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Woodstock74

1/192 Flagship Models' USS Monitor

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So after fiddling with the CSS Albemarle over the holidays I started to tinker with my USS Monitor kit...and decided to redo the turret and Dahlgrens that came with it...
 

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And so the parts started to arrive last month:

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It's a cheesebox on a raft!
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Comparison back to the kit part:
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Redid the pilot house:
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And the Ericsson propellor:
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Dahlgren XI smoothbore with some paint:
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And finally putting all the pieces together:
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Lots of work to get to this point!

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10 minutes ago, Bandsaw Steve said:

Home made 3D printing?

No, Shapeways...for now.  Saved up for an Anycubic Photon, waiting to see if there's a price drop on Amazon.  With the Photon I could do all the prototyping at home.  Shapeways is taking longer and longer to turn parts around.

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Nice work! :popcorn:

 

Are all the new parts printed? What about the Dahlgren?

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Interesting subject and that turret looks great.

 

I think 3D home printing will get there but at the moment to get the quality without the layers you need spend lots of 'wonga', the Anycubic Photon printer is £400-£500. My eldest likes this 3D stuff, can print 0.5mm layers and is good enough for printing my 1/100 wargame tanks but the quality isn't there for my stuff.

 

Stuart

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7 hours ago, dnl42 said:

Nice work! :popcorn:

 

Are all the new parts printed? What about the Dahlgren?

Yes, see the CAD screen shots at the top; everything, turret and all within, CAD drawn and printed.

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3 hours ago, Courageous said:

Interesting subject and that turret looks great.

 

I think 3D home printing will get there but at the moment to get the quality without the layers you need spend lots of 'wonga', the Anycubic Photon printer is £400-£500. My eldest likes this 3D stuff, can print 0.5mm layers and is good enough for printing my 1/100 wargame tanks but the quality isn't there for my stuff.

 

Stuart

At the moment I don't see the Photon as a means for production.  However, what I've seen people able to produce tells me the quality is right there as far as resolution comparative to what Shapeways can give me.  For now its more important to me to to streamline the prototyping process.  For each product I create there's the back and forth iterative process and that adds up time and expense.  

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13 hours ago, Courageous said:

That propeller and rudder doesn't very efficient.

 

Stuart

It really doesn't, does it?  But can imagine it was miles away more efficient than paddle wheel?  Lots more optimization was to be had over the course of the next 150 years!

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