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Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 6:56 p.m. PST

I present the USS Monitor. A 28mm, 3D Printed Ironclad. Not my scale but I thought it would be fun to print and assemble; and indeed it was. However it will accompany me to Recruits in August for the silent auction there. More info at my blog: link

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thosmoss25 Jul 2017 7:51 a.m. PST

Hard to tell the footprint -- is that about two feet long?

Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 5:07 p.m. PST

20 inches.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 6:23 p.m. PST

How long did that take to print?

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 6:47 p.m. PST

VERY cool model. But I'm confused – - –

My quick calculations say that a 28mm (1/56th scale) model of the 171-foot-long Monitor should be about 36".

Probably I'm misunderstanding something.

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 7:03 p.m. PST

Pretty darned close to 15mm, however.

Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 6:02 a.m. PST

Each hull section took about 4 hours. About 2 for the turret and 1 for the smokestack.

Everything before "but" is bullcrap, as the saying goes. grin The file stated 28mm. Looks it to me, perhaps more along the lines of 25mn or 1/72?

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