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Topic review - Model Monkey Catalog
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Thank you, everyone, for the very positive comments!

Yes, Model Monkey products printed in gray resin are designed and printed by me in my workshop using a "Form2" 3D-printer manufactured by FormLabs.

Model Monkey products printed in metal, white acrylic ("smooth fine detail") plastic and "white versatile" plastic are designed by me but printed by Shapeways in their factories in The Netherlands, or New York, or by Shapeways' third-party partners world-wide.

I do my best to keep prices reasonable despite the high cost of the printer itself, the mechanical alcohol bath, the UV light booth, photosensitive gray resin, and bunch of other consumables necessary to create the models. Hopefully, Model Monkey products help give your older, favorite kits, and less-expensive kits, new life and an accuracy boost, comparable to far more expensive kits.

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Some celebrities have offered their support, too, so I thought I'd pass their remarks along to you.


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:29 pm
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100% agree! This am I received an order from Shapeways (Steve's designs) and a small order from His personal web site, the Quality is hands down much better and so is the value in the Items He produces.

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:29 pm
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Jon C Ryckert wrote:
As a customer of Steve 'Model Monkey' Larsen who has purchased quite a few items recently, I am very happy with his products. They are definitely a big improvement over Shapeways.


Agree with the above, although I'm only a first time customer '1/350 USS Portland conversion set' I'm more than happy compared to the Shapeways printed items I have brought in the past.
Post Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:11 pm
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As a customer of Steve 'Model Monkey' Larsen who has purchased quite a few items recently, I am very happy with his products. They are definitely a big improvement over Shapeways.
Post Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:16 am
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ModelMonkey wrote:
Yorktown class aircraft carrier fans! This model features catwalks omitted for those that prefer to use photo-etch catwalks from other vendors.* Splinter shielding for those catwalks is included. Another version of this design is available with integrated 3D-printed catwalks. Unlike the Trumpeter kit, both models have an accurately shaped pilot house and PriFly.

* No photo-etch is included with this model.


That's Mine! That's Mine!
Oh. You knew that.
I should have it in hand in a few days. I will pass along my quality observations. I doubt the claims from 'Guest' but I will look at the part first. From the pics I can't imagine how it might be improved, especially with all those cool and scale scuppers and water drain pipes molded on.
I do have some Shapeways products too and from my experience they are hard to get smooth without removing some of the detail inadvertently.
John
Post Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:06 am
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Guest wrote:
Steve, very nice jobs, but the quality can be better. Which company do you use for 3D printing ?? Thank you


Are You serious??!!

This is even better that Shapeways Smoothest Fine Detail Plastic , for price/quality is the best product so far ,If You my dear guest can provide some photos of something better ,I will be very happy to acknowledge You :big_grin:
Post Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:22 am
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himself when he is using the gray resin. the quality looks damn good to me so how can he improve it according to you?
Post Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:13 am
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Steve, very nice jobs, but the quality can be better. Which company do you use for 3D printing ?? Thank you
Post Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:27 am
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Yorktown class aircraft carrier fans! Here are some closeup photos of the island of USS Hornet CV-8 in 1/350 scale. This model features catwalks omitted for those that prefer to use photo-etch catwalks from other vendors.* Splinter shielding for those catwalks is included. Another version of this design is available with integrated 3D-printed catwalks. Unlike the Trumpeter kit, both models have an accurately shaped pilot house and PriFly.

* No photo-etch is included with this model.


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:10 am
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For 1/700 scale USS Saratoga CV-3 kit fans, here are an island and funnel as they appeared during 1944-1945.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:49 pm
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For fans of the classic Revell 1/96 scale USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" kits, here is a set of accurate 32-pounder carronades with skeads (carriages). Note that the carronades aboard Constitution today are actually 1845-pattern "gunnades" which feature a trunnion. Gunnades are not accurate for Constitution's War of 1812 appearance. The models below are true "carronades" which were supported by a post and pin, not a trunnion.

For fans of the classic Revell 1/96 scale USS United States, a set of whopper 42-pounder carronades is available.

The carronade models are followed by a set of 12 lanterns in 1/96 scale. The carronades and lanterns are available in other popular scales.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:54 am
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Here are 6"/53 cal. turrets for Omaha class light cruisers in 1/350 scale followed by a 1/35 scale Maybach HL230 P30 motor. This was the common motor of several World War Two-era, German heavy fighting vehicles including the Tiger I, King Tiger, Panther, Jagdpanther, Sturmtiger etc.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:54 am
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For 1/350 scale Tamiya USS Missouri BB-63 fans, here is a set of 16"/50 cal. turrets properly scaled to fit the Tamiya kits. The 16" turrets feature open rangefinder hood shutters with rangefinder visible within. They are followed by early Cold War-era US Navy life raft racks and a pair of anchors for fast battleships.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:34 pm
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For fans of 1/400 scale kits:


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:25 pm
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:cool_2:
Post Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:41 pm
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so you can add the Airbus 380 engines to an Yamato to make it the Space Yamato?
Post Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:48 am
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Thanks so much, Mark and David!

Mark and I have been discussing some future projects. Once some technical issues are overcome, we hope to add 1/144 scale airliner engines to the catalog.
Post Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:57 am
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he also does 1/350, 1/429 & 1/700 scale for the Pennsylvania conversion.
https://www.model-monkey.com/battleships-350
https://www.model-monkey.com/revell-scale-426
https://www.model-monkey.com/battleships-700
Post Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:14 pm
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Beautiful work Steve! :thumbs_up_1:

Makes me want to go out and buy a 1/200 Arizona and do a conversion just for the rarity of it. Got no space for ships that big though.
Post Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:32 pm
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Continuing the above post, here is the lower-most platform of USS Pennsylvania's forward superstructure for 1945, in 1/200 scale.


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:50 am

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