Author Topic: Walker Tank 1/100 - 3D Printing  (Read 239 times)

Offline Antonio Sobral

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Walker Tank 1/100 - 3D Printing
« on: January 03, 2019, 04:17:37 PM »
Hi guys

Happy 2019 to all of you!

I decided to end 2018 and begin 2019 by building and painting a model entirely from a 3D printing.

The model was downloaded from thingiverse by a friend of mine who owns the 3D printer and does the printing.
Let us call him my personal shapeways :)

I had just asked him for a simple thing to print, and had no idea what he was bringing, so it was a surprise for me.
 
And here is the result of my mini-marathon:



































I got the parts from the 3D printer on the 31st, around 11:00 AM, and the final photos were taken on the 1st, at approx. 19:00.


Is it perfect? Very very far far from it!

But my intention here was to test the whole process from one end to the other. And I was quite satisfied!

Did not bother to invest time in smoothing out the surfaces or scratch-building additional components.

Fine adjustments will be incorporated in the next projects, since this will not be, for sure, the last.


Thanks for watching!

Offline finsrin

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Re: Walker Tank 1/100 - 3D Printing
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 04:32:19 PM »
Is fine no excuses necessary. 
What did you do to get recessed lines dark ?
Add bunch to appearance.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Walker Tank 1/100 - 3D Printing
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2019, 07:07:25 PM »
 8)
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Re: Walker Tank 1/100 - 3D Printing
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 02:10:21 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline elmayerle

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Re: Walker Tank 1/100 - 3D Printing
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2019, 11:12:42 AM »
If that's a rush job, it's still a beautifully done piece of work.

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Re: Walker Tank 1/100 - 3D Printing
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2019, 08:05:06 AM »
Well done, very well done indeed!

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Offline ed s

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Re: Walker Tank 1/100 - 3D Printing
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2019, 08:11:25 AM »
Nice. Although when I read the subject, I was expecting an M41.

Offline Frank3k

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Re: Walker Tank 1/100 - 3D Printing
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2019, 08:16:23 AM »
That looks great! The printing artifacts can be waved away as being the equivalent of Zimmerit.

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Re: Walker Tank 1/100 - 3D Printing
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2019, 07:33:26 AM »
That looks great! The printing artifacts can be waved away as being the equivalent of Zimmerit.

I was thinking the same thing. Nice build!
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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Walker Tank 1/100 - 3D Printing
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2019, 05:08:53 PM »
Thank you guys!

So zimmerit it shall be!

A different approach to the  classical "bug turned into a feature" trick :)

To get the recessed lines dark I used the traditional oil wash (a very thin mixture of black with burned sienna).


Thanks for watching!