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Friday, April 22 2022

Deeper into the Dark Side!

I have sunk even further to the dark side and have stepped into the world of Resin 3D Printing. God help me now! Four hours on the first "test" print. OK! Here is the first official DC Resin Print. It was done with Elegoo grey Photopolymer Resin, sliced with Chitubox and printed on the  […]

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Sunday, April 3 2022

"Taking Care of Business and Working Overtime"

Woo-hoo, the 3D printers are back online! Been embroiled on a server project all month creating a 3D Virtual World. I moved some hardware around put the print server on a NUC with a 256GB SSD. (From one with two 2TB SSDs) So yeah, the migration was a bit of a headache. Fortunately, I saved my config  […]

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Sunday, January 9 2022

Goliath Revisited

With the new airbrush I decided to revisit the Goliath. The originally planned Digital Camo was a bust. The stencils bled too much. But I have to say, I've got more done and used so much less paint in just an hour with this shittin' little $20 airbrush than I have in all the months I've been  […]

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Thursday, December 9 2021

Disaster Averted!!!

Well, I have to say being a HAM has come in handy beyond Rag Chewing and listening for bad weather. I was merrily printing along on my 3D printer when it started to throw errors. A little bit of futzing around and I found that the bed wasn't heating up. So here I am ready to contact the company and  […]

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Sunday, December 5 2021

Officially Finished!

Nikki's P90 build is officially finished!!!   I even whipped up the little plaque on the Elegoo Neptune 2D in black and silver dual extruded. THAT machine is a lot of fun! Now of course since she claimed that one for herself, I get to make a Triple Rail version for myself. But I plan on doing a few  […]

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P90: Nearing the finish line!

Getting closer to the end with the P90. I have 2 coats of black, unfortunately we grabbed gloss at the store so I'm going to have to hit it with a matte sealer too. There still will be a bit of a shine but not too terribly bad. Of course Nikki claimed it for herself. I made her an SG-1 Logo plaque  […]

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Saturday, December 4 2021

ARFF ARFF

Just needs a couple of touchups where I have fingerprints from gluing myself to the model while attaching the cab and chassis.  I had quite a bit of fun printing, painting and assembling her. https://gallery.designcreations.us/thumbnails.php?album=28            

Friday, December 3 2021

P90 Going Strong

We're nearing the finish line! Just have to finish printing the sights then decide if we are going to print a magazine or get an airsoft one with the translucent body and dummy rounds.   Of course, why do a P90 if you aren't going to do a Five-seveN to compliment it.  

Thursday, November 25 2021

Got the SG-1 Vibes going!

Started on the P90. All together both body parts took about 48 hours to print. I have the upper receiver printing now. Going for the Triple Rail version.   I think after this I'll do a Walther PPK, WW2 Luger and MP40. Get the Classic German collection going.  ;-)

Tuesday, November 23 2021

More Elegooooooo

I have to say the second run at multi-colors came out MUCH better!! It is an articulated butterfly keychain for Nikki's Mom.  

Elegooooooooo!

So the first dual extrusion print is done! Yup it's a bit of a mess. I had my retraction settings set WAY too low. Like .8 or something when it should be around 7 or 10! But all in all, not a bad first print. Yeah I picked up an Elegoo Neptune 2D. It was crazy cheap for a dual extrusion printer and  […]

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Sunday, November 21 2021

One and Done!

A first coat for the camo. I'll let it dry and see if I need to add some colors or if it'll work as is. I watched this video to get the technique to paint the ACR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp_XzTnBfR0 The barrel and suppressor will remain black.  Unfortunately there seems to be a  […]

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Saturday, November 13 2021

Ender 3 Max woes

Welp, I screwed the pooch with the hot end on the Ender 3 Max. Stripped out the threads for the nozzle. FORTUNATELY a new drop in place complete hot end is only $20. I could go the $10 route and get a bunch of heat blocks and heat breaks. BUT that means trying to get the thermistor and heater coil  […]

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Thursday, November 4 2021

Bolts, Bolts, Bolts but no nuts!

WoooHooo, we've got a working bolt assembly!!! The end is near!!!!  

Thursday, October 28 2021

Bushmaster ACR aka Magpul "Masada"

Cruising right along with the ACR. The silver PLA kinda gives it that Machined Aluminum look.  

Sunday, October 24 2021

Baby Glock - G26

Finally got it all printed save a couple of internal parts for the slide. I ended up reprinting the Frame and Slide. I was just not happy with the initial quality and the way the trades engraved. So I went into 3DS Max and added the trades. I TRIED to get a much higher resolution where the trades  […]

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Monday, October 11 2021

NAILED!

That fucker is not gonna come down on my head again!  Got good steel wall anchors, mounts in the corners, sides and top/bottom. That bad boy is up there to stay!!!        

Saturday, October 9 2021

Is that a Glock in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?

Finally finished the Glock 17. I used files from TWO different Glock prints from Thingiverse. This one took quite a bit of fiddling around to get things to mesh together correctly. Hopefully the last mag printing now will fit right and activate the slide and barrel correctly.  

Thursday, October 7 2021

In Case Of Emergency

Another fun little dark humor project.  

It was looking a bit lonely

While I've been working on the "Blooper" I whipped up a little sumptin' sumptin' to to dress up my M4.      Next step is to prime and paint it.  

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