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Voila - Meet the family, here they are all together! Been sick a few days but not worse then been able to press start on the printer. Lucky me I have prepared several drawings ahead, so the printer will continue to be busy.. Next in line is the rowboat ..

FR - Monitor Sölve, vents done!

Feb 21, 2019 : Voila - Meet the family, here they are all together! Been sick a few days but not worse then been able to press start on the printer. Lucky me I have prepared several drawings ahead, so the printer will continue to be busy.. Next in line is the rowboat ..

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You learn from your mistakes, or as my dad used to say, ´you learn from your mistakes, each time you make them´ .. which translates to you haven´t learn the lesson until you remember it.. 
<p>I did redo complete air vent drawing, this time a bit prettier

FR - Monitor Sölve, vents, again

Feb 17, 2019 : You learn from your mistakes, or as my dad used to say, ´you learn from your mistakes, each time you make them´ .. which translates to you haven´t learn the lesson until you remember it..

I did redo complete air vent drawing, this time a bit prettier

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These little buggers were more difficult than first expected. Tried several ways with different angles and supports, still not first ok item printed. But can´t have a boat without them, so will keep trying. At first tried to print all at once which of

FR - Monitor Sölve, the vents

Feb 16, 2019 : These little buggers were more difficult than first expected. Tried several ways with different angles and supports, still not first ok item printed. But can´t have a boat without them, so will keep trying. At first tried to print all at once which of

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The dinghy were finished last night. I was thinking a lot of about how to make a complete hull like this, never done it before. It turned out to be very easy. One more skill to the list .. This is also one of the best prints I got from my printer! ....

FR - Monitor Sölve, the dinghy

Feb 12, 2019 : The dinghy were finished last night. I was thinking a lot of about how to make a complete hull like this, never done it before. It turned out to be very easy. One more skill to the list .. This is also one of the best prints I got from my printer! ....

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The gun were finished today. The hull is of course much longer, only the four end pieces are printed of a total of ten pieces.....

FR - Monitor Sölve, gun & turret

Feb 11, 2019 : The gun were finished today. The hull is of course much longer, only the four end pieces are printed of a total of ten pieces.....

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Ran out of gray filament, so I show here the four end pieces printed so far. Each of these took about 8.5 hrs to print. Until I get some more gray filament I am printing details to put on deck, which I can paint separate from the hull. The hull will be la

FR - Monitor Sölve, the hull

Feb 10, 2019 : Ran out of gray filament, so I show here the four end pieces printed so far. Each of these took about 8.5 hrs to print. Until I get some more gray filament I am printing details to put on deck, which I can paint separate from the hull. The hull will be la

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After John Ericsson did success with his USS Monitor at Hampton Roads in 1862, he started the race of a long row of other

FR - Monitor Sölve, startup

Feb 09, 2019 : After John Ericsson did success with his USS Monitor at Hampton Roads in 1862, he started the race of a long row of other "monitors" or ironclads as these ships also were called. A similar class as the USS Monitor was built in sweden, also two other ....

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Weekend again and time for some modelling! The crane got some paint. Only waiting for the chains now (ordered a week ago), so I can put on final touch. Seeing the pictures I see some touch up on the white is needed to.

FR - Crane Painted

Feb 09, 2019 : Weekend again and time for some modelling! The crane got some paint. Only waiting for the chains now (ordered a week ago), so I can put on final touch. Seeing the pictures I see some touch up on the white is needed to.

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So finally, all walls and roof in place! A bit fiddling left to do plus paint and chains, but starting to look like a crane now (or small house on a hump...) First pic shows how big the boom should be according to the drawing. Didn´t reach anywhere, so..

FR - Crane Assembled

Jan 28, 2019 : So finally, all walls and roof in place! A bit fiddling left to do plus paint and chains, but starting to look like a crane now (or small house on a hump...) First pic shows how big the boom should be according to the drawing. Didn´t reach anywhere, so..

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The molding trials are over but I couldn´t leave this idea to somehow use 3D technics to create easy roof tiles. Suddenly this evening I got the idea to why-not-print-them-as-loose-pieces or small groups .. ? Said and done, here is the results. During ..

FR - Tiles Testing

Jan 27, 2019 : The molding trials are over but I couldn´t leave this idea to somehow use 3D technics to create easy roof tiles. Suddenly this evening I got the idea to why-not-print-them-as-loose-pieces or small groups .. ? Said and done, here is the results. During ..

