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AussieAndy02 Jan 2024 8:53 p.m. PST

Hello

A friend has been 3D printing various WW2 items for me in 1/72 scale. However, he has been unable to find files for Afrika Korps support weapons (mortars and HMGs). I would be grateful if someone can tell me where we can find these. I am happy to pay for the files.

Thank you

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian03 Jan 2024 7:43 a.m. PST

Would they not be the same as any other theater?

companycmd03 Jan 2024 7:43 a.m. PST

Almost all machine guns 3d printed never come out right; they are too small. suggest getting these in metal from ebay and such e.g. Sgts Mess might have suitable. I have never been able to print 3D items that are that small.

AussieAndy03 Jan 2024 8:19 a.m. PST

Sorry, I didn't make myself entirely clear. I'm also after the crews for the weapons.

Companycmd, the Italian mortars, HMGs and crews that my friend has printed for me have come out just fine.

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Jan 2024 2:14 p.m. PST

3D Breed has a mortar and mg set for the Afrika Korp. I was on the KS for that one. They include the crews.

3dbreed.es/africa-korps Not too expensive.

Thanks

John

GrumpyOldMan03 Jan 2024 2:17 p.m. PST

Hi

3DBreed.es make stls in 28mm and 15mm so it would require rescaling.

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AussieAndy03 Jan 2024 7:24 p.m. PST

Thank you.That looks helpful.

Murvihill04 Jan 2024 6:29 a.m. PST

Dang, those are some angry Germans!

HMSResolution04 Jan 2024 9:33 a.m. PST

I'm not a fan of 3DBreed's figures, as I feel they look rather too much like militaristic hobbits. However, nobody else has really tried to do anything like a comprehensive WWII range of figures for printing, so they sort of dominate that sphere by default.

DeRuyter04 Jan 2024 11:16 a.m. PST

I'm not a fan of 3DBreed's figures, as I feel they look rather too much like militaristic hobbits. However, nobody else has really tried to do anything like a comprehensive WWII range of figures for printing, so they sort of dominate that sphere by default.

There are some people on Wargames3d and MMF doing WWII ranges. Eskice and Warbear come to mind. Warbear has an extensive Pacific range. Eskice being French has a early war range. Here is a Warbear German MG team.

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04 Jan 2024 10:57 p.m. PST

Thank you. We'll take a look at the other ranges too.

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jan 2024 8:54 a.m. PST

You an solve the squat legs issue with 3D Breed by going 90% vertical and 80% horizontal. Or whatever you desire by using the scale function. No big deal adjusting them. That's one of many wonderful things about 3D printing.

Thanks

John

Gus51RM Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2024 4:57 p.m. PST

Elheim has an excellent selection of infantry support weapons that are extremely well detailed and at a very decent price.
I use AB Figures for most of my infantry and Mirilton from CGM have a good range of Italians. My 1940 Germans are AB; French 1940 are Simons Soldiers; 1941 North Africa Aust/Brit are AB; DAK are AB; and italian are Mirilton. AB may be starting into this range.

Ray

The H Man23 Jan 2024 12:55 a.m. PST

For the love of all that is holy, why on earth is this not posted on the wargaming in Australia board??

A little cottees in the water, please.

Great to see Australian content, please don't forget to post it there in future.

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