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  1. niart17

    Bought a Printer!

    If you have something in specific you'd like to see how it prints I'd be happy to try it out for you. Just let me know. Bill
  2. niart17

    Bought a Printer!

    I was curious about that as well. I think I'm going to print something by downloading one of the .stl files I'd uploaded to Shapeways back onto my computer and see how it prints in comparion to a FUD part. I may try one of the Star Destroyer bridge domes or something fragile like that. As for the rod thickness. I'll have to research how that would work since it's using a DLP source. I would imagine the resolution of the light source would dictate the minimum print sizes Bill
  3. niart17

    Bought a Printer!

    I haven't seen any $1000 resin. For a while it was hard to find the refills for Anycubic, but I think they are listed on Amazon again for right at $50 for 500ml.
  4. niart17

    Bought a Printer!

    Thanks John. I think I'm going to model the upper stage 3 stringer section and instrument ring. I'm not too happy with the look of what I have from the kit. So now I have to find enough source pics to get as many of the features as I can. I think judging by the diameter of that, I could print it in 2 halves. Still haven't gotten to print the fairings yet but hope to do that soon. Bill
  5. niart17

    Bought a Printer!

    I was torn between the Anycubic, the Wanhao, and one from XYZ (can't recall the model). I based my decision mainly on the apparent build quality of the Anycubic and of course price. The Wanhao is around the same price I believe but the Photon just looked a little more robust and better made. I would be curious to get an unbiased view of them side by side but it's hard to know who's biased and who isn't. I just sorta went with my gut on this one. Bill Here is a shot of one of the panels with paint on it. Granted, this is just spray can white (that's what the main body of my Saturn V is) but seeing it next to a kit plastic part with the same paint I think provides a little perspective. It's not perfectly smooth like styrene, and had I airbrushed this you may see the lines a little more. But all in all it stands up well. Kit parts on the left (stringer section and flat area) printed stringer section on the right.
  6. niart17

    Bought a Printer!

    Yes, Crackerjazz, as ralf stated, it adds supports that you need to the model and then slices and prints it with supports in place. I haven't tried anything hollow yet so I'm curious how it does with that type of model, like a figure or something. Yep John, the fairings are next. Unfortunately I don't think there is a way to nest them into one print so it will take me over 20 hours to get them all printed...in other words 1 per night as I sleep. Not too bad for getting good parts. I will see how they handle paint and primers etc....hopefully this evening. I'll keep you all posted. Bill
  7. niart17

    Bought a Printer!

    how they will fit together. These are just placed not glued. the seam should be very minimal.
  8. niart17

    Bought a Printer!

    a closer detail. Sorry for the crappy pics.
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    Bought a Printer!

  10. niart17

    Bought a Printer!

    Here is an image of some of my first parts. This is the second run of them, the first I just did a single side at an angle as recommended. On this print I wanted to see if I could run them vertical so I could get all 4 panels on one print. They came out great! I'll get some primer and paint on them so you can see the surface better, but all in all it's smoother than some paint textures I've gotten on smooth resin. If I can get fairly consistent results like this without any major issue I'll be very happy. This is a print of the 1/72 scale Saturn V bottom thrust structure. I had to cut it in to 4 panels but should be easy enough to assembly back into a cylinder. New I will print the fairings. Here they are right off the printer.
  11. Hey Manfred, I'm sorry I don't recall specific times or number of coats, I just sprayed until it looked right to me. I'm sure it took at least 3 coats on the unprimed inter tank. Wish I could give you more but I have a hard time remembering what color socks I wore yesterday. 😁
  12. niart17

    Bought a Printer!

    Thanks guys, I will keep you all posted of my adventures. Well, I got my printer and in and was able to print one of test print. I was a bit concerned at first because my first attempt failed. But after reviewing what I did, I think what happened was that I didn't clean the build plate before I printed the first print and I think it was a little too slick and the layers started pealing away. Luckily it didn't get very far before I stopped it. I wiped the plate down with some alcohol and the next print was perfect. I just printed the anycubic cube model that came loaded as it doesn't take much resin and I wanted to make sure the printer worked without having to trouble shoot the model as well. I'll try to post images of my print when I get a chance to upload them. For my next print I need to check the model really well first. My issue was it was modeled with the units set to inches and exported in inches. Unfortunately I don't think the stock Anycubic slicing program can handle inches so it imported really really small. The conversion rate from mm to inches is 25.4, so I THINK I SHOULD be able to scale up 2540% and it hopefully will be accurately the correct scale. I don't see a way to accurately measure models in the slicer program so I want to confirm that before I hit print. I'd hate to waste expensive resin only to find out that it's slightly off scale. Til then I'm going to keep researching how to best orient models and how to get better with the slicer programing. But so far, I'm excited about the possibilities. Ralf, I'm going to go with the free curing option and place them in the sun. At this point I see no reason to buy a UV curing station yet. As for the smell, it is a bit strong but it didn't bother me very much . My wife however is very sensitive and it was giving her a little burning in her nose. So I am going to print in the garage until I figure out a better venting option. Stay tuned! Bill
  13. ahhh...yes I was mistaken. I did not prime the intertank at all. The nose cone and lower tank was sprayed with the texture paint and then the whole thing was painted the brown color. Hope that helps. Bill
  14. Hey Manfred. Sorry man, I totally missed the question you'd posted about the primer I used. Actually on the intertank for my build I didn't use a primer at all since I was painting the tank with the multitone texture paint. It pretty much acted like a primer before I painted the tank with Citadel Vomit brown (which I think they renamed the color to something else now) I don't know if that will help in your case since you're in a smaller scale and may not want ot use the heavier texture paint. I guess trial and error may be in order. Bill
  15. niart17

    Bought a Printer!

    uhhh yeah, I'm sorry, I'm all out of Kadiddle material, perhaps a Kadaddle instead would work?☺️
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