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Shapeways sandstone prints

Postby Nutter » Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:54 pm

Has anyone tried this product yet.
I have ordered an item to see what its like - scheduled delivery in 2 weeks..
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Re: Shapeways sandstone prints

Postby rvn2001 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:24 pm

I bought some Z scale buildings in this material. It seems to be fairly sturdy as long as it's thick enough. Don't try to wash it as the color will disappear. It will be OK as long as you use it the way it comes.
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Re: Shapeways sandstone prints

Postby mattd10 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:50 pm

Back either on the previous forum or early on in this one, Mitchell (spoorobjecten) created body shells of Dutch stock in full colour sandstone. They looked very effective...I'll see if I can find some photos.
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Re: Shapeways sandstone prints

Postby mattd10 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:57 pm

Okay, I'm getting myself confused. His shapeways shop is called spoorobjecten and his shapeways user name is Jettuh. I think he may be on the talking t gauge Facebook group, but not on here.

http://www.shapeways.com/product/7Q3GHS ... d=42563242

Here's an example of what he achieved. I remember him saying the best results were when both the interior and exterior are coloured. He also works for shapeways so was always handy for inside info and tips!
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Re: Shapeways sandstone prints

Postby dkightley » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:09 pm

Here's a photo of some of the cars he made available that were printed in this material:
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The material is very brittle....the cars can be removed off the sprue by hand!
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Re: Shapeways sandstone prints

Postby Nutter » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:20 pm

Thanks guys, hopefully it will be live up to expectations
One final question does it react with superglue because I have some doors and windows to fit?
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Re: Shapeways sandstone prints

Postby dkightley » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:37 pm

Yep!

I broke a car off the sprue to see how easy it did so.......and I glued it back on with superglue!
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Re: Shapeways sandstone prints

Postby Mitchell » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:57 pm

I'm here ;)

the current models i have for sale in FCS are actually solid pieces so you can't use them on any of the motorised units.
But i did create shells in color as well, unfortunately they were 1mm thick and thus were only able to be printed as "print it anyway" due to the likelyhood of them breaking (min thickness is 2mm).

As you can see, from a distance the cars look less grainy :)
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and some pics of those shells
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Re: Shapeways sandstone prints

Postby mattd10 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:39 pm

Hi Mitchell!
Out of interest, what was the success rate with those shells? I'm tempted to try one with 1mm walls as a minimum and hope for the best. Would putting some kind of strengthening that could be removed after help?
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Re: Shapeways sandstone prints

Postby Mitchell » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:14 pm

9/10 times i would say,

Just add a bar in the middle of the shell to prevent the walls from warping inside (and remove with knife after printing).
The parts are pretty small so it should be fine with 1mm.

But SW rules use 2mm regardless the size of the product which is why it would only be printable using PITA
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