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 Post subject: 3D Printed Gunboat
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:29 pm 
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Check out this 3D printed Charleston Class Gunboat! Look at how big it is, erm how small it is! The detail is really getting up there :cool_1:

http://3dprint.com/54161/3-inch-long-3d-printed-ship/

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I'm not sure what's cooler, the amount of detail in it or the fact that they made such a rare subject.

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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printed Gunboat
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:05 am 
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It's not stated what scale this is; 1/700 or smaller? I'm not familiar with this type of gunboat. Is this a single piece printing? :wave_1:


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printed Gunboat
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:57 am 
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Looks to be about 1:1200. To have an eleven hour print cycle for this on a high end industrial machine would be quite expensive!

Eventually such technology will make one question just what is scratch building.

Cheers: Tom


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printed Gunboat
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:06 pm 
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That is a 1/1250 USS Erie (PG-50)


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printed Gunboat
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:59 pm 
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Fliger747 wrote:
Looks to be about 1:1200. To have an eleven hour print cycle for this on a high end industrial machine would be quite expensive!

Eventually such technology will make one question just what is scratch building.

Cheers: Tom


Yup. They're in like the playing Castle Wolfenstein stage now. I'm sure in 5 years we'll really be tripping.


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printed Gunboat
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:52 pm 
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Fliger747 wrote:
Looks to be about 1:1200. To have an eleven hour print cycle for this on a high end industrial machine would be quite expensive!

Eventually such technology will make one question just what is scratch building.

Cheers: Tom


Hey, just add water! Cool stuff, nonetheless.

Jack


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printed Gunboat
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:00 am 
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Take a look through Shapeways catalog http://www.shapeways.com/ They've got everything, including the kitchen sink, in any scale you can think of! I'm doing more and more shopping there for 1/48, 1/72, 1/144 figures and all kinds of accessories. :wave_1:


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