My try at building the 1/6 Scale Falcon Cockpit

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IzzyMel

Sr Member
My children bought me a 3D printer for Fathers Day and I put it to good use. I started to work on my 1/6 Scale Falcon Cockpit. I started to print off the captains chairs. However, in the process of doing the 1st one a tree fell on the power lines and killed my 1st print ( shown next to the that is finished)

IMG_20150622_095324 by Izzy Mel, on Flickr

IMG_20150622_095348 by Izzy Mel, on Flickr

IMG_20150622_095357 by Izzy Mel, on Flickr

Had to do a lot of sanding to get rid of the spiderwebs. Here is a picture of it on the printer:

3d printed Falcon seat by Izzy Mel, on Flickr

Here is a quick vid of the printing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXdVPVYCuB8

One more of these to print off then it's he Nav Seats. :)
 

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IzzyMel

Sr Member
Thanks for the bump Sofaking01 and for the help with my project :)

And then there were two.
IMG_20150630_212415 by Izzy Mel, on Flickr

I was away. Now I'm back and able to continue. I'm in the process of printing off the back seats. I'll post pics once I have them done. :)
 

joberg

Master Member
Those are looking good. As for the sanding, are you using acetone, or it's just sand paper to remove those lines?
 

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SofaKing01

Master Member
How do you use acetone to get rid of the lines without damaging any of the detail???
The acetone is a slow "smoothing" process - slowly melts the plastic. You can use a small paint brush in certain areas - simply brush the acetone over and over. I would use a practice piece to get the hang on it.

Check out this vid (be sure to watch others for more detail)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biLVyGDvisM
 
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IzzyMel

Sr Member
The acetone is a slow "smoothing" process - slowly melts the plastic. You can use a small paint brush in certain areas - simply brush the acetone over and over. I would use a practice piece to get the hang on it.

Check out this vid (be sure to watch others for more detail)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biLVyGDvisM
No luck with Acetone. All it did was change the color of my black pla to White. Sad Face. At least I tried it on a small pice and not on the main seats. I think Acetone works well with ABS. Not so good with PLA. :(
 

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IzzyMel

Sr Member
I'm having a hell of a time trying to get the back Nav seats done. I think I'm going to have to do a combination of scratch build and 3d print.

You can see the detail on the prints are good on side only next to the scratch build post. I do like the Base for the seat and the hoods.

IMG_20150707_104349 by Izzy Mel, on Flickr

However, I'm not to crazy about the back side of the prints. I one is usable because most of it will be hidden behind the seat. The other one will be trashed.

IMG_20150707_104427 by Izzy Mel, on Flickr
 

SofaKing01

Master Member
I'm digging the styrene version. Much cleaner and you'll def see / get more detail. I think the combo effort will def work :)
 

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