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Offline zrunelord

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Scratch built or converted 18mm Scifi vehicles
« on: August 05, 2022, 05:10:20 PM »
Hello again,
These are failed 3d prints . All are PLA. Used card, other 3d printed parts etc to make something out of them , instead of throwing them away.

https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2022/08/scratch-built-or-converted-18mm-scifi.html















Thank you for your comments
Z
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Most see shapes you must see possibilities.
Z

Offline Golgotha

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Re: Scratch built or converted 18mm Scifi vehicles
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2022, 05:11:18 PM »
I do like the armoured car.

Offline War Monkey

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Re: Scratch built or converted 18mm Scifi vehicles
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2022, 05:22:03 PM »
A few very interesting vehicles, I like to see how they turn out when your finish.
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!

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Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: Scratch built or converted 18mm Scifi vehicles
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2022, 08:22:33 PM »
Always keep the failed prints! I make wrecks or salvage as you did. It really isn't that hard.

Any idea why the prints failed?

Offline has.been

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Re: Scratch built or converted 18mm Scifi vehicles
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2022, 01:28:07 PM »
Quote
A few very interesting vehicles, I like to see how they turn out when your finish.

Me too!

I was wondering why more people don't offer failed prints. I have picked up
some scenery like that. Some creeping vines (buildings) tarpaulins (machinery)
etc. & they do good service on the table.

Offline zrunelord

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Re: Scratch built or converted 18mm Scifi vehicles
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2022, 03:02:34 PM »
Thank you all,

WM, soon (ish )  ;)

Golgotha, the orange ones are from Antenocities but kitbashed. Quite nice models.

Cook, yes indeed. The 2 orange failed due to bad supports ( I had just started 3d printing ),  The bus ( the one with mostly card top ) due to a clogged nozzle  & the last one due to a roof cave in ( due to 2 layer only top part ). Mistakes which could have been avoided. Still I enjoy scratchbuilding by hand so it's still a win. The one thing I wish I could suss out in resin printing is how to angle a model to avoid layers showing. It doesn't show that much in 18mm but I wish I could solve it.

Has been, Yes indeed & as they say one man's rubbish is another's treasure..... & we would reduce waste also which is always an open sore.  :(

Z


Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Scratch built or converted 18mm Scifi vehicles
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2022, 05:05:51 AM »
Hey Z

Fantastic detail, as always.  I am so jealous.

A little favor … Can you help me find a link?

I recall a different thread, you had built or converted a large vehicle and you had painted it red.  Then I made the suggestion to add orange highlights or something along those lines.  Then I supplied a link to a miniature painter that had done a tutorial on individual colors.  It might have been on the color orange.

Do you recall that tutorial link?

Thanks so much.

Dan

EDIT-

Found it:
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=124717.15
« Last Edit: August 13, 2022, 05:14:21 AM by Cacique Caribe »

Offline zrunelord

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Re: Scratch built or converted 18mm Scifi vehicles
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2022, 11:38:20 AM »
Thanks Dan.
is this the one you are looking for ? The links are in your replies.

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=124717.msg1716492#msg1716492

Z

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Scratch built or converted 18mm Scifi vehicles
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2022, 06:59:54 PM »
Z

That’s exactly the one.  Thanks!

I was hoping the tutorial could help B6 with his question here:

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=136738.0

Dan

 

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