Check out my Petreon page for a nice Warhammer file.
General terrain? A wind Farm? For 28mm Scale?
A big building or tower? For 6mm Scale?
Whatever, it is there to print at any scale or rescale to suit your own needs, a big model for your table and should look good when painted up.
Too expensive via Shapeways.
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I haven't been around for a while. I have been doing some bits and pieces of modelling but an unintended break seemed to happen for no apparent reason.
I have a massive collection of data for war gaming and sci-fi modelling and have been wondering what to do with it.
I have signed up to Patron, a great place where creative types can get a bit of support and where collectively this can be meaningful. For me it will be a way of sharing data at very little cost to individuals but might make something to cover my efforts.
Have a look, I am offering two levels of support, one at $2 and the other at $5. At the $5 level, I will offer CAD data at my Battletech Longbow and Star Wars Tie Scimitar level. I will get on and finish my Star Wars Tie Tank and offer that.
Feel free to let me know what you think.
I purchased a few books of interest, sacred geometry, golden section, and one on compass and ruler exercises.
I really love the sacred geometry styled Gothic church windows. I have designed some in CAD and shall print some off with the hope that they make nice details for MDF type laser cut buildings for war gaming.
Also available on my Shapeways shop.
Here's one to look at; set of 4 windows works out as a good price.
A simple CNC program fairly quickly produced 3 sets of 44" Eagle Transporter landing pod feet from an A3 sized sheet of Perspex.
The sizes were spot on to the plans and the chamfered corners just marked out and cut with a file / sanding paper on a block.
I am attempting to help out some fellow modellers by hosting a small get-together where we have an expert coming over to teach us how to solder brass tubes. We will run CNC machines and get tube fish mouthed and quickly as possible. This seemed like a good opportunity to get cracking on another set of brass work for myself.
What pod to choose; that is the question.
Stunning turned aluminium engine bells produced by Mike Reader (check him out on the usual forums / Facebook). My resins are not to shabby really but aluminium is real and feels good.
I model most of my work in CAD before I build it.
With a little work the CAD model of the 44" Eagle Transporter has been scaled to make an 11" Model. This might be a very nice thing to produce; as long as my CAD is good (I think it is; the 44" frame is built from it) the 11" model will be very interesting / accurate.
I have added this in the Shapeways WSF plastic material; much better price. We will see how expensive the spine works out to be in stainless steel!
The passenger pod floor is coming together; the brass work that looked great when raw is etch primed; a couple of soldered pegs locate that to the acrylic perspex plate.
The plate was roughened slightly prior to getting some primer on that just to help key the paint in place.
The kit bashed parts are resin casts; these look fine with no air bubbles or defects (but I had a big pot of those to choose from).
I have been designing a range of Hover Tanks; these are styled on old world war one tanks as a sci-fi hover tanks.
The design is my own; and produced with Autodesk Fusion.
They can be found on Shapeways; buying a set of 4 works out pretty good on price.
Haven't done much model making for a while; life gets in the way sometimes.
I had chance to get the soldering kit out and crack on with the passenger pod floor frame. The jigs were made an age ago; the fish mouthing was done and this task was completed in a few hours over two evenings.
The jig L sections worked great; the frame is fairly big but has remained flat and true; I am very happy with the result and this could have been a challenge without a jig.
Designed some ruins / scatter terrain in 28mm scale. A ruin of an old Star Gate and a Column Base; no real purpose but should look good to dress the table.
A drawing of the Tie Scimitar Assault Bomber. Free Download, enjoy.
Check it out on Shapeways;
Tie Scimitar by Scalestuff
The model looks good to go in the detail material at 6mm 1/270 ish scale. It is about 50mm long overall and the price came out really very good I thought.
Lifting some blue prints / plans from Wookieepedia again. Another unusual Tie variant from the wider Star Wars universe; the Tie Crawler or, The Century Tank.
The weather is getting better; soon I will be back on the big Eagle (it needs paint) but this Star Wars stuff has been a nice distraction this spring. Good fun; it is also helping me to learn Autodesk Fusion 360, also good fun and a change from my usual industry software Solidworks.
My finished CAD file as a short animation. Really happy with the way this worked out and it looks ok with an initial coat of primer. I haven't taken any wet or dry to it yet; just a wash in soapy water.
The Tie Assault Bomber - The Scimitar is progressing in CAD and as a physical model; the landing skid is very fine, the posts are only 1mm diameter and the collection of parts is growing.
3d Print Project in between the larger projects.
Star Wars Tie Scimitar Assault Bomber.
CAD and 3d printing is WIP for sure; still a little bit to do.
Can not make my mind up; to tool the wings or not.
I like the idea of the ship landing on its wings (with the body at an angle) I might look at inventing a landing skid to fit to the underside of the front body section (hex cone shape). I think that would be quite smart and look neat.
The model is 1/72 scale