That's one of the problems with UV cured 3D printed parts. They are really not archival. Depending on variables when the part is printed the resin may not have been 100% cured, or it's possible the part wasn't fully cleaned by the printers before shipping. There's really no way to know for sure. Where was the part printed? Out of what material?
It's a good idea to thoroughly clean 3D printed parts first with isopropyl alcohol, then with soap and warm water before priming.
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Yeah, quality control can be a problem with Shapeways. It's very likely the resin wasn't fully cured when the part was printed. Something interesting I found out from Shapeways when I was having all the issues with the Y Wing fuselage parts they were trying to print is that Shapeways doesn't actually own and operate the printers used to print the Frosted Detail parts, they job the parts out to other sub-contractor companies. The Shapeways rep admitted that getting to the bottom of QC issues with those print houses can be a problem.
Now in all fairness, I have gotten some excellent parts from Shapeways as well. It's just hit and miss.
A good idea is to always do your own "post cure" with Shapeways parts, either putting them out in the sun for a few hours or under an ultra-violet lamp.
Totally Agree DaveG.
Thanks for posting the pictures emrumi, they are a fantastic reference for painting! These are exactly the sort of pictures DeAgo should have used for the finishing reference posters - well lit and of the original prop!!!
Those are great. Looks to me the MR Falcon paint was better than I thought.
Great reference. Thanks for sharing. How are the contrast in the scans compared to the book?
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Wow thanks for those pics 👍
Any word on the wall mount for subscribers?
Mine is supposedly on its way to me now.
Not mine. Taken from Facebook. Glad I outsourced my subscription and cancelled before this monstrosity arrived.
For a minute I thought... Wha?
Then I realized it's upside down. They have the mount for the model as the base.
Won't be using it as a table stand without mounting it to something else first.
Too big, too clunky. I will have to find another way.
You could always use it as a TV wallmount...
Wonder what happens to the lower turrent gun with this thing attached?
That's a good point. You'll need some kind of spacers to lift it away from the mounting plate.
A stand/mount specifically designed for the model would have been nice, instead of throwing in a generic TV mount to make do.
After doing so much to put a (basically) MR Falcon in kit form, why didn't they adopt it's mounting as well.
I'm still hoping to find someone to fabricate an internal bracket to put a mount through the lower turret.
Is the mount all that is included in "month 25"? (Seems like each month is 4 "issues" so I'm guessing not--but then is the mount all that is issue 100?)
It's just a generic TV wall mount.
There are plastic spacers provided with the mount according to the thread on model-space.
Still, it's just a generic tv mount.