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amoz02t
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 01:37 AM UTC

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Michael, I have the kit and can measure it. I'll try to take some by the end of the st.

Regards,

Eric



Thank you Mike. I like the separate rear door option. Anyways to work down the unit cost are always appreciated also. I am holding off to better understand the fit up.

Thanks for checking this Eric. Interested in what measurements and the fit looks like?

Nov 2, 2018 photo of KY NG on the interstate.

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=272748
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 05:52 AM UTC
How about the new USMC M1A1 commanders cupola?
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 07:01 AM UTC
I see Shapeways has A M1919 with M31 mount in1/24 scale for Italeri jeep. So I will put this out for thought. The rear panel for the jeep in 1/24 and 1/35 scale with the Willys script For Italeri 1/24 scale and Tamiya's 1/35 scale Jeeps.

Thanks Dave M
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 07:22 AM UTC
hi

what about 1/24 or 1/25 scale Stryker wheels ?
I will be after some soon Ossie
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 09:58 AM UTC

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Michael, I have the kit and can measure it. I'll try to take some by the end of the st.

Regards,

Eric



Thanks Eric.


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I see Shapeways has A M1919 with M31 mount in1/24 scale for Italeri jeep. So I will put this out for thought. The rear panel for the jeep in 1/24 and 1/35 scale with the Willys script For Italeri 1/24 scale and Tamiya's 1/35 scale Jeeps.

Thanks Dave M



I can try. A nearby museum has a few Willys I can ask about measuring. My only concern is that I'd have to get the fit and placement of everything exact to match the kit instead of the actual vehicle. I found a website that offers photo etching services so I'll see if I actually can't go down that route. Create a mask for the script and then sell the PE set. If I can't do that I'll do the 3D printed piece.


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hi

what about 1/24 or 1/25 scale Stryker wheels ?
I will be after some soon Ossie



Which kind? If I remember correctly, there are a few different tread types. I've never done tires before but I think I can manage.
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 11:04 AM UTC
Mike, here are the dimensions of the SKP M1101/M1102 LTT resin pieces:

Length=65mm
Width=61.5mm
Gate Width=40mm

I hope this helps bruh. Now you can adjust the sizes if you need to!

Regards,

Eric
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 12:15 PM UTC
Thanks for the measurements. I'll get the model updated. I also have to take the Tricon doors and floor off sale because there are some areas that are unprintable. I'll fix them and get the model back up for sale as soon as I can.

The new hard top model is uploaded. Unfortunately the price went up. I'm not sure how the new pricing model affected it but increasing the side wall thickness from .6 mm to 1mm and moving the back out by .2 mm increased the price from $45-48 to $52. Shapeways no longer makes their pricing model public so I have no way of knowing what I can do to effectively decrease the price.
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 01:40 PM UTC

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Thanks for the measurements. I'll get the model updated. I also have to take the Tricon doors and floor off sale because there are some areas that are unprintable. I'll fix them and get the model back up for sale as soon as I can.



I've added them to my "Wish List" on Shapeways so I can purchase once all my hobby stuff arrives. Had to box everything to move half way cross country.

Will you be able to do the LVTP5 bogie wheels?
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 05:01 PM UTC
After the M1101 hard top a canvas softtop?
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 09:17 PM UTC

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Thanks for the measurements. I'll get the model updated. I also have to take the Tricon doors and floor off sale because there are some areas that are unprintable. I'll fix them and get the model back up for sale as soon as I can.



I've added them to my "Wish List" on Shapeways so I can purchase once all my hobby stuff arrives. Had to box everything to move half way cross country.

Will you be able to do the LVTP5 bogie wheels?



I'll have to look back into it. Short answer is not right now because I'm getting to a busy part of the semester. I've been distracted by school, the Tricon, hard top and now this mess that Shapeways recently dropped on all of us. They're going to be raising prices soon and it's most likely that prices could increase drastically. Shapeways has screwed up on the designer side of things and made it more inconvenient for us to do what we do aside from actually listening to us less than ever before.

