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Shapeways 3D printed kits
« on: June 06, 2018, 12:55:02 am »
There is a guy on shapeways who produces kits in 3D printing. You bu the parts on spruces just like an injected kit.

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/riverman?li=pb

Pretty pricey though. I was interested in the 1/144 AJ Savage. In normal plastic it's already 60 euros. If you want if you want extra detailed you go up to 110!
Pity about the price because it looks like a neat idea but this is over my budget range.

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Re: Shapeways 3D printed kits
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2018, 02:24:56 am »
IMO the future of this hobby is that we all have our own 3D printers and download the data files from talented individuals like this so we can print our own kits.
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Re: Shapeways 3D printed kits
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2018, 06:10:35 am »
IMO the future of this hobby is that we all have our own 3D printers and download the data files from talented individuals like this so we can print our own kits.

You may well be right. I was talking 3D printing with my older nephew over the weekend (he lectures in various IT/Graphic design thingies at Sunderland "Uni") and commented on how me and one Nick spent a happy half hour in the London Science Museum's children's gallery playing with one of the early ones. Was it only 10/15 years ago ? Whatever it was very basic, but you look at them now and then think what they will be doing in another 10 years or so.

However I agree that this is a tad pricey.
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Re: Shapeways 3D printed kits
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2019, 08:25:08 am »
I've got a question, over the last few days I've been trying to get onto shapeways website. The link gets me there but all I get is a big blank white page once it opens --- any clues to what's going on ?
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Re: Shapeways 3D printed kits
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2019, 08:29:49 am »
Works for me, maybe a 'reload and empty cache' (Ctrl-F5 or Ctrl-R) is in order?

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Re: Shapeways 3D printed kits
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2019, 08:42:08 am »
Yeah, I've been doing that Harro --
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Re: Shapeways 3D printed kits
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2019, 02:08:51 pm »
I don't really see the point of having the sprue except for familiarity and  keeping the parts together?  I'd rather have it separate so you don't have to sand off sprue gate remains.

The price is what puts me off 3D printed stuff, 60 euros is nearly pounds at the current  exchange, rate for a 1/144 kit!  Hopefully they'll come down significantly in the next few years.
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Re: Shapeways 3D printed kits
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2019, 04:10:48 pm »
So I've found out Shapeways doesn't work in Internet Explorer 11
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Re: Shapeways 3D printed kits
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2019, 11:00:54 pm »
I don't really see the point of having the sprue except for familiarity and  keeping the parts together?  I'd rather have it separate so you don't have to sand off sprue gate remains.

The price is what puts me off 3D printed stuff, 60 euros is nearly pounds at the current  exchange, rate for a 1/144 kit!  Hopefully they'll come down significantly in the next few years.

It's done to keep the parts together. Companies like Shapeways print dozens to hundreds of models in one printing session. That'd be a nightmare to sort out without sprues.

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Re: Shapeways 3D printed kits
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2019, 08:47:03 pm »
So I've found out Shapeways doesn't work in Internet Explorer 11
Yeah!!  Wonder when they starting shilling for Chrome, Firefox, et al.?
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