I made a couple of changes to the DOT Hazmat placard holder (or DG transport placard holder) based on some feedback.
I hollowed out the frame so the user can put a decal or sticker to the placard piece and insert it from the back.
Made a couple of requested simple items:
Garage or wall “J” hook - to put garden tools or an axe. Amazon sells these in 1/1.
Hitch pin as seen on Amazon again:https://www.amazon.com/Hitch-Mower-Trailer-Simple-Handed/dp/B08T1MK9M7?th=1
Going to do some WWII M3 Lee tank gun barrels b/c those are not terribly time-consuming.
M3 Lee barrels! I hope the 75mm will have a counterweight?
Going to start off with the easy to CAD late version 75mm w/out the counterweight.
After that, the other one.
3D prints from last night:
This one got damaged a bit while washing the prints with some isopropyl alcohol and H2O:
Need to be more careful with these remaining:
M3 “Lee” tank Late version 75mm gun and 37mm gun CADded (based on Takom 2087 kit measurements):
M551 Sheridan 152mm gun (early type) CAD in 1/35 for Tamiya 35365 kit:
Reference photo used
Nice 152 tube, but it needs the keyway for the missile that runs along the bottom of the tube cutting through the rifling.
Tom, can you show me some reference photos for what you’re referring to?
I think i found what he’s refering to…
You can see the straight channel at the bottom.
152mm Gun-launcher AR/AAV M551 Sheridan (50megs.com)
If that’s what Tom is referring to, I’m not adding it - not going to show in 1/35 scale, and I need a bottom hole to drain the resin out.
I like the Lee barrels. Would it be too much to make two .30cals to go with it?
M551 Sheridan 152mm gun (late type) CAD in 1/35 for Tamiya 35365 kit:
And then this one is modified to fit the RFM 5020 kit:
Took some more photos of the M60A3 crosswind sensor and masts 3D prints in 1/35.
It was hard to keep my hand steady at x8 zoom:
Very nice. It’s a thrill to design a part and print it (even for a newb like me). It must feel great to make such nice stuff. Modeling has changed forever I think. Even a year ago there were parts I shuddered to think about creating from scratch, especially mirrored ones, but now, I can whip up a (rudimentary) piece in Blender and print it!
I know, right, Wink? Things that were almost impossible with resin; very time-consuming if scratch-building; or very annoying with PEs are NOW possible with 3D printing. Better yet, it’s only going to get better as the technology advances!