The Future but now.

I havve recently dipped my toe into the burgeoning world of 3D printing. Peter Fitzpatrick over at the great Shouting Into the Void blog: http://mojobob.blogspot.co.uk/ has been designing some great interwar vehicles that can be ordered from Shapeways.

I ordered two WW1 era trucks. With the free postage offer and the no rush option I was pleased to get the two for less than a tenner each. I opted to have then printed in the cheapest material WSF (White, Strong, flexible); from looking a peoples blogs previously it doesn’t have a great reputation but 1- the other options are really expensive and 2- I figured in 1/72 rather than 1/100 or 1/144 the printing marks would matter less. Anyway enough babble from me. On with the pics:

 

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The detail that Peter has got into the models is great, really impressed with it. The pictures are of course blown up in the plastic the trucks are great. Even more so after a coat of primer then a blast of Tamiya spray paint.

http://www.shapeways.com/product/N4D4483YJ/lancia-armoured-truck-1921-20mm-1-72?optionId=59415560

Next time there is a free postage offer I’ll be after some more. Also the new T27 tankette for the Russians that has recently been released.

 

Cheers,

 

Pete.

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