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Midlife306

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Member No. 4107
Registered 6th Mar 2017
Last Online 10th Nov 2017
City Colne
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 144
Photos Posted 161
Likes Received 246
Likes Given 19
243 Total Posts
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Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
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Forum Thread 5 20
Forum Post 2 288
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Photos Response 3 0
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Video Response 3 18
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Recent Posts
1:16 scale figures for a model trawler ? by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Here’s some examples👍 https://www.forgebeartanks.com/store/c25/Tank_Crew.html Cheers Wayne

1:16 scale figures for a model trawler ? by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
WW2 tank crew tend to be 1/16 or 120mm scale👍 Cheers Wayne

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Oh, by the way, can anyone tell what this is yet??

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
That Donald is a dirty stop out😃

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hehe, I have got a bit of a side project going, I need something to go in my LCM3 😎

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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

WOW ! by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
The foghorn still makes me jump & the Mrs hates it 😂 Welcome along👍 Cheers Wayne

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I get ya Marky 😂

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
It's the pics of the tail section, they're both squashed on my iPad... Cheers (Ta!) Wayne

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I give up 😂

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Second attempt...

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Doug, File emailed to you as promised, don't bottle out this time😂👍 Cheers Wayne

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Nice one Doug, I'll tweak the file & ping it you over on Saturday morning👍 Cheers Wayne

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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

3d printing by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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

What Gun? by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi, I can 3D print a dome as per the attached photo any size & strength you want, it can be a solid lump or hollow, your call, all I need to know is what outside diameter you want it to be. Cheers Wayne

Finally it's completed by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Awesome job Rod👍👍

pt boat by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Might just help the sale if you said how much you want for it👍 Or if it's free I'll have it🤓 Cheers Wayne

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Yes I know it should be a Sherman or Matilda, tbh they look lame in comparison to the Tiger, so it's my LCM3 & it's getting a Tiger🖕😂 Hehe Mark👏 Cheers Wayne