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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > 3d printing
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marky
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Forum Posts: 152
6th Aug 2017 16:04  
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Try something different day at work on Friday so signed up for the 3D printing workshop ,we had to design something and then print the first attempt was a bit rough, scaled it down worked fine did 4 prints in silver changed to a different PLA , nozzle size and multiple print not exactly what everyone else was printing but my choice seemed more useful than a mobile phone holder


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RNinMunich
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6th Aug 2017 16:31  
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Good for you Mark 👍
I do like an individualist 😉
Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
rolfman2000
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Forum Posts: 101
6th Aug 2017 18:01  
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How brilliant for a try something different day. That's great Marky. We'll all be shouting you to get stuff printed out now. I've been trying to find somewhere to learn all this stuff to use myself. From the pictures and dialogue, it sounds as though you've got the hang of it all. Well done you mate. Just hope I can too. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

marky
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 152
6th Aug 2017 19:28  
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a clean up a touch of paint looking good .kept the file so may try a few variations when i can access the printer


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Dave M
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7th Aug 2017 09:44  
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Hi marky
Are you intending to share on pinterest?
Dave


Live long and prosper

Dave
marky
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 152
7th Aug 2017 10:08  
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Hi Dave ,

this may make me seem very old or a bit of a caveman but I have no idea what pinterest is ,

cheers Mark

RNinMunich
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7th Aug 2017 10:16  
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Welcome to the club! 😲
😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Dave M
(Fleet Admiral!)





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7th Aug 2017 18:40  
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Ho marky
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/
Its a collection of all kinds of projects covering almost everything, but once you start using you will be shown new links to the items in which you might be interested. People share their ideas for free.
I should possibly have said Thingiverse re the 3D files.
https://www.thingiverse.com/
Cheers
Dave


Live long and prosper

Dave
Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
7th Aug 2017 19:43  
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The world is your oyster on Thingiverse!!
If you can imagine it there will be a 3D STL model on there, hell, even if you can't imagine it there will be a model on there👍
I'm currently on with printing a 1/16 LCM3 landing craft, it's a bit of a beastie.
Cheers
Wayne


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marky
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 152
7th Aug 2017 22:11  
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Ricky who took the workshop does a lot of research work with the medical school and had some examples of heart valves that he had printed and plates for skull injuries where they scan the damage and then print a new bit of skull ,puts my vents into perspective

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1027
8th Aug 2017 00:43  
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and his years of experience and research put the perspective back into kilter😉 Hope none of us ever need his products 🤔
All things are relative!
Good night from Munich, cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1027
8th Aug 2017 00:48  
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Hi Wayne;
Looks like high rise flats for bees at the moment 😉😉
How does the cost of filament and electricity compare with conventional material or a kit?? How many reels is that so far?
How ig is the bed? Looks enormous😲
Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
8th Aug 2017 08:27  
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Hehe, that print is still going after 24 hours, I'll post a pic when done.
The PLA I'm using costs £10 for a 1kg 400m spool. I'm guessing now but this project will use approx 7 spools...
Electric I've no idea lol.
The pic is distorted, I'll post another tonight, print area is 220 x 220 x 240
Cheers
Wayne

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1027
8th Aug 2017 09:48  
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Hm, LCM3 50 ft? ~95cm at 1/16, so I suppose you have to do the hull in 4 chunks! Finished for Christmas ?😉
Here some inspiration for the deco -
http://www.modellversium.de/galerie/5-schiffe-ww2/1880-lcm3-...
and here a real one -
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/Higgins_...

Cheers Doug 😎
PS where's Donald???


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"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
8th Aug 2017 10:14  
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Hehe, the lower hull is split into 12 chunks, 2 on the pic above, the front ramp is in 9 pieces, the upper hull is loads, the orlecan guns 7 parts each, etc etc etc
At least the cabin printed in one piece...
Finished by Xmas, yes, just not sure which one😂
Cheers
Wayne

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1027
8th Aug 2017 12:21  
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Ye Gods and little fishes!!!😲
Still I guess most of the time it just gets on with it while you do something else (like answer dumb posts! 😉)
How long does it take to chomp through a reel?
Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
8th Aug 2017 13:00  
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Dependant on what you're printing anything between 1-150m per 24 hours actually printing, I try to have mine printing on average 12 hours per day, so I use approx 700+m per week or 2 coils or £20.
The Mrs doesn't know yet but I'm contemplating buying a second printer😂
Cheers
Wayne

