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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:44 pm 
I've thrown some filler primer on the first wheel to get rid of the layer lines.

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..and started a second wheel on the printer tonight.

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I'm adapting some of my generic 1:18 figures with Colonial kit and to that end, I've started modelling a helmet for print.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:21 pm 
After a couple of prints to fine tune the helmet scale I held the parts in place with blu-tack and jointed them with cotton thread fixed with blobs of cyano gel.

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If that holds in place it'll be great. So, once dried it was time for a fitting.

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That looked OK so I splashed a little primer on it - the white has a translucency making it hard to see surface detail.

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Once I start properly with these I'll need to give them a filler primer and a good sand before assembly. I've yet to work out how to successfully add the mic.

Anyway, I'm happy with how this is going. It's been a nice break from APC interior pieces.

EDIT: Just added the mic - a semi-stripped wire piece. Here's a cheeky shot with the Hiya Toys Hicks.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:37 pm 
Started on this tonight. I'll add more detail once it's built but it's fun making printable kits like this. You might say it looks 'smart' lol.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:29 pm 
I printed out 2 full Smart-Gun 'kits' today. I built them with a raft to try to avoid any smaller pieces getting knocked off the build plate. That worked, but the flat halves aren't finished very well as a result - so they don't go together as well as they need to.

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So, I'll re-design the print to get a better result.

Anyway, I couldn't resist building one up and sloshing some primer on it. The MKII will fit and look a lot better. :)

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 Post subject: Re: 1:18 scale M557 APC scratch-build
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:11 pm 
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Great! Looks like you get your squad up and ready soon.
Thanks for sharing.

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