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MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 10:47 AM UTC
I now have the comparison prices between the old Grandfathered price and the new pricing system! If you want to see what the pricing difference will be, look here. Some prices may be lower but most will be higher. I haven't checked every price yet. The spreadsheet is here:
Pricing Comparison
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 08:02 PM UTC
If you can get a diagram of it, I might be able to. I tried searching but I came up empty on a bare turret diagram or picture from above.
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 01:53 PM UTC
How about the top half of the trumpeter AVGP grizzly early? Just the Top half of the turret. Corrected shape, sight and vision port?????
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 05:13 AM UTC
M108/M109 Flotation Collar measurements.



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Sure, I can do this pretty well. Just need some measurements and I can get started.



Great. These should do it.

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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 04:05 AM UTC
Hi Mike, how is the possibility of a L7 105mm coming along for the centurion 1/25 scale.
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 11:02 AM UTC
Wanted to share that just got in the order from Mike Goldberg's desktop 3D printer. So these are 3D computer models printed in a different resin without Shapeways. I am very pleased with the results! These compare well with the Shapeways printer. Here are some initial photos of Mike's dark resin prints and some comparison with the typical white Shapeways. These are done in the higher resolution 10mm that Mike offers. The resin is so dark it really needs a primer spray to show details. Sorry for the rough camera work, but more to follow. I think these are gonna be useful! Great job Mike! Thank you

















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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 10:47 AM UTC

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T55 light guards.
Dan



I've said it before, get me some diagrams and I'll be able to make them.


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FC Model Trend just came out with a M108 conversion for the AFV Club kits that includes the flotation collar.



I know and I contacted them about just buying the collar. They will not sell it separately and I am not spending $50+ for a set that I only need one piece out of.



Sure, I can do this pretty well. Just need some measurements and I can get started.


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1/20 and up I can definitely look into and should be pretty easy. I already have a sample picatinny rail I use to add on to firearm models. But 1/35 and probably 1/24 will be too small.



1/20 and 1/16 Pictinny Rails are fine.

Having some on the top receiver and top, bottom, and sides of handguards would be nice, meaning different lengths, or several long lengths and we cut to shorten.



I can't sell them through Shapeways because they are too small. I'll run a test print of them on my printer and see how they come out. If they look good I'll sell them through my website.
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 03:21 AM UTC

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1/20 and up I can definitely look into and should be pretty easy. I already have a sample picatinny rail I use to add on to firearm models. But 1/35 and probably 1/24 will be too small.



1/20 and 1/16 Pictinny Rails are fine.

Having some on the top receiver and top, bottom, and sides of handguards would be nice, meaning different lengths, or several long lengths and we cut to shorten.
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 12:52 AM UTC

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FC Model Trend just came out with a M108 conversion for the AFV Club kits that includes the flotation collar.



I know and I contacted them about just buying the collar. They will not sell it separately and I am not spending $50+ for a set that I only need one piece out of.
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 05:43 PM UTC

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How about making the flotation collar part for the upper deck of an M108/M109 howitzer? It is required to backdate the AFV Club M109A2 or M109A6 kits. It is the boomerang-shaped part just forward of the turret opening on the below Italeri hull top.



Each end has a rectangular box that contains four connectors for the flotation gear hoses.


It also has tabs with bolts at intervals along its perimeter to attach it to the hull top.



FC Model Trend just came out with a M108 conversion for the AFV Club kits that includes the flotation collar.
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 03:01 AM UTC
How about making the flotation collar part for the upper deck of an M108/M109 howitzer? It is required to backdate the AFV Club M109A2 or M109A6 kits. It is the boomerang-shaped part just forward of the turret opening on the below Italeri hull top.



Each end has a rectangular box that contains four connectors for the flotation gear hoses.


It also has tabs with bolts at intervals along its perimeter to attach it to the hull top.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 02:40 PM UTC
T55 light guards.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 01:16 PM UTC
1/20 and up I can definitely look into and should be pretty easy. I already have a sample picatinny rail I use to add on to firearm models. But 1/35 and probably 1/24 will be too small.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 01:00 PM UTC
Can you design lengths of 1/35, 1/24, 1/20, 1/18, and 1/16 Picatinny Rails? That way, one can modify any existing rifle with these rails and tack on all sorts of doodads to the rifle. A gun is considered modern if it has Picatinny Rails. Even an old M1 Garand or M-16A1 with Picatinny Rails would be considered unique.

