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Old 15-04-2014, 07:26 PM   #81
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could not leave it at just the Cm and engine unit
so I had to do a quick print of the main body

think it came out ok for a medium resolution

hmm, what shall I try and print next

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Old 18-04-2014, 12:59 PM   #82
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Very interesting thread, guys! I've pretty much decided as well that a 3D printer is on the list. I was thinking of going for the makerbot Z18. Is it worth the extra money for the larger print space? Is the resolution better than their smaller machines?
Anyway, great skills, Tipam. Reminds me of my cockpit build. I see you also encountered the age old problem of the cockpit dome cutting into the window space.
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Old 25-04-2014, 07:46 AM   #83
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I think Iíll better start using 3DS Max 7 than my old CAD program. You done it right mate! BTW, what type of material did you use here? Is this another 1.75mm ABS filament? My 3D2print ABS filament works well in all of my creations, how about yours?
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Very interesting thread, guys! I've pretty much decided as well that a 3D printer is on the list. I was thinking of going for the makerbot Z18. Is it worth the extra money for the larger print space? Is the resolution better than their smaller machines?
Anyway, great skills, Tipam. Reminds me of my cockpit build. I see you also encountered the age old problem of the cockpit dome cutting into the window space.
Sorry for the delay - I think a larger printing is always useful - the reconnaissance pod fills my print area completely - I can just about get it in ...



I suppose the main concern for large prints is warping but then I'm not sure how this printer would handle that. I'm currently printing this bit which looks like it might take 12 hours as it's BIG!

As for the cockpit it was (is) quite a challenge so I focused on viewing the inside parts without the inner canopy - this seems to be a good compromise as it still looks good with the nose cone on.
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Old 25-04-2014, 03:17 PM   #85
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I think I’ll better start using 3DS Max 7 than my old CAD program. You done it right mate! BTW, what type of material did you use here? Is this another 1.75mm ABS filament? My 3D2print ABS filament works well in all of my creations, how about yours?
Yes, I'm using 1.75mm ABS filament - it's the best material for rubbing down and painting whereas PLA filament tends to be harder, more brittle and shiny.

3DS Max 7 is definitely my choice of 3D - only because I'm used to it.
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