MoFo Posted April 4, 2018 Share Posted April 4, 2018 (edited) I bought an FDM printer last year, specifically with an eye to doing some more airships in the future. Well, I found some sweet-fool drawings of the Hindenburg a while back, and spent some time on it over the weekend. The problem is, apart from punching the basic dimensions into Solidworks and having a general feel for the size, it never really sunk in just how big it would *actually* be in 1/144. I knew it would be about double the size of the Q-Class Zepp I'm building. I knew it would be noticeably longer. And I knew that as a result, it would be a more massive object. But I’ve been too focused on modelling it in CAD to really step back and understand the full scope of the beast. Just now, I plopped a model of my existing Zeppelin next to it to render a comparison and was like, ha ha ha, it really IS bi.... oh, crap... maybe I should get a tape measure. It’s 5’ 7” long and 12” in diameter. Gulp. Having some serious second thoughts right now. The thought of sanding and painting something that big is terrifying. I have no idea where I'd even put it. And I've got half a dozen once-in-a-lifetime-type builds in the queue as it is. But dang... it would be pretty awesome. Still, I'm pretty pleased with the way the CAD is progressing: Edited April 14, 2022 by MoFo Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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