Battleground - 16 new items - preview

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Battleground - 16 new items - preview

Post by grunt1 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:43 pm

These are all principally completed. I haven't made them available in Shapeways just yet because I need to write up the item descriptions, details, and update the website. If anyone is excited about something, just PM me and I'll make sure you get it asap.

There are 16 items, can you spot them all? :D Everything shown is available both 1:18 and 1:16.


M10 Ammunition Trailer for the M4 Sherman, HMC or M7 Priest. Wheels roll, tripod folds up and the door goes up and down.
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Cushman 53 Airborne Scooter
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Captured photo titled "Russian 6th Guards Rifle Division soldiers present secret German device to their commissar."
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There is a lot to see here: Russian Ssh40 Helmets, German Tellermine 35's(late), Granatenwerfer 36, Mosin 91/30's with PE and PU scopes, a pair of PTRD-41 Anti-Tank rifles and a German Enigma Device - Wehrmacht version.

Comparison of the Battleground Mosin 91/30's to the 21st Century and Dragon Kar 98.
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German star antenna base with pot and frame shields for Panther G and King Tiger.
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German Sf-14z Scissors Trench Periscope (aka Donkey ears), Gestell 31 Tripod and Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Falke FG1250 Nightvision optics with lamps for driver and gunner with MG42 add-on kit.
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Close up of the Falke (Falcon) Infrared Equipment:
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Re: Battleground - 16 new items - preview

Post by Razor17019 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:55 pm

Grunt,
Truly amazing stuff! After you get it posted to Shapeways, can you give a few different shots of the M10 Ammo trailer and the Cushman Scooter?
Is the cart the Cushman Scooter is pulling the BBI M3A4 utility cart?
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Re: Battleground - 16 new items - preview

Post by slogan » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:13 pm

Very promising stuff. Love the ammo trailer.
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Re: Battleground - 16 new items - preview

Post by pickelhaube » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:00 am

Great stuff !!!!!
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Re: Battleground - 16 new items - preview

Post by normandy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:51 pm

Very cool additions, I like the Trench Periscope and tripod along with the Nightvision optics.
Nice stuff Grunt!!

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Re: Battleground - 16 new items - preview

Post by flyboy_fx » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:02 pm

Hi Grunt, what option are you using to print these via shapeways? The printing detailing is incredibly precise. The technology has doubled in just the last few years! Curious because I'm beginning to learn 3D modeling in my schooling now (kinda late to the game cause I'm chemE, not mechanical).

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Re: Battleground - 16 new items - preview

Post by grunt1 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:55 am

The files are in the STL format. The material options vary but for models their Strong and Flexible(aka sintered nylon) material is the most cost effective but comes with a slightly sandy texture. There is a smoother material called Frosted Ultra Detail (photosensitive plastic resin), which is pricier and more brittle but is great for small detail parts. What you see in the photos above was printed on a prototype printer using a resin similar to Shapeway's FUD.
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Re: Battleground - 16 new items - preview

Post by flyboy_fx » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:02 pm

Okay I'll keep that in mind! I'm going to start finally diving into 3D stuff. Boy is the learning curve steep, but the possibilities are endless in modeling!

This is a great way to get some modeling in while I'm stuck out here at college. :D (Btw only 2 more semesters after this and I am DONE)
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Re: Battleground - 16 new items - preview

Post by Jesse James » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:57 pm

as I've always said, Grunt's stuff is TOP notch. I do white strong and flexible plastic for any prints I get of his and while there is some Sandy texture to it, it's nothing that is really all that bad and I found primer evens it out a good bit. I use plastikote stuff from Advance Auto, which they have a lot of variety but try the green etching stuff.

I'm a huge fan of Grunt's stuff and will be buying some of these. 3D printing is expensive but some of the work is just incredible. I got some 1/20 Aliens boxes and stuff too and it's awesome.
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Re: Battleground - 16 new items - preview

Post by DocTodd » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:21 pm

Looks great! Nice work.
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