Author Topic: Kits on Shapeways  (Read 24370 times)

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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #45 on: October 27, 2016, 02:26:20 AM »
Roman is one of the best designers out there - paper or 3D printed. His book on making paper aircraft models with 3D software (Rhino, in this case) is worth the price:
https://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/book-world-war-i-card-model-design-a-step-by-step-guide.html

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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2017, 06:03:39 AM »
Found a seller, Bill's Models, who has lots of 1/72 missiles etc.

His store is here: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/bill-s-models?section=1%2F72&s=0
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #47 on: April 22, 2017, 02:45:46 AM »
I see he has a 1/48 HAWK missile as well.  Might be useful of someone wishes to model  this:



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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #48 on: April 30, 2017, 08:46:55 AM »
Some good news yesterday.  One of the makers at Shapeways by the name of Nicholas (Nick) Gaston selling his creations via his shop "Ranchoth's Arsenal" has just released a 1:35th scale Davey Crockett Atomic Bomb Tosser thing that is sort of a bazooka/RPG-Spigot Mortar mounted on a tripod.  This is the 155mm version, not to be confused with the slightly smaller in diameter 120mm Davey Crockett weapon that was identical in appearance save for the smaller diameter.  I think the smaller weapon was intended for mounting on the Jeep/MUTT series of utility vehicles and the smaller size was to help with any weight issues with that vehicle type.  The larger 155mm weapon was mounted on an M113 and possibly the M59 tracked armoured personnel carriers.  Images of both of these weapons in field exercises are scarce but many are available of the weapon as museum exhibits.  The first time I saw the bomb/spigot shape was at the museum located at Fort Lewis, Washington back around 1977-1978 when I was stationed there with the 9th Infantry Division and assigned to the 9th Military Intelligence Company.  It was just lying on the floor next to a wall as if it had been dumped there for lack of anything better to do with the thing.  Next time I visited that museum in the 90s the thing was no longer to be seen on display.  Previously to this model by Nick, there was a SharKit Davey Crockett in resin that I believe was supposed to represent the smaller 120mm weapon based on the sketchy images that I have seen of the instruction sheet. 

Anyway, here is a link to Nick's Davey Crockett at ShapeWays: "Davy Crockett" Atomic Weapon

I must also add that I have worked with Nick in the past as he has offered other models that I was interested in but were only available in other scales until I contacted him and asked about scaling an item he offered down to a smaller or larger scale.  He is also willing to create a quantity purchase opportunity to allow you to purchase a number of the same models under the same order which gives you a price break which is most welcomed. 
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2017, 03:08:33 AM »
Thanks Jeff - will be ordering 6 of these for my Atomic Ontos idea...
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #50 on: May 01, 2017, 03:31:46 AM »
Thanks Jeff - will be ordering 6 of these for my Atomic Ontos idea...
Greg, if you are going to get six of these things, I suggest contacting Nick directly to see about having him create an option to purchase six in one purchase to reduce your overall costs.  This makes a huge difference as it reduces the fee charged by ShapeWays to just one time instead of six times (one for each item ordered).  I asked Nick to do this for the SADM 6-Pack and he was kind enough to oblige so instead of paying over $100.00 for six SADM shapes in 1:35th scale I was able to shave about 40% off the price which made a big difference. 
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #51 on: May 01, 2017, 04:15:20 AM »
Thanks mate - will do.  Do you have his direct contact details?
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #52 on: May 01, 2017, 10:51:54 AM »
Thanks mate - will do.  Do you have his direct contact details?

I use the PM function though ShapeWays to correspond with Nick.  Do not have an actual eMail address for him.  Sorry.
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #53 on: May 20, 2017, 02:00:54 PM »
I hope I'm merely fashionably late, but...howdy! I'm the odd fellow behind Ranchoth's Arsenal. Mr. Fontaine (a longtime and valued patron!) actually tipped me onto these boards awhile back, but I haven't managed to find time to make a formal "hello" until now. (Boolean Operations are a real time sink.)

As you might have seen, I specialize in modelling odd or obscure items, and I'm always up for suggestions or requests, and working with people to make rescales or more cost-effective model packs for their needs.

I've sold a couple of Davy Crocketts since the posts above—including one to GTX_Admin, I believe—but I've got a number of other items up at the Arsenal, including some new ones, and a brand new line of aircraft weapons I have high hopes for. Such as:

1/48 scale WE.177 nuclear gravity bombs! Available in both "A" and "B"/"C" models, in two- and four-packs.



Atomic test houses...built from actual blueprints!



"Die Glocke," the mythical German superweapon/time machine/antigravity engine! Spruce up the interior of your captured UFO or Haunebu saucer today! Available in both "realistic" (based off of alleged technical diagrams) and "Hollywood" versions.




Musical instruments! Current offerings include acoustic and electric guitars, or a Balalaika.



The Lockheed Compact Fusion Reactor!



Currently under development in real life by the Skunk Works, this model, based off of available technical information, graphics, and photographs, represents the company's projected 100 MW prototype, which would be about five meters long, and weigh under 100 tons. But Lockheed's plans claim the device's design can be scaled up or down to quite a degree, according to needs, so swapping out different print scales for this item may allow modellers to readily do much the same.

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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #54 on: May 20, 2017, 05:10:28 PM »
Hi Nick

Glad to see you have introduced yourself to the forums in a most spectacular fashion. 

I was quite pleased to discover your WE.177 shapes were available at Shapeways a few days ago and was glad to also see you offering the WE.177 in a four-pack.  The more the merrier.  Will you also be creating a Red Beard any time soon?  Another one that I hope you will create is the Grand Slam ALBM. 
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #55 on: May 21, 2017, 08:31:39 AM »

Glad to be here. :)

And yes, a Red Beard is definitely on the horizon, probably in a couple of weeks after I tend to a video project of mine.

The Grand Slam sounds intriguing, and certainly doable. Heck, I could even produce a 1/48 Skybolt, if there's a demand for it. :D

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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #56 on: May 21, 2017, 12:31:48 PM »
Heck, I'd be interested in some 1/72 Skybolts for alternate usages.

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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #57 on: May 21, 2017, 01:58:28 PM »
Both Red Beard and Skybolt have already been done by traditional resin manufacturers.   I'd be interested in a Blue Streak in 1/72.   It could be further developed into a Europa II European Orbital launcher.

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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #58 on: May 21, 2017, 09:42:13 PM »
Heck, I'd be interested in some 1/72 Skybolts for alternate usages.

Evan, Aircraft in Miniature does 1/72 Skybolt conversion set, as does Silver Cloud (line of Freightdog Models)

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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #59 on: May 21, 2017, 11:18:55 PM »
Maybe a P-270 Moskit in 1/72 and 1/48 especially given the new Su34 kits becoming available.

Another would be the AGM-129 ACM again both in 1/72 and 1/48.  In fact, there may be useful info here that you could use to do this one.
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