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Tks all.


Fusion 360 from Autocad.


These brand new resin printers bring us closer to our designs, we are much less frustrated with the result of the printing compared to the "old" models. I can't wait to see what the next developments in low coast 3D resin printing are going to be. It's exciting!

I will try to reduce the size of the control wheels, the circle is 0.35 mm thick and the spokes are 0.3. This part is a bit oversized because of the limits I had set for a first test.

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I finished the windlass, it was an exciting design to do, but quite long, this type of steam windlass is quite complex and compact. Unfortunately I don't have all the technical informations, especially on some anchor chain sprocket dog clutch controls. 


I will now get down to the printing of the small parts, and the front part of the hull which is also now finished.









There's something written on this fly wheel, I couldn't figure out what, so I winked at the construction shipyard.  



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Printing of the second half-hull test this night, 8h30 printing with the Mono X Anycubic.


It went well this time I had reduced the tear off speed to 3mm/s instead of 4.


Everything is well printed, I have a small problem on the foredeck plank only on the port side, but it's my fault, I had removed the under plank on that side, a mistake, the battens were only resting on the hull and as it's not uniform, it was not resting on anything in some places, it's unforgivable.


The bulwark reinforcements at the bow are a little deformed, it's very thin, 0.2 mm maybe, I'll have to reinforce them a little. The ones on the first deck are well printed.


I was able to place the windlass on the foredeck, it is too big, -10% on its current scale will be perfect. 


The rest of the details came out well, especially the hull sheets. They are just prominent as they should be, it will look good when painted matt black. Adding 3D rivets is feasible, but I'm afraid to overload the program with a thousand more items.


This bare half-shell is already made up of 700 different objects.


Time for photos, the hull is not completely cleaned. 



























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I started printing the forecastle's equipment. It came out very well, better than I expected.

Even the windlass flywheels, which I had already reduced in thickness, came out well with 10% of the basic scale down...


I am amazed at every impression by the new machines. The Photons S is far behind. What will the Chinese and Taiwanese be producing next year?...











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On 27/11/2020 at 19:44, beefy66 said:

The plating work looks great  :popcorn:




Thanks Beefy, yes, not so bad!   

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A friend of mine who specialises in the Titanic told me that there was one less port hole on the starboard bow, an eye of Lynx.


For the record:


That number 3 port hole was perpendicular to the bulkhead of the Ladies' Lounge. So they removed it at the design, the plan must be anterior. Only to starboard.


The two aft mooring bollards of the forecastle have also been moved, they have been moved because they were badly placed in front of the front doors, and not very practical in terms of mooring.


I have also modified the floor design, but not the design of the floor, which is too technically complicated.


I added the anti-roll keels.










Displaced bollards, they are used for spring lines.




This photo serves as a reference, it was taken at the time I made the model, the first year of operation.



Subsequent photos: here the bridge shelter is already in place, the aft flagpole has been moved. The big mast will be moved later from the first deck to the bridge deck at the rear of the bridge, it must have obstructed the view to the bridge and probably also hindered to board cars on the first deck. 




We can see that the bulwarks at the front and rear of the first deck have been cut to take the cars without cranes, perhaps on ramps.










Exploded, more than 600 pieces make up this part, not counting the elements that are not there, windlass etc...







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