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MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 01:54 PM UTC
Just because I didn't post a picture of the grab handles set before, what do you guys think of it?

I'll get some detail screen grabs of it later.

I also started work on another simple project: plastic jersey barriers in this style:

Got some inspiration from seeing them outside of the college I attend. These shouldn't take too long. A day at most.
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 09:55 PM UTC
I've also started looking around for a Bronco M1 or M2 Bailey kit to use as physical reference when doing the work for the Bailey design model.
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 10:13 PM UTC
1/35 Waffen SS belt buckles?
These are rare as hens teeth...
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 11:17 PM UTC

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Hey Gino. I assume you bought a set of the radios? When you get it could you do a review of it? I am very curios and interested to know how it prints as I can't actually buy any of my designs.



I received the VIC-3 set. It look really nice. I will paint it up and post some pics soon.
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 11:23 PM UTC

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1/35 Waffen SS belt buckles?
These are rare as hens teeth...



Too small to be printed. If you want larger scale I'm sure they could be done. But not in 1/35.


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I received the VIC-3 set. It look really nice. I will paint it up and post some pics soon.



Sure thing. Thanks. When I finish the speakers and RAFTs I'll purchase a set and send them to you.
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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 03:51 AM UTC
Here is the VIC-3 set sprayed in a dark green. The details are really nice and will show well with detail painting. I really like this set and can't wait for the VIC-1/2 set and speaker set. Great job on them. I recommend them to anyone who wants to add some details to their modern kits.

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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 04:18 AM UTC
Wow. They came out better than I expected. I was worried that the wings on the knobs wouldn't print correctly.

As of right now, though, I have to put all the projects on a slight hold. I'm being bogged down with school work which is more important than working on 3D projects, or so I'm told. But that doesn't stop me from planning projects.
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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 10:15 AM UTC
Michael, are you still planning on adding the speakers to the AN/VIC-3 set? I want to order a set but want to wait until the set is complete.

Regards,

Eric
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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 10:19 AM UTC
Yes I am. I just need the time.
MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 11:13 AM UTC
Oh, Gino, I just want to point out that the side you have pictured are the Uh... "Specialized" versions. I'm not sure what other word to use. Mostly units with data and telephone connections. On the opposite side are the "basic" units without data or telephone connections.
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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 05:58 PM UTC

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Oh, Gino, I just want to point out that the side you have pictured are the Uh... "Specialized" versions. I'm not sure what other word to use. Mostly units with data and telephone connections. On the opposite side are the "basic" units without data or telephone connections.



Good to know. I thought both sides were the same. Both sides look equally as good though. Like I said before, I can't wait for the VIC-1/2 set and the speakers set.
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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 11:21 PM UTC
Only slight differences. The rear 2 units are different units on both sides, though. Other than that the differences are small. In the latest version of the model I did include embossed names identifying each system. I didn't upload it yet though.
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 10:52 AM UTC
Well I know some of you guys want me to finish off that radio set, I know. But I had some time today and I had just recently installed a new CAD program, PCT Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Express, and I wanted to give it a whirl. So I started on a base for some 1/144 armor. So far this is where I got to:


I tried to add skirts to the sidewalk but I can't do it. Just not sure how. I also plan to design in cobblestones but I'm not sure how that would print (or affect the program as it would put a large load on the computer and the RAM...).
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Posted: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 - 08:13 AM UTC
I also opened up another shop on a different website. I do not know how the materials compare but they seem like the prices may be a bit cheaper than Shapeways. I'm not sure as I haven't taken a long and comparative look yet. I also haven't uploaded anything to that shop yet. First thing I'll be doing is essentially copying all the designs on my Shapeways shop and uploading them into the second shop which is at i.materialise. Link for the shop is here.

https://i.materialise.com/shop/designer/mikesmodelshop

Now note that you don't have to buy from both to get a model. Both shops will have the same models uploaded and you will only ever need to buy from one or the other to get a model. The two websites are two different entities that offer the same service.
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2016 - 02:08 AM UTC
Hi Mike,

An idea for something quite big actually: a modern cargo railcar!
Impossible to find anything to make a US Army diorama with vehicles climbing on a freight platform..

Some inspiration here: http://www.hulcher.com/featured-projects/case-studies/railroad-mechanical-services/tie_down_military.asp

And documents here: http://www.liberatedmanuals.com/TM-55-2220-058-14.pdf

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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2016 - 02:28 AM UTC
That would be very very expensive to buy from shapeways.. If you look on their ridicolous prices they have on small things|:( so i dont think you would buy it anyway as it would cost a fortune...
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2016 - 05:28 AM UTC
How about a 1/35 C7 Caterpillar motor for the M-ATV kits?
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2016 - 09:37 AM UTC
If you think shapeways' prices are ridiculous... heh... some websites are even more outrageous. Currently I have a set of M3 Stuart headlight brush guards up on shapeways for about $16. On another site the minimum is almost double that. Plus the resolution of their highest detail plastic is worse than what Shapeways offers.

And yes, to make a model of the rail car would be massively expensive. If you wanted the model in Extreme Detail the bed would need to split into two pieces to fit the print space. And it would be even more expensive. Over and above $100 as a base price that Shapeways determines. On top of that it would take A a long while to work out the entire model.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 02:52 AM UTC
How about modern jerry cans if it has not already been suggested?

With Pro Art models closed there is no large set of 20 litre plastic fuel cans or 20 Litre plastic water cans.

Having a set with Scepter 20 x plastic fuel cans would be excellent. I'd get a few sets.



Plastic water cans...

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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:37 AM UTC

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How about modern jerry cans if it has not already been suggested?

With Pro Art models closed there is no large set of 20 litre plastic fuel cans or 20 Litre plastic water cans.

Having a set with Scepter 20 x plastic fuel cans would be excellent. I'd get a few sets.



Plastic water cans...




Perfect Scale models has a set of jerry cans. I have them and they are real good
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:48 AM UTC

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How about modern jerry cans if it has not already been suggested?

With Pro Art models closed there is no large set of 20 litre plastic fuel cans or 20 Litre plastic water cans.

Having a set with Scepter 20 x plastic fuel cans would be excellent. I'd get a few sets.



Plastic water cans...




Perfect Scale models has a set of jerry cans. I have them and they are real good



Yup...the more the merrier I say....I need to fill up an M548A1!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 08:13 AM UTC
Real Model, Verlinden, Live-Resin and others also have modern water and fuel cans in resin as well. I would rather see something not available at other places..like the VIC 1/2 intercom parts.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 08:28 AM UTC
Well I can do the cans but that wouldn't be for a bit. I still have the RAFT and Speakers to do for the VIC-3. I know, I know. It's been long enough. But I'm still dealing with school work and I need to edit to base of the VIC-3 to make it more cost efficient then I'd like to start tackling the VIC-1/2 which will include radios and transceivers.

I also want to elaborate a bit by saying that to change the base to what I'm thinking of is going to take some work because of the way I designed the part. Unfortunately it won't be easy and could take a few hours.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:58 AM UTC

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How about modern jerry cans if it has not already been suggested?



Jason, here are the reviews of Live Resin offerings:

Water Cans

Fuel Cans

Mario
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 12:18 PM UTC
Well in order to test how I can go about changing the base on the full version, I used a basic version of the AN/VIC-3 model with only half of the included items. I performed the actions I needed to on that model. It still took me many hours to do it, though. Which will take longer on the full model as there will be more steps involved. Plus on the full model there are still the RAFT and speakers to do, like I mentioned before.