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Colossus
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posted 05-06-2013 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Colossus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There has been some interesting things developing at Shapeways: 1/400 LUT Levels 3-8 (Launch Umbilical Tower) NASA. The shop also has an 1/400 MLP and crawler for the shuttle and Saturn V.

You might also be interested in Alternate Visions.

mode1charlie
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posted 05-06-2013 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting. I look forward to seeing how this project develops. It would definitely fill an empty niche in the market.

Colossus
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posted 05-12-2013 08:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Colossus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've just posted a 1/72 and 1/144 Mars Excursion Module on Shapeways. They're a bit pricey, but I hope worth it.

Colossus
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posted 05-17-2013 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Colossus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pictures of the actual model have been added. Thanks for looking!

Colossus
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posted 09-20-2014 08:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Colossus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A 1:400 N-1 and a few other Russian/Soviet rockets are available in my Shapeways store. Thanks for looking!

David C
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posted 09-21-2014 12:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good work. Any chance of a 1/144 scale Vostok and N-1? I don't do metric scales.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 09-21-2014 02:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great!!!

Colossus
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posted 09-21-2014 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Colossus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by David C:
Any chance of a 1/144 scale Vostok and N-1.
I'll think about it. I've tended to shy away from areas where other manufacturers are already producing product at that scale. I believe RealSpace Models has a 1/144 scale N-1.

First, it will be pretty expensive, second, I could certainly enlarge the models, but they are really optimized for detail at the smaller scales. You certainly won't have Bandai Saturn V levels of detail if I enlarge my model. Thanks for looking!

David C
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posted 09-22-2014 03:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah, good point.

Norman.King
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posted 09-22-2014 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not knowing anything about 3D printing can you explain the different material options available. I'd want the best finish for detail painting.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 09-22-2014 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is high detail frost, but then you can dive deep into your wallet.

Tad_N
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posted 09-22-2014 03:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tad_N   Click Here to Email Tad_N     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about a pair of 1/24 Gemini Titan Engines? None exist...

Norman.King
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posted 09-23-2014 01:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by apolloprojeckt:
That is high detail frost, but then you can dive deep into your wallet.
I thought that had a rough surface texture? Wouldn't a smooth surface finish be better for painting?

apolloprojeckt
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posted 09-23-2014 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Colossus, maybe you can look also in your Shapeways mail box.

Colossus
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posted 09-23-2014 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Colossus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did and I thought I replied to your question, but I might not have understood you clearly. Thanks for looking!

Colossus
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posted 09-23-2014 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Colossus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tad_N:
How about a pair of 1/24 Gemini Titan Engines?
I'll take a look, but modeling something like that will take a lot of time even in a software program.
quote:
Originally posted by Norman.King:
Not knowing anything about 3D printing can you explain the different material options available.
The information offered on the Shapeways site and forums is pretty good in that regard. You might get a more detailed and definitive response if you ask there.

I've only generated prints in WSF and Detail materials and not painted them so my experience is somewhat limited. WSF has a definite texture to it, but it conveys an acceptable level of detail depending on the model.

The detail materials are probably a better bet from a finish standpoint, but they are pricier.

StarChild
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posted 11-27-2014 12:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for StarChild   Click Here to Email StarChild     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just to inform you that a great detailed 1/144 lunar rover and astronauts set is available on Shapeways.

I have just got two of them... my 1/144 Saturn LUT needs these beautiful embarking astronauts.

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