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The mill wagon was done today!  Inside the big box is two stones for grounding grain and extra room for grain sacks. I forgot to take closer photos inside the wagon when we visited Eksjö so below arrangement with the stones is just an estimate from ....

Mil - Swedish Army Mill Wagon

Jul 12, 2019 : The mill wagon was done today!  Inside the big box is two stones for grounding grain and extra room for grain sacks. I forgot to take closer photos inside the wagon when we visited Eksjö so below arrangement with the stones is just an estimate from ....

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The supply wagon was done today!  These were used for both ammunition and general supplies.

Mil - Swedish Army Supply Wagon

Jul 11, 2019 : The supply wagon was done today! These were used for both ammunition and general supplies.

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The barrel and all middle pieces are now done.

Mil - 3pdr Regiment piece 2

Jul 08, 2019 : The barrel and all middle pieces are now done.

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Now when I had both closeup photos of the real deal, plus also a lot measures on all major parts, I could start draw up the cannon. As you can see on the first picture I use the free download of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to measure. Since I know the real...

Mil - 3pdr Regiment piece 1

Jul 06, 2019 : Now when I had both closeup photos of the real deal, plus also a lot measures on all major parts, I could start draw up the cannon. As you can see on the first picture I use the free download of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to measure. Since I know the real...

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My hunt for measures finally paid of. I got in contact with Smalands Caroleans or

Mil - Smålands Karoliner

Jul 01, 2019 : My hunt for measures finally paid of. I got in contact with Smalands Caroleans or "Smålands Karoliner" as they are called in swedish. They are an association who shows how swedish soldiers and army looked like during the time of king Charles the XII, ...

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See how nice it can be when the printer behaves .. compared to the pile of failed prints in the background.. Initial drawings is a correct O&K 0-6-0 loco which ones ran at the Nyberget Mine railway in sweden, but since I had to do so much changes to fit..

Fork - Freelance O&K loco

Jun 24, 2019 : See how nice it can be when the printer behaves .. compared to the pile of failed prints in the background.. Initial drawings is a correct O&K 0-6-0 loco which ones ran at the Nyberget Mine railway in sweden, but since I had to do so much changes to fit..

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A bit odd to start this new section with an exception, but the cause is simply lack of the correct measures for a Carolean cannon. This is instead a french cannon from the 1800s I found the measures for, to start with until I get the swedish ones. The..

Mil - French 1800s Cannon

Jun 22, 2019 : A bit odd to start this new section with an exception, but the cause is simply lack of the correct measures for a Carolean cannon. This is instead a french cannon from the 1800s I found the measures for, to start with until I get the swedish ones. The..

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Had a few days with serious layer-drifting again. Normally when this happens your belts are not tighten enough, but mine are, so got a bit puzzled until I realized the filament was tangled on it´s way from the spool to the printer head, also my new sp...

Layer-drift problem solved

Jun 20, 2019 : Had a few days with serious layer-drifting again. Normally when this happens your belts are not tighten enough, but mine are, so got a bit puzzled until I realized the filament was tangled on it´s way from the spool to the printer head, also my new sp...

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This is a new section meant to contain mostly king Charles XII militaria, but there might be exceptions ..

Swedish Military - links

Jun 13, 2019 : This is a new section meant to contain mostly king Charles XII militaria, but there might be exceptions ..

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Been doing some serious thinking about what to do after the monitor and the choice fall on doing RAR locos in 8mm scale. Pluto is first out. This first print looks quite ok, but many details to fix so will have to re-do it once more. Good example of a 7mm

FR - Pluto, Water and Boom

Jun 07, 2019 : Been doing some serious thinking about what to do after the monitor and the choice fall on doing RAR locos in 8mm scale. Pluto is first out. This first print looks quite ok, but many details to fix so will have to re-do it once more. Good example of a 7mm

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The monitor Sölve is done, finished. Not one more item to add or alter ... Both sad and relieving!  It started February the 9th this year. Now a bit more than three months later it is ready for it´s maiden voyage. I was actually a bit surprised it was..

FR - Sölve Done!

May 26, 2019 : The monitor Sölve is done, finished. Not one more item to add or alter ... Both sad and relieving! It started February the 9th this year. Now a bit more than three months later it is ready for it´s maiden voyage. I was actually a bit surprised it was..

