3D prints and CADs Part 2 - by petition2God

It’s a thrill to turn an idea into a 3D printed item. Well done!

Work in progress. M4 series Sherman search light in 1/16 to replace the AHHQ’s kit part:




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M4 Sherman spotlight in 1/16 CAD done!







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Do you still have some of the chain binders available?

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Some 3D prints from this past weekend.
Most of them for @Tank_1812






The M4 Sherman spotlight in 1/16 came out very nicely. The 1/35 version came out without a print fail luckily.





Improved design of BGM-71 TOW in 1/35 came out nicely, too:






Using an FDM 3D printer, made a funnel (100mm diameter) to drain or pour back 3D UV resin:





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Noice! :+1::+1:

M53 SPH 155mm CAD in 1/35 done to replace the awfully inaccurate kit gun parts:

This will be 3D printed and sold in 2 parts:
Part 1 Barrel only
Part 2 Rear gun cover only




As assembled:





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I’m also planning to do these replacement wheels, which ILK screwed up - photo courtesy of Chris Hughes (Toadman’s tank photos); posted for reference purposes only:

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The reason for those markings on the machine gun skate ring is very simple; when the gun is locked in that position and facing forward, you can open the hatch without obstruction. Any position behind it, and the hatch won’t open fully. Any position to the front of that point, and the hatch may or may not open, depending on the orientation of the gun.
Since the gun mount is normally stowed in that position, there is no need to mark it.
Ken

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20mm M548 ammo can in 1/35 CAD done:





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20mm ammo can in 1/35 3D printed:



Some print lines visible.

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CADs for the ILK M53/M55 in 1/35 replacement wheels are done. 3D printing this weekend 5/17-18.









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CADded the beacon lights (aka. Whoopie lights) in 3 different shapes for 3D printing. These will be 3D printed in clear UV resin. I hollowed out the inside to give an illusion of a bulb inside.
In 1/35 scale, their diameter is between 4-5mm. The heights are between 5 and 6 mm w/out accounting the cylindrical stands at the bottom.




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The big fat version was very common in the '80’s.

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M53/55 wheels 3D printed in 1/35:



Faint print lines visible at x4 magnification.




The rear where the supports were attached - a bit messy


Embossing came out OK.

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Made one more version of a beacon or Whoopie light in 1/35:



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@Petition2God : The detail you manage to achieve baffles me every time.

that’s why I split the wheels in two parts. The face that is at the ‘inside’ of the assembled wheel gets the supports for printing. It is easy to clean up, for there is hardly any detail.

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where can I get these?

Ian,
Those 3D prints are only available directly through me to the US residents. PM me if interested.

Kind regards,
James

Splitting the wheels into 2 parts to print is a great idea! Thanks Hans.

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