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#1 Model_Monkey

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 05:25 PM

Happy to announce hollow, 3D-printed Merlin engine exhausts, optimized to fit the new-tool Revell P-51D-5 kit, are now available. They can be adapted for other 1/32 scale Merlin-powered Mustang kits. The exhausts are left- and right-handed, feature nut detail, and are printed in "Frosted Extreme Detail" acrylic plastic by Shapeways. They sell for $7.36 USD per pair. 

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http://shpws.me/Q8P5
 

For the last four years, Model Monkey has been specializing in 3D-printed products for ship and armor modelers. This is the first design for aircraft modelers. There will be more. 

Best wishes and happy modeling! 
- Steve Larsen 


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Cheers!

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#2 1to1scale

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 05:27 PM

Where are pictures of the real ones? Those are drawings on the site.
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:45 PM

Shapeways doesn't offer pics of the final product, only digital previews. The total cost, btw, shipped to the US, is 12.35. Still not a bad price overall, if the quality is there. I can attest that their highest detail is quite good.
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In progress: 1/32 Trumpy P-38L (very slowly), and some others.....

Completed in 2017: Trumpeter Bf109E-4, 1/16 Waffen SS figure

Previous Completions: Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat, Hase Me-163 Jagerfaust , 1/16 Fokker DVII Scratchbuilt Wooden Skeleton

 


#4 Jennings Heilig

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 08:43 PM

Shapeways doesn't offer pics of the final product, only digital previews.

 

Which is why I don't buy from them.  


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"It's all part of the show..."


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:30 PM

Well, model monkey, maybe it would help to satisfy negative nellies like Jennings if you had them print one and post some pictures of it here. If I buy one, I will do it for you.

Tim
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In progress: 1/32 Trumpy P-38L (very slowly), and some others.....

Completed in 2017: Trumpeter Bf109E-4, 1/16 Waffen SS figure

Previous Completions: Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat, Hase Me-163 Jagerfaust , 1/16 Fokker DVII Scratchbuilt Wooden Skeleton

 


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:33 PM

Gentlemen, I completely understand your concern.

 

Please be advised "Frosted Detail" plastic is a translucent acrylic.  Being a translucent white material, it photographs very badly.  Because of the white translucency, and that the products are typically very small, photographic images of them look completely washed out, not much more than a milky smudge.  The overall shape and any detail are lost in photographs, effectively misrepresenting their actual appearance.  It has been my experience that the renderings do a better job depicting the features of the product.

 

I recognize that this is frustrating for most of us.  The renderings you see on the product page are created directly from the 3D design and show the details of the design as the computer sees them.  While renderings certainly are not photographs that would be ideal, they are far better than boxart paintings in depicting the appearance of the actual product.

 

When I first started offering products 4 years ago, ship modelers had exactly the same very understandable concern: "If I can't see photos of the actual product, how can I be sure I am getting a quality product worth the money being asked for?"  Thankfully, early on, a few ship modelers recognized that the 3D designs were something with potential and decided to take the chance and see for themselves by purchasing something small.  Please be advised that Shapeways has a money-back guarantee, acceptable for any reason.  Since those early days, most sales of products I design now come from return customers who have found the actual products to be more than satisfactory, and worth every penny spent.  Often, customers are sufficiently pleased with the product they have received that they ask me to design more products just for them.  Occasionally, if resources permit, I accept those requests.  

 

You can see for yourself what some of these ship modelers have to say here:

http://www.shipmodel...p?f=16&t=163596

http://www.shipmodel...p?f=16&t=161238

 

If you'd like to see what some of my designs look like on a model as it is being built, see:

http://www.shipmodel...p?f=60&t=161619

 

Notice how the unpainted 3D-printed superstructure does not photograph well.

 

And some small items, 1/500 scale turrets, painted:

http://www.shipmodel...it=model monkey

 

On rare occasion, a bigger product does photograph somewhat well, although details are lost in the photos.  You can see some better photos of one such product in the product's webpage carousel here:

https://www.shapeway...rstructure-1941

 

Here is one product that shows up very well under paint:

https://www.shapeway...ed-states-lines

 

I am happy to answer any questions you may have and try my best to address any concerns.

 

Thanks for your consideration!

 

Best wishes,

Steve


Edited by Model_Monkey, 08 April 2018 - 09:52 PM.

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#7 Dave Williams

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:52 PM

How hard would it be to spray a primer coat on the product so it can be photographed?
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 10:20 PM

That's a great question, Dave.  In the past, I've been falsely accused of covering up flaws in the product with the primer, effectively showing a "doctored" product.  So, I'll go one better. 

 

I've offered a modeler who is well known here on LSP a set to independently review himself and post his findings here on LSP, good, bad or indifferent.  It will be shipped to him directly from the Shapeways factory, not from me.  I will never have touched it.  He will receive it in the exact condition you or anyone else would receive it.

 

Hopefully, if he chooses to post photos, he will post some photos as they arrived unpainted, then under primer or paint where shape and detail will be clear.  He can confirm I did not "doctor" them or hide any flaw.  And if he is uncomfortable with his own photography, he can at least confirm or deny they are a good value and a quality product.

 

Hope this sounds reasonable.


Edited by Model_Monkey, 08 April 2018 - 10:21 PM.

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Cheers!

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Model Monkey complete catalog of over 1600 3D-printed designs: https://modelmonkey....com/modelmonkey


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Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:31 AM

Hope this sounds reasonable.

 

Absolutely!

 

Kev


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Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:40 AM

That's a great question, Dave.  In the past, I've been falsely accused of covering up flaws in the product with the primer, effectively showing a "doctored" product. 


Dang Steve, damned if you do, damned if you don't.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:38 AM

Shapeways has the ability to print in a variety of resolutions. The "White Strong Flexible" is that, but often has significant lines from limited resolution. The parts in "Frosted Ultra Detail" have better resolution. This material isn't as strong a plastic, and is rather fragile. However if treated with care, it does look pretty fine. I have cleaned parts in acetone or alcohol, but you need to be careful with those chemicals and this plastic. The parts look nice under primer and paint. They aren't the ultimate "perfect" parts, but make interesting alternatives, subject to the creative capability of the designer and the resolution of the printers.

Tnarg


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