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    747 Orbiter SCA Mounts Study

    Hi Tracy, I hope this works. The struts can really break being so small so I figured it would be better to join them together, but still create the illusion that they're separate. And I widened the notch so the angle of the strut can be adjusted if necessary to conform to the airframe.
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    Tamiya Tomcat yet again

    Yes splendid work, RKic! What's your method for weathering the white undersides?
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    Tamiya 1/48 F-14A

    Killer work -- love your updates!
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    Bought a Printer!

    You guys are doing wonders! Your prints look incredibly smooth! And those pipings in your aft shield are incredible, Vincent. That's some printer.
  5. Hey thanks guys! Hi Manfred, I don't know how you managed to get them printed. I was quite certain Shapeways wouldn't print them until the walls were modified like Bill mentioned. I was ready to suggest joining the Photon club : ) The track shoes look great!
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    747 Orbiter SCA Mounts Study

    Hi Bill, I almost fell for that : ) Hopefully the details will show, although those fittings will probably be end up as tiny specks when printed : ( Hi Tracy, you need these separate, right? Let me see what I can do. The port-side one is the more fragile of the two with those dual struts. I might have to fuse them together with some webbing then create a pin at the end. I would understand how they break so easily considering how small those struts are when printed.
  7. Hi Manfred I got an email from Shapeways that this is the real issue... [/url] ...which is this area: The strange thing is that they've already printed this out for you successfully. The only difference being the orientation of the shoes on the sprue. Stacked (printable): Flat (not printable): Now, I'm assuming the only way they can print these (for any set -- whether stacked or flat) is for the set to be lying on the table, and not standing on end. So maybe for that 0.152mm wall -- the reason they were able to print it is because it's orientation on the table is such that that section is on its side, so adding material is no issue. On the other hand, for the 2nd set (flat) above, the 0.152mm wall will be lying flat and adding a 0.152mm layer won't work. So I'm thinking the "stacked" version is the only one that is printable.
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    SuperCon - Arlington TX - Pics

    Thanks for sharing, habu2!
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    Tamiya Tomcat yet again

    Looking great and very nice IP! Yes, never enough Tomcat builds : )
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    Tamiya 1/48 F-14A

    Those instruments look like real working gauges. Really admire your fine detail work.
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    1/48 Italeri (Kinetic)Grumman S-2E Tracker

    I'm looking at your overhead IP and I'm amazed at the detailing. How did you do the white labels/markings? Incredible work.
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    747 Orbiter SCA Mounts Study

    Interesting, thanks! : ) Hi Tracy, these sections have been bugging me. I was thinking if I can either skip them (which would make the shape incorrect) or incorporate them as block/solid sections (and block off the holes on top and below). The airfoil is highly simplified in the Hasegawa part, from the photos below that you had sent me. I don't blame them. The part is really tiny even on the 1:100. It looks like they just extended the depth of the airfoil without really adding those sections.
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    Trumpeter 1:32 F-117A

    Your modifications are amazing, John! It's a real treat watching your thread.
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    Dark Blue Killer - Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1D Corsair

    Beautiful cockpit work/weathering! And the packaging "glass" sure brings the gauges inward to a more in-scale distance.
  15. Hmmm..not sure why it shows that way from your end because I've already changed both (render and orientation). Maybe give it a little while. They are independent of each other, though: And, yes, what you see in the orientation page is the orientation I've saved.