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  1. Congrats on the purchase. now the fun begins. What thickness walls are you worried about? You can print thin unsupported to about .5 mm. (sorry metric here) You will be shocked at the detail you can achieve. Getting your setting right makes all the difference. Expect failures, expect to replace parts. LCD screens and the glass are considered consumables. I believe this has a slightly larger print area than my photon. You don't have to clean the vat after every print either. Really only if you have failed prints stuck on the FEP. You can leave resin in the vat as lo
  2. I've been in awe of your modeling skills since I been lurking around here. Glad I have influenced you some 🙂 With 3D printing scale is king. the bigger the scale the easier to print. Having said that the details that can be printed still blows my mind. This model will throw up a few challenges but I think will turn out great. Resin when cured is pretty rigid. I look forward to seeing this printed.
  3. Hollowing is done via to slicing software if you have a solid model. You can determine wall thickness. But if you are going to buy a resin printer I would suggest even doing your own models. There is plenty of 3D software out there and much of it is free. I use Fusion360 which is free for home use.
  4. Software determines where it thinks supports should go. Often too many and you can edit them out or add more. Yes you have to remove with side cutters and sand to shape. Some models can be printed without supports. depends on what over hangs the model has.
  5. I used to print on Shapeways. they use deposition printers which is different to how DLP works. 2 issues with shapeways is cost and materials they offer. Most print in their nylon which is hard to print. The photon is capable of extreme detail in a material that takes paint well. But resin parts often require a lot of post print clean up to remove the supports. I have uploaded parts to Shapeways to see how much they cost compared to owning a photon. They want $20 to print a part I can do for cents.
  6. No.1 one issue people seem to have with the photon is zeroing the build plate. There are videos on youtube showing the paper method which I use. Also many users have sanded the build plate. They are not always the flattest they should be. Resin smells so I suggest keeping in either in the garage or a well ventilated room. Again some go to extreme lengths to reduce smell with building extraction systems. You can leave resin in the vat after each print. The only time I remove resin is if I had a fail which requires removing prints that are stuck to the FEP. Alw
  7. Mine came with a 250ml bottle. Shop around for resin. They vary do get expensive at times. this resin is popular with some. Amazon wont post this to Australia so I've not tried it. https://www.amazon.com/Blu-Strong-Precise-Resolution-Printing/dp/B07X84C2FW
  8. Look forward to seeing what you do with it. The detail attainable with a home entry level printer is nothing less than amazing. I've been trying to print my latest version of my F1 but the cold plays havoc with resin.
  9. Unless you have used a 3D printer before be prepared to be frustrated. There is a facebook group for the photon where you will find a lot of help. Look for anycubic photon printer owners on FB.
  10. They look awesome. I have modeled the quad thruster at 1/32
  11. Spot ties were a nylon fiber. We used it up til the retirement of our P3 Orions Cable ties have to be cut using calibrated cutters which were not considered very reliable and would over tighten the looms. So hand tied spot tie was the go.
  12. apparently I was out of space to add images fixed
  13. Photon resin printer. Best bang for buck 3d printer out. Not sure why other images are not showing.
  14. Thanks Underdog the Dragon is in my case. I may do 4 more for it. But need to make an interface to fit them. Thanks Pete. It's 1/72 scale.
  15. Here's my rendition of the F1 engine. From 3D drawing to printed item
  16. I did this one recently at 96 scale. The Dragon will be quicker than printing one but any missing detail and I'm ready
  17. I much preferred the movie to the Netflix virtue signalling mess. the movie robot was better than the Netflix robot but the Netflix Jupiter is better than the movie Jupiter. as a new take on an old show it's 100% out of whack
  18. I have added a 1/35 scale of the MIRV platform and nosecone to the model collection. the MIRV are almost 2" tall or 48mm
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