Aliens APC - 1/12 (3D Print)

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  1. Roboto

    Roboto Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey All,

    First - credit to Wasili for his 1/12 APC model build - total inspiration. I spent hours and hours looking at his thread.

    Second - credit to Bold Machines: The Innovation Workshop at Stratasys where I work. http://www.boldmachines.com

    We've worked on this project during evenings/weekends and have over 300 hours of design and research time in so far

    This is a 1/12 scale Aliens APC build - based on blueprints and the Halcyon model kit (both purchased on eBay). Built the CAD model in Solidworks - now 3D printing the components on a Connex 3/Objet 500, Objet Alaris 30, Mojo and MakerBot z18/Replicator 2 printers.

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    Now going after each part of the Aliens APC for the build. Tires first.

    The tires are printed in Tango Black + which is a flexible material. Shore A value of 45 which is almost gummy bear squishy. We inserted a snap ring to hold the hubcap plate.

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  2. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    Looking great Rob. Good to see you posting again.
     
  3. Duncanator

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    More! More!
    I love this vehicle!
     
  4. Chaank

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    1/12! :eek
     
  5. joberg

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    Love it already! Eager to see the rest coming to life:cool
     
  6. moonlightdrive2

    moonlightdrive2 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice !
     
  7. Roboto

    Roboto Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Update: Back half of main body printed. Very big. Very Heavy. I think we will need to rework our suspension....... :p

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  8. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Sweet, looking great.
     
  9. Duncanator

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    Why is it so heavy? You didn't print it solid, did you?
     
  10. Roboto

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    @ Duncanator: Not solid. Has about 4mm walls. The material is PolyJet so it's solid plastic + the thing is just huge....

    Might drop it down a scale or two at some point.
     
  11. wasili

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    :thumbsup
     
  12. RKS

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    If you made those wheels available to upgrade the Halcyon kit, you'd be doing a lot of us commoners a big favour.
     
  13. Roboto

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    Solidscape wax prints for casting. Super detailed - but also very fragile. Will cast in white bronze or brass.

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  14. Roboto

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    1/12 Scale Aliens APC (3D Print)

    Main body prints complete. We used leftover resin - that's why the different colors. Fit is good - will be some cleanup above the door and some spots around the front - but overall looks good.

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  15. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Rob. Looks great. Let me know



    Al
     
  16. Roboto

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    Aliens APC 1/12 (3D Print)

    Photo etch parts back today.

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  17. Roboto

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    1/35 Scale 3D Prints on the Objet Alaris 30 - in Vero White. These are polyjet - so rigid material. Could also cast them in Smooth On Task 13 material or attempt to print in the flexible Tango + material.


    @ RKS PM me if you want to discuss further.

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  18. Roboto

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    ALIENS 1/12 APC Build (3D Print)


    Today's bounty.... Top Gun and rails. Rails will need to cast though to support weight. Front gun barrel and side door. IMG_3904.JPG IMG_3905.JPG IMG_3906.JPG IMG_3907.JPG
     
  19. RogueTrooper

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    Very nice work;)...always wanted to build this.
     
  20. Roboto

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    ALIENS 1/12 APC Build (3D Print)

    Ran some parts on the Objet Alaris 30 last night.

    Front Door, Back grill base and vents. Front Gun. Couple of weird fit issues - but so far looking good.

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  21. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Looking good. Cant wait to see some primer on those
     
  22. TheNylonGag

    TheNylonGag Well-Known Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Fantastic mate

    Gag
     
  23. Roboto

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    ALIENS 1/12 APC Build (3D Print)

    Test fit for the photoetch parts. Looks good. Might have to mod some parts a bit - or just lightly scrape them down.
    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER gotta bondo the seam today and then hit it with primer maybe tomorrow. I have a new respect for your level of studio scale work - this is nuts ! :0

    I saw a thread on paint color - if anyone knows? Umbrol maybe?


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  24. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Lol. Thanks. Can be a pain sometimes. But its all fun. Take a look at the betty. That engine is a killer
     
  25. emperor

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    Are the 3d files or the printed kit for sale?

    How long does it take to print it?
     
  26. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    I have this at my shop. Im getting it ready to mold. You will have to ask Roboto on price and availability.
     
  27. emperor

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    keep me updated please.
     
  28. ixtore

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    This is an exciting build. One of my favorite miniatures. Very neat work - and the size makes it even better!
    Will await news on the kit!!!
     
  29. gyoung2993

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    I love what you are doing with this Aliens APC , I wish my HCG Aliens APC would have been that size , its 20 inches long , don't know the scale of mine , but this is crazy , awesome work you guys are doing....If you ever decide later next year to do a dropship , please let me know !!! Will be watching this and thanks for sharing sir !!!
     
  30. ixtore

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    A dropship in the same scale. :)
     
  31. Spacejunk

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    Any news?
     
  32. memyselfi

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    Any news on castings of this
     
  33. Robiwon

    Robiwon Master Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Your probably not going to hear anything else on this. Roboto has not been here in almost a year and the one "casting" it has been banned.
     

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