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Big 3d Print Post - Whirlwind Scorpius Major Update


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I really really wish I was still working in rapid prototyping. So many models I could be printing in the open spaces of production builds...

 

Well, you can still use companies like Shapeways. It's not free but they have a myriad of different materials to pick from. They just added another level of detailed plastic (frosted extreme detail)  that should make for some epically good models. It's $5.99 per cm3 though, so not cheap.

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Extreme detail is really nice, but there's still obvious print lines if you have flat areas and are unlcuky with the alignment.

 

Yeah, I've considered getting a tumbler to do some polishing. My issue is mostly that printing 10 - 20 models is prohibitively expensive. I have almost everything I need to do casting, just need a vacuum pump for my degassing chamber and I can resin cast my 3d prints.

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I don't think a tumbler would be a good idea at this detail level, you'll lose all that detail you pay for. My prints could be cleaned up pretty quickly with a flexifile, as the lines were only noticable on flat areas perpendicular to the print direction. My long term plan is to just clean them manually and cast :)

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I don't think a tumbler would be a good idea at this detail level, you'll lose all that detail you pay for. My prints could be cleaned up pretty quickly with a flexifile, as the lines were only noticable on flat areas perpendicular to the print direction. My long term plan is to just clean them manually and cast http://image.bolterandchainsword.com//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png

 

That can take a lot of time for a full clean, and the smaller areas can be especially difficult. Though the medium is getting better and better. May not need any cleanup work in a few years,.

 

Some fantastic design work here, much better then the standard template stuff all marine chapters share

 

Thanks. I actually wanted to make a more Dark Angel oriented design as well. It takes a lot of time to get themes correctly, and some are hit and miss. It's a fine balance between flavor and ridiculous.

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