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  • #91
    Originally posted by coryhenry View Post
    Bob, I Don't know if you have addressed this elsewhere. What printer do you use and what material? Has anyone used a epoxy printer for sub hulls?
    Are you talking about Resin 3D printers?

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    • #92
      Bob, not necessarily. Just wondering what PLA printer you are using and having success. If you are using epoxy that would be interesting as well but I think it might be too brittle.

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      • #93
        Bob sorry posted too quickly, yes resin printers.

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        • #94
          Yes Resin printers can print boat and Sub hulls. Please note you need a mid and large 3D resin printer to do it right. A few people on ebay are selling whole RC subs printed in Resin. It looks like someone in China bought a Engel 212A Model Submarine from Germnay and had it shipped to China and when they got it, they laser scanned it and scanned it other ways to make a Printable model and printed it in resin to sell. Here is one of the sellers:

          https://www.ebay.com/itm/Type-212-1-...t/254462120286
          Last edited by Sinksalot; 07-31-2020, 01:54 AM.

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          • #95
            Thanks Bob, What PLA+ printer do you use?

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            • #96
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ID:	142406 I just got a Delta Wasp and I'm loving it! narrow, but tall... perfect for RC subs. I have the new Typhoon printing away on it now. That is going to be a GORGEOUS boat!

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              • #97
                Awesome, I just ordered a Prusa 3S. Let me know when you sell the Typhoon plans.

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                • #98
                  Stunning !!! Bob the planning of this project and your continued futherment of this hobby is mind blowing ,Well done!
                  Any plans on making a glass mold from a printed hull?

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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by SubHuman View Post
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ID:	142406 I just got a Delta Wasp and I'm loving it! narrow, but tall... perfect for RC subs. I have the new Typhoon printing away on it now. That is going to be a GORGEOUS boat!
                    Oh Lord! Another one I will have to get...

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                    • Making a mold is definitely on my mind. I think this would be a good seller. I'd have to re-print the stern and bow sections to make them more appropriate for molding, split at the same height so that I wouldn't have to mess with a parting board. In order to get all those awesome deck details, I'd want to make a rubber hardbacked tool.

                      Thinking, thinking...


                      Bob

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                      • Great! Wrap your ass in fiberglass! Can't wait!

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                        • Originally posted by Rick Teskey View Post
                          Wrap your ass in fiberglass!
                          It'll make it itch.

                          DIVE IN! Go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON! http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk

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