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Another Trumpeter 1/16 Panther G Build - Steel Wheel


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13 hours ago, Uncarina said:

Really nice Tim! I followed a similar approach, but brush painted mine. I think yours turned out better!

 

Cheers, Tom

 

Thanks Tom.  Masking was a nightmare but I got the majority of it.  I trimmed the overspray and missed areas with a brush. :)

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Some more progress today...but only on an accessory that I need some advice in replicating.  Below is a master I made of one of the 32 MG34/42 gursaks carried by the Panther.  I need help in determining how to best replicate these.  The ones in the kit are absolutely horribly oversized and without any details.  I tried a free 3D scanner for my iphone but that turned out to be really crappy.  So, it's either send the master some place to be scanned or send it out someplace to be cast in resin.  I'm at a loss here because I just am not sure which way to go.  I'm leaning toward a scanning service because I have a 3D resin printer and if I have a good stl file of this, I can print out as many as i need.  Anyone have any advice?

 

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This is what the original looks like (empty of course) from an image I borrowed from the internet:

 

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If you want to cast your own, and if it is ok to have the back flat because it cant be seen, you can make a down and dirty copy by using sculpting clay placed over the front and then fill with resin or maybe even fine plaster?

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Hi, thanks for the replies.  I know AFV Modeler makes them but they're not cheap and shipping from the UK to the USA makes the entire thing very uneconomical, hence why I decided to make my own.  I need the entire thing cast as they will be put in places on the vehicle where the backs can be seen.  If I can get the master scanned and the stl file provided to me (or something that I can convert to a stl file), I can make as many as I want, very cheaply as I have a resin 3D printer.

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13 hours ago, Juggernut said:

Hi, thanks for the replies.  I know AFV Modeler makes them but they're not cheap and shipping from the UK to the USA makes the entire thing very uneconomical, hence why I decided to make my own.  I need the entire thing cast as they will be put in places on the vehicle where the backs can be seen.  If I can get the master scanned and the stl file provided to me (or something that I can convert to a stl file), I can make as many as I want, very cheaply as I have a resin 3D printer.

If you want to go that way I suggest to scan the original Gurtsack and than re-size it down to the required scale. 
makes a much better result than scanning small subjects.


Other possibility is to look on 3d-websites if somebody already provides a 3d-file (thingverse, shapeways, etc.) for the Gurtsacks.

 

Best regards 

Nils

 

 

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Thanks for that.  Unfortunately I don’t have a 1:1 gurtsak, I only have the model I made.

 

I did check shapeways and did not find any gurtsaks listed.  Thingiverse didn’t produce any results either.

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14 hours ago, josebagasteiz said:

I am going to try to sculpt the ones provided by the model. 


I’d be interested to see what you’re able to do with the kit gurtsaks.  I looked at them again and the one I created will almost fit inside the kit one.

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On 11/27/2021 at 12:15 AM, Juggernut said:

Thanks for that.  Unfortunately I don’t have a 1:1 gurtsak, I only have the model I made.

 

I did check shapeways and did not find any gurtsaks listed.  Thingiverse didn’t produce any results either.

Found this on shapeways:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/E4C3SKTJT/1-16th-detailed-mg34-ammo-belt-bag-and-drum?optionId=174386646&li=marketplace
 

However for some bugs more you‘d get 32 sacks from AFV-Modeller:

https://www.afvmodeller.com/product/116th-scale-german-ammunition-pouches/

 

What about some manual small batch production - ever thought about? 
 

Last but not least if you maybe have some good, CAD-experienced friend who could support in this matter…

 

Regards, Nils

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1 hour ago, N.H.71 said:

Found this on shapeways:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/E4C3SKTJT/1-16th-detailed-mg34-ammo-belt-bag-and-drum?optionId=174386646&li=marketplace
 

However for some bugs more you‘d get 32 sacks from AFV-Modeller:

https://www.afvmodeller.com/product/116th-scale-german-ammunition-pouches/

 

What about some manual small batch production - ever thought about? 
 

Last but not least if you maybe have some good, CAD-experienced friend who could support in this matter…

 

Regards, Nils

 

Hi,

 

Thanks for that.  I discovered I was misspelling the word gurtsack and when I did the search on Shapeways, I didn't get any results because of it.  Someone kindly pointed out the same link as you provided above and I finally found out why I didn't get any hits.  I had misspelled the term both here and on Missing-Lynx throughout both threads.

 

I'm considering resin casting them myself but am torn about a one-piece or two-piece mold.  I don't know anyone who's really good at CAD who could design one.  I have very limited experience with Fusion 360 and doing something along those lines is way beyond my  skill level. 
 

After your suggestion, I think I’ll start a post in the General Discussion section asking if anyone can cast or 3D render the gurtsack.

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