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monk2002uk21 Apr 2023 11:01 p.m. PST

Here is a computer-assisted design model that I created and printed for use with 6mm figures. It is a British MkII 6" naval gun, typically used for long-range counter-battery or interdiction fire missions.


Durban Gamer22 Apr 2023 2:25 a.m. PST

Superb work and very useful.

Nine pound round22 Apr 2023 5:08 a.m. PST

Nice! The RF/GA used a lot of interesting (and not terribly effective) older pieces in 1914-16, particularly in secondary theaters- I am thinking of the 15lb, 5" howitzer, 6" 30cwt howitzer, 4.7" gun, etc, particularly in secondary theaters and with Territorial units. Are you planning on doing those, or do you know someone who is?

monk2002uk22 Apr 2023 7:41 p.m. PST

Thank you. Here is the British 8" howitzer on the CAD "drawing board":


Nine pound round23 Apr 2023 6:42 p.m. PST

That looks great – I have never seen the Mark I version done in 3D, and certainly not in that level of detail. Are you selling these through a vendor?

The H Man23 Apr 2023 9:07 p.m. PST

That's a lot of sprue.

monk2002uk23 Apr 2023 9:41 p.m. PST

The H Man, each support has a contact point measuring 30 microns in diameter (remember that the photo is magnified many times as the model is suitable for 6mm size figures). It takes seconds to release these with a sharp scalpel, leaving no trace of the joins. Much easier than typical sprue points with injection-moulded plastic figures for example


monk2002uk23 Apr 2023 9:44 p.m. PST

Thank you, Nine pound round. I am not planning on selling the STL files themselves. Typically I upload them to Thingiverse. As to models made from the files, I am looking into this option through a vendor.


The H Man24 Apr 2023 4:16 p.m. PST

I was talking about the amount of sprue.

To be thrown away? Resin? Not recyclable like hips.

I always thought 3d printing may do away with sprues, yet they seem to be worse.

At least make them usable. I could see some earth or sand bags with some bonus tank traps on top for very little effort on you wizz bang fancy computer I'm sure.

I can't understand why hips sprues can't be timber or lumber or steel girders.

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