Dave M
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Forum Posts: 1351
8th Aug 2017 13:07  
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You do like to live life to the full. Suit of armour may be on your to do list?
Dave


Live long and prosper

Dave
RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1027
8th Aug 2017 13:11  
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Oh yeh! Oh Yeh! 😲
Yep, full set of Kevlar seems to be in order! 😉
Can you get Kevlar on reels ?? 😁


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
8th Aug 2017 18:22  
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You can get carbon fibre 😂👍
Here's a pic of the first 4 pieces of the lower hull & the front ramp.
Cheers
Wayne


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Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
8th Aug 2017 18:30  
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And a couple more👍


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rolfman2000
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 101
8th Aug 2017 18:47  
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Wow Wayne. You've come a long way since a try something different day. If I have missed something, please, what machine are you using ? Is it one that a normal human being can afford ? Those parts for your LCM are looking pretty good. I , as I am sure others are seriously impressed with your work so far. Keep the reports coming in, we are loving them. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

marky
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 152
8th Aug 2017 19:09  
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brilliant bit of printing Wayne ,i will see if Ricky will let me take some pictures of his medical stuff ,i think his printer cost around 85K its multi headed and can mix the filler to different constituancies so he can print for example a car with rubber tyres

Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
8th Aug 2017 19:18  
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I'd love an expensive printer but for the moment I'm doing ok with my £160 Anet A8.
Oh, here's one I prepared earlier, the LCM3 cabin with hinged door👍
Cheers
Wayne


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Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
8th Aug 2017 19:21  
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Another try, I hate it when the proportion gets squashed


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RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1027
8th Aug 2017 19:31  
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Maybe if we all club together !? 😉👍
😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1027
8th Aug 2017 19:33  
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I was wondering how much finishing there is to do when printed -
Now I know 😉


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
marky
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 152
9th Aug 2017 21:09  
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in the workshop they use chloraform to smooth the surface down ,this is done in a fume cabinet the chloraform is heated to 60°c and the fumes work on the surface not exactly something you can do in the kitchen ,saying that some of the things folk have asked about i wouldn't be surprised

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1027
9th Aug 2017 21:16  
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Yup! I might get an unpleasant visit from the Bundeskriminalamt' if I started ordering chloroform!! 😡


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
9th Aug 2017 23:52  
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Hehe, that's easy for you to say.
A lot of people use acetone to smooth their prints to a near like mirror finish, unfortunately it doesn't work on the PLA filament I use, it's good old fashioned elbow grease for me👍
Oh, fresh off the printer at 11pm, it's been running since 8am this morning 😱
The 3rd slice of the lower hull passenger side (lol), I'll print the drivers side tomorrow 🤓👍
Cheers
Wayne


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RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1027
10th Aug 2017 01:00  
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Love the multi-colour design! Very modish 😉😁


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
10th Aug 2017 01:06  
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Nothing a good tin of paint won't sort👍

epmbcmember
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 14
10th Aug 2017 11:57  
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Hi, Very interesting posts about 3D printing. Can you say where the 3D printing course was and how much the course cost.

marky
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 152
10th Aug 2017 12:15  
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I work at an art college which is part of a University and the course was a" try something different day " where you could sign up to try various processes when there are less students about ,they also offered things like screen printing, photography workshops and other courses to let employees sample things that they might never do ,the course was free all you needed was youthful exuberance or in some cases like mine just exuberance .

Cheers Marky

Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
10th Aug 2017 13:52  
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I taught myself on YouTube, the printer itself arrived in a million pieces that I had to put together. I followed a 40 minute YouTube tutorial & it worked first time (8 hours later lol)
A channel called Makers Muse run by a young Australian chap is very informative.
To get started you download the required STL file or files for what you want to make from Thingiverse, you'll need a programme to manipulate the STL file in that also creates the gcode file that the printer uses. I use a programme called Slic3r yes Slic3r, it's quite easy to use, there are plenty of others, I'm told Acura is good also.
In the programme you put in the printing parameters you want to use, layer height, speeds etc, you can rotate the object to how you want to print it & then hit export gcode. That file goes onto the SD card which you put into the printer.
You hit print file on the printer menu & you sit back admiring all your hard work.
I know I've simplified it a lot but it's nothing you can't pick up off YouTube & a 30 minute call to me, I'd gladly help anyone👍
Cheers
Wayne

Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
10th Aug 2017 16:55  
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Here's another I prepared earlier, I found the file for it on Thingiverse, unfortunately the file made a boat 300mm long, so I printed all the parts at 200% size👍
I've got all the running gear for it now except for the water jacket for the brushless motor, come on China, get your finger out!
Cheers
Wayne


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RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1027
10th Aug 2017 17:23  
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Cute! But isn't the conventional way of producing children more fun??
OH, sorry 😲 - you meant the boaty thing! 😉😉


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1027
10th Aug 2017 17:31  
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For all novices like me! This site is useful for general info, How Tos, Projects, printers, filament and software and reviews and sources.

https://all3dp.com/

that's why it's called 'all3dp' 😉
Sign up for their news letter. Highly recommendable.
Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
11th Aug 2017 18:09  
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Slowly slowly catchy monkey 🐒🐒


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marky
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Forum Posts: 152
11th Aug 2017 23:39  
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hi Wayne,Rickys away on honeymoon for the next couple of weeks so will post spme pictures of his stuff when he gets back ,he even has a 3D print of Robert Burns skull and some of brains modeled from a brain scan.

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1027
11th Aug 2017 23:55  
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We all have our hobby!! 🤔😲


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
12th Aug 2017 02:25  
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I guess what ever floats your boat🤓👍

Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
14th Aug 2017 22:03  
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I've had a productive weekend on the LCM3, fingers crossed I should have the lower hull completed this week. The upper hull looks interesting....
I have been working on another project in the background, I'll reveal all when the 48mm prop arrives from China🤓
Cheers
Wayne


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Midlife306
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Forum Posts: 142
20th Aug 2017 19:11  
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The LCM3's lower hull is now complete, I'm busy sanding & filling, I've found this "Squadron Products white putty" to be an excellent filler for 3D prints.
This weekend I've completed 5 pieces of the upper hull, things are looking good for an epic super gluing session next weekend, after Haydock 😂👍
Cheers
Wayne


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Midlife306
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Forum Posts: 142
20th Aug 2017 19:13  
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Can you tell what it is yet?


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Midlife306
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Forum Posts: 142
20th Aug 2017 19:27  
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Any closer?


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Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
20th Aug 2017 19:47  
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Ohhh the anticipation...🤓


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Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
20th Aug 2017 20:15  
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The game will be given away soon...


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marky
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Forum Posts: 152
20th Aug 2017 20:47  
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youve just invented Lego,it may just catch on 😅

Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
20th Aug 2017 20:53  
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Hehe, it's hard work constantly waiting for stuff to finish!!!
I've got to play games to stay motivated 😂👍
Any guesses?


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Dave M
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20th Aug 2017 21:16  
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Cowl vents
Dave


Live long and prosper

Dave
Dave M
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Forum Posts: 1351
20th Aug 2017 21:17  
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Where did you source the cooler mount from, please ?
Dave


Live long and prosper

Dave
marky
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Forum Posts: 152
20th Aug 2017 21:21  
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Wayne if its cowl vents the circle is complete

Midlife306
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Forum Posts: 142
20th Aug 2017 22:38  
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Doh.. I'll post a pic shortly 🤓
The cooler mount? I got the semicircular fan duct from Thingiverse, there are loads of different designs on there👍
Cheers
Wayne

Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
20th Aug 2017 23:51  
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Here we go, the finished article 👍
I wasn't happy with the ones that are printing on the LCM3, I found these, altered the scale so that the bottom flange is 20mm diameter & they fit the bill perfectly.
Found the file on thingiverse
Cheers
Wayne


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marky
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Forum Posts: 152
21st Aug 2017 10:46  
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Hi Wayne,brilliant detail even got the holes in the flanges .long live thingiverse

Midlife306
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Forum Posts: 142
21st Aug 2017 11:21  
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I've got some very nice scale bolt heads to go in there too.
Cheers
Wayne

RNinMunich
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21st Aug 2017 17:06  
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How do you screw the scale nuts on? Hehehehe 😁


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
21st Aug 2017 18:07  
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With a scale spanner of course 👀

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1027
21st Aug 2017 18:11  
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Ask a silly question and what do you get .......? 😁👍

Oh yes, and a scale fitter to tighten them of course 😊


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





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23rd Aug 2017 00:39  
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I'll tell you what, it's bloody slow this 3D printing malarkey!!!
Cheers
Wayne


