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B-36 prototype cockpit


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Just found this early B-36 prototype cockpit link. http://www.gijsbudel.com/portfolio/xb-36-cockpit-interior-for-3d-printing/?fbclid=IwAR1SJSePtviMyik2u2nRjpa0Szne3nrArnYxSa_7-HNsGsvyltMq3CtzPrE
its slightly stepping outside of any production models, but interesting on the use of a 3-D printer.
Presumably 3-D printing can scale up? however this model is 1/72 so detail may suffer scaling up.

Does anyone have experience on or recommendations for sourcing 3-D printing?

Regards Iain

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Short version.....

3D drawings are vector based. Vectors are infinitely scalable. If you have the original drawing you can scale it any size you desire. Depending on what I'm drawing, I generally draw in 1:1 scale, save the drawing then scale a copy to the desired size. Once you have a scaled copy, you save or convert it to a .stl file to print.

Once it is saved as a .stl file, it will still be scalable but the quality is reduced the larger you scale it. Think of it a raster image at this point. .stl is basically a triangulated surface. The larger you scale it, the more evident the triangles become. 

To scale from 1:72 to 1:48 you would upscale 150%. It's quite possible you would retain decent resolution even scaling from a .stl file. Most modelers only share the .stl files.

As far as printing something like that, you would want to seek out someone that can print SLA (resin). Filament printing will not print fine enough for scale modelling.

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That’s completely different compared to the production versions. It looks as though there is no bottom level crew area as there is in the production version. It looks very WW2.

The prototype seems like a major conversion. Main landing gear is completely different as well.

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4 hours ago, seiran01 said:

I’d love to see some maniac make the nuke-powered B-36. There was a company that did the new nose via 3d printing a while back (click 2 detail?) in 72nd and I believe they have since folded. 

And the version that docked F-84s on the wingtips. 

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