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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 - 07:42 PM UTC
A few more variants of m249 MK 48. Also MICO pack in 1/35 scale.
http://www.shapeways.com/product/GQCBDG423/1-35-spm-35-032-m249-mk48mod0-7-62mm-machine-gun?li=shop-results&optionId=57279199
http://www.shapeways.com/product/AZ6DBBWSK/1-35-spm-35-035-mico-machine-gunners-assault-pack?li=shop-results&optionId=57336104

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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 03:12 PM UTC
The Lockheed Martin Gyrocam sensor system (15- Inch Triple Sensor 15TS/VOSS) added on Shapeways:
http://www.shapeways.com/product/ZZD6V9EWB/1-35-spm-35-039-lockheed-martin-gyrocam?li=shop-results&optionId=57386699
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 03:26 PM UTC
Wow Peter, really nice
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 04:38 PM UTC
yesyes looks great thanks
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 08:02 PM UTC

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Got my order in! Thank you Peter!
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 01:31 AM UTC
Oh. My. Gosh. For the love of resin, that is beautiful. Now give me a figure to go with it all, please!

Off to order that "Ironman" pack.

thank you,

K.
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 04:10 PM UTC
Thank you friends for your kind words!
The issue with the figure I hope to decide in August. I have to coordinate the technological issues with Shapeways. Backpack "Ironman" is essentially a test step for the production of figures by 3D printing method.
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 05:39 PM UTC
I do like the look of all those bits! Wonder would that pack fit on one of the LR figures?
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 11:27 PM UTC
Sean, I think the backpack can be used with any modern figures which similar for "machine gun on the edge"

The Marine Corps Transparent Armored Turret System (MSTAG turret)
Will be available at Shapeways in 1/35 scale on the next week.

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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 03:10 AM UTC
Looking good Peter, seems like it will be a big order when i come home after my trip to Berlin
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 04:00 AM UTC
Hello Peter. The new turret looks great! I am in the process of putting the other SAG II turret together and have a question for you. For the transparent bullet proof ballistic glass, how do you suggest that be prepared? I am trying to sand and polish the minor printing steps out, and then coat with Future, but it still looks clouded so far. I am thinking it would be better to switch to styrene sheet for the glass? still looking for the proper thickness. Please looking for comments on what others have tried for the transparent parts? Thanks and wishing you much success. -S
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 05:25 PM UTC
The MCATS turret is available on the Shapeways:
http://www.shapeways.com/product/7MZTL3M2L/1-35-spm-35-040-mcats-turret?li=shop-results&optionId=57531146
http://www.shapeways.com/product/FUQVXHMNS/1-35-spm-35-040-a-mcats-turret-x2-in-set?li=shop-results&optionId=57531266

Stuart, I did some research on the replacement of windows in sets and have such ideas.
To replace armored windows details can use transparent plastic boxes from the CD/DVD discs. Standard box for TDK CD/DVD has a thickness of 1,3mm. Thin box TDK discs has a thickness of 1 mm. This plastic can be used for cuting of windows for SAGII turret. From the outside the glass to make a chamfer on the edges. To use 3D printed windows from set as template.

The using of plastic bottles for water capacity of 5 liters. The wall thickness on the side of the cylindrical part is 0.3 millimeters. Color plastic - colorless, blue, light green. This is similar to the shades of armored glass . I cut with a scalpel several strips 4X1,5 cm from smooth lateral part of the bottle. The strip is bent slightly as it is part of a cylindrical surface. It is not essential, because in the gluing process of the small squares (cuted from strip by templates) the detail is rectified. But it is possible to straighten the initial strip. This is done by thermal effect - smoothing-iron. Heat mode 1 or 2 (wool). Needs a wooden board (suitable board for kitchen cutting), the average thickness of cotton cloth (a pillowcase). Plastic strips to put on the board, cover with a cloth in two layers, press the heated iron on the one second, remove the iron for a few seconds and press again. You can turn up the strip other side on top and repeat the procedure. It may take several attempts for the experience.
From these strips can be compiled window glasses with different thicknesses. And one can use 1-2 liter plastic bottles, with thinner plastic (for the outside thin glass on MCATS turret).
Also, there is a packing boxes with transparent inserts (for the toy cars, dolls) and other packaging boxes.

I do not forget about the TOW sight, I try to do soon.

Roger, have a good trip!
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 06:01 PM UTC
The weapons look great. One question though, how many do you get in each set, Shapways doesn't say? I am specifically interested in the M240D (actually an M240H with the rail system added).
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 08:41 PM UTC

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The MCATS turret is available

Stuart, I did some research on the replacement of windows in sets and have such ideas.
To replace armored windows details can use transparent plastic boxes from the CD/DVD discs. Standard box for TDK CD/DVD has a thickness of 1,3mm. Thin box TDK discs has a thickness of 1 mm. This plastic can be used for cuting of windows for SAGII turret. From the outside the glass to make a chamfer on the edges. To use 3D printed windows from set as template.