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rolfman2000
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23rd Aug 2017 02:41  
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As you say Wayne, it's slow. But it's coming along very nicely. As you have done the loading ramp, it only needs the sides building up now, then fit out, power up, and awaaaaayyyyyyy 😀 Hope the rest of it goes as well. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Midlife306
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29th Aug 2017 00:07  
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Cheers Dave👍
I've been trying to work out a way to lift the ramp, ended up putting a hole through each of the parts of the upper hull & putting a 2mm I/d tube through, it's all coming together nicely now. I ended up reprinting the ramp, call me a snob, but I figured it should be the same colour as the rest of the boat.
Cheers
Wayne


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jarvo
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Forum Posts: 441
29th Aug 2017 07:51  
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HI Wayne, Have you been following the Graf Spee feed? go to the last few entries and click on the video feeds, the second one will have you salivating !!!!!!! Your wife would definitely be a widow.

Mark


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Midlife306
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Forum Posts: 142
30th Aug 2017 12:48  
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Hehe, hi Mark, I posted the video links you mentioned 👍
Cheers
Wayne

Midlife306
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28th Sep 2017 21:04  
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I've been busy on the printer recently, the LCM3 is finished just waiting motors & gun turrets,.
I'm well underway printing a Tiger 1 tank to go on it (just) I'm just suffering death by tracks, I've over 200 to fettle & fit together.
I've just finished printing a 1/16 scale V1 flying bomb & Ive just started on a 1/16 scale V2, it's a big bugger!!!
Cheers
Wayne


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RNinMunich
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28th Sep 2017 21:25  
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Wondered why you'd been so quiet lately1
Was beginning to worry that you had bought your second 3D printer and the carbon fibre vest didn't withstand the attacks of SWMBO 🤔
LCM looks great👍
Are you going to fit the 'Doodle Bug' with Jetex (the senior members amongst us may remember that) and a flap valve for the characteristic sound??
V2 at 1/16; Length 87.5cm, Width (diameter) 10.3cm.
Not so big in my terms, but BIG for a 24cm printing table!!
Bon chance mon ami! Cheers Doug 😎
PS: water power or solid fuel for the V2?? When I was about 7 (1958) my Dad brought me a water powered 2 foot model of the Thor missile back from the States; pump pump pump ....... WHOOSH .... and gently back to earth on a parachute. I was KING of the block 😊
PPS: love the 50 cals👍 Can you do me two twin mounts at 1/35? 😉


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Midlife306
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28th Sep 2017 21:47  
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Hi Doug,
The 50 cals print in 2 halves with a tripod so you can mod them to your hearts content. If you can let me know how long they are from end of barrel to the back of the grip I'll print you a few off, I'll even send you the stl so you can have a play.
The base of the V2 only just fits corner to corner on the bed, so it will be scary watching it getting right to the corners..
I'm not planning on flying it, I'll build a launch platform & a truck to pull it all, should freak out the local tank guys😂
I might just put a smoke generator in it to scare people...
Cheers
Wayne

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Brill👍 Doodle Bug looks great, never get off the ground though🤔
Don't forget the red flicker LEDs to illuminate the smoke on the V2, and of course the appropriate sound VERY LOUD!!😊 Servo and push rod to raise the launch ramp or hydraulics??
Re 50 cals: Don't need the tripods, I plan to mount 'em in tubs on the PT Boat. Don't want to bust your filament budget 😉 so the stl file would be fine. Many thanks.
Video of the V2 printing, complete with anguished face of the creator?😉
Cheers Doug 😎
PS what scale are your 50s?


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28th Sep 2017 22:44  
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Hehe, the 50's are currently around 1/16 but give me the length at the scale you need & I'll tweak the stl for you.
I'm not sure how I'll raise the V2 yet, I'll have to do some research.....
Cheers
Wayne

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28th Sep 2017 23:20  
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Hi Wayne, I need 1/35 so just scale the stl file by 0.457 and that'll be fine.
Total length max 4.2cm. Ta ever so😊
Re raising V2 ramp; simplest could be a servo driven cam.
Somewhere in my stash I have a couple of business gift gizmos!
Cellphone holders that react to incoming calls and lift the phone!
I also planned to use them for missile launch ramps.
I'll try and dig 'em out and see how the mechanism works and how we can trigger it; without having to phone it!!
Cheers Doug


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28th Sep 2017 23:56  
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Nice one Doug, I'll tweak the file & ping it you over on Saturday morning👍
Cheers
Wayne

