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Old 12-03-2017, 09:07 PM   #1
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Default Babylon 5 3d printed PPG

So, I found a 3d file on thingiverse for the PPG from Babylon 5. I've always wanted to build one - and machining one from metal just isn't possible for me.

The file needed some manipulation to make it easier to prepare for finishing. Initially all the detail on the body was in one piece. I split off the sides as separate elements to make the body more kit-like, so I could sand down individual surfaces to get the best finish.

I've used white-tack to hold the pieces together for now.



And a pic of the other side.



...and after I'd printed out a couple more bits.

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Old 13-03-2017, 08:11 PM   #2
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I just finished printing out all the parts. Here's the 'kit'.

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And here it is mocked up - being held together with white-tack (white blu-tack).

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Here's a better picture in daylight:



..and one of the gun in hand.



I'm prepping some of the pieces for sanding/priming/filling just now so we'll see how that goes. If I can find the proper screws and bolt-heads for this, I'll cut off the printed ones and use those. I also plan to re-print the grip in a different orientation in one piece and with a finer resolution.
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While the PPG is being sanded/primed I managed to do a little more printing.

Here's an APC for my 15mm Traveller table-top gaming figures. The first shot has a teaspoon for scale - the vehicle is exactly 4 inches long.





The model is adapted from one available on Thingiverse and printed with holes for door hinges and to make the axles work. I inserted 1mm brass rod through the hinge holes.



There's also access to the interior.



Once kitted out with some greeblies, other detailing and paint it'll be a nice addition to my gaming.
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For anyone curious about what I use and where I do it - I've just moved my setup to the workshop now the weather's a little warmer. I still have to bring the printer back indoors overnight though. The printer is a Fisher Delta (kit) from Reprap Pro.

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