It would be very helpful for updating modern, Rebel, Post-Apocalyptic, to Sci-Fi weapons.

https://www.amazon.com/Loglife-4pcsrail-BK1-Polymer-Section-Handguard/dp/B01E097V08/ref=asc_df_B01E097V08/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309795536605&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11454045301023680344&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031954&hvtargid=pla-439594479486&psc=1

I'd really go for 1/24, 1/20, and 1/16 Rails.
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 06:55 PM UTC
No problem! Unfortunately, Shapeways changed their printing and shipping times. You now get to pay some percentage for Shapeways to print your order at the speed they used to print it at! Or you don't have to pay and they'll take their sweet time doing it whenever they feel like it. There's still people who placed an order on November 26 and their orders are still pending. It pisses me off that they do this but unfortunately, we can't do anything about it. They seem to now be marketing more towards larger companies who need industrial prototyping.

Also, be prepared for price increases soon. The "Grandfathered-in Pricing" will be ending. It's slated to end on the 31st. They are saying that most models will have a 10-20% base price increase.
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 02:29 PM UTC
The LVTP5 bogie wheels finally arrived and they are every bit impressive! Shapeways has gotten very slow.
The axle is too long but thats my fault, I used kit parts to measure and did not catch they were so long. Easy fix, just snip a bit off the end.

The pic shows the kit bogie wheel on AM track with the 3D-printed wheel for comparison. One side has the rubber wheel mounted while the other does not. The 3D-printed wheels are outstanding!!! Thank you for doing these.



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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 05:46 AM UTC

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Don't know if this has been already suggested but how about some welders gear. There are several sets available with the gas and oxygen bottles with lids but not the actual valve on top.


H.P.



HP,

I offer some on Shapeways.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/QZQJMRK6M/1-35-scale-gas-bottle-regulator-w-valve?optionId=56098575&li=shop-inventory

The rendering should be fixed to show them better. I can see if I ordered some for myself tonight, and if I did, take a pic.

Matt
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 04:48 AM UTC

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Don't know if this has been already suggested but how about some welders gear. There are several sets available with the gas and oxygen bottles with lids but not the actual valve on top.





H.P.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 03:31 AM UTC
Today is the last day of the 10% off orders of $45 or more.

There are also a few models I'm finding that I might not be able to offer. The Amtech Helmet Hardtop is the main model that I'm having trouble printing well just because it's so large.
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 12:37 PM UTC
I'm having a sale from tomorrow, Dec 31, to Jan 2. It'll be good if you missed the previous sale because of website problems. Everything is working normally and is up and running.
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 07:00 PM UTC
I fixed everything that's been brought to my attention so far on the website. It's running smoothly now. I'm also adding a Sprue Removal service option. Price will increase based on the number of products you purchase up to 5+ items. Starts at $4 for one item and increases to $11 for 5+ items. I don't honestly know how expensive or inexpensive this would be. I would base it off of Shapeways' pricing for this but they never mentioned that cost and they removed the material that used those supports. If you feel the price is too high, let me know.

And this project is almost over! The T49 experimental tank destroyer is nearly finished. It will use track available for the M18 Hellcat.


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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 08:52 AM UTC
Thanks Mike. Hope this is one of many for you. Please stay in touch. - Stuart
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 08:02 AM UTC
Thanks for letting me know about this. I just fixed it. I was so focused on getting products on to the website that I forgot to add shipping options. I'll extend the sale.

Ok, payment options back up and running and everything good to go. It only accept credit or debit cards right now but I'm trying to connect PayPal.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 05:14 AM UTC
I guess I am missing where the shipping options are selected on the webpage? - Stuart

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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 05:10 AM UTC

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Just to let everyone know, I'm having a 10% flash sale today only between 12:30 and 1:30 PM EST. Only items in the 1/35 Military category are on sale. Use the code FLASH10



Hi Mike. 12:09 EST Just a question. I am on the website with the checkout page from your earlier link. What does this mean please: "Shipping Options

You cannot continue checkout because there are no shipping options available. "
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Do you have an updated link to your webpage or am I doing something wrong? Thanks- Stuart