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29th Sep 2017 00:04  
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Great, muchas gracias, no rush. I'm still working out how to make the gun tubs revolvable! 😉 I'm a glutton for punishment!
By the way; I chickened out on the 3D oilers and decided to do it the traditional way by soldering the tubes on, much quicker an' I got lots o' brass! I'll save the filament for the 50 cals😊
cheers Doug 😎


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29th Sep 2017 22:44  
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Well, 13 hours into the bottom 150mm of the V2 & it's only 52% complete, needless to say I'm not very popular with the Mrs.
I hope I'm alive tomorrow 💩
Cheers
Wayne


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29th Sep 2017 23:35  
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So do we!! 😲
Jeez 26 hours total. Think I'll reserve my printer for smaller items I need several of. Was my original plan anyway.
Print on Man! Cheers Doug 😎


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30th Sep 2017 00:12  
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Hi Folks, Latest newsletter from 'all3dp'!
https://all3dp.com/giveaway/?omhide=true&utm_source=Newslett...
Chance to win the latest desktop 3D printer 😉 as well as more more useful info. Cheers Doug 😎


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30th Sep 2017 00:12  
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Hi Doug,
File emailed to you as promised, don't bottle out this time😂👍
Cheers
Wayne

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30th Sep 2017 02:16  
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can you print a boat using drawings of its hull lines?

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30th Sep 2017 12:12  
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Hi Selwyn, you would need to draw them up in CAD first, then you can make it any size you want👍
The tail section is finished & im alive to tell the tail lol


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30th Sep 2017 12:13  
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Hi Selwyn, you would need to draw them up in CAD first, then you can make it any size you want👍
The tail section is finished & im alive to tell the tail lol


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30th Sep 2017 18:41  
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Hi Midlife (Wayne?) I know a CAD expert so I will ask how long that might take. I was looking for the easiest option. We were quoted £7k by a professional builder. The plans we have relate to Bristol ship lost off Chesil Beach.

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30th Sep 2017 19:48  
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Wayne the rocket man ,soon be burning up the skies of Avalon .cheers Marky

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1st Oct 2017 11:37  
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Hi Selwyn, when the guy quoted you £7k was he wearing a mask?
It shouldn't take very long at all for someone who knows their way around CAD to convert a line drg to a model. Get the model as a .STL file & away you go👍
I'll post more pics later Marky, it won't be flying anywhere though, I plan to make a launch trailer for it though🤓
Cheers
Wayne

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1st Oct 2017 12:13  
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Hi Wayne, here's some inspiration for your V1 Doodle Bug launcher!
cheers Doug 😎
http://www.modellbau-koenig.de/Military_Models_172-176/Canno...

http://www.modellbau-koenig.de/Military_Models_172-176/Cannon/V1_movable_Missile_launcher_with_E75_body_i80_60414_0.htm

and another WW2 rocket project?
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rheintochter_(Rakete)

http://www.modellbau-koenig.de/Military_Models_172-176/Cannon/Rheintochter_auf_E-50_i80_57063_0.htm


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1st Oct 2017 14:16  
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Thanks Doug, it helps massively if you can speak the lingo 👍
Things are moving on nicely with the V2, ciggy lighter for scale lol.
I also found a pic of a manned V2, now that would be an interesting project 🤔
Cheers
Wayne


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1st Oct 2017 14:19  
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Second attempt...


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1st Oct 2017 14:20  
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I give up 😂

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1st Oct 2017 14:26  
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Any time Wayne! (Jeder Zeit😉)
What went wrong? Have you also found that sometimes suddenly what you are typing doesn't register, or you can't load a pic?
As if the site server reaches a limit and doesn't accept any more inputs!🤔
Cheers Doug 😎


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1st Oct 2017 14:34  
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Hi Wayne, the guy made models for films but thanks for the advice. I will chat to my mates about the lines to go onto CAD.

