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daniel_leavitt2000

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Does anyone do contract printing?
« on: October 12, 2023, 03:22:19 PM »
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I am looking for several RTS model buses. It does not look like anyone is going to make one in N scale, but there are tons of 3d models available for sale:

https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/vehicle/bus/mta-new-york-city-rts-06-bus

https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/vehicle/bus/rts-06-bus

https://www.cadnav.com/3d-models/model-11169.html

https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/3d-model-gmc-rts-1981-bus-1951921

https://www.3dcadbrowser.com/3d-model/gmc-rts-bus

Some of these are even free. I know a lot of work needs to be done to change these renders into something printable, and I'm more than willing to pay for that work. Anyone interested?
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Re: Does anyone do contract printing?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2023, 09:08:04 AM »
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I'm interested in the same thing for some of my T-scale models (and M-scale/1:300 too) but the designs push the limits of my PSM8K printer and use a custom resin blend so it won't be easy.  That being said, I'm not interested in doing "production" printing--just design and R&D--so I'm willing to pay someone to do batches of these per my spec.  I can provide .CTB files with supports and that have been validated (on my machine anyway).


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Re: Does anyone do contract printing?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2023, 10:14:46 AM »
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Be careful -- many of these are not designed to be 3d printed .. you would be wasting your money .. if the author can't prove they have it printed - don't spend a ton of money

There are lots of free vehicles on places like tinkercad - many in HO which can be scaled a lot easier - and the price is right .. one example

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:6121260



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