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Petition2God
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 04:28 PM UTC
Hi Armor hobbyists,
I am thinking about getting a 3D printer for Xmas. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K2ZHMRF/?coliid=I3050ZHRIDVZVA&colid=1OX0NG4FT5LJF&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1.
Do you think it's worth it? I especially want to hear from those who have done some scratch building stuff using a 3D printer for 1/35 models. Thank you in advance.

Regards,
James
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 09:27 PM UTC
As far as I know this is a good one. Results are amazing but it takes some work and practice to get them, it is not like a laser printer that you simply send the file and get the job done -there are some parameters to adjust.

You can either download items from other users or create them yourself, which requires using specific software and, of course, involves learning. It is not that hard but takes time and practice.

But once you get used to it, you can almost forget styrene. And you can easily reprint, reuse and modify your projects.

You can get a lot of information and help from this facebook group, although focused on 1/48:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3D48th/
matt
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 09:37 PM UTC
The biggest issue with home 3D printers, is the CAD skills needed. It takes time to master CAD programs. I have a Anycubic Photon, but I happen to be a CAD Designer by day, so that gives me a huge advantage.

There's also a learning curve with the slicing/support adding software.

If you have the CAD skills or are willing to learn, then It's nice to have.

Here you can see a Roof I printed for my current WIP:
https://forums.kitmaker.net/t/m35a2-crew-cab-kitbash/1536/14

Matt
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Posted: Monday, November 23, 2020 - 06:13 AM UTC
Carlos and Matt,
These are really helpful answers! Thank you very much.
I'm going to study more on CAD before making the decision.
Kind regards,
James
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Posted: Monday, November 23, 2020 - 06:24 AM UTC

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Carlos and Matt,
These are really helpful answers! Thank you very much.
I'm going to study more on CAD before making the decision.
Kind regards,
James



Fell free to message me direct if you have more questions.