Saturday, 21 October 2017

Kickstarter Watch – 3D Printable Tanks

Another rather different kickstarter. This time we’ve got 3D Printable Tanks, giving you an interesting mix of, well, tanks.
These look amazing. I’m hard-pressed to even see that they are prints, even though they are printed with 100 micron layer depth. Simply stunning detail.
This is probably the most exiting 3D-print-kickstarter I’ve seen in a while. Well worth a look.
You can choose between WWII, modern and futuristic vehicles, and at the moment there are some twenty different vehicles to choose from.
Pledges start at CA$19 for two kits and ends at CA$135 for the whole bunch. If you’ve got the money you can go even higher with custom-made parts or even vehicles.
New releases
The stl-files are made for 1/56 scale (28mm), but you can obviously scale them up or down as you wish.
I really look forward to see where this company goes in the future.
This KS ends on November 13.

All photos and illustrations © 3D Wargaming and used with permission

4 comments:

  1. what materials are used to get that level of detail and how fragile is the material please?

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    1. Even if it's not specified I in the kickstarter I would assume it is PLA, which is a starch-based polymer. You see a filament-printer in action in the video.
      I'd say it's really durable, as I've dropped more than one printed item without any serious harm. Comparable with an ordinary hobby-kit from Revell/Tamiya etc.

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  2. In very sceptical because of the style of the paint jobs. I suspect the nice airbrushed gradients hide the print marks.

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    1. maybe, but if you check the videos where they print the stuff it looks really good.
      Would be interesting to try one.

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