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1st Oct 2017 14:35  
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It's the pics of the tail section, they're both squashed on my iPad...
Cheers (Ta!)
Wayne

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1st Oct 2017 14:41  
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Oops! Sorry about the German Wiki link. Guess I'm so used to it that I just don't notice any more🤔 Try this
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rheintochter
and this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu5A7LZTgvI
lots of other interesting projects to see here!
or this
http://militarynavalhistory.net/
Click on 'World War Two', enter Rheintochter in the search box and scroll down. For some reason a direct link won't work, goes into an endless loop🤔
Cheers Doug 😎


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1st Oct 2017 14:45  
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S'pose somehow they have to squish into that titchy screen!😉


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1st Oct 2017 15:28  
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Hi Wayne, check out Herges Tintin book explorers in space for that elusive colour scheme +1printed Tintin ,Captain Haddock and Snowy .cheers Marky 🚀

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1st Oct 2017 16:01  
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see also Destination moon 🚀🚀🚀Marky

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2nd Oct 2017 01:38  
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I get ya Marky 😂


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2nd Oct 2017 17:45  
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Ok I've cheated, the 110mm diameter soil tube in the middle fits the bill perfectly, I'll take it into work tomorrow & get the ends squared up & shortened by 20mm.
Here you have it, a 1/16 scale V2 rocket👍
Cheers
Wayne


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2nd Oct 2017 19:35  
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Hi Wayne,pure dead brilliant as we say north of Hadrians wall,dare we ask whats next ?looks like something chain driven if the hints in the right hand corner are a teaser. Cheers Marky

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2nd Oct 2017 20:09  
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Hehe, I have got a bit of a side project going, I need something to go in my LCM3 😎


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2nd Oct 2017 23:23  
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Hi Wayne, is that Bluebird it's sitting on? Completed yet?
Donald still on holiday with his floozy??
Cheers Doug 😎


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2nd Oct 2017 23:34  
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NOPE still cant guess what it is yet👍😂 Marky

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2nd Oct 2017 23:36  
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Tiger Mk I
😎


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2nd Oct 2017 23:59  
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That Donald is a dirty stop out😃

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4th Oct 2017 18:02  
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If you don't have access to a 3D printer, it might be worth your while checking whether their is a local Maker space you can join. They will almost certainly have a 3D printer you can borrow and are likely to also have laser cutting, metal turning and milling, and a host of other facilities normally outside the pocket of the average modeller.
We are just starting up our Maker space in Guernsey but to find out if you have one near you, check www.nesta.org.uk/uk-makerspace-data.

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4th Oct 2017 18:04  
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Sorry. That should be:
Www.nesta.org.uk/uk-makerspaces-data

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4th Oct 2017 18:45  
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These are the ship's plans I have and would want to have put into CAD and then output to a 3D printer is it feasible?


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4th Oct 2017 18:55  
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Everything is feasible. You have to realise the constraints of the system though. My printer has a maximum build volume of around 200x200x200 mm which is generous in the home printer category. Many are much smaller.
So, to get a model of any size, you might have to cut it into blocks which are glued together after printing.

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4th Oct 2017 19:23  
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Hi Selwyn,
Like Delboy says, absolutely anything is feasible, my print volume in mm LWH is 220 x 220 x 240, I printed a 1/16 scale LCM3 landing craft, its in about 30 pieces that were all glued together, it took approx 6 weeks to print with the printer running 12+ hours per day...
Take a look at this video of a printed ship, this guy doesn't mess around!
https://youtu.be/QaIjdgTiP0o
Enjoy
Cheers
Wayne


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4th Oct 2017 19:24  
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Oh, by the way, can anyone tell what this is yet??


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4th Oct 2017 21:06  
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Hi Wayne, you are such a tease did I see some wheel arches ?also when printing the landing craft did your electric meter have a nervous break down 😜😜👍

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4th Oct 2017 21:07  
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is it a Willys jeep ?

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4th Oct 2017 21:42  
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Think you're right Mark, I see the rear wheel arches but not the flat snout!?


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5th Oct 2017 09:57  
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Hi Selwyn
Looking at the plans it may be possible to use PosteRazor available as a free download from many sources. Just Google and choose a source you trust to download.
It is actually a poster printing program and prints on A4 sheets which can be joined together.
I have used this in the past to enlarge line drawings to the required scale to produce the formers.
Won't be 100% scale but may be sufficient for your purpose.
A fellow club member made Pickle from a 2" square set of line drawings.


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5th Oct 2017 10:18  
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Thanks for that Dave the model of HMS Pickle looks superb and is the sort of thing we are looking to get. I will check out the poster software.

