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Re: Group Build 14 and 15 - TIEBREAKER POLLS NOW OPEN

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cowleyi wrote:
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oooo I am not particularly fussed with resin and wouldn't go near a vacform at all, but 3d printing is fascinating as there appear to be some very nice 3D printed vehicles available from shapeways at rather expensive prices. I would certainly give a couple a go out of curiosity.... I do like weathering tanks in 1/144 scale.....

Anyone want to suggest a vehicle? something from WW2?

Ian
i would suggest shopping around on shapeways as the same subject can often be found offered by different vendors and considerablye different price points, certianly factors such as effort to design the model plays a part in that as some are clearly more detailed/accurate than others and others have just been designed badly from a printing perspective and so do not optimise themselves for cost effective printing and other simply have a high mark-up levied on the base prices.

The French ARL-44 is quite 'trendy' (it must have become available on World of Tanks in the last year?) it would be slightly 'whiff' as though commissioned in WII didn't enter service until 1949-1950, it would make a change to all the German heavy armour https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARL_44

or, perhaps something more mainstream that we don't see too often such as the M24 Chaffee?
or, go wild and produce something from the Imperial Japanese Army perhaps Type 1 Ho-Ki?

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cowleyi wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:24
oooo I am not particularly fussed with resin and wouldn't go near a vacform at all, but 3d printing is fascinating as there appear to be some very nice 3D printed vehicles available from shapeways at rather expensive prices. I would certainly give a couple a go out of curiosity.... I do like weathering tanks in 1/144 scale.....

Anyone want to suggest a vehicle? something from WW2?

Ian
You could try Micromaster from NZ.

They do a Crusader that looks amazing.

https://micromaster.co.nz/collections/w ... um-tank-x1

More to see here too:
https://micromaster.co.nz/collections/all/1-144-scale

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Gents,

Thanks for the input. the ARL has been around on World of Tanks for some time (I think it was in the original french armour tree). It is different though. Thanks for the shapeways tips. I Noticed the differences in price. I will check out the suggestions.

Ian

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That Micro Master range looks intriguing. Mike, have a browse through all of the company's Royal Navy items in 1/144.
Interesting that Micro Master also has a major presence on Shapeways. The latter has a much larger range but is more expensive (no surprise with Shapeways, I'm afraid). The reason for the two approaches is detailed on this page. Most interesting is the comment "... most of our Premium Collection are far superior in detail, smoothness, accuracy and value". If so, one can only hope more of the Shapeways' range transitions to the Premium Collection.

Gotta hand it to our Kiwi friends! ;)
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Based on that I would certainly consider a Crusader II lol....cover both resin/Desert war.... :)

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There was always going to be a good chance that the GB14 and GB15 topics would allow for models that would satisfy both criteria. My suggestion here is that if you have one that falls into both categories, I'd enter it into the 3-month GB15 as there's more likelihood of other entries into GB14 given its duration. However, entirely up to you.

But having duplicate threads in the two GB is NOT an option! :P

Incidentally, if the Crusader is the way you go, Ian, I for one will be intrigued by the build. Firstly, love the Crusader as an AFV and secondly, hanging out to see just how good these Kiwi 3D models are.
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I’ll be very keen to see a Crusader too and might find myself springing for one. I’d love to see him doing an Austin K2 ambulance to the same level one day. I watched Ice Cold in Alex again during the Christmas break.

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OK, the time has come and we have two clear winners ...

GB14 - Anything But Injected - 14 votes out of 23 (61%)
GB15 - Desert Wars - 14 votes out of 23 (61%)

For those who voted for the runners-up, fear not, as I am sure these will be visited in the not-too-distant future. ;)

As of now, I am setting up the two GB threads. I have made the start date tomorrow (14 Jan) for both, so those who've been grinding their teeth waiting for the up-and-go can stop destroying their gnashers! :P
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GB14 and GB15 shells activated and ready for your posts ... go to it rightly. :lol:
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Gents, I have just ordered 2 Crusaders. Very expensive so I hope the delivered item meets the expectations shown in the 3D drawings. Should be fun but already there is a huge variation in camo scheme colours....gee.....portland stone base with SCC 14 (blue black?) disruptive pattern????

Ian

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