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1/16 FV107 Scimitar


Ryan
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OK guys I bought a 3D printer, finally took the plunge!

 

I have always liked the look of the Scimitar and thought it would be ok for a scratch build. Not too complicated.

 

The software I'm using is Fusion360, but even though I have a CAD background I am learning the program.

 

As far as the model, I'm scaling up the AFV Club model, taking dimensions off of it and 3D modeling the ones that are appropriate for this medium.

 

Here are some shots of the lower hull in progress.

 

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Heya Ryan 

 

There's is bunch of stuff here* discussing AFV clubs Scorpion /Scimitars vs the various upgrades they went through in service ( and with Scimitar ....continuing for a while longer) Anyone who wants to make Alvis vehicles in any scale is welcome for dinner at my house !

 

& if it weren't for AFV club and Bronco you'd have thought the UK produced no armour at all .

 

Good luck with this build there will be cross pond requests I'm sure. CVRT for the win ! 

 

 

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4 hours ago, GMK said:

Nice work, Ryan. 
 

May I recommend the Scorpion Models corrected turret for the AFV kit as a reference? 
 

Looking forward to watching your progress. 

Thanks GMK, just trying to follow your excellent lead!

 

I'll check out the turret you suggest.

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15 hours ago, Panzerwomble said:

Heya Ryan 

 

There's is bunch of stuff here* discussing AFV clubs Scorpion /Scimitars vs the various upgrades they went through in service ( and with Scimitar ....continuing for a while longer) Anyone who wants to make Alvis vehicles in any scale is welcome for dinner at my house !

 

& if it weren't for AFV club and Bronco you'd have thought the UK produced no armour at all .

 

Good luck with this build there will be cross pond requests I'm sure. CVRT for the win ! 

 

 

*here

Wow that is a great resource, many thanks!

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Final drive 99% done, I have a little too much belly on the nose of the hull near the bottom I have to correct.

 

My printer is arriving today so I can populate this post with some physical tank large scale model parts on a large scale airplane model website. :)

 

 

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13 hours ago, GMK said:

Awesome work, Ryan. Which printer did you wind up settling on?

Hey GMK, I got the Creality CR10s-Pro.

 

I want to print that final drive in max resolution to see what I can get away with in FDM.

 

A resin printer is in the works for detail parts.

 

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Ok had a productive weekend, I printed off a couple of test final drives and the largest of the lower hull components.

 

The final drive is a little undersized and I tried (2) sizes of bolts heads to try and get better reveals around them. The small bolt head is 80% in size.

I wanted to post pics right outa primer so those could see what you are dealing with as far as clean up. The larger bolt pattern cleaned up very well, but I think for a future print I should leave the bolts off and just punch them out. But that aside you can see from the finished drive, last pic, it came out better than I thought it would.

 

Scimitar

 

 

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As mentioned above I did also print the largest part on the model, the lower hull.

 

Print was 11 hours and was trouble free except for these weird "hot spots" during the first layers.

I also lost bed adhesion on the rear corner but I can fix this. The hot spots show as shallow depressions on the bottom of the model, very strange.

 

Checking the model during printing was like popping in on the Thanks Giving Turkey every now and then!

 

Despite the minor flaws I'm happy.

 

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Hi Ryan,

Don't know which software your using but here are a couple link to fix the stringing, not sure if that's the issue you are having by looking at the picture, but the print looks

good.

 

 

 

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