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jgawne12 Mar 2023 11:26 a.m. PST

When I go any look for a tank to print, I find a somewhat staggering number of people have put out the basic models. They range from free to expensive, toy liek to detailed, and in various qualities of cutting and supports. While I want an end result in 28mm,a great many are scaled at 1/100th. Some will scale upwell, others don't. Some come with lots of extras, others don't.

So I ask if you have any favorite designers or companies that make good quality, not overly expensive, tanks for resin printing. Currently looking for a nice standard M4 (no bloody A, 1, or E), but would love some recommendations of who to look at.

Stryderg12 Mar 2023 12:33 p.m. PST

Quantity has a quality of it's own. But sometimes quantity leads to analysis paralysis. Sorry I can't be more helpful, I'm actually looking for starships and am running into the same problem.

MrMagoo Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2023 1:10 p.m. PST

I use the tank models from this site:
The quality of the models is good and they can be printed in either resin or FDM. Plus the STL files come both supported and unsupported. The default scale is 1/56 for 25-32mm figures and can easily be scaled up or down. Well worth the price of admission.

jgawne12 Mar 2023 2:52 p.m. PST

I was thinking I should start a review site- to review STL's in terms of 1.price,2. authenticity, 3 printability, and 4. extras. But that involves work.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2023 7:17 p.m. PST

I wargame in 1/100 and use Mike Bergman's extensive collection on Thingiverse. I have heard that many of them scale up nicely to 1:56 although I've not needed to try doing that

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 5:20 a.m. PST

Same as David. They really are nice models and they do scale up nicely to 28mm.

greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 11:08 a.m. PST

Yes Bergman's is vary good I have printed them in 12mm and 15mm. Tried in a 28mm but not so good.

Andrew Walters13 Mar 2023 11:09 a.m. PST


That's a *very* complete tank STLs for WW1, WW2, and modern. The have printed up *great* for me at every scale, from 3mm to several inches long. All the tanks you want for free. Well, tanks and trucks, and APCs, and MRLs, and SPA, and jeeps, and I can't remember what all else.

Download it all today, it's a couple of gigabytes well spent.

If I ever meet that guy I am going to buy him dinner.

Thresher0113 Mar 2023 1:45 p.m. PST


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