After trains and planes…


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But there’s a little more to this one… I want a hard copy of it for wargaming purposes:

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Using 3DC9.1.1, I exported an STL file then uploaded to this site – now I’m waiting for the 3D printer to do it’s stuff and I’ll have a 1:1250 scale model <!– s:) –><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!– s:) –>
It scales as 1m=1mm when printing, so this model is only just over 6cm long (81m long in real life)

I also had to write my own STL export (very basic) to fix the Y-Z swapping that happened after uploading the model.
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It’s now solid! They lost the turrets so I made a couple of new ones.


Another one waiting to be printed – this one is about 12cm long, 16,000 polys much more complex

1/1250 scale Soviet Kresta 2 class cruiser from the 1970’s
Very happy with the result. Stunning detail, down to the gun barrels (0.3mm)




Hi Paul,

Very nice stuff.
Amazing what is possible nowadays with 3d printing.



Hi Paul,

As someone who used to ride Fast Attack Submarines – very cool – sir…

Now all we need is for someone to really redo – Harpoon II – or – the even older Task Force 1942 (some of those night battles with all the shells in the air was really something to behold)…
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Solid Printing ??? Really – wow – so how much does that cost ??? I’d love to &quot;print&quot; one of my steam locomotives a little bit larger – of course…


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