Sterling101
Well, after a few weeks of tinkering I figured I'd got to know the 3D printer enough to start this rather different build.

I bought the plans from 3D Lab Print (https://3dlabprint.com/shop/spitfire-mk-xvi-s3d-cura-ready/) even before I had the printer, and I was impressed at the detail that it had but tonight I started printing the nose cone out to see what it would look like in the flesh.

I opted for pearlescent PLA which is semi-transparent as it looks great and will offer a good base for painting.
What I wasn't prepared for though is what it would look like in a large area - the thing positively shimmers but the print is that fine that it actually shows up all the internal structure through the skin it's that transparent!

I might end up not painting this bird at all and just adding decals I think - this one could be a stunner!!

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Whoever said nothing is impossible had obviously never tried slamming a revolving door...
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Wildthing
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Well, after a few weeks of tinkering I figured I'd got to know the 3D printer enough to start this rather different build.

I bought the plans from 3D Lab Print (https://3dlabprint.com/shop/spitfire-mk-xvi-s3d-cura-ready/) even before I had the printer, and I was impressed at the detail that it had but tonight I started printing the nose cone out to see what it would look like in the flesh.

I opted for pearlescent PLA which is semi-transparent as it looks great and will offer a good base for painting.
What I wasn't prepared for though is what it would look like in a large area - the thing positively shimmers but the print is that fine that it actually shows up all the internal structure through the skin it's that transparent!

I might end up not painting this bird at all and just adding decals I think - this one could be a stunner!!

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Cool, also you could add lights I think I watched the video of that build.
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Sterling101
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Cool, also you could add lights I think I watched the video of that build.

Can add lights and loads of bits - going to look great when it's done I think
Whoever said nothing is impossible had obviously never tried slamming a revolving door...
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Sterling101
Forward fuselage glued together while the rear finishes printing.
Next stop wings...

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Motor has been selected, a Turnigy D2826/10 1400kv with an APC 8x4e prop.
Measured it at 940g thrust which should be plenty for this as the listed flight weight is around 695g.
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XDmToter
Which printer is that? Anet A8??
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Sterling101
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Which printer is that? Anet A8??

It's a Tronxy P802 which is pretty similar to the A8.
Good for growing Spitfires it seems...

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Sterling101
Fuselage done, now printing the wings out. 11 hours print per side...

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Wildthing
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Fuselage done, now printing the wings out. 11 hours print per side...

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That's going to be so cool. I think I need a printer.
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Sterling101
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That's going to be so cool. I think I need a printer.

So good to look at with the light shimmering off it.
Surprisingly strong with give in the skin to soak up minor impacts.
Just can't wait to get the wings on but that's at least Tuesday due to print time...
Whoever said nothing is impossible had obviously never tried slamming a revolving door...
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Nightswatch
looks great man
If you think you got your flying under control, Your not going fast enough
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Wildthing
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So good to look at with the light shimmering off it.
Surprisingly strong with give in the skin to soak up minor impacts.
Just can't wait to get the wings on but that's at least Tuesday due to print time...

How much filament do you think you will end up using, 1/2 roll???
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Sterling101
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How much filament do you think you will end up using, 1/2 roll???

Probably about that, approx 400g print weight and it's a 1kg roll I started with.
Definitely be well worth it anyway
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XDmToter
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It's a Tronxy P802 which is pretty similar to the A8.
Good for growing Spitfires it seems...

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Wow. If you put pictures of the P802 and the A8 side by side, they look virtually identical.

I wonder if they are both made by the same company and then just rebranded.
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Wow. If you put pictures of the P802 and the A8 side by side, they look virtually identical.

I wonder if they are both made by the same company and then just rebranded.

I think it's probably a different company, you know what the Chinese are like for cloning clones of clones!
Whoever said nothing is impossible had obviously never tried slamming a revolving door...
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Wildthing
I bit the bullet and ordered a printer, now to learn the software,
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