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Ultimaker Airplane Model (print + sand + paint + coat) 1.0

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This was my biggest model so far and I'm quite satisfied with the result after lots of sanding, priming, and painting. As the model is made for the UM2 Extened, I had to split the wings and fuselage using Mesmixer. I printed the parts with 0.15mm layers in various PLA types (ran out of UM PLA after the body :p)

One of the body parts came out weird, and next time I would look into making alignment pins of some sort. Gluing with CA superglue worked fine, only aligning some parts was tricky. I underestimated the finesse that goes into neatly painting a model of this size, but in the end I got the paint to both fill some tricky parts as well as nicely cover the entire model. The model itself is great, only assembly took some filing, especially for the engines and wing pin.



  • Body: Ultimaker PLA Silver Metallic
  • Wings + engines: ColorFabb PLA/PHA White
  • Stand + turbine: ColorFabb PLA/PHA Black




  • 'Regular' CA superglue
  • Tamya Grey Model primer
  • White acryllic paint
  • Clear acryllic coat
  • Sanding paper 120/180/200/400 grit


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