Reims Cathedral Kitset
by m_bergman, published
Designed to be printed on UP! Plus.
Drawn in Solidworks 2012.
All parts drawn from scratch referencing L'Instant Durable paper model, internet photos & books.
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Acetone is a known solvent to ABS. You simply take a container that won