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5th Oct 2017 10:25  
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Top prize to Marky, it is indeed a willys jeep, I found a 1/10 scale model on Thingiverse, I'm printing everything at 63% to get 1/16 scale. In comparison to the LCM3 it isn't taking very long to print, dependant on how it turns out I may print a few 😎👍
More pics tonight🎈
The printer runs off a transformer at 12 volts, to be honest I don't pay any attention to power consumption 🤓
Cheers
Wayne

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5th Oct 2017 13:31  
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I guess 3D printing is going to be a big part of model making, we already have one club member who has one.
Does anyone have any idea where or how I can find a face to face 3D printing class (not an on-line one). I have tried looking on the web without success, any ideas would be very much appreciated. I live in the North West.🤔

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5th Oct 2017 13:41  
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T'is the season of night school. Check out your local college of further education to see if they offer any 3D printing courses.

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5th Oct 2017 14:24  
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Local University runs 3D Studio Max course so not sure if that is what is required but thanks for the suggestion.

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6th Oct 2017 17:00  
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Hi Wayne Printed props would be handy. Also can you tell me where go to. get the A9 pics as a forumite on another forum has built a flying A4 and would love the A9 Cheers John 👍









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6th Oct 2017 20:35  
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Whoa! Propellers are a serious 3D proposition!
Not least as you can't have a threaded prop/shaft. Well, you could but it would be rat shit.
Shall have to think about that one.

I'm speaking from the design perspective, of course. The Machine does what it's told to do.

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6th Oct 2017 23:19  
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John, as daft as it sounds, have a look at http://www.v2rocket.com/start/start.html

As for printed props, yes they are doable, I've printed a few but I've not mastered how to print them well yet, I'm struggling with the surface finish, threads that small are a nono though.
Cheers
Wayne

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6th Oct 2017 23:24  
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Hi Wayne, surely you can print them with the right size 'clearance' hole and then use a conventional tap to cut the thread?
Cheers Doug 😎
PS frankly I wouldn't trust 'em anyway. Thread could strip too easily and balance!? I'm currently converting all my plastic props to properly balanced quality brass ones. Cheers Doug 😎


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6th Oct 2017 23:31  
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Hi Mark, look where your 'try something different' has got us!!😲
"Higher and faster!"😉
cheers Doug 😎


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6th Oct 2017 23:31  
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Hehe, I'm not sure how the plastic would react to a tap, worth a punt I guess.
Always print a smaller hole than req'd & open out with a drill.
Tip for the day, run the drill in reverse, it still cuts & leaves a much nicer finish👍
Cheers
Wayne

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7th Oct 2017 00:00  
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Re: 'tapped' plastic, more or less my thought.
Would need to be a hard but not brittle plastic.
Can you print brass?? 😉
😎


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7th Oct 2017 00:20  
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Latest all3dp news-
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Happy printing Doug 😎


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7th Oct 2017 08:57  
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Just a thought, Wayne and RN. If you printed the prop with and oversized hole then epoxy a brass insert tapped to the right thread would that do both jobs? Especially if the insert was knurled and a slight push fit into the prop????

Mark


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7th Oct 2017 09:32  
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Hi Mark, that should work a treat, I still have doubts on if a decent surface finish can be achieved & like Doug said balance could be a problem.
But as they say up north, the proof is in the pudding😂
I'll have another go with props after the jeep has finished printing👍
Cheers
Wayne

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7th Oct 2017 09:46  
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Props are probably best left to the experts and like Doug I use brass props and have found that performance / endurance and economy don't always come cheap.

I'm sure you can fashion a prop and find a way to attach to the propshaft but you will need a very good understanding of prop design to get good results.

If you want a good brass prop I suggest you contact Simon (ex PropShop) at Protean Design simonhiggins181@btinternet.com or 0797 7193759.

I will be watching with interest to see how this 3D print progresses!


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7th Oct 2017 10:14  
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I have been guilty of thinking along conventional lines. There's no need to cut a thread in the prop.
Just design the prop with provision for a nut to be glued into it.

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7th Oct 2017 10:17  
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Oops! I just noticed that Jarvo suggested the same approach. Still, great minds, etc, eh Jarvo?

Except that you just make the hole a 'cylinder' with a facet count of 6, i.e. hexagonal.

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7th Oct 2017 12:52  
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I still wouldn't trust 'em! Too susceptible to damage.
My humble opinion - I think that there are some things best left to the pros, or at least other materials, and the 3d printers kept for more innovative jobs.
Like LCM hulls and V1s and 2s 😉
Or for repetitive deck fittings etc.
Each to his own, Happy printing - whatever comes out, cheers Doug 😎


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