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  1. Hi haven't tried this but thought I would share (as it might have uses outside of fine modeling). Truck Bed Liners Improve 3D Prints | Hackaday
  2. Ambient air temperature can make a bid difference with resin printers - you might want to try putting the resin printer in a closet with a small space heater on low, get the air temp in the 70's or low 80's and see if you get more successful prints.
  3. I think Bilge rat is probably right about the rabbit hole - but I'd say you're probably further down that hole than you think! This topic has a lot of great information: https://modelshipworld.com/forum/34-cad-and-3d-modellingdrafting-plans-with-software/ How things are done in fusion similar to how things are done in blender - basically tracing hull lines and then some lofting operations. I'd recommend just finding plans of a ship that you're passionate about and heading over to that "model drafting plans with software" topic and start posting your attempts, you'll get a lot o
  4. Wefalck, I forgot to address your question on smoothing out the lines - I typically sand down the layers (sometimes by hand, sometimes using a small orbital sander) and also I sometimes put a very very thin coat of gesso and then sand that flat. when I say thin, I mean very very thin layer of gesso - it can work really well but I've not perfected that technique but it can work extremely well.
  5. Cost can vary depending on the skin thickness and the infill percentage - these days I go with 0.7mm skin and 20-25% infill depending on the part - and the cost range from ~$60 - $120 for the hull. I've noticed though that some resin ship kits can get pretty expensive, more than what it costs to print a large scale one in PLA.
  6. Glad I found this thread - I've been designing and printing hulls for the past few years (mostly designing as I like that part the most) but do print some in large scale using PLA+, but I did pick up a resin printer so i can start printing them out in a smaller format for even more fun. I've been using fusion and it took me awhile to figure out how to do it (that was back in 2018!) Largest hull I have is about 1.7M long but I have a few plans for 2+ meter long hulls. Since most of what I print is large I spend a lot of time maintaining machines (especially the wiring) and used t
  7. Another update here - after finishing printing all the hull sections yesterday I spent some time cleaning them up a bit. Prior to permanently joining them all together I needed to put in some of the threaded inserts for stepper mounts and the arduino control board. The "heat inserts" I use are from Mcmaster Carr: heat inserts | McMaster-Carr and they come in a many different sizes. I typically use 3mm inserts with 3mm machine screws, and there's several different types available even in just the 3mm size. The row on the left are for 3mm and there's a 2mm example on the right side in this
  8. Now have section 1-4 printed, just two more to go (about 8 days or so) - was able to use the dinner table when my wife wasn't looking 😃
  9. Thought I'd drop in with a short update - sections 1 & 2 completed. 3rd section is printing and should complete sometime on Wednesday... things are a bit behind schedule due to power outage (and I biff'ed on resuming the print properly).
  10. Update - I've been spending the last week or so getting the hull ready to actually print - I've been taking hull and and slicing it up and putting in provisions for stepper actuated turrets. There's going to be 6 hull sections - the longest is the stern at 376mm (which is just shy of 15 inches) and I'm estimating about 18 total days to print all hull sections. While the hull in printing I'll finish up the deck work which is kind of the fun/extremely challenging part since there's really a gap in the plans on the details and will be mostly done by staring at photos for hours on end to get wh
  11. Hi Yuuki, I don’t think scaling it down to 1/350 would work well - some of the features are thin like 1mm so at 1/350 scale that becomes ~0.2mm. It might be possible with a resin printer do you have one of those?
  12. I'm starting to get into the part of the design where I have to lean more and more into what I can what I can understand based on the photos of the ship. There's really very little in the way of the original French designs for the structure above the main deck - sometimes I superimpose photos on the model to get a feel for how really was. I stared at 5 different images for 2 hours looking at the superstructure from different perspectives - there no way I can be 100% sure I'm working in the right direction I just tweak details as I go along and check and double check as I move forward.
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