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Jiml0001
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My wife bought me the greatest birthday gift, a 3D resin printer.   I have never had more fun modeling.   I have been digging up print files all over the web, all of them free.   I have been tying to print extra detail items, wheels, and especially engines.   The first engine I tried was a Curtis airplane engine   It was my first printed engineIMG_0066.thumb.JPG.a5fc4e8945f5b3d3ec283bece1e958f0.JPG

 

That was fun so then I jumped in and tried a Toyota 4 cylinder.  This engine is complete with pistons, valve train, everything:

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My next challenge was to build an engine for an Aril Atom style track car.  decided on a Caterham 4 cylinder.  These pics show the engine as well as the raw print right out of the printer.   I did it in 1/24 so it was pretty small.

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The real fun comes in when you start designing your own stuff.

The side pods, block, heads, swing arm, and gas tank I designed and printed on my FDM printer.

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Yeah MeatMan, I agree.   See my bellytanker I'm building in the Land Speed Racer section.   That is going to be completely self designed and

printed except for the wires

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I am using  Phrozon Sonic Mini, which seems to be perfect for what I need, inexpensive.    I don't know how good

these pictures show it, but these radiators printed with every fin and tube, you can see through it and these are in 1/24 scale

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13 hours ago, Jiml0001 said:

I am using  Phrozon Sonic Mini, which seems to be perfect for what I need, inexpensive.    I don't know how good

these pictures show it, but these radiators printed with every fin and tube, you can see through it and these are in 1/24 scale

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Great looking stuff , a that printer looks very affordable ! 

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