Long story short, I'm going to be looking for another website like Shapeways to open a parallel store in that will hopefully be less expensive. I will not be closing the Shapeways store unless the situation there becomes untenable and it becomes unfeasible to use that platform. I've also started to seriously consider purchasing my own cheap(ish) resin 3D printer to print some of the more popular models. That's still just a plan in the works but if Shapeways gets significantly worse I probably will pull the trigger on that.


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After the M1101 hard top a canvas softtop?



Unfortunately not. The canvas texture would be too complex and time-consuming for me to model for now. Possibly down the road but not at the moment.
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 06:35 PM UTC
If anyone is reading this right now, can you go check what price is showing for the 1/35 AN/VRC-111 and -110 sets on my shop? It's showing the price for 1/16 at the moment but is supposed to be showing the price for 1/35 by default. I'm not sure if this is just on my end or if I need to change the settings again.
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 07:14 PM UTC
Mike, the VRC-110 is showing for $14.52 in Smoothest and the VRC-111 is showing for $14.07 in Smoothest. The price on the Helmet Hardtop for the M1101 went up by about $3 for no apparent reason.

Regards,

Eric
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 08:47 PM UTC
Thanks. The radios are showing correctly then. I'm not sure about the hardtop. I'm just about finished putting together a catalog so I finally have something to check prices against. I'll see if the price can't be brought down further but I'm not sure. I also have to get the Tricon doors and floor up soon. Hopefully before another price increase.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 12:58 PM UTC
Well the holidays are now upon us and Shapeways is having a Cyber Monday sale! 15% off the marketplace on November 26th. I don't know the codes yet but I'll update them here when I find out.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 03:37 PM UTC
Sorry for the long wait for this but it's finally done. I got the Tricon doors and floor down to only $37.19. This is basically the best configuration I can find to get it to the lowest price but it's now available and back up for sale.

I also finished making a product catalog. If you want to take a look, it's available here:
Product Catalog

At the moment, the products can all still be ordered through Shapeways but sometime before the end of the year, I will be able to take orders for select products that I can print and ship myself. I will start with a select few, probably 4 or 5 (and most likely the radios and SINCGARS), but will slowly expand it. I will still offer all of the products on Shapeways but I will most likely be able to sell the products that I print cheaper than Shapeways. I'm still trying to nail down the process for this to make it as seamless and hassle-free as possible.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 04:20 PM UTC
Thank you Michael for your efforts on the Tricon and all the parts you offer.
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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2018 - 11:18 AM UTC
How is the negotiations with mouse house going, would like to know if there going to produce the L7 105MM again.
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 05:14 AM UTC

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Finally finished sketching the earlier style bogie wheels for the LVTP5 (H6/E1). With the parts being only a hair over 1/2 -inch it took some time. I sketched the mounting threads on Pieces 1 and 2 with intent it allows builder to display the inner bogies without the outer rubber wheels (Piece 3). To mount Piece 3 the builder would need to snip the mounting screws. Piece 3 is sketched with mounting screw and nut but, builder can snip these if prefer to display on vehicle as a spare or in process of repairs.
Piece 1 / 2 has also has a later / alternate style grease zerk mount if worth trouble of printing them as separate pieces or as additional / alternate styles of inner bogie wheels, like the real thing. Piece 1, Piece 2 and two Piece 3’s make one set of bogie wheels. The LVTP5 (H6/E1) has 18 of these sets of bogie wheels. One vehicle set would require Piece 1 x18, Piece 2 x18 and Piece 3 x36. However, I think nine sets of bogie wheels would be a good option. This would allow the builder to use the kit’s bogie wheels as the inner portion (which are mostly not visible) and these as the visible outer wheels.
Another option, which may be more affordable would be to offer each piece as separate sets in groups of nine. The builder could then decide what pieces and of how many they need for their LVTP5 (H6/E1) build.

