Here is the hull of the 3D printed version with the support material still in place. This stuff is a pain to remove!
Below is a first pass at removal of the support materials and as you can see from the second photo there is still cleanup to be done.
Below is a first look at the two hulls side by side. The cast model, at least I assume that the hull is cast?, is 'def more detailed than the 3D Print but that is only a matter of what is included in the design, not what a printer is capable of producing. The Battlefront model also relies on some add-on parts that will give additional depth and pop. More on this later.
Here is the ready to assemble Battlefront model. First a clean of all the parts to remove any left overs from the casting process.
Side by Side Notes
A lot of work goes into cleaning up the support material. I find that the higher the resolution the harder the cleanup job.
|Fair amount of cleanup here as well especially for the parts from the sprue. Also need to wash parts in prep for painting.|
|Additional work is required but having these add on parts adds depth and detail to the model. Figuring out where things go and how they fit was a little harder than I expected.|
It is light! This could easily be remedied using some lead weights or something in the hull and maybe even bottom of the turret though this will require some additional work.
|Not light! Feels like a tank.|
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