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  1. Hello everybody, today, Shapeways' big Track Shoe delivery arrived with the seven Sets of 52, which of course were immediately unpacked. And these are the total of 456 shoes for the Crawler. The new sets look well, though there are small differences in quality between the sets, as one can see on the two encircled sets, which should be due to different thorough after-treatment/cleaning. But that is no problem, because I will try anyway, to let the sets being cleaned professionally again in the Dental laboratory, as usual. And the replacement delivery with the Set of 20 (FXD), which had been interconverted, is already on the way. For the connecting bolts, I've also still found a suitable solution, for which I would use instead of the insect needles (Ø 0,3 mm) now Nickel silver rods (Ø 0,4 mm), which fit closely through the Pin lug holes. And with a length of 7 mm per bolt comes together a total length of more than 3 m , which would correspond to 11 rods à 30 cm, which I will reorder.
  2. I think, that this are Michael Key's Rainbirds (1:144), which look a bit LEGO like, right?
  3. Hello friends, although I have already experienced some things, Shapeways still has some surprises in store. Today came the already announced Set of 20 Flat Ori (FXD). But after I unpacked it, I could not believe my eyes. Because that was not the Track Shoe-Set I ordered, Source: shapeways.com (Crackerjazz) but any other one with little mini parts, what of course I've immediately complained. Mitchell Jetten (SW) but immediately apologized in return: Oh no, I'm sorry to hear we shipped the wrong model to you. I have raised a complaint (CT-48214) ticket right away and asked our production team to reprint the correct model as soon as possible. There are also less beautiful wonders by SW ...
  4. Hello everybody, the Set of 20 is already on the way, and of the remaining seven Sets of 52 six are already printed, only the last one is missing, which is why the shipment will hopefully follow soon. And thus the Crawler would be almost finished already ... P.S.: Your Shapeways shipment is on its way!
  5. Hi Mark, as one can see you've planned a long list of projects, in front of which one can stare in awe ... Make sure that the mountain becomes not too big which you are piling up in front of you, otherwise it can outgrow above your head and the burden and stress could become too hard for you. You have seen my project growing over the years, but you should have started with a subproject. Once started, the project can gradually grow by itself, which then does not overwhelm you. The space requirement for the Launch pad alone should not be underestimated, which has always kept me from working on several subprojects at the same time, under which in the end also suffers the concentration. That's why, I can understand that you want to await for your relocation because it blocks you. Nevertheless, cheer up and keep cool!
  6. Thanks Mark, which Track shoes did you order? Well, that was a great coup, with which I surprised SW. This was an inner inspiration, what should already happen? In the worst case it could be rejected, so what? But now finally start an own thread, or are you afraid of your own courage?
  7. Thanks Kirk for looking in on me again. The side leap to the Crawler Track shoes has offered itself, after I have spent the last half year with the chapter 3D printing, first with the ASTCs for the SRBs, followed by the odyssey with the ITs for the External Tank. With this subject I did enter uncharted new ground and had to learn the hard way, both in the collaboration with the designers and still much more with the Shapeways customer service, which was quite time consuming and stressful ... But all the Track shoes have been ordered now and are meanwhile In Production. Then I will go back to the MLP and mount the complete SSWS after painting all the pipes and Rainbirds, as well as install the LED lighting. Now you are fully informed again, stay tuned!
  8. Hello everybody, today, the 52 Set-Flat Ori (FUD) came as if there had never been any problems with printability. Unbelievable, but SW is really unpredictable ... And I must say, the set not only looks good, but even better than the previous two sets with the upright standing shoes. Here is the top side of the set, right next to it, the three connected shoes from the previous 20 FUD set. And here the bottom side with a view of the treads, which feel a bit rougher, but which is explainable, since they were touched by the support wax, but which is not a problem. But the top and side surfaces are smoother because they were not in contact with the wax. And if one looks carefully, one can even see the small holes (Ø 0,2 mm), although not on all shoes, but one could even drill out them, if it should be, although they later are hardly visible anyway. Here's a little closer view. And so I will seize the moment and order a further seven sets, wherewith I would then come on the required 456 Track shoes, but I will still order additionally a further Set of 20 to be on the safe side.
  9. Hello everybody, but now hold your hat! Hard to believe but wonders will never cease! Somehow, this idiotic rejection of the upright standing set with flat-lying shoes did not convince me and therefore did bother me. And as befits a real Challenger, I went on the offensive and ordered the 52 Flat Ori-Set - Come hell or high water, Source: shapeways.com (Crackerjazz) and chased then curious the course of the order. And even though I had already expected the same rejection, my order at SW went against expectation through their process chain Processing, Pre-Production and was then actually In Production, I thought, I do not see right. And today I got the mail Shipped!, which has blown me away. I have actually outsmarted them, unbelievable ... Now I'm curious what the set looks like, at which the shoes with the treads did lay on the support wax. Source: shapeways.com (Crackerjazz)
  10. Maybe you're right, frustrating is alone the fact, that they say it today this way, and tomorrow that way ... It's almost like gamble, or like trial and error ...
  11. Hello friends, regarding my objections that both sets have already been printed in FUD and FXD, I received from SW this wise answer: The current rejected model file has not been printed before which is why it was checked again. Only when a model is printed before we skip the checking process. While the geometry in the model could be the same as the order we printed before, it's a new upload, which is why it's checked again. The designer requires to make it 0,3mm thick in order to pass. Well roared the lion, I thought so with me. But there is another possibility, as I know meanwhile. This is the SW feature Print It Anyway, with the help of which the designer can "force" a print to see how the part comes out, admittedly without warranty, but nevertheless interesting. Maybe we still should try this ...
  12. Hello everybody, yesterday I got an email from SW that this is the real issue ... Source: shapeways.com (Mitchell Jetten) The strange thing is that they've already printed this out twice successfully and without complaint. The only difference being the orientation of the shoes on the sprue. While the stacked set arrangement is printable, Source: shapeways.com (Crackerjazz) the flat one is not printable ... Source: shapeways.com (Crackerjazz) That may understand, who wants ... Maybe their printers are also weather-sensitive like my wife ...