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Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2017 4:16 a.m. PST

Mako11 was commenting on my P1000 Landkreuzer and mentioned doing a traveler ship in 1/100. So as I have not felt too well the last couple of days, flu from my brother, I was up in the middle of the night and cobbled this together.
Behold a Traveller scout ship in 1/100. Based off a scale drawing I found on the internet the model would be 368mm long. Here are some screen shots of the file.

Top looking down

Rear View

Front View

Bottom View

I guess feeling bad makes me creative, back to bed now, still middle of the night for me, back to bed zzzzzzzzzzzzzz……

MacrossMartin Inactive Member12 May 2017 4:57 a.m. PST

I know this feeling, but I suspect it's the neuron-loosening anti-flu drugs that spur the creativity! :)

Nice work, Bash'! I do suspect, though, the internal volume of this will mean it needs a lot of hollowing-out!

Vigilant12 May 2017 5:09 a.m. PST

I don't know much about 3d printing, but I would think that the best way to make something like this would be to print each surface separately and then assemble as a kit.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian12 May 2017 6:41 a.m. PST

Years ago I started to make one from an inverted MPC Star Destroyer

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut12 May 2017 6:53 a.m. PST

Awesome work. I have a soft spot for 15mm Traveller.

Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP12 May 2017 9:45 a.m. PST

14" on a gaming table, not bad. The one I built years ago was 18". Doesn't sound all that big but it takes up an amazing amount of space on the gaming surface.

Currently working on a small Vargr corsair in 1/100, though slightly stalled at the moment due to other more pressing concerns.

Mako11 Inactive Member12 May 2017 11:13 a.m. PST

'Tis a beauty, Bashy!!!

Sorry to hear about your flu, but it seems to be working well for you.

I hope you feel better soon, but maintain your creative spark.

Separate platings would be a nightmare for assembly, due to the sharp angles. I suspect almost impossible to keep aligned properly, unless an internal bracing structure to help assist with that was produced too.

With 3-D printing, it should be possible to add that in for strength, to make it hollow inside, and to adjust the thickness of the hull in order to ensure it is robust enough for handling. Should be able to do all that, and print in one piece, if your print area is large enough for the machine you own.

Doubt I can afford it in 1/100th scale, or even 1/300th, but would love to have both, as I imagine others would too.

Would love to see your corsar design, DSG. Sounds interesting.

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