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    Jul 8, 2017, 10:34 AM - Tie Interceptor 1:144 #1

    Here comes Tie interceptor. Going to paint it in 2 weeks from now, as well as some of my ships from 1:8000 fleet project. Another Tie fighter is printing right now. The model is from thingiverse, scaled it up to match 1:144. On the images model is quite wet since I took them just after taking it out from water.
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    Jul 10, 2017, 3:16 PM - Re: Tie Interceptor 1:144 #2

    Nice! What was that printed on?
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    Jul 12, 2017, 2:22 PM - Re: Tie Interceptor 1:144 #3

    monsterpartyhat said: View Post
    Nice! What was that printed on?
    Wanhao duplicator 7 (shortly D7)
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    Jul 12, 2017, 2:54 PM - Re: Tie Interceptor 1:144 #4

    Looks better than a lot of the printed stuff I've seen. Even better than Shapeways

    Unless I am mistaken, even zooming in on the pics, it doesn't appear to have pronounced "layering" or print lines like those others

    it is much smoother looking
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    Jul 12, 2017, 3:11 PM - Re: Tie Interceptor 1:144 #5

    The D7 is an SLA printer (using stereo lasers to cure the resin) - I believe that's true of SLA printers in general. Makes me want to get one - being able to print smooth 1:144th stuff for dioramas for my fleet would be amazing.

    EDIT: Sorry, it's not an SLA printer - not sure where I got that from. But it's a similar technology using UV light to cure resin, rather than laying down layers of melted plastic bit by bit.
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    Jul 12, 2017, 11:43 PM - Re: Tie Interceptor 1:144 #6

    It's modified SLA, it uses LCD with UV backlight rather than laser to cure resin - this is the only difference. It prints really smooth after some modifications I made, at 25 micron resolution you can't see layers. Btw blakeh1, this is the resolution I will be printing the turbolasers I was talking about on keeper of the force.
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    Jul 14, 2017, 9:39 AM - Re: Tie Interceptor 1:144 #7

    ThomasTheHuman said: View Post
    It's modified SLA, it uses LCD with UV backlight rather than laser to cure resin - this is the only difference. It prints really smooth after some modifications I made, at 25 micron resolution you can't see layers. Btw blakeh1, this is the resolution I will be printing the turbolasers I was talking about on keeper of the force.
    That will indeed be awesome!
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    Jul 14, 2017, 9:55 AM - Re: Tie Interceptor 1:144 #8

    Wow , that is really a nice print!
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    Jul 14, 2017, 4:37 PM - Re: Tie Interceptor 1:144 #9

    ThomasTheHuman said: View Post
    It's modified SLA, it uses LCD with UV backlight rather than laser to cure resin - this is the only difference. It prints really smooth after some modifications I made, at 25 micron resolution you can't see layers. Btw blakeh1, this is the resolution I will be printing the turbolasers I was talking about on keeper of the force.
    How involved are those modifications? At around $500, it's REALLY tempting to pick one up - that's a fantastic price for something capable of prints of that quality.
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    Jul 16, 2017, 6:36 AM - Re: Tie Interceptor 1:144 #10

    monsterpartyhat said: View Post
    How involved are those modifications? At around $500, it's REALLY tempting to pick one up - that's a fantastic price for something capable of prints of that quality.
    Sanding buildplate, tighting some screws, nothing hard. I also want to buy a flex coupler which is about $1-$2.

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