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1/144 Bristol Brigand from mtcc75

Postby NW_Cdn » Wed Jun 06, 2018 22:35

Mark/mtcc75 has kindly sent me the stl file for the Bristol Brigand he sent to shapeways. I'm trying it out on my home 3d printer. Looks like a lot of sanding.

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Re: 1/144 Bristol Brigand from mtcc75

Postby smeg1959 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 0:27

Is this more an artefact of the resolution of the printer than the STL file? Mark, have you had Shapeways do a print in, say, Smooth Fine/FUD?
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Re: 1/144 Bristol Brigand from mtcc75

Postby Tom's » Fri Jun 08, 2018 19:25

Wow, many work to do !

But a very original subject... And I think we will have to wait long before Eduard or Sweet make this one ! :mrgreen:

Could it go into the RAF Group Built ? I don't remember any other air force used the Brigand (maybe the Finnish air force ? :mrgreen: )
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Re: 1/144 Bristol Brigand from mtcc75

Postby NW_Cdn » Fri Jun 08, 2018 23:45

It's the 3d printer. It was a pretty cheap one when I bought it and the technology has moved on in the past 18 months. It's also a pretty bad print. I could likely tweak the settings and get a better print but I'm too cheap to throw away a viable print when it's a matter of hands on work. With that in mind, remember all the junk under the props are supports and will pop off pretty easily.

Here's the plane assembled and with some preliminary work:

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And here it is after some more sanding. I'm going to prime it next and see what it looks like:

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Re: 1/144 Bristol Brigand from mtcc75

Postby mtcc75 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:51

Looking good ...
im up to a similar stage but with 2 weeks head start so your working way faster
I found a couple of coats of "future" or acrylic floor polish gave it a reasonable smooth surface

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Re: 1/144 Bristol Brigand from mtcc75

Postby mtcc75 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:54

smeg1959 wrote:Is this more an artefact of the resolution of the printer than the STL file? Mark, have you had Shapeways do a print in, say, Smooth Fine/FUD?



The FUD is about $70 AUD so a bit on the stiff side , I'm trying a chinese mob I've found who will do it for $12 USD so be interesting to see the results


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Re: 1/144 Bristol Brigand from mtcc75

Postby smeg1959 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:24

I can just about handle $12. If they can match Shapeways' FUD output, watch the orders come a'rolling in. ;)
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Re: 1/144 Bristol Brigand from mtcc75

Postby NW_Cdn » Thu Jun 28, 2018 0:53

Still chugging along. I had a hard time fairing in the canopy and decided halfway through painting it needed more putty.

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Re: 1/144 Bristol Brigand from mtcc75

Postby smeg1959 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:25

Looking the goods. And I reckon your choice of schemes - Medium Sea Grey over Black/Night - is a winner. Very stylish IMHO.
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Re: 1/144 Bristol Brigand from mtcc75

Postby NW_Cdn » Sun Jul 22, 2018 17:15

I've been remiss with this thread, having finished the model a few weeks ago. I've left it in a basic, unweathered finish, partially because I want to be able to see the underlying 3d printing to compare with future projects and partially because I was frustrated with it after having spray varnish pebble and whiten on me.

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