PT Boat Forum


Moderated by: Dick, Jeff D

The PT Boat Forum ª PT Boats of WWII ª  PT Boats - General

Next Page | Page: 1 of 2

Back to Topic Index Page 30 | Replies: 10 | Pages: [1] 2

 Author  Topic: 3D Printed Model PT Crewmen
Patrick Matthews

New Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Apr 12, 2016 - 4:39pm
Luis, aka holden8702 at Shapeways, has been mentioned here before. I'm most excited about his figures. Creating figures in 3D is an entirely different discipline than drawing mechanical parts- it uses different software and skill sets completely. But once the figure is drawn, it can be scaled up and down and 3D printed like any other widget.

Luis's store at Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/panzervstanks

He has entire crews for various scale PT boats, and just ask, he can modify them, give the sailors Dixie cups or helmets, whatever.

I ordered a helmsman/skipper in 1:16... less than $20 in the lowest cost plastic at Shapeways. Here he is in a 1:16 Elco 77 cockpit.





You can put together an entire crew!


Patrick Matthews
Matthews Model Marine
http://matthewsmodelmarine.wordpress.com/

Total Posts: | Joined: Unregistered | IP Logged

Drew Cook

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Drew Cook  Posted on: Apr 14, 2016 - 3:59pm
That's pretty neat. I can't wait to see the finished, painted figure.


Total Posts: 1253 | Joined: Oct 19, 2006 - 10:44am | IP Logged

Patrick Matthews

New Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Apr 14, 2016 - 6:23pm
You might wait a while for mine, but here's the same fellow working for the Coast Guard:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2622419&page=2#post34365394

and his buddies on some Higgins:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2622419&page=4#post34516801

Patrick Matthews
Matthews Model Marine
http://matthewsmodelmarine.wordpress.com/

Total Posts: | Joined: Unregistered | IP Logged

Jeff D

Moderator
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Apr 15, 2016 - 3:56am
Nice, Luis does some very cool figures!



Total Posts: 1857 | Joined: Dec 21, 2006 - 1:30am | IP Logged

Drew Cook

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Drew Cook  Posted on: Apr 15, 2016 - 9:32am
I've sent Luis emails requesting he consider making 1/72nd scale 80' Elco charthouse running lights and air scoops, as well as making fatigue cap-wearing helmsman officer figures.


Total Posts: 1253 | Joined: Oct 19, 2006 - 10:44am | IP Logged

Patrick Matthews

New Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Apr 18, 2016 - 6:12pm
And here is one of Luis's figures in Full Color Sandstone... more info/pics at:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2622419&page=5#post34559335

Shown in 1:16 scale with one of my 37mm cannons.




Patrick Matthews
Matthews Model Marine
http://matthewsmodelmarine.wordpress.com/

Total Posts: | Joined: Unregistered | IP Logged

HOLDEN8702

Full Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of HOLDEN8702  Posted on: Apr 18, 2016 - 10:26pm
Hi Pat:

Awesome pic. Thanks for try the figures and for sharing.

Sailor, take care! there's a ghost in your back!


Total Posts: 47 | Joined: Apr 13, 2016 - 1:36am | IP Logged

29navy

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of 29navy  Posted on: Apr 19, 2016 - 12:07pm
With the 3D printing technology, you can have just about any figure you'd want, I guess. But why do they look so fuzzy?

Charlie

Total Posts: 510 | Joined: Dec 28, 2006 - 3:02pm | IP Logged

HOLDEN8702

Full Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of HOLDEN8702  Posted on: Apr 19, 2016 - 1:23pm
Hi.

Please tell me what are you meaning with "fuzzy".

These figures are about 110 milimeters, and printed directly in color.

Try to print a .jpg pic of a 110 mm. tall sailor with your 2D color printer. Then this is the same but 3d.

Thanks and best regards.

Luis


Total Posts: 47 | Joined: Apr 13, 2016 - 1:36am | IP Logged

29navy

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of 29navy  Posted on: Apr 20, 2016 - 7:02am
I guess it's just the way the material is but looking at this picture, it 's not a smooth surface.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2622419&page=5#post34559335

Charlie

Total Posts: 510 | Joined: Dec 28, 2006 - 3:02pm | IP Logged

Next Page

Pages: [1] 2


Lock Topic

 

Forum Legend

New Member

Reply to topic

More than 25 posts | Full Member

Reply to topic with quoted message

More than 50 posts | Advanced Member

Edit Message

More than 150 posts | MASTER

View profile

More than 300 posts | TOP BOSS

Email member