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Gunner Dunbar14 Jan 2024 2:17 a.m. PST

Hi guys

First post of the year for me, I've been asked to help a friend recreate the 15th PzDiv in North Africa, he wants to do certain sub units 1:1 in 1/72, so I have started 3D printing the light cars, 10x Kubelwagens and 20x Kfz1s, doing Kfz4s and 2s next, I'm providing them in a basic sand base coat, for further detailed painting later, I'm imagining this will be a long running project.
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greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Jan 2024 6:47 a.m. PST

Yikes :)

jhancock14 Jan 2024 7:09 a.m. PST

No beetle buggies?

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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2024 9:27 a.m. PST

That looks a lot quicker than trying to assemble all of those vehicles as model kits.

Grelber14 Jan 2024 10:39 a.m. PST

Your photos remind me of pictures of the aircraft "boneyard" for retired USAF aircraft at Davis-Monthan AFB here in the United States, or sites where vehicles have been stored/abandoned en masse.

I like the tire trees in one corner of one of the photos. I almost think they might be used (after the tires are removed) as some sort of Gothic themed chevaus de frise.

3D printing is making great progress; those are beautiful vehicles!

Grelber

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2024 11:41 a.m. PST

Oh, this is the future, for sure.

But they are still a bit fragile, in the super-detailing, for handling and wargame use (not summat I do).

For display and dioramas, unbeatable and they will only get better. Shame is that the old converting skills will become redundant.

VonBlucher14 Jan 2024 3:06 p.m. PST

At one of the first GenCons in Lake Geneiva Wisconsin was a display of a complete Panzer Division including all the vehicles. It was a huge display and I think there was a picture of it in the old Wargame's Digest Magazine.

Gunner Dunbar14 Jan 2024 3:26 p.m. PST

" That looks a lot quicker than trying to assemble all of those vehicles as model kits."
Yes, for mass production, 3D printing is great.
No beetles yet, who knows.
Not sure kits will become redundant, like most of us, ima veteran at making things the old way, and I've thought a lot about the impact of 3D on the hobby, whilst it looks like a danger, I don't think it is, most people don't want to mess around with resins, or learn the tech side of things, and getting a company to print things for you can get expensive (I'm not really expensive) I think the bigger danger to the hobby is age and computer gaming, most historical gamers are older men, younger guys mostly play PC games, those that do get into tabletop gaming go for warhammer, as we die out will there be enough young people to replace us? This current generation want everything now, will they have time/patience to make/paint figures/models, some will, but not enough to grow the hobby I think.

Sir Sidney Ruff Diamond15 Jan 2024 12:39 a.m. PST

Hi Gunner what files did you use? I seem to remember you've used free ones from Thingiverse in the past is that where these are from?

Gunner Dunbar15 Jan 2024 2:53 a.m. PST

"Hi Gunner what files did you use? I seem to remember you've used free ones from Thingiverse in the past is that where these are from?"

No, these are a bought file.
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Cerdic15 Jan 2024 2:42 p.m. PST

Why are people obsessed with Beetles in WW2?

Although the car was designed before the war it wasn't put into production until after the war!

I know it might look cool an' all, but just use kubelwagons innit…

Sir Sidney Ruff Diamond15 Jan 2024 3:09 p.m. PST

Thanks they look really good. Just looking at the link I've been considering buying their Humber armoured car files so I think I may add the German soft skins too.

Cattle Dog15 Jan 2024 3:16 p.m. PST

Wow,
keep us updated with your progress please!
regards Allan

Gus51RM Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2024 5:02 p.m. PST

Once again Dan, the vehicles are excellent. And the detail is on par with any Plastic Kit, when there is on available.

Carry On.

Ray

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Jan 2024 5:28 a.m. PST

Looks like a 1941 auto factory! Fun project.

companycmd19 Jan 2024 8:42 a.m. PST

Nice but the level of detail is way over the top for war gaming. this kind of detail doubles the time it takes to print. half the detail means half the print time and no one will notice the difference on the game table.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2024 2:10 p.m. PST

I am betting Gunner would notice the difference :)

Gunner Dunbar20 Jan 2024 2:45 p.m. PST

" Nice but the level of detail is way over the top for war gaming. this kind of detail doubles the time it takes to print. half the detail means half the print time and no one will notice the difference on the game table."

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