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Chriske

Printing Saturn V

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48 minutes ago, Chriske said:

I'll gather all stl's and post them here.

Great - thank you.

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Wow! 🚀

23 hours ago, Chriske said:

Done..!

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I have been following this topic during the past few days/week with awe and I am very impressed. Can't wait to see it 'dressed up' with the self-adhesive labels, etc. 😜

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Better, not perfect.
It's only a few millimetres 'big' so, It'll do...
Need four of these.

Manoeuvrability of that upper stage is secured now with four of these thruster units...:laugh2:

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32 minutes ago, Chriske said:

Manoeuvrability of that upper stage is secured now with four of these thruster units...

Phew! 🤣🤣

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That looks pretty good for something so small, Chris.  Wonder if my printer will do as well...  😁

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20 minutes ago, Gina said:

That looks pretty good for something so small, Chris.  Wonder if my printer will do as well...  😁

I'm not at all happy with that result at all Gina, let that be clear, I said 'better' not perfect. That is spoken as a 3D-printing 'nerd'. A regular visitor(at our local observatory) will not judge it as I do of course.
I'm only happy with it because of the hight of this rocket. It will be 'out of reach(view)' to the visitors. Nobody will notice the so called 'bad' quality.

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Think I might have found how to make very sharp edges 'painting' a printed surface.

I used masking tape and at first I pressed a tick black marker very hard half on the tape, half on the printed surface. Surprise because even I very hard pushed the masking tape onto the printed surface, it gave me this result :

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Second I tried another approach, instead of pushing both on the masking tape and the printed surface at the same time, I veeeery gently rubbed with the marker alongside the masking tape, and see what happens :

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Both techniques side by side :

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FYI,  the flaw in this part is I forgot to change settings in my slicer. So when a 0.7mm is set where 1.5mm should have used ...🙄

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Last week the manager of our observatory has for the first time seen that rocket I've just printed.
To make a long story short, I'm busy printing 3 more of these rockets. Two more parts to go and I'm done printing.
Probably today I'll start painting the black parts.
What I can't find is what they used for the lettering. I cant find what typeset 'USA' is written in.

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I think that NasaLiza is the modern look.

I was thinking using these

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Loving this thread! I think I'm a long way from being able to do this but it's very inspirational!

 

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My van is filled with rockets...😁
What would police think about my cargo if they discovered these in my van...

Nothing to fear, I could say, without a launcher...🤭

The fourth one I will paint later. Need to continue working on my bino now.

 

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Just installed these SaturnV rockets at our observatory.  Two were mounted on 500mm high console and others were mounted on a 1 meter high console. Standing 3 meters high, very impressive I might say.  Wonder what little children will think standing in front of these SaturnV rockets. I can imagine it will be most imposing.
Forgot to take a picture. I'll post one later.

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Amazing thread and models, I just started this print and am overwhelmed by the effort you have gone through!

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Thank you...

The manager of our observatory was very happy with these rockets... and challenged me to print the Hubble space telescope. 1/10 scale...!...😳
Needles to say I said yes.
The only problem is I don't have a printer that can handle this size...  Diameter of Hubble is 4.2 meter...🤔

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Colab with @Gina on the giant printer? Look forward to seeing it when you do will be impressive.

 

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My Giant printer is in the upgrade process but shelved for the time being while I get some higher priority projects done.  Next incarnation should have a printing volume of 500mm x 500mm x 800mm but it may not quite reach this.

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1 hour ago, upahill said:

Colab with @Gina on the giant printer? Look forward to seeing it when you do will be impressive.

Well, lets say Gina and I have about the same interests about printer-stuff, particularly about size...😁

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