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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 11:34 a.m. PST

Rubicon Models published new preview pictures






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Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 11:42 a.m. PST

That's a great looking model (assuming the barrels are easily straightened), and an interesting choice of figure for the size comparison. I can imagine him saying

"Привет, товарищи! Посмотри что я нашел!"


Vigilant24 Jul 2017 1:02 p.m. PST

I'd be tempted to replace the guns with brass rod or tube, but otherwise great looking model.

Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member24 Jul 2017 2:18 p.m. PST

I agree with Vigilante. Strange they wouldn't consider including metal barrels for a kit (is it a kit?) of that apparent quality.

christot Inactive Member24 Jul 2017 3:46 p.m. PST

That Russian guy gets around….

Rubicon Models24 Jul 2017 9:07 p.m. PST

This is a 3D printed prototype, the material is basically resin and therefore easily deformed by high room temperature. The final product is in plastic and the issue will be resolved.

Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member25 Jul 2017 7:10 a.m. PST

Wow. I saw 3D prototype, but didn't make the connection with 3D printing … doh. I blame approaching old-age ,-)

Do you do the printing in-house, then? Or does it involve some fantastically expensive 3D printing service?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 10:48 a.m. PST

Happy you like it boys!. (smile)


Rubicon Models25 Jul 2017 11:07 p.m. PST

Dwindling Gravitas, we have 3D printing equipment in-house. Faster turnaround time and better security control on our digital design files.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 11:19 a.m. PST

Great set Rubicon… congrats!! (smile)


Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member26 Jul 2017 12:34 p.m. PST

@Tango … get out of the way :-)

@Rubicon: Thank you. I'm fascinated by 3D printing, and admit to being a little bit stunned at the quality/detail you guys are able to produce.

I'm guessing the decision to prototype via 3D printing but mass produce in plastic is based on cost?

Rubicon Models26 Jul 2017 7:04 p.m. PST

@Dwindling Gravitas – Indeed, the final product will be in plastic. The 3D printing is for in-house review of the kit details and the various parts, how they are being fitted and assembled, and discussions on improvements. We are using professional grade printers and hence more expensive to print per job.

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