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Thread: Show Us Your 3D Prints
16/05/2018 20:51:41


Flight engineers panel for 1/6th and 1/9th scale Lancasters.


Tony B

Edited By Tony Bennett on 16/05/2018 20:51:59

Thread: se5a...ish.
11/05/2018 20:01:06

mostly finbished now, just got the wheels and exhausts to go.

Tony B

Thread: E E Lightning ???
07/05/2018 08:47:44

finished, flown and scrapped.

Tony B

Thread: se5a...ish.
06/05/2018 23:04:36

52" span and it will be flown after the show is finished.

well it sort of looks like a se5a if you squint with one eye from a distance through the bottom of a beer glass.

Tony B

06/05/2018 21:04:53

where we are today.

Tony B

02/05/2018 21:00:45

I need an se5a for the model tent at the great dorset steam fair and as i do not realy have the time to build one from scratch.

i decided to cobble something up from bits and bobs in the shed.

a pair of wings and a tailplane were pulled out of the back of the shed.

i started a new fuselage from some foam and ply.

then i printed off a rough instrument panel


painted it up and glued it home.


i now need to reshape the wing tips and make the cabane structure and cover and paint and...


Tony B

Edited By Tony Bennett on 02/05/2018 21:01:12

Thread: Printing a P47 Thunderbolt
26/04/2018 21:37:38

the holes are there mainly because the wall is only 0.4mm thick.
try 0.6mm or even 0.8 to get rid of them.

only trouble with doing that will be that the print time will increase.

Tony B

Thread: Avro Shackleton Mk3 PH3
02/04/2018 20:11:38

Front gunner getting sorted.

i have also started adding some internal floors to get it ready for some detailing.

Tony B

Thread: Spitfire cannons
02/04/2018 20:06:02

i will take a look tomorrow, what scale.

Tony B

Thread: Design & Build Dornier Do 24
02/04/2018 19:41:31

lovely work young sir.

you are crafting a beautiful aircraft there.

Tony B

Thread: Spitfire cannons
02/04/2018 19:33:29

not yet.

done browning machine gun barrels though.


Tony B

Edited By Tony Bennett on 02/04/2018 19:37:13

Thread: Avro Shackleton Mk3 PH3
30/03/2018 21:44:35

building the nose section.

Tony B

27/03/2018 19:46:52

bomb doors are next on the designing list, tthen i will go back to drrawing up the rest of the cabin internals.

Tony B

18/03/2018 20:21:52

i hope so. wink

Tony B

18/03/2018 19:34:37

oh it will be a flying model...if i ever finish it.

the motors will be the most difficult bits to sort out.

Tony B

18/03/2018 18:25:37

Tony B

18/03/2018 18:08:43

The next things to be printed were the signals officer, followed by the navigtors and the tactical navigators stations.

these were then painted up and glued into postion inside the fuselage.

Window frames were printed and glued inplace as well.

the cabin area is going to be double skinned so i can paint the inside before fitting the outer skin.

this is as far as i have got to date so more to follow as i plod on with the design and build.


Thanks for watching

Tony B

Edited By Tony Bennett on 18/03/2018 18:09:44

Edited By Tony Bennett on 18/03/2018 18:11:33

Edited By Tony Bennett on 18/03/2018 18:12:17

18/03/2018 18:02:03

Once all the formers were fitted i started on fitting the crew section out with 3D printed work stations and crew.

the main cockpit instrument panel was designed in "blender", printed out and then painted.

I then drew up and printed the pilot and co pilot, printed their seats and checked them for fit.

a few happy hours were spent drawing up, printing and painting the flight engineers station.

Tony B

18/03/2018 17:51:27

After trying to build one a few years ago, i have decided to try again.
This time i am going for a 9th scale version built from ply, depron and 3d printed parts.

This is going to be a very experimental long term project and i hope to get something that looks more scale than i have ever managed before.

so fingers crossed, here we go.

I started by cutting the cabin floor from 6mm lite ply and then printed all the upper formers i needed and then glued them down.

there are a couple of full width depron formers as well, mainly as to 3d print them would have taken hours and hours.

Tony B

Thread: Show Us Your 3D Prints
12/03/2018 20:17:21

Tony B

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