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1/700 Scale 3D Model Parts
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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 09:07 PM UTC
Todd Michalak gives his personal review of 3D Model Parts 1/700 Scale - 5"/25 Caliber, 5"/51 Caliber and .50 Caliber Water-Cooled Machine Guns. 3D Model Parts is a New, US based company that provides design and manufacturing of 3D printed parts for the scale modelling community.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 09:17 PM UTC
Those .50-Caliber - incredible!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 09:23 PM UTC
They are pretty cool Fred!! I can't wait to paint them up and see what they look like in place!
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 03:07 AM UTC
Looks like interesting stuff and they've got some stuff I'm very tempted by on their website. Looks like they're concentrating on USN and RN accessories. The cage masts, pom-pom guns and Vickers quad 50 sets look very nice.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 04:01 AM UTC
There is an interesting collection of items to pretty up any number of USN kits. They are just starting out btw. More stuff is bound to come from them in the future. They are open to suggestions too.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 07:01 AM UTC
It'll be interesting to see what they do next. I wonder if they would be open to doing the powered 20mm turret that the Royal Navy introduced in the last 2 years of the war?
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 08:11 AM UTC
I don't think anything is off the table as long as the design can be done Stephen. I dropped 3D an email letting them know the question is out there. Feel free to contact them yourself if he does not stop by first and inquire about ideas!
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 08:12 PM UTC
The twin 20-mm turret, and also the single Bofors 40-mm version, is definitely on the to-do list! We'll try to keep them pose-able, as well. Just about anything we can get reliable specs/drawings for is possible. Suggestions are most welcome at design@3dmodelparts.com. We are working to get a customer-driven design feature up and running in the near future.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 08:53 PM UTC
That would be fantastic! I need some of the 20's for a conversion of Aoshimas HMS Victorious. Honestly, anything you can make would be very welcome.
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 08:54 PM UTC
I would also highly recommend 3DModelParts products. I have several of their items and they are finely printed with hardly discernable printing lines (visible under magnification), no gunk to scrub off, and easy to paint. Their 1/700 water-cooled .50 cals (with magazines) are incredible!
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 08:57 PM UTC
BTW, Carl, how are the boats and launches for Arizona coming?