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  1. Yes, the Blackburn is finished and printed - to quote a friend, it clips together and stays together without glue. Another advantage of 3D printing, the upper and lower wings plus the inter-plane struts come as a single part, So it is automatically correctly aligned. When the transparencies are done, the kit will appear at Hannants.
  2. This was the source data I used, based on a document from Carrier Engineering Co. of Wembly. ASR1 to ASR 16 Displacement: 10.8 tons Hull dimensions: Length 32’ 02” Beam 10’ 0” Moulded Depth 6’ 0” Draft 3’ 3” It is simple to do some kits in 1:48 - it only means changing one value in the CAD program. I designed it so that you can lift the superstructure off to let the interior be seen if required. I will try to get the German Lobster Pot finished as well.
  3. We expect to deliver the 1:72 version to Hannants between May and July this year, provided no major problems crop up during production. As regards other scales, are there any of interest -1:144 / 1:48 / 1:35 ? - Some feedback here would be helpful and appreciated.
  4. Initially 1:72, but the beauty of 3D printing is that you can do any scale. I have put in all the details that I could find, so 1:48 is possible, while 1:144 has given some remarkable results. As an example, we are doing some test shots of the Wendy loader in 1:144, while a Sentinel tractor built in 1:144 as a single part. There are two photographs of this tractor on the Hannants page at https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GE144050?result-token=eHiAR
  5. During WW2 these rescue floats were moored at various grid references in the English Channel as a haven for ditched aircrew. I started this project before my wife died and have finally got round to finishing it. The delay is beneficial as we now have 3D printing - very different to cast resin ad etched brass. Anyway the design is finished and we are now doing some rest shots - here are some screen shots including two of the interior. The model has a removable superstructure, to give access to this detailed interior.
  6. I also use Catia V5 and an individual can buy a license. A superb program and I import plans or drawings as dxf on a sketch, then trace them. It isn't cheap, and I was surprised when one of the Airfix designers told me they use the same software as an expensive Italian car manufacturer, and not Catia.
  7. We delivered several items to Hannants this week, I am still amazed at the level of detail and build quality possible with 3D printing Here are a few pictures, thanks to Andy Davies for building the models and taking the photographs: RAF Trolley Accumulator - pre-war & early WW2 in 1:24, 1:32, 1:48 and 1:72 scales RAF Trolley Accumulator - late WW2 & post-war in 1:24, 1:32, 1:48 and 1:72 RAF Taskmaster medium tractor in 1:72 scale RAF Super Taskmaster medium tractor in 1:72 scale
  8. Alternatively, you will be able to buy one from Hannants - it is so simple to 3D print.
  9. Just for interest, here are two photos of a 3D printed Blue Steel bomb trolley. It is shown with the Vulcan adapters in place.
  10. Thank you for the kind words, and hope you enjoy the build.
  11. The 144 Valiant B2 is designed and a test shot produced - it will come when time permits. It will be 3D printed.
  12. Using CAD we can do any scale - routinely 48 and 72, This exercise is a trial of CAD and 3D printing because the level of detail now possible is superb. I regard MSLA as the biggest step forward in decades.
  13. Agreed, Interesting to model in CAD though.
  14. I am trying a few ideas for a biplane kit, using 3D printing. Here is a screen shot:
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