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Yesterday I did drill holes in all the handrails, low as high. Using a 1.6mm drill in a 2mm post was not easy. I did waste several in the beginning before I found the technic on how to do it. Since they break very easy I had to hold a finger on one side w

FR - Sölve, railings

May 26, 2019 : Yesterday I did drill holes in all the handrails, low as high. Using a 1.6mm drill in a 2mm post was not easy. I did waste several in the beginning before I found the technic on how to do it. Since they break very easy I had to hold a finger on one side w

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Was not in the mode for railings this weekend so I made this bogie flat wagon instead. A few pics on current state of Sölve included as well. Last is three figures from ModelU which he kindly printed to my 8mm (1:38) scale.

FR - Bogie flat

May 18, 2019 : Was not in the mode for railings this weekend so I made this bogie flat wagon instead. A few pics on current state of Sölve included as well. Last is three figures from ModelU which he kindly printed to my 8mm (1:38) scale.

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Put on second layer of plaster for the waves this morning. Later during the day it was dry, but I did not think it look like much so I added a layer of blue paint (the only I had at home, to bright, I know) to see how it turned out. But when the paint ...

FR - Waves & Railings

May 11, 2019 : Put on second layer of plaster for the waves this morning. Later during the day it was dry, but I did not think it look like much so I added a layer of blue paint (the only I had at home, to bright, I know) to see how it turned out. But when the paint ...

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The new rowboat replacing the previous to high one was finished printing this afternoon. As you can see on the picture the proportions got quite different. Also added first cautious waves in the harbor. This is a plaster called

FR - Fork, Boats & Waves

May 10, 2019 : The new rowboat replacing the previous to high one was finished printing this afternoon. As you can see on the picture the proportions got quite different. Also added first cautious waves in the harbor. This is a plaster called "Husfix" which is meant ...

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So, finally !! After many moons, first paint is on! Did stumble on another problem with fitting the railings, so I could not paint those areas there railings will go. But to eager to wait, so I put on first layer anyway - I had to see how it would look!

FR - Sölve, First paint

May 04, 2019 : So, finally !! After many moons, first paint is on! Did stumble on another problem with fitting the railings, so I could not paint those areas there railings will go. But to eager to wait, so I put on first layer anyway - I had to see how it would look!

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I thought I should explain how I solved the handrails and posts problem. I simply increased the diameter from the supposed 0.84mm to 2 hole mm in diameter. It´s a secret, so don´t tell anyone.  If I haven´t said it I doubt you would notice it. See firs

FR - Sölve, Handrails problem

May 02, 2019 : I thought I should explain how I solved the handrails and posts problem. I simply increased the diameter from the supposed 0.84mm to 2 hole mm in diameter. It´s a secret, so don´t tell anyone. If I haven´t said it I doubt you would notice it. See firs

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Labor day here, as in most places. Time for some relaxing time in the cave. Today I did another test with printing handrails and posts. Sometimes like here they look quite OK, but again other times ... The key when printing high posts of any kind is to...

FR - Sölve, Parts update

May 01, 2019 : Labor day here, as in most places. Time for some relaxing time in the cave. Today I did another test with printing handrails and posts. Sometimes like here they look quite OK, but again other times ... The key when printing high posts of any kind is to...

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Pier in place and first ground paint is added all over, to get a better sense of whats to come. The water will get several coats on top of this. Now the harbor has room for a lot vessels floating around the dock, with tiny 18in trains running around and

FR - Fork Harbor, Pier in place and all ground painted

Apr 27, 2019 : Pier in place and first ground paint is added all over, to get a better sense of whats to come. The water will get several coats on top of this. Now the harbor has room for a lot vessels floating around the dock, with tiny 18in trains running around and

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After much afterthought I did go for the first pier solution, with just a few changes. Ships can be moved and as you can see below, with the foam cut out they also get about two inches lower than before when first trying the idea. Last is a picture on the

FR - Fork Harbor, Final version

Apr 22, 2019 : After much afterthought I did go for the first pier solution, with just a few changes. Ships can be moved and as you can see below, with the foam cut out they also get about two inches lower than before when first trying the idea. Last is a picture on the

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