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Offline Manni

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Testprint & Dio of a Mad Cat MK.II [1:320]
« on: January 08, 2019, 09:27:44 PM »
Hello my friends,
I tested my new toy, an Anycubic Photon 3D Printer. Against my concerns it was really easy and after 21 hours it was ready printed. I dicided to print in a resolution of 0.05 mm but for the "real" things like WWI stuff I could go down to 0.0025mm per layer.

Here you can see how it looks while printing.



Here is the printed result with it's automatically generated supports




Here it is cleaned up. Height is 50mm



And here is the painted and weathered little Mech on a small base.






This was really a quick fun build and paint.
Bye,
Manni
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Re: Testprint & Dio of a Mad Cat MK.II [1:320]
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 04:01:51 AM »
very cool!

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Re: Testprint & Dio of a Mad Cat MK.II [1:320]
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 04:35:43 AM »
Agree with Bo, looks really cool.

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Re: Testprint & Dio of a Mad Cat MK.II [1:320]
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 01:24:31 PM »
Who I am I to disagree  ;D Looks really cool to me also!
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Re: Testprint & Dio of a Mad Cat MK.II [1:320]
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 05:01:11 PM »
very cool indeed!
opens up a all new world of possibilities... do you need particular skills in the drawing process?
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Re: Testprint & Dio of a Mad Cat MK.II [1:320]
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 05:25:06 PM »
Thank you all!
@Edo: Drawing the model needs some knowledge in 3D Design-programms. The printing itself is very easy.
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Manni
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Re: Testprint & Dio of a Mad Cat MK.II [1:320]
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2019, 04:59:22 PM »
thank you manny... i also read that the printing process lets out some not ealthy “fumes”.... can you confirm that?
thank you
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Re: Testprint & Dio of a Mad Cat MK.II [1:320]
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 07:08:53 PM »
The smell depends on the used resin. I use the Anycubic Resin and the smell is not very strong (depends on the sensitivity of your wife's nose ;D) If you compare it to the smell of varnish or Tamiyas cement it is not even noticable.
In my case I placed the printer in the tiny utility room in the cellarwere I can open a window.
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Manni
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Re: Testprint & Dio of a Mad Cat MK.II [1:320]
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2019, 02:36:42 AM »
That shows amazing new possibilities in Modeling, Manni. Really fascinating. Did it take long to get into the 3D printing software?
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Re: Testprint & Dio of a Mad Cat MK.II [1:320]
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2019, 04:57:19 PM »
Hello Andreas,
no, it was really easy. You get an USB-Stick and just doubleklick on the software. Drag and drop the 3D File into the virtual printing room, press "generate autosupport" and then it will be sliced in the different, later printed layers. The software safes the "sliced" model on the USB-Stick. Put the Stick in the port of the printer, choose the desired model and press play. That's it. It really took me just half an hour to read the instructions and start printing.
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Manni
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Re: Testprint & Dio of a Mad Cat MK.II [1:320]
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2019, 07:51:42 PM »
Manni, you are the next modeler with a Photon, I know already some more.
Your first try looks nice, and you used also the supports in your dio - very environmental friendly ;)

Have fun with your new toy!

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Re: Testprint & Dio of a Mad Cat MK.II [1:320]
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2019, 07:12:07 AM »
Very cool -I googled the printer,  I'd honestly expected it to be much more expensive... that really opens up a whole new world!

What's next? A Friedrichshafen G.III?  ;D

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Re: Testprint & Dio of a Mad Cat MK.II [1:320]
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2019, 06:36:29 AM »
Manni you are an artist as well as a modeller. I am always blown away by your skills - this is no exception! I have heard much about these 3D printers - not sure how I stand about them as part of "modelling" however!

Stephen

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Re: Testprint & Dio of a Mad Cat MK.II [1:320]
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2019, 06:48:39 AM »
It's incredible what you did with plastic thread and your skills. I too say this is very cool.
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Re: Testprint & Dio of a Mad Cat MK.II [1:320]
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2019, 08:24:26 AM »
Hello Andreas,
no, it was really easy. You get an USB-Stick and just doubleklick on the software. Drag and drop the 3D File into the virtual printing room, press "generate autosupport" and then it will be sliced in the different, later printed layers. The software safes the "sliced" model on the USB-Stick. Put the Stick in the port of the printer, choose the desired model and press play. That's it. It really took me just half an hour to read the instructions and start printing.
Bye,
Manni

Hey Manni,
Thank you, that really sounds amazing. I am keen on seeing your next creations in the future (and I will keep that in mind... maybe someday I’ll get deeper into that 3D printing thing)
Best regards
Andreas
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