Space 1999 44" Eagle Transporter
1/24th, Studio Or Thereabouts Scale
They say that with great power comes great responsibility...
I Say That With Better 3D printing Technology
Comes Better Parts!
Right then, things are getting another looking at since I got my new 3D printer.
So first, the side pods.
I made to old two part mesh in to a single item,
beefed up some of the internal structure and got to it with some tough resin.
When properly cured, this gear is stronger than ABS which will do nicely.
All four printed out.
Next on the hit list is the fuel tank like things for the main engines.
The polygon punching program and me had a chat and this is what came out.
Print palaver likewise...
They fit righteously enough for this gig.
Done and done, onward!
Beak time as it were.
As a bit of a time saver, I found a pretty decent mesh on CGTrader for an Eagle.
Took the beak, made some modifications to the mesh by giving it an internal skin,
Putting long tabs in one side and grooves in the other for assembly,
breaking it down in to three parts and building a cockpit as far as is possible.
Then to the printing fun.
One side out and cured.
A decent enough start and it'll be easier to deal with than having to strip down, clean up
and make good the original part I was given to work with.
The other side and back plate, some of the cockpit vent thingies and outer greeblies done.
Just the support material removed.
One of the grilles for the cockpit back wall didn't print right,
I made the walls far too thin, been redone and i'll sort it.
Dry fit assembly of the main bits as one does with some sticky tape help.
Yep, that's pretty much the stuff right there.
That's all for now folks, more later!
You merry mob go easy out there now.