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kingcatwell

first 3d model, warhound titan

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Cheers all!

Most of the detail came out with the machine, the post work was just fixing some errors and smoothing it all off. I smoothed it off with a mini drill, a soldering iron, a little milliput, but mostly with car spray filler primer.( i need to get another can of that. i've been trying to paint some of my latest printed models without it and the grain is visible through the paint)

This was also printed out mainly with intersections, before i realised that cura doesn't like intersections, so a lot of the rivets and details came out quite rough.

It was printed using Curas quick print settings, lately I've switched to the advanced settings so things have gotten way finer (and smaller).

I sculpted it using maya (I've been doing cg for 15 years more or less) and it took a month and a half to print (some of that time was taken up by my first blockage). here's a screen grab of it all broken down.

It was a lot of work, but worth it. I've got plenty more stuff under way. So stay tuned and pass it on.

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thats stunning.

what layer height and speeds were you printing ?

also did you print these parts with supports (cut away later) or without ?

big question, are you going to share your stl files on thingiverse, so the rest of us can have a try at this monster ?

would be really cool to print a few and have a table top battle ;-)

very cool.

Ian :-)

 

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Thanks Ian,

The layer height varies between pieces, some were done with quick and fast (structural), some more detailed pieces were done with high quality. It was made before i'd dared to use the advanced settings. there was a lot of support material.

Gw would kill me if i put this up on any site, theres already been takedowns and cease and desists sent to peep's modelling stuff in their universe and hosting it. Fortunately they do allow one offs, ergo the large amount of scratch built titans out there. Also personally i'd rather make stuff and sell physical things than sell .stl's.

 

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Hmm share the model, you mean I send you guys the stl's. As that would be a problem because the files a mess and it was built as i was learning to print so the pieces are in varying states of that learning. If I was to do it again now I'd do it very differently which means changing each of the 150+ parts... :oops: .

Also i didn't save alot of the stls on my card like i do now ( i deleted them to save space)and some of the pieces didn't come out too well and needed fixing in post.

So all in all it would require an overhaul for someone else to use the files and not have an aneurism.

I'm building a lot of new stuff with the ultimaker which may be more user friendly that might be better suited to send you guys. At some point in the future i'll go back to the warhound file and sort it out, but that wont be any time soon. Thanks for the offer though. :mrgreen:

 

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Wow! This is very cool! If you change your mind about selling / sharing the model, consider CGTrader, we'd be more than happy to help you sell it :)

 

if your interested in buying and selling, try and keep your business to PMs please.

Your posts are starting to smell of advertisement and spam !

Ian

 

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Theres a number of reasons why i can't share it. like i want to sell it, i didn't do all that work for nothing. but i cant sell the stls for copyright reasons anyway as only one can be made for sale.

Personally i see my ultimaker as a tool for making physical products for physical sale, i dont see the digital marketplace side working as well as it does for other industries.

Anyway ive just finished assembling my new model, i'll post that once i've finished editing the video.

 

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