3D printed upgrades

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John Clarke
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3D printed upgrades

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Late last year my friend Mark asked me if I knew where he could buy a 1/6 scale Sdkfz 222. I've always had a soft spot for this model. Angled plates and an aggressive stance from a little armored car.

Of course I said I'll look on the Armortek forum sales topic for him.

There was one with some nice upgrades available and brought the seller together with him.
A deal was done and Mark has thrown himself into the Armortek project with some excellent results.

With some suggestions on lighting, 20mm and mg34 muzzle flash now all available. New exhaust boxes, rear light fittings and guards, front lighting bracket mounts, main gearbox covers and speaker box have all been skillfully constructed with 3D art work.

Jaw dropping detailed printing is not unusual as he regularly works on fine scale model boats smaller than 1/200.

I'm putting these pictures on topic for him as he's waiting for permission to use the forum in his own right as a member.

He is a wizard of the fine 3D printed craft as you'll see, making fine scale bespoke parts to enhance the delightful Armortek Sdkfz222.
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Sorry, my left thumb made an appearance.
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Liquid resin 3D printing really brings out the fine detail of a 3D CAD model.

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Your absolutely right Vince. But like yourself it takes an artist to do it really well.
A man behind the brush does not always have the skills and should stick to sculpting with lego.
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I have a PLA printer and a resin printer and ive been using both recently on various 1/6 scale projects.
It can be tricky designing the parts in CAD software, but then you can still be faced with problems getting your masterpiece to print exactly how you want it to come out.

Having the skills and patience to design and print detailed parts at home is really adding another dimension to my hobby.
I just wish that the option to print metal parts was more affordable.

Cheers
Tim
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