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M+ Drone Fighter 3D Printing Project Request

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In for a 1/60!

Late edit: What is the print filament used? ABS/ PLA or some other type? The reason I ask is if it's ABS, maybe you can try the acetone vapor method to smooth it out. Or how about XTC-3d coating for PLA? One or two layers of this stuff should do the trick.

The printer would be a very high definition stereo lithography resin based. The result is as neat as FUD material from shapeways but being much much easier to sand and to work for molding.

Filament based printers would require even more prep/sanding work that WSF from shapeways!

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Thanks for the info! Working on a DIY project right now so was curious.

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Very interested in a resin 1/72 scale kit. Shipping to Japan OK?

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I'm in for 2 pieces of 1/60 Drone + painting from Jason! :)

Support support support! :D

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Very interested in a resin 1/72 scale kit. Shipping to Japan OK?

To anywhere usps handles shipping, that includes Japan ;)

Thank you for the support charger, I have also asked for one painted drone! They gonna be really nice!

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Is Kicker aware of this project? He might be interested?

He isn't in the 7 pre-orders I registred as of today!

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I'm in for a 1/60 scale kit + Jason painting.

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The prototype is getting its 3rd layer of primer, it requires a little sanding again then the last primer layer before painting!

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Remember that this prototype was printed in WSF, which is very hard and difficult to prep/sand. The resin kit will be cast from another prototype printed in higher resolution and in resin, which will have a far superior finition for casting!

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Jason, will you also be casting some 1/72 HMM's as well, or do we have to source those ourselves?

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Jason, will you also be casting some 1/72 HMM's as well, or do we have to source those ourselves?

I am not doing any of the CAD work on this project, and because Kurisama has done the HMM in 1/60, he may be able to scale them down a bit for a 1:72 kit. Of course, with scaling down, I don't know if the connecor pieces will stay the same, or scaled down as well, if so, that is something that Xigfrid and Kurisama would have to get measurements for. I didn't see your post till just now, but I did ask about this. Hopefully this will renew interest in the HMMs that were done awhile back and help out another MW member in the process. I think His 1:60 scale missiles should work on this kit. Cool how all these projects come together. I'll Probably buy more of the HMM sets from Shapeways myself for this.

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Great collaborations. Hopefully you can get Kurisama in on this for the HMMs in both scales. Your group should be called M2Worx or something.

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I too am very curious about what the price will be for this. Totally awesome!

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$85 for 1/60 or 1/72 unpainted, $30 extra for painted. Resin casted in orange color. Decals included. $50 down payment. Details near the bottom of the last page.

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Hi guys, thank you for the kind words! Sorry, the pre-order details are there: http://www.macrossworld.com/mwf/index.php?showtopic=42404&page=4#entry1205067

I will ask charger69 to change the first page accordingly to the pre-order details and status. We need 20 pre-orders to launch the production. So far, we have around 11 pre-orders in 1/60 and 4 in 1/72. Please confirm to me the quantity and the scale you want (and if painting job by Jasonc is wanted) :)

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To clarify, is that 20 orders, total? Or 20 in each scale?

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To clarify, is that 20 orders, total? Or 20 in each scale?

To pay the injection molds, we need 20 pre order. As each scale need its own set of molds, this is 20 in each scale unfortunately

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I don't remember if I said it, but I'm in for one kit in 1/72.

But just in case that we don't reach the 20 orders, does exist any chance to 3D print it (Chapeways?)? how much it would be?

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I don't remember if I said it, but I'm in for one kit in 1/72.

But just in case that we don't reach the 20 orders, does exist any chance to 3D print it (Chapeways?)? how much it would be?

First post updated!

Great and thank you charger69!

I don't remember if I said it, but I'm in for one kit in 1/72.

But just in case that we don't reach the 20 orders, does exist any chance to 3D print it (Chapeways?)? how much it would be?

I will make this model available at Shapeways if we don't get enough orders. But WSF plastic requires a lot of time and work to sand/polish. The resin kit, on the other hand, would be almost perfect out of the box and only little painting / sticking would be required for assembly.

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Thanks! I will update soon and update first post with the list of the confirm pre-orders.

We still don't have 20 for a scale, but not that far

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Is the Ghost X9 project still,in the works as well???

I have low spare time until end of August, so the X-9 is progressing very slowly.

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In and subscribed. I haven't been on often and don't have time to check all the threads section so I rely on passed info and subscriptions.

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Something jumped to my eyes from your last batch of pics: Why did you added the pylons to the drone wings if the HMM form the 19 already have them? Are you going to print the missiles without the pylons?

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