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    Got some files online and had some success printing them.

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    Nice looking prints. If you reduce your layer height, they will be smoother...but it's pretty cool to print your own. Well done!
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    • silver hill racer
      silver hill racer commented
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      Yeah, these are printed .2 layer level with supports they take about 20hrs to print. I’m reprinting the hellcat in the matte black at a 20 degree angle.

  • #3
    Those are great! I go .06 like Chappy, flat, not too much work, and up to 38 hrs in 1/24..

    you'll get em, looking forward to seeing them done up!
    Last edited by FC47; March 28, 2021, 10:11 PM.

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    • silver hill racer
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      Thanks, I will try .06 layer height. I’m also using proto-pasta HTPLA. It can be heat treated after printing and gives added strength. The matte finish look good almost no layer lines on the doors.

  • #4
    Don't do the usual (wrong) thing of rubbing them down smooth, 3D printers leave low spots not high spots so fill the layer lines and flat down level, that way you won't lose fine detail. A quick way to fill those layer lines is with UV resin.
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    • silver hill racer
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      I did see a video of using the resin and the results looked good. My photo with the 3 bodies the left was my first successful print, I used filler primer and sanded, then black gloss which I sanded more and gave up. The gray one was printed up side down and the supports stuck to the body. I figured there was too much sanding to do. The matte black one is the HTPLA proto-pasta filament. All we’ve done with that was mount the chassis and run it on the track.
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