3D Printer

I have been so busy playing with my 3D printer that I have neglected posting about it. I find it to be a deceptively simple machine with much configuration required to get things going smoothly.

I have got to the stage now where I can look at a 3d model and make the required tweaks to suite the printing of that particular model. This helps to avoid wasting time and filament on prints that are doomed to fail and is particularly important when you consider printing can take many hours.

Here is one of my favourite prints so far. Bender from Futurama painted using Tamiya paints. I downloaded model for this print from thingiverse details are underneath the images

 

Bender Bust by cerberus333

Published on November 13, 2013

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:182789

Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Electronics and Lower Hull

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Over the weekend I decided to focus on the lower hull of this kit. That way I could start playing about with the electronics and get the thing moving.

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The first thing to do was to start masking areas that should not be painted. These are areas where the wheels will be attached Continue reading Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Electronics and Lower Hull

Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Control

The problem I find with R/C vehicles is they take up a lot of space considering how often I use them. I stumbled across (and won) one of these great kits on eBay the other day. I did not even know these kits existed!

They are Tamiya 1:35 static kits modified to take R/C components giving you a highly detailed R/C model. This one is from 2001 and they seem pretty rare. There are some pre-built 1:35 models around abroad but these seem to have some ugly ir sensor on top of them.

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This is what you get in the R/C box alongside the kit. There are motors and gears for the drive and turret rotation along with some extra parts to convert the static model to R/C.

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This is the model kit itself. I looks like it comes with stronger tracks that you would get with the static model.

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I purchased some after market options for my build. The first is a zimmerit sheet. This give the surfaces a texture representing the paste that was put on some armour to prevent magnetic mines from sticking to the hull.

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The second upgrade I went for was the photo etched grills. I did no realise at first but you also get a sight for the turret gun as well.

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I started the kit by glueing the photo etched parts into place.

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Next I started adding the zimmerit. I had to cut out areas on the sheet with a modelling knife where any parts would stick out from. First up was the rear hull.

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Next I added zimmerit to the front lower hull.

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Finally I added the zimmerit sheets to the turret sides. On each side a large square is cut out for the unit markings to sit in.

That’s all for now, more on this build soon!

Team C Jekyll Kit 13×3 Motor 8.4v Battery Ball-Raced

Testing my team C Jekyll buggy. I am impressed with the performance but it is overheating my esc so I need to sort that out.

13×3 Orion Motor.

Mtroniks 10t limit sniper esc

8.4v 5100 Orion Rocket Pack Nimh

Spektrum DSM radio.

Thunder Tiger Buggy Orion 12×2 Motor Tyre Ballooning

My stock 17.5 Thunder tiger smoked out last week so I have replaced it with an orion 12×2 motor.

Modelsport is currently selling orion motors at half price.

I am tempted to pick up some more as spares.