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This is a CGI model I built, I used this site for many of my reference photos, so I thought I would share the almost end result. I tried to be as accurate as possible but in the end took a couple of short cuts so I could be done with the modeling phase (the side platforms and the grate type on the rear platform, and I forgot the shell tray- will be added later). I just need to texture it now then move onto the next project.

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Blimey, nice work, have you thought about getting a master 3D-printed from it and making a resin kit?

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Thanks Roger, I hadn't considered getting a 3D Print done, but I might look into it.

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If you don't want to do the 3D print yourself, something you might consider is Shapeways.

On Shapeways you can set yourself up as a vendor and place your design on your page in, say, 3 different scales, 1/72, 1/32, and 1/56 for example. Then people can look at your stuff and do a "print on demand" type of thing, where they print out your model in 3D and you and Shapeways each get a share of the money.

I'd be interested in a 1/72 scale model, whereas my mate Jack might want a 1/32 one. Fans of 28mm would want the 1/56 one. People with a different scale in mind would be able to message you privately to get you to re-scale it to any scale they want.

Shapeways are here: http://www.shapeways.com/



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1/32nd is s-o-o-o-o nineteen sixties - please use 1/35!
Tony

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Thanks for the Replies, Shapeways is interesting but I will need to do some optimizing. The upload file limit is 64Mb or 1 million polygons, the model is currently 8.4 million and between 700mb and 1.2Gb :s

Simon

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@tonys With Shapeways (or similar) you can have any scale you want

@Foreverwalker That is some serious optimising! As another thought, I have theoretical access to a 3D printer near where I am currently living. I could check to see if there is a limit on file size etc.



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The model would make a great cardmodel - most of the hard work is already done since software can unfold the model to the surfaces needed in a cardmodel.

With card you'd probably want to go up to 1/25 or 1/16 scales.

There are few artillery cardmodels and even fewer of WW1 guns. There are lots of options for marketing cardmodels which could generate some cash flow.

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Charlie



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Once the sighting mechanism is finished and on it and its textured and finished, I will look into getting one printed. Thinking about it, it will be simple enough to split into several pieces that can be assembled after.

Simon

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I would certainly consider you have "prototyped" as a kit......1/35 or 1/32 would be my suggestion......though a lot of stuff is done in the smaller 1/76 and 1/72.
With that level of detail, the larger scales would do it justice.
I make masters for a company called Resicast. The kits are in resin, but there are other manufacturers that would be interested....Tommys War in the UK do a range of WW1 stuff in 1/32.

I have examples of my work, which would give you a better idea of how to break it down......if you want, email georgemoore66@hotmail.co.uk

This type of thing really needs to go further.

George.

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