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My store of CA glue turned out to be very old .. or something.. Had to put the pieces in the spray booth so they could dry up faster ... Can´t wait to paint it now!

FR - Crane Assembly

Jan 27, 2019 : My store of CA glue turned out to be very old .. or something.. Had to put the pieces in the spray booth so they could dry up faster ... Can´t wait to paint it now!

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A little crane and track update. The crane progresses, but not as quick as hoped for. Turn out shortcuts are much longer than ordinary cuts. I tried to print both roof and frame as one piece each, which did not work out. I had to divide the frame in f....

FR - Crane & Tracks

Jan 26, 2019 : A little crane and track update. The crane progresses, but not as quick as hoped for. Turn out shortcuts are much longer than ordinary cuts. I tried to print both roof and frame as one piece each, which did not work out. I had to divide the frame in f....

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If you want to make God to laugh, tell him your plans... Was about to do a lot this last weekend, but got a cold a few days ago. BUT, that does not stop me from feeding the printer with what it needs.. Here is the timber wagons I talked about before, plus

FR - Timber & Crane

Jan 21, 2019 : If you want to make God to laugh, tell him your plans... Was about to do a lot this last weekend, but got a cold a few days ago. BUT, that does not stop me from feeding the printer with what it needs.. Here is the timber wagons I talked about before, plus

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Since the roof was not to be made in a mold, next step was to make it as positive print from the start. Previous I had already made a drawing for the base, since that was the easiest way to get it right. Remained only walls and the boom / arm, left to ...

FR - Crane in PLA

Jan 19, 2019 : Since the roof was not to be made in a mold, next step was to make it as positive print from the start. Previous I had already made a drawing for the base, since that was the easiest way to get it right. Remained only walls and the boom / arm, left to ...

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Atlas wagons got some paint this evening. The open ones needs a bit more on the decks and all of course needs some wheels, but that is about it. Really pleased with these ones. I have one more timber version coming up which is not printed yet, but coming

FR - New Atlas Painted

Jan 18, 2019 : Atlas wagons got some paint this evening. The open ones needs a bit more on the decks and all of course needs some wheels, but that is about it. Really pleased with these ones. I have one more timber version coming up which is not printed yet, but coming

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PLA + white glue = LOVE! ..... Just amazing! One would think that a generous layer of olive oil would solve it ... Nop! ...   Took about 40 minutes just to remove it from the mold. Yes, it staid in one piece this time and Yes, it looks very nice painted..

FR - Mold final

Jan 17, 2019 : PLA + white glue = LOVE! ..... Just amazing! One would think that a generous layer of olive oil would solve it ... Nop! ... Took about 40 minutes just to remove it from the mold. Yes, it staid in one piece this time and Yes, it looks very nice painted..

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Had problems with getting the prints to stay on the table last week. Tried several solutions. In the end it turned out to be the bed sheet which was way past it´s due date. After I changed it, suddenly all prints get very flat and crisp again .. : )

FR - Print Problems

Jan 16, 2019 : Had problems with getting the prints to stay on the table last week. Tried several solutions. In the end it turned out to be the bed sheet which was way past it´s due date. After I changed it, suddenly all prints get very flat and crisp again .. : )

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The mold for the ridge tiles was ready this afternoon. I could have used a bit more olive oil in the mold, but the principal works great! The other mold needs a bit more time to set. When both dried out properly they will be put on the roof of the crane.

FR - Molds again

Jan 14, 2019 : The mold for the ridge tiles was ready this afternoon. I could have used a bit more olive oil in the mold, but the principal works great! The other mold needs a bit more time to set. When both dried out properly they will be put on the roof of the crane.

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Mold got it´s second layer filled in. Beside it is also the mold for the ridge tiles. I reached desired design with the chassis / bogies now! This last version feels final. During the time I also made a few new atlas wagons, meant to use the same chassis

FR - New Atlas Wagons

Jan 13, 2019 : Mold got it´s second layer filled in. Beside it is also the mold for the ridge tiles. I reached desired design with the chassis / bogies now! This last version feels final. During the time I also made a few new atlas wagons, meant to use the same chassis

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This evening the roof tile mold was prepped with olive oil and got another coat of white glue. After two layers has fully dried out it will be very interesting to see the result when I try to lift it from the mold. Also did another turn on the Atlas ...

FR - Mold & Van Chassis

Jan 11, 2019 : This evening the roof tile mold was prepped with olive oil and got another coat of white glue. After two layers has fully dried out it will be very interesting to see the result when I try to lift it from the mold. Also did another turn on the Atlas ...

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