Epic build and liking the way you're going with the frame and everything else
Very “crisp“ detail. Not sure how you and other experts produce this modeling with photography, CAD & printing, but those learned disciplines certainly seem to have been mastered. Great work and construction pictures. Shows what high quality can be achieved with this building method that links this technology to modeling of cherished subjects.Upper shell glued and ready for a bit more detail
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and a bit more detail
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will focus on printing off some of the detailed parts I have already designed prior to printing the bottom half of the shell - still working on my landing gear, ramp design etc, so that might take a while.
Have started on the cockpit parts, that might also eventuate before the bottom half
Thanks Joberg, yeah I did quite a few iterations getting the landing gear right as well - and making it easy to print.Great landing gears for sure Love the video game. Is there some kind of problems if the vehicle topples or is overtaken by the zombie?...or it's just a shoot' em, crush 'em, burn 'em to add to the body count? Love it btw
This thread is a gift; not only we're seeing your wonderful MF build but also your video (which I like very much...and your wife is wrong)Thanks Joberg, yeah I did quite a few iterations getting the landing gear right as well - and making it easy to print.
The game is a pretty much shoot, burn n crush, the vehicle has steadying physics so it never ends up on its roof - if you are stationary for too long you do loose energy and they do now approach and attack your car. There are also now boss zombies, bigger and meaner, who will chase you as well
This was an older video, since then I have made quite a few changes, so about due to upload another video soon.
1 Million Zombies
I just wanted a tomato from the greenhouse for my BLT, and look what I run into, sheesh, ; )So here's a bit of an update, (Yes I know its been a while, too many other things interfering)
If anyone wants to try any of these prints out themselves, feel free to touch base, and I'll send a dropbox link. I would suggest starting with the gunners turret. I haven't put these up before, as was wanting to get it more complete, but looks like its going to take another full year at least to get everything modeled and together.
I have printed the Bottom Frame, and added in the rear engine vents - its designed so I can run 2 LED Strips from inside the Model around the inside of the vents
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While doing this I did redesign some of the frame, the main one is I add mag mounting for the two gunner Turrets, so they can be easily removed, depending on how you want to display it. I am also adding Mag Mounting for the Docking Rings.
Part of the design for the Lower half of the saucer, was making allowances for the boarding ramp, and landing gear - which after quite a few attempts, I did end up with something I'm happy with.
So ended redoing the landing gear to allow for a coach bolt to support the weight.
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This are printed split as in the photos and joined with the standard pins I use for everything in this model
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I have designed the inner jaw elements, another one that took a few attempts, mainly due to how I wanted to wire in the lighting, but haven't printed those out yet.
I am in the middle of writing a game so bear with me, that is taking up a large percentage of my spare time.
I was a game developer back in the 90s, and recently have tried to restart that career. (My wife thinks its part of my midlife crisis)
Sneak peek if anyone is interested - sorry not Star Wars related
People seems to forget an available space seldom mentioned while discussing "Not having the room to display my model"...what about the ceiling?I seem to miss so many threads here in this place.
I find it interesting that so many are tackling the 5 footer, but each in different unique ways.
Besides having no knowledge to model anything in 3D, or about to this whole 3D printing works, even still, I would feel a bit overwhelmed trying to attempt a 5 foot Falcon...plus not having the room at all for the build or display.
I've hung small models from fishing string from the ceiling before...but a 5 footer might be just a big too.....awesome. Imagine how much string would be needed.People seems to forget an available space seldom mentioned while discussing "Not having the room to display my model"...what about the ceiling?
I mean; plenty of room there! The site is not working today, so no emoji...but, I'm laughing.