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Offline minerva

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Seacat and 4.5" gun directors
« on: 01 January 2015, 08:07:13 »
Shapeways now produce the seacat and 4.5" gun directors in their range of 3D printed fittings.
superb detail. Well done Mark for producing these for the hobby.

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Re: Seacat and 4.5" gun directors
« Reply #1 on: 01 January 2015, 19:29:02 »
Minerva,
Could you please give some further info regarding Shapeways, cannot locate a website.

Many Thanks

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Re: Seacat and 4.5" gun directors
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Re: Seacat and 4.5" gun directors
« Reply #3 on: 02 January 2015, 18:11:37 »
Many thanks  found it, now to progress with my build.

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Re: Seacat and 4.5" gun directors
« Reply #4 on: 04 January 2015, 13:36:40 »
The MRS3 Director looks lovely, looks like another 20 Euros to spend on HMS Zulu

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Re: Seacat and 4.5" gun directors
« Reply #5 on: 14 January 2015, 15:08:36 »
My MRS3 Director from Shapeways has just hit the mat
Another wonderful high quality item
I show it here next to the original Deans supplied item for comparison
many thanks indeed Mark

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Re: Seacat and 4.5" gun directors
« Reply #6 on: 14 January 2015, 22:12:11 »
Hi Troy,
 I had to give my director a good clean up in an ultra sonic bath plus a bit of fettling down
with a blunt scalpel to remove the print bearing marks (mainly on the support  column.)
As you say superb  fittings.
I did not use the wire former to make up the centre arms in the radar dish, as mine are
covered with lead sheet to simulate the white canvas covers for entering harbour. I just placed a
piece of plastic rod in the centre to give the correct effect. I then made up scale size ships crest
decals to place in the centre of the canvas cover. Tiddly !
Great news from mark. A long awaited Mk VII bofors gun is soon to be in production at shapeways.
No one has ever made a decent one of these yet. I supplied Mark with the makers drawing from Vickers
and it is soon to be available.
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Re: Seacat and 4.5" gun directors
« Reply #8 on: 26 January 2015, 19:25:21 »
 I've just ordered my three Bofors ( 1 for Puma and 2 for Dundas).
what would we do without 3D printing now !

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Re: Seacat and 4.5" gun directors
« Reply #9 on: 27 January 2015, 20:00:12 »
Just had a look at the 3D website . Looks like very nice stuff but afraid it is too pricey for my pension income . Will have to stick with scratchbuilding and resin moulding for now !! Fortunately we do have a club member with a 3d printer and he makes parts for us !

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Re: Seacat and 4.5" gun directors
« Reply #10 on: 04 February 2015, 14:22:22 »
I have just received my1/96 scale  3 x bofors guns (for Dundas and Puma) These replace resin cast versions.
The 3 D printed ones from Shapeways are awesome in detail. Well done Mark for sorting these out
 in CAD form. I can now consider my above mentioned builds to be completed now, as I'd only tacked
the resin versions onto the upperdecks in anticipation of a 3 D version coming onto the market.

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Re: Seacat and 4.5" gun directors
« Reply #11 on: 13 February 2015, 18:45:27 »
My first Bofors 1:96 kit has just arrived, so here is a picture of the kit.

More when I have had a chance to paint and build it.

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Re: Seacat and 4.5" gun directors
« Reply #12 on: 13 February 2015, 22:23:20 »
I've just finished my three. Superb ! Well done mark.