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USS Enterprise
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* December 09, 2014, 05:48:31 PM
Not a render but here is a 3d printed hangar deck for the Tamiya 1:350 Enterprise. Newer carrier kits include a hangar deck. This is tough because it is hard to get accurate measurements. There was a bit of trial and error (i.e. reprinting parts).

The hangar is in 4 sections with 6 supports (front, back, one at each door).

I still have to make the roof. I have some interior details I printed off as well that are not in the picture.

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* December 09, 2014, 06:19:16 PM
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Fantastic.

Henry H

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December 09, 2014, 06:51:04 PM
#2
Very cool Jim.

Looks like it would be fun 3D printing and assembling the works.


December 16, 2014, 10:41:14 AM
#3
Fabulouso! What printer do you have? I have an UpMini. PLA or ABS?
Steve

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* December 23, 2014, 06:42:41 PM
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I have a makergear M2. I have been using PLA but could use ABS.

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December 28, 2014, 03:50:14 PM
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Hi Jim. I've used both ABS and PLA. ABS prints and layers more cleanly, but lifts off the print bed something fierce. Still playing around with bed heating, and modifying object design to counteract that. It also smells pretty bad, even tho the UpMini is enclosed, and I've built a moderate surround cover with an exhaust fan, and it's right by a window, after a 6-hour print, the air was acrid. PLA, can barely sense anything, even after a 9-hour print I just did. But I've had trouble with PLA being too stiff to feed well. The Tiertime branded PLA, made/certified by the same maker as the printer, feeds great. I'm about to try Foxsmart PLA.

Pic shows latest project, an egg-cracking platform. On the left, first draft, much too small; on the right, current version, just out of the printer. Shows the other thing about PLA, it gets stringy. Took a lot of sanding to clean.
Steve

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* December 29, 2014, 10:41:14 AM
#6
Great work!

I have 2KG of ABS but have never used it. I've had the printer for a year but have stuck to PLA. The toxic fumes have kept me in that direction.

I have gotten PLA from Monoprice and it has worked well. I've also gotten it from the printer mfr.

The only times I get the stringy problem are 1) when things totally FU (I have come to the printer in the morning and found my overnight job was just a ball of string wrapped around the nozzle) and 2) when there is no support.

I have been using the Simplify Creator software that can automatically create spongy support knock-outs where there are overhangs.

I've never gotten frizzes like in your picture.

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December 30, 2014, 11:10:08 PM
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Yeh, I hear the Simplify software is tops. Huh, no PLA stringies...well, maybe I've got an extruder or temp problem, I'll check the Up forums. It's Tiertime's machine-specific filament. Thanks, and Happy New Year.
Steve

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January 25, 2015, 03:52:24 PM
#8
Very nice.  Can you print in different colors, or are you painting each piece?


Jeff

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* March 26, 2015, 05:45:51 PM
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I have to sand and paint.

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