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    3 Days Ago  Dec 7, 2017, 1:55 PM - Re: Firefox MIG-31 movie aircraft #301

    I could buy a Carbon3D and do it in minutes, oh hang on don't have a spare 10k and 2k per year for support...
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    2 Days Ago  Dec 8, 2017, 11:06 PM - Re: Firefox MIG-31 movie aircraft #302

    Modified the exhaust to make it a more successful print, pretty close a 0.05mm layers, promises to be even better at 0.025mm, again my phone camera makes it look worse that it actually is.
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    I need to increase the spacing of the inner part, the gap is so small it's trapping the resin and causing ripples on the outside. Either it will work all the time or will just aim to get one good one and cast it.

    After much messing about due to different software suddenly deciding to resize STL files randomly, too tired to work that out right now, I have a 0.025mm cockpit dash print running.

    More adventures in 3D printing tomorrow...
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    1 Day Ago  Dec 9, 2017, 8:36 PM - Re: Firefox MIG-31 movie aircraft #303

    This did kind of surprise me, the 1/48th cockpit dash came out well at 0.025mm layers

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    First attempt failed on the midsection so overdid the supports a tad, and pushed the exposure up a second a layer so it could be a bit crisper I think. The limiting factor is the X - Y 0.09mm pixel resolution, but there is no visible layer structure at all, it looks moulded. Again the camera makes it look worse that it is and with my eye I can resolve the quad of upper mid raised sections have 3 then 2 sets of rectangular buttons, the camera can't.

    Bottom part is at 0.1mm, I hacked the print file manually as it saves nearly 3 hours print time, still took around 8! The thin band just above my finger nail is from where the build platform is clearing the top level of the resin. Doesn't seem to happen with the bigger parts, think it must be resin movement/surface tension effect. Now I know it happens I can increase the support length so it misses the printed part.

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    Added details to the suit and in the process of adding some finer details to the seat. Just noticed at a different angle Clints left wrist looks a bit anorexic, must fix that.
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    4 Hours Ago  Dec 11, 2017, 7:19 AM - Re: Firefox MIG-31 movie aircraft #304

    Beautiful work.
    I am very impressed. My first love in movie aircraft.
    Glad to see it being given such a loving treatment.
    Well done.

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