2021-03-17

3D-printed trucks - report

 This is my second report about my first test-3D print in

the material resin. Overall the models looks fine and the 

scale looks right. Most of the big trucks are downloaded

from the free-page Thinginverse and drawn in CAD and

the scale 1/200 and needed to be scaled up to 1/100.

My friend Adam (the printer) made an excellent job in

making the outcome right eventhough he had big problems

getting the wheels right on especially the GMC-trucks.

The details on these big trucks looks really good and for

me resin is the choice comparing to pla-thread.

The smaller models are also scaled and this was even 

harder to do but I calculated out the right length and

width to guide Adam and the outcome of these were even

better than the big trucks.

Very nice result but the downside for me was to cut loose

the models from the mould-extras and all the wheels of 

the BM-21-rocket-trucks were broken doíng so.

Some of the big trucks also cracked in the middle because

they were to thin to uphold the weight(drawn in a smaller scale).

The big trucks are no problem to fix but the smaller ones

are more tricky but I will manage this also. 

Adam also kindly send me the failed prints and these will 

be very nice "broken-down" models and parts of the

scenery playing the WW2-game Flames of war. 

https://www.thingiverse.com/

These are the models I have chosen to print:

Scale 1/100 (15mm)

gmc-cckw252-steelcab-closed-3 

kubelwagen-closed-2

m3a1-scoutcar-1

opel-blitz-maultier-covered-1-simple

jeep-closed-2 

kettenkrad-1 

1-100 ZIS-5 early closed-5 

1-100 ZIS-5-BZ tanker early -2 

1-100 ZIS-6 early-1 

STZ-5-closed-1 

voroshilovets closed-1 

Scale 1/285 (6mm)

Viggen 

MLRS

BM-21 

On the last pictures you can see that I have completed

my MLRS that I got for free but the tracked part were

missing and these looks very good and fits perfectly

together.

Next project will be to print my homemade

light cannons in the scale 1/100. A report is on

its way, Cheers and thankyou for reading my blog!:)



















2021-03-15

3D-printed trucks - testprint

 Visiting 3D-meetup here in Sweden two years ago

made me curious about start drawing models to

3D-print but the variety of printers are vast and I

am a novice in this area som I decided to test in a 

smaller scale before actually buying a printer of my

own. The CAD-work is not new for me because I

have been working with 3D-graphics for more than

15 years as an engineer within carpentry and interiors.

I decided to both test some models in the scale 6mm

and 15mm and I downloaded all the models for free

from Thinginverse. The models were drawn in various

scales but it was not hard to scale right.

The result was very good using resin but tricky to 

realease from the mould-extras. The printing of wheels

were especially hard and I need to fix this before

painting. I will use base-plates for all these models so

I think when finished and fixed they will look really good.

Next report I will go into detail on each model.









2021-02-26

6mm - Nato and US-groundforces

 Finally my NATO/US-groundforces are on its

way to be completed.When I bought most of

my collection of 6mm-models/figures the Soviets

were way to many in numbers to be challanged

by my then so little counterforce.

I have invested in artillery and logistics this time.

My friend Michael living in Barnsley, UK helped me

also this time and I must say I am very greatful.

Thankyou Michael! :)

UK/Nato FV4205 Chieftain bridge-layer (4 pcs)
UK/Nato FV4204 Chieftain ARV (4 pcs)
UK/Nato Tracked Rapier 49KB23 (4 pcs)
UK/Nato AS 90 Braveheart 15mm (4 pcs)
UK/Nato FV432 with mortars (4 pcs)

US Honest John, mobile rocketlauncher (4 pcs)
US M753 Lance, mobile rockelauncher (4 pcs)
US M110 Howitzer  203mm (8 pcs)
US M35 truck (6 pcs)
US M47 sergeant York 40mm (4 pcs)
US M163 Vulcan (6 pcs)
US M2 Bradley Apc (6 pcs)
US M551 Sheridan light tank (6 pcs)
US Hummer weapons carrier with TOW (8 pcs)
US M60 Mbt with minerollers (4 pcs)
US Hummer personal carrier, recon (6 pcs)
US Hummer cargo carrier  (2 pcs)

I also got some extra US-recon vehicles(4 pcs) that

I strongly believe are the Scorpion ,

DPV (Desert patrol vehicle). See picture 11.

Very nice models and will be great fun to place on

the gaming table when painted.




















Pine-trees 1/285

To make a table in the scale 1/285 with a "true"

Scandinavian look, you need pine-trees!

The easy way would be to buy them from the

retailer but to be creative is essential in my hobby.

Because we are in the middle of moving a lot of

things in our house will be donated or thrown away

and one plastic Christmas tree didn´t make it to

our new home. I plan to use the plastic-branches to my

own pine-trees in 6mm-scale. My first very simple

test was to cut them and see if they fit. One and one

they look very simple but "en masse" the will look

good. I plan to paint them with some kind of highlight

to get a "deeper" and more living shade.

I will mount the trees to both bases with a rocky look

and in group. The bases will be cut in rounded squares

probably in sinze 60x60mm. This report is the first of

two.











2021-02-25

Red storm is rising 2

To make a diverse soviet-invasion-force I decided to
upgrade and complete my collection of land-forces.
I bought all the models from my friend Michael from
Barnsley in the UK and he guided me all the way to
assemble the small parts and bits.

I bought this:

Gaz 69 jeep  (4 pcs)
UAZ 469 jeep (2 pcs)
URAL truck (6 pcs)

ZU-23-2 AA (6 pcs)
BM-21 rocket (3 pcs)
9K52 Luna Frog-7 rocket (6 pcs)
2S3 Akatsiya 152 SPG (8 pcs)
2S1 Gvozdika  122 SPG (8 pcs)
SA-8 Gecko AA (3 pcs)
SA-13 Gopher AA (6 pcs)

SNAR 10M1 Radar 

T62 with mineroller (4 pcs)
Brem 80U engineering vehicle (4 pcs)

I also got 2 extra MT-LB-chassis I am not sure if
I will decide to use these as Storm(antitank), Gophers(AA)
or maybe as a mobile rocketlauncher similar to BM-21!?

All the models are beautiful detailed and with some
paint they will come alive. 

To base them will probably be fitted with rectangular
plates that will be almost as big as the model because
I am not so fond of the square-shape 30x30mm that is
the most common one.

All the models are made in the scale 1/285 (6mm) and
will be a part of my project Cold war-Sweden anno 1985.