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Waco Joe25 Nov 2018 7:34 p.m. PST

I decided to print a Sherman M4A3 76mm in both 1/56 and 1/285 scale. Same file, just a different print orientation for the little one. Usually I print vertically but for this it was better to do horizontal. It will never challenge GHQ but overall not bad for a penny or so.


Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2018 7:58 p.m. PST

1 cent sure beats $2.50 USD a pop, plus shipping.

Zinkala25 Nov 2018 9:40 p.m. PST

They both look pretty good. I thought it didn't work just resizing files. Or can you easily shrink stuff down? Going to buy a printer very soon I hope and 6mm stuff is on the list along with 28mm. Those are my 2 scales.

bsrlee26 Nov 2018 6:09 a.m. PST

A lot depends on what you are resizing, and by how much. It would be really handy to have a basic 3D editing program so you can beef up some details like barrels which may end up too thin to print well, or leave out minor details to speed up printing. Basic stuff like scaling up 1:100 to 1:56 is pretty easy, as is scaling down 1:100 to 1:200 or so. There are hundreds of vehicle .STL files of all sorts of military vehicles in various scales on Thingiverse, some creators up-scale files and 'cut' them into more pieces to make printing easier (but adding assembly steps).

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