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Author Topic: Doktor Zarkov's Spaceship (nearly, sort of)  (Read 288 times)

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Doktor Zarkov's Spaceship (nearly, sort of)
« on: January 25, 2022, 03:17:43 AM »

I've been fiddling around in Blender, putting together a Space Opera spaceship loosely based on the ship of Doctor Zarkov in the 1935 Buster Crabbe Flash Gordon serials.
Something I hadn't remembered, but which I discovered when I looked at a screen-shot from one of the films, is that the ship has a fixed undercarriage just like an aeroplane of the era.


I tried a variety of layouts for the STLs.

The one-piece model (the red one) didn't print well at all; Cura's support game proved to be weak.

The green one, split longitudinally, worked fairly well, but in the end I went with the blue one, split fore and aft, as it required the absolute minimum of supports.

The STLs are available (free) at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5215636

The model, as designed, is roughly 150mm long.

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Re: Doktor Zarkov's Spaceship (nearly, sort of)
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2022, 03:23:48 AM »
They look good! Would sizing it down some make it work for 15mm?
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!

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Re: Doktor Zarkov's Spaceship (nearly, sort of)
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2022, 06:05:41 AM »
The fins would need to be beefed up; they're already about as thins they can be for FDM printing.

I don't really have any idea what size the ship should be to be properly in scale for 15mm; I don't know that its dimensions were ever actually stated.

 

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