Sketches are not to scale as I thought I needed to exaggerate shapes/distances of the parts. All the measurements are for 1/35 scale.










I've been working on the roadwheels for LVTP-5. Should be finished pretty soon.
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 05:39 AM UTC
Back to the Tricon for just a moment:

I know you have the container attachment corner "lock blocks" available seperately elsewhere on the Shapeways site. I was wondering would there be any interest/need for purchasing the container door hardware separately?

I think the door hardware for the Tricon would be the same as for any regular container (20' or 40') so does anyone have a need for these as a separate sale item?????
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 06:41 PM UTC
Ok, so basically just the door frames and floor then?

Also, the code is up! Get 15% off sitewide with the code HAPPYMONDAY. I'll see about the door frames and floor so that it's available. And Daniel, the LVTP wheels are done. I'll open them up so they can be purchased.
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:18 AM UTC

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Ok, so basically just the door frames and floor then?

Also, the code is up! Get 15% off sitewide with the code HAPPYMONDAY. I'll see about the door frames and floor so that it's available. And Daniel, the LVTP wheels are done. I'll open them up so they can be purchased.



Thank you Michael. I got in my orders for your doors and some radios with a happymonday code. Looking forward to seeing more of your designs!
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 02:28 AM UTC

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...At the moment, the products can all still be ordered through Shapeways but sometime before the end of the year, I will be able to take orders for select products that I can print and ship myself...



I know your pain, Mike. I just did the same thing for probably the very same reasons: bought my own printer. It was a good decision, although printing is time-consuming and more labor-intensive than I had anticipated. Products printed in-house are less expensive than the identical product sold via Shapeways, about 10-20%.

Shapeways may remain the less costly option for international shipping to customers in the EU. Shapeways can ship cheaper from The Netherlands to EU customers than I can to those same customers from the US.

I don't know how Shapeways pricing for existing products in my store will look come January but new products I am uploading now are significantly more expensive than similar products uploaded in the past, about 15-20% more. For those readers here not yet in-the-know, Shapeways has grandfathered the pricing for previously-uploaded products in stores until after the holidays. New uploads come under the new pricing algorithm. Come January, the new pricing model will affect all products.

Good work on your catalog!

As your store grows and you gain an in-house capability, you might consider putting an online store together. I chose Wix.com as a hosting service for in-house production. That simplifies the bookkeeping and order tracking and they can safely process credit cards, PayPal, etc.. Shopify is probably another good option.

Wishing you great success! Love your work!
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:48 AM UTC

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And Daniel, the LVTP wheels are done. I'll open them up so they can be purchased.



Awesome!!! Thank you good sir! I ordered two sets. I will post pics of the new parts alongside the inaccurate kit parts once they arrive.

YAT-YAS!
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:15 PM UTC

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Took a bit longer than expected but a set of 4 rifles is now ready. The set includes 1 each of the M110, Cheytac M200, McMillian TAC-50, and the new FN SCAR-H SSR and magazines and bipods for each.

All non-suppressed and 4-pack sets are available now.


Just got the corrected set of your 4 rifles from my order originally placed in August finally waiting at the door today on Nov 26. Shapeways low priority customer support to correct problems is a reason I am reluctant to order more from Shapeways as well. Not only about price.
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 08:05 PM UTC
I'll be getting the printer tomorrow. I'll set up and learn how to use it. Hopefully I'll be able to start printing a few things myself for less than Shapeways. Turn around might be a bit longer, might be a bit shorter. I don't want to make any false promises for turn around time so I'm going to air on the side of caution and expect a 2 to 3 week turn around. If all goes well, I'll start setting up a website to order from. I'll still put everything up on Shapeways if only to make it easy for newcomers to find everything and if anyone wants the detail Shapeways offers.

In the meantime, a little preview of what I've been working on in 1/35. I still have about a week, maybe 2, to go on this.