64 fire apparatus. While these are no longer produced, there are many available used - as well as models from alternative suppliers. These accessories can also be used with other kit bashed vehicles.
These models are intended to be finished and displayed - they have not been designed as toys and should not be used in that way. My experience to date indicates that these models should be handily completed by a moderate to advanced model maker. The printing software adds some materials at thin edges in order to ensure that the edges do not fracture during printing. These areas are easily finished with light sanding. My models are solid and freestanding. There are no moving parts unless specifically stated in the description text. For example, the engine hoist and pallet jack have wheels, but they are fixed - the models do not literally "roll".
I am a self-taught, hobby 3D designer and printer. During the summer of 2014, I started with a DaVinci 1.0 printer
(the first version - 1 print head, ABS) and all freeware (Sketchup Make, 123D Design, Meshmixer, Meshlab, and a few others). Being a serious science fiction fanatic, I immediately began designing and printing science fiction related objects. It didn't take long before I realized I could make things I couldn't buy from others (things that were either never made or are very rare). Today, I continue to utilize the same freeware tools, but I now have a DaVinci 1.0 Jr.
that prints PLA and an iBox Nano
liquid resin printer that uses MakerJuice.
Most of my models are printed iteratively on my printer here until I am pleased with the design. I then upload them to Shapeways. I have had prints made of many of my items and I have found that the quality of each order fulfilled from Shapeways has exceeded my expectations. As I have time, I update the pictures of the items in my store with pictures of the items printed by Shapeways. I also post some graphics and pictures that illustrate multiple models in use together - for example, models paired with the display bases or other accessories I have available (to illustrate diorama creation). I almost always have items in draft (not uploaded or released) and I'm always looking for the next good thing to make. Favorite or bookmark my store and check back to see new items.
I always appreciate feedback, so please send me suggestions, requests, whatever!