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picked up all the F-14 and F-15 stuff.. looks pretty amazing to me, but my buddy is convinced that the inside of the (F-14) burner cans are wrong? i dont really see it, but he says that those belong on the B/D and not the A.. anyone know?

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51 minutes ago, glorystomper said:

picked up all the F-14 and F-15 stuff.. looks pretty amazing to me, but my buddy is convinced that the inside of the (F-14) burner cans are wrong? i dont really see it, but he says that those belong on the B/D and not the A.. anyone know?

 

Here's the inside of the KA-models F-14A burner can.

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Here's the inside of the real thing.

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Look's pretty close to me.

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On 7/11/2018 at 5:00 PM, JeffreyK said:

Here though, with all the actuators in place and daylight between them, that's incredibly hard, if not impossible to achieve.

 

 

(p.s.: I'm just puzzled why they made the AB cans as separate halves. I don't think printing them as one piece would have been any different? The support structure could have been on the outsides of the tube instead... Perhaps they think modellers would prefer to paint them in separate halves?)

 

WRT casting, I can think of a couple of ways to let you release the actuators to cast the part in one piece.  It'd still be tricky though, and likely have a high reject rate, since I'm sure they would be prone to breaking off in the mould.

 

Though if they are directly printed for production, that would help explain the price - it's an expensive technology, more expensive than traditional resin casting, so they will be expensive to produce.

 

As for the split cans, the only thing I can think of is painting.  The pics on their website show soot streaks on the painted parts, and if that's the look you're going for, it would be easier to do if they are split open.  But still, weird choice.  And it looks like they are printed perpendicular to the build platform (ie straight, not on an angle) since the layer lines seem to be visible on the outside, so it's not even an issue of support structure from a weird print angle.   (pretty sure that waffle-like piece doesn't have anything to do with support; probably just to avoid damage in shipping)

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