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Mark W

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« on: February 24, 2019, 05:58:05 PM »
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Well it started with someone wanting a  couple Moose.  So I gave it a go, and they printed amazingly!  :o


https://i.imgur.com/J1NhSfb.jpg


It's pretty rare that a Moose will venture down into Nebraska, but it's happened!  Nonetheless, I had to try something a little more common so I could use it on the Free-moNebraska layout.  Plus, Moose are huge!  I shouldn't have been at all surprised that it would print so well.   :trollface:


Bighorn Sheep, on the other hand, are usually smaller than deer!  Let's see how they'll do.

https://i.imgur.com/SsPX7sx.jpg

I just love it!  8)


Hiru want's a printed house cat next...   now that should be a challenge.  :scared:

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Re: Animals
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 06:53:44 PM »
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Pronghorn antelope next, maybe? ;)
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Re: Animals
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 09:35:30 PM »
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Hiru want's a printed house cat next...   now that should be a challenge.  :scared:

How about an N-scale racoon for @Lemosteam  ?  :D
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Re: Animals
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 12:50:35 AM »
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N scale squerell?..

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Re: Animals
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 02:59:11 AM »
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I need birds - some water fowl (herons, ducks, grebes), ravens (not fish crows, ravens) for the parks, and hawks for powerlines. In terms of mammals I need beaver for water scenes (hey, it's Oregon), I second raccoons, wolves and foxes, bear, elk, and, I know no one else cares, but I could use some nutria (hey, it's Oregon). BTW, I love the mountain goats. I could also use domestics, lots of sheep.
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Re: Animals
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2019, 08:14:49 AM »
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These look great Mark what resin and print settings did you use?
I’ve got a great grizzly model I should try.
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Re: Animals
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2019, 11:51:42 AM »
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Raccoons are the devil!
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Re: Animals
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2019, 01:30:57 PM »
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I'll have the chocolate Moose.  8)

How on earth do you draw one of those in 3D?
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Re: Animals
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2019, 02:59:16 PM »
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How on earth do you draw one of those in 3D?

 Peter, There is a site called "Thingiverse" that hosts all kinds of things. It's mostly stl files (files used by 3D printers) of things other people have drawn or scanned for 3D printing and then uploaded for the printing community to use.
It's great for for newbies with printers looking for stuff to print and can't use CAD yet. When I first got into printing 6 or 7 years ago and before I was able to draw anything worthwhile, I used it a lot just to print stuff. There is even some n scale buildings on there that I've printed.


 Here is some moose from there.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3381356
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3239561



How about an N-scale racoon for @Lemosteam  ?
Raccoons are the devil!

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2993210



N scale squerell?..

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Re: Animals
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2019, 03:24:57 PM »
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I need birds - some water fowl (herons, ducks, grebes), ravens (not fish crows, ravens) for the parks, and hawks for powerlines. In terms of mammals I need beaver for water scenes (hey, it's Oregon), I second raccoons, wolves and foxes, bear, elk, and, I know no one else cares, but I could use some nutria (hey, it's Oregon). BTW, I love the mountain goats. I could also use domestics, lots of sheep.

 Here is what I've found in a quick search. Wonder if any of them will print in n scale.
 
 Fox and chickens

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2482020

 Ducks
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:960593


 Wolf
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:680145


 Elk
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1290808


 Sheep
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:182273
 
 Goat
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3373233

 Bears
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:182072
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:27050
 
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Re: Animals
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2019, 03:30:11 PM »
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More importantly, does the moose have “Britannia” on the bottom of his foot?
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Re: Animals
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2019, 04:37:13 PM »
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Bear in mind that there are many N Scale animals already available from a number of sources (this is not a 100% complete list, and omits horses and cows, which are prolific):

ducks, geese, chickens, goats, pigs -- Preiser 79093
dogs -- Preiser 79122
sheep -- Preiser 79160
stags -- Preiser 79179
bears -- Preiser 79717
elephants -- Preiser 79710
camels -- Preiser 79711
lions -- Preiser 79713
tigers -- Preiser 79714
giraffes -- Preiser 79715
sheep -- Merten 2403*
stags -- Merten 2410*
deer -- Merten 2411*
wild boar -- Merten 2414*
goats -- Merten 2417*
cats and dogs -- Merten 2466*
hunting hounds & fox -- Merten 24667*
bald eagles and seagulls -- ML Designs
moose family -- NModell 60001
hampshire pigs -- Woodland Scenics A2139
deer -- Woodland Scenics A2185
yorkshire pigs -- Woodland Scenics A2218
dogs and cats -- Woodland Scenics A2140
dogs and owners -- Woodland Scenics A2143
raccoons -- Woodland Scenics A2158
bears -- Woodland Scenics A2186
dog wash -- Woodland Scenics A2195
pigs, dogs, goats, geese, rabbits -- Woodland Scenics A2202
deer -- Model Power 1348
pigs -- Tomytec 004 & 104
sheep and goats -- Tomytec 005 & 105
tuna fish -- Tomytec 079
deer -- Tomytec 101

*discontinued but sometimes available on eBay

Etched metal kits:

flamingos -- Rolfs Laedchen 20656.N
hares -- Rolfs Laedchen 20658a.N
rabbits -- Rolfs Laedchen 20658b.N
turtles -- Rolfs Laedchen 20658c.N
macaws -- Rolfs Laedchen 20654.N
squirrels -- Rolfs Laedchen 20657.N
herons -- Rolfs Laedchen 20650a.N
storks -- Rolfs Laedchen 20651a.N, 20651b.N, 20651c.N
storks -- Kitlatren

And on Shapeways:

hippos -- 3D-Modellbau
pigeons -- American Archetype
alligators -- CatzPaws
mule -- CatzPaws
grizzly bears -- CB's Designs
whales -- CB's Designs
camels, elephants, giraffes, hippos, rhinos -- MiniNature
bison (pre-finished) -- Old West Scenery
alligators, bears, camels, hippos, monkeys, ostriches, rhinos -- Periocus Modellwelt
chickens -- RailNScale N3085
golden retriever -- Winup Scale Models

 
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Re: Animals
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2019, 06:28:20 PM »
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Bear in mind that there are many N Scale animals already available from a number of sources (this is not a 100% complete list, and omits horses and cows, which are prolific):


I get that others have done it and kudos to them but imagine it being done better and more affordably, and the scale getting even better product that before... Wouldn't that be great?


My Arabic wife, who barters for everything even at Marshall's or Ross, and always asks the shop owner if they have the good stuff behind the counter, has gotten to me. I have grown similarly shameless and[size=78%] would be interested if I can get a flock of 100 3D printed sheep for $20 or less, versus the flock of 60 running $20 or more on eBay. [/size]

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Re: Animals
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2019, 01:55:18 AM »
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I'm not sure that cheaper is realistic for this process but better quality wouldn't surprise me.  It also depends on how complete they are.  Right out of the machine with the customer doing the support trimming and cleanup or fully cleaned and painted?
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Re: Animals
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2019, 06:38:44 AM »
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I get that others have done it and kudos to them but imagine it being done better and more affordably, and the scale getting even better product that before... Wouldn't that be great?

I'm not arguing against doing anything on a Photon. I'm simply pointing out alternatives that people might not have considered. As for sheep, do a quick eBay search and you'll find many options, some of which are very economical (100 for ~$5). Why not use the Photon to make stuff that isn't already available? Bighorn sheep, for example. Mark, that's a good looking animal.

 
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