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#1 robertmro

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:52 AM

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Two years ago I set out to 3D-print a piece that would ultimately be cast in resin.

I had no idea how steep the learning curve would be.

First, I had to learn 3D modeling. Then I had to find someone who could print something that small, and, finally, someone who could do it justice in the casting.

It's now complete, and just in time as the new HK B-17F has come on the market. (Originally, I had started this project with the B-17G in mind.)

I will be selling these Norden Bombsights through online hobby stores.

The possibility of making them in 1:48 scale exists, but only if there is a demand.

I would love to know what you think.

 

Robert Mrozowski

 

 


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#2 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:06 AM

Welcome aboard, Robert!

 

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That's some exquisite design and casting. Let us know via the Vendors Board when (and where) they're available for sale.

 

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#3 Bill_S

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:17 AM

That would look mighty fine in a clear nosed P-38!


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I started building my shelf of doom, but I never finished it.

 


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 07:34 AM

I want one


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 08:41 AM

Thats incredible. 



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 09:46 AM

You are da MAN!

 

So, you just happen to have a Norden Bombsight lying around the garage?  I like the pizza box as scale idea.

 

If this is 3D printed, who is your printer?  The resolution of this print is astounding.  Although others may differ, I do have a need to know!

 

In addition, what 3D program did you use, and who's your caster?

 

Thank you.

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#7 robertmro

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 06:48 PM

Mark,

 

The restoration guys at the National Museum of the Mighty Eight Air Force in Pooler, GA were nice enough to give me access to their Norden.

 

CADProto did the 3D printing.

 

Paul Fisher of Fisher Models did the casting and recommended CADProto. ( I tried other printing services but they are the best so far. )

 

The modeling was done with modo.

 

Robert

 

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#8 Kagemusha

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 06:54 PM

Absolutely wonderful, will have to suss out how many I need!  :goodjob:



#9 Bill_S

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 09:36 PM

Do you have any idea as to price and release date?


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 02:12 AM

Bill S

 

I don't have a price yet but I will post it as soon as I know.


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 02:15 AM

I'll be up for at least two.

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 04:26 AM

Brilliant !

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 07:56 PM

Robert, welcome aboard........

Best modelling forum on the web........

Which software did you use for the modelling?
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Posted 14 January 2017 - 07:59 PM

... wrinkle paint...


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 08:20 PM

That looks great. One detail: That mount was used in the B-17G (and many other aircraft) but not in the F.

 

There was an aluminum shelf that jutted out into the nose:

 

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Mounted to that platform were a couple of brackets with other structure:

 

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And on top of the brackets and structure was this shock mounted plate to which the bombsight (actually the direction stabilizer) was mounted:

 

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