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Gary
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Typhoon

Post by Gary » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:56 pm

Latest addition to my Russian forces.....

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Kamaz Typhoon MRAP, bit of a monster truck!
This is a 3D print from EBay shop Lumpeystoybox. A bit disappointing on first inspection, flat detailing around the cab doors etc and a very flat rear box......I've raided the spares box for add on greeblies, side boxes; roof top detail; side view ports and read door/ramp. It looks like this is a model of the prototype vehicle, the production versions have big flared wheel arches, rooftop hatches etc.
Anyway pretty happy with how it has turned out! I have a Russian force of Gaz Tigrs, Vodniks and this beast, with an option to deploy robot AFV's too.
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UshCha
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Re: Typhoon

Post by UshCha » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:40 am

Interesting.

bannockburn bhoy
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Re: Typhoon

Post by bannockburn bhoy » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:51 am

But also very stoopeed :D

Seret
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Re: Typhoon

Post by Seret » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:13 pm

Hmm, does look to be missing a lot of detail:
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Tons of greeblies there that aren't included on that model and like you say the profile of the sides and wheel arches is out. So yes, definitely one for a dive into the bits box!

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Re: Typhoon

Post by bannockburn bhoy » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:53 pm

bannockburn bhoy wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:51 am
But also very stoopeed :D
Reference to Rowan and Martins Laugh in for the uninitiated or young


Yeah pretty barebones bit of kit Gary ,I though the 3-D thing was all about enhanced detail..

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Re: Typhoon

Post by Seret » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:53 pm

bannockburn bhoy wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:53 pm
I though the 3-D thing was all about enhanced detail..
Nah, you'll get far better surface finish and detail from a casting. It's used over 3D printing in industry for that exact reason. Where 3D printing helps with details is if they're a weird shape that would be difficult to cast.

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Re: Typhoon

Post by bannockburn bhoy » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:37 pm

A misconception on my part then , like most things it will probably improve as it develops .
I have seen some nice bits and pieces on Shapeways ,and competitivly priced too. John

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