The using of plastic bottles for water It may take several attempts for the experience.
Also, there is a packing boxes with transparent inserts (for the toy cars, dolls) and other packaging boxes.

I do not forget about the TOW sight, I try to do soon.

Roger, have a good trip!



Thank you Peter! Good ideas and I will try some cutting. Looking forward to seeing more of your artwork. All the best to you!

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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 04:42 PM UTC
Gino, the Shapeways provides a report of all ordered sets. Info on prices and materials http://www.shapeways.com/materials/frosted-detail-plastic
My bonus is different for different sets. If you are interested in more accurate data, please send me a message

And I continues to joint project with Ant-Miniatures and we represent our next release:
ANT-35-705 m240L 7.62mm machine gun with adjustable butt stock.
ANT-35-706 Gun scopes: AN/PAS 13Cv3 Thermal scope, Trijicon ACOG 6x48 Scope, Elcan Specter optical sight, Meyers Glare Mout Visible Green Laser, DBAL-A2 Advanced Target Pointer/Illuminator Aiming Laser.
ANT-35-708 Assault trooper with m240L machine gun and MICO Pack ammo can.
ANT-35-709 cal.30 ammoboxes and cal.30 cartridges linked.
ANT-35-710 m249 MK48mod0 7,62mm machine gun, with LBT MK48 Box Mag.
ANT-35-711 LBT MK48 Box Mag.
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samofptr
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 12:06 AM UTC
All the kits are casted in resin and will be available on the next week on www.ant-shop.com
And the few pictures of gunner figure more.
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 04:53 AM UTC
Hello Peter,

I just received my order of your 1/35th M249 MK48mod0 from Shapeways and I have a question. There seems to be a thin layer of gel like Vaseline all over the guns. The details on the gun seem very rough like slightly melted plastic. I'm hoping it's from the gel distorting the detail.
I haven't read anyone mentioning this gel before in this thread and was wondering if you, or anyone, had a suggestion on how best to clean it off. I've tried water and a brush and cotton swabs and they seem to just move the gel around.

Thanks for your time.
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 06:43 PM UTC
Matthew, thanks for your order! Here a link to the cleaning of printed models. Hopefully this will be helpful.
http://interurbanmodels.blogspot.ru/2015/04/how-to-clean-shapeways-frosted-ultra.html
Maybe try to use turpentine (solvent for oil paints). But first, test it on a separate portion of the surface. Also, a few tips for cleaning up:
http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=237594
http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=234938&page=2
And pay attention to the print quality. If there are print defects, the roughness of surface, the offset of printing layers, the model needs to be replaced by Shapeways.

And the completed renders of the Mico Pack Gunner. By the way, it's all handmade 3D modeling and sculpting, I do not need to use 3D scanners
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Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2015 - 11:03 PM UTC
Peter,
Thank you for the quick reply and links. They are a great help. I appreciate it!
Removed by original poster on 09/08/15 - 13:35:15 (GMT).
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2015 - 06:41 PM UTC
Hi all
Here is my story wth Shapeway product. I have bought a MCTAGS turret.
I receive a very bad model; I send them a complaint and they send me a second tuuret. A liitle better but far for the promissed product /


I send them a second complain and read what the answer :

"We're not reprinting this model.
It is described on our website and is unavoidable with this material that some parts of a model are being affected by the Support Material that's being printed with FUD.
Because of his design we aren't able to orientate the model in such a way that everything looks smooth and nice, actually this is impossible with most models."

So for 50€ i receive an unusable"sh...t". Thanks Shapeway
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2015 - 07:10 PM UTC

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Because of his design we aren't able to orientate the model in such a way that everything looks smooth and nice, actually this is impossible with most models.



I don't beleive the rough surface of this turret has anything to do with the orientation of a model for printing... It looks more like a bad print, possibly from using a bad batch of printing material?

Mario
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2015 - 08:23 PM UTC

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So for 50€ i receive an unusable"sh...t". Thanks Shapeway



Surely if Shapeway cant print it they should have said.. "Sorry weve tried to print this and it doesnt work, heres your FIFTY EUROS back" ... not just send you the failed trial result and keep your money. Did you agree to PAY for their R&D with a chance of getting a good product afterwards? If not id ask for a refund and send them back the product if they wanted it back.

Cheers Bob
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2015 - 08:44 PM UTC
could it be envisageable to make such prints on Reedoak Envisiontec printer ? We also have support material, but we place it manualy and you have a kind of "sprues" placed on spots that save details.

Norbert
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Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 01:19 AM UTC

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So for 50€ i receive an unusable"sh...t". Thanks Shapeway



Pascal, have you had 3D models before? Is it a case of expecting too much from the medium? I have to say the photo doesn't look so bad to my eyes but I have had NO previous experience so may be talking b@ll@cks.