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Old 03-23-2015, 01:37 AM   #151
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Maybe you can make a "train" With 3-4 cart and a tractor?

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I 've been thinking about that too. The main problem there is the towbars. They will be very fragile. I'll give it a try.
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Interesting.
There are always ways around problems...

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Here are two pics of the unpainted models. FUD is not easy to take a pic of since it's translucent.



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They look so nice
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Hi all,

I want to make custom 1:400 aircraft, the Boeing SST, Sonic Cruiser, Airbus and EADS concepts, and even my own designs. What type of 3D printer should I look into for this? I would most likely design square holes for where the gear would go, and find out how to buy from Gemini Jets or another manufacturer some replacement gear and glue them into my customs, as printing the gear would probably not be as accurate or stable. Is this possible? I saw some custom Boeing 2707 aircraft from a while ago and the designers were taking orders, would that be possible on here if I designed and printed these custom aircraft?

The NEA 3D looks really nice, it is currently in the production phase and won't be shipped out until November. I wanted to start a lot sooner than that, but maybe it would be wiser to wait for this one, as it allows for easy upgrades in the future, and the price isn't too bad for the model I wanted. I'd be needing a build area of 25cm length or height wise in order to make the 2707, which is the longest aircraft I'd ever make, as most models would be much shorter than that. Even a stretched A380 would be less than 18cm.

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Re: 3D Printing & 1/400 Scale

Do you plan on doing a lot of 3D printing, or just for personal use? A 3D printer is fairly expensive. The market evolves very quickly. The basic printers probably don't have the level of detail you need. You could consider designing the part and have it printed by Shapeways or iMaterialise or similar services. With those services you outsource the entire printing process, and even sales of your models if you want to.
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Do you plan on doing a lot of 3D printing, or just for personal use? A 3D printer is fairly expensive. The market evolves very quickly. The basic printers probably don't have the level of detail you need. You could consider designing the part and have it printed by Shapeways or iMaterialise or similar services. With those services you outsource the entire printing process, and even sales of your models if you want to.
I agree with Ngineer, the technology is moving so fast its madness to buy a decent 3D Printer at the moment as its out of date within 6-8 months. If you can afford a real printer then get the ProJet 3500 HDMax, otherwise the small sub $10,000 printers are all filament based printers which has low resolution and low detail level. For small models you need an SLS based technology (think of resin and UV lasers).
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Hi Everyone,
We have been looking at the sales of the model aircraft and we are confident that we can print everything we make 50% cheaper (but in the same high quality) if we buy our own printer. As you all already know all of our model aircraft are currently for sale on Shapeways:

Land, Air & Sea by Speed - Shapeways Shops

While its convenient for us to work with shapeways and they are the cheapest commercial printing company on the planet, we think that if we buy our own printer we can offer everyone a less expensive product.

Before we are going to commit to buying a printer we wanted to see if people would be interested in ordering more models if they are up to 50% cheaper than shapeways prices?

Please email me your comments and suggestions to adam@inner-leaf.com so we can see if its worth while. What we would like to do if it seems worth our while is to get a series of pre-orders set down so the risk is less for us.

Let me know what everyone thinks and please inform collectors of other scales that this applies to all scales not just 1:500.

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Re: 3D Printing & 1/400 Scale

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Hi Everyone, As we are approaching Xmas I thought I would adjust all prices for all models on our site

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/printedplanes

I am cutting our markup by 50-75% on every single model in all scales including GSE...basically every model in the shop.

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Re: 3D Printing & 1/400 Scale

Can we do a run of 3D print of 1:400 human figure? would be nice to have a few of these next to the models.
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Can we do a run of 3D print of 1:400 human figure? would be nice to have a few of these next to the models.
At 4mm each I think it would be too small to try and print.
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Can we do a run of 3D print of 1:400 human figure? would be nice to have a few of these next to the models.
If you are 4m tall with 40cm thick arms, you could give it a go...

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At 4mm each I think it would be too small to try and print.
I thought 3D printing has sub mm resolution? technology not good enough yet? not saying the figure has to be so detailed just need to be good enough...
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I thought 3D printing has sub mm resolution? technology not good enough yet? not saying the figure has to be so detailed just need to be good enough...
Its more a matter of practicality but if you wanted to try this then get in touch and we can quote you for an army of micro men.

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