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#16 dodgem37


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:13 PM

That Spitfire has a spider chasing it.  Nick, you are BAD!


Thanks for sharing.  Both of you, Gents.



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 05:45 AM

Pretty cool!  Now THAT is the direction the hobby should be going................Id say if they can make a fully flying 5th or 6th scale Spit, then can make some pretty neat much smaller parts that could in fact be very useful indeed.


Don't know how this sort of thing is not the entire future of this hobby.


Especially if people who develop 3D files are willing to share them with fellow hobbyists, the stuff floating around in a short period of time could be pretty incredible.


The potential for collaborative group builds is powerful.  And I don't mean we all build the same thing in isolation of one another.  I mean a group build.  I get the file done for the Merlin, you do the guns, the next guy does the prop, the next guy does the landing gear, and so on.


The amount of detail you stuff into such a model would only be limited by how much time/effort you want to put into a project.


I can't wait to see where all this stuff is in even another 5 years.


The days of everyone sitting around waiting for 30 years for someone to make a model kit of subject matter X, and then complaining about what they got wrong, if the kit is even ever delivered, are coming to a close.


Soon we will all be able to build whatever we want, in whatever scale we want. 


That's pretty darned cool.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 06:05 AM

Lovely stuff!   I will have to pour through that catalog


This is pretty powerful stuff.  I love the Bleriot at the website!  


Of course!  As long as there is a 3D file in existence, you can use it as the foundation for the 3D print file.


What is interesting is that a lot of stuff from Hollywood that someone might want to model (like every single vehicle from the Star Wars world) exists as a 3D file these days...same for any F1 car or other top level race car you'd want to make (from the modern era), modern aircraft, ship, etc.  

There are files for all that stuff; if you could just convince Ferrari to give you the file for a recent F1 car, you'd be halfway home, if you are into F1 scale models.


This all just blows my mind.  

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 09:43 PM

1. Learn CAD.

2. Learn a bit more CAD.

3. Learn CAD a bit more...

The rest all follows.

My Father told me two things would happen as I got older.
I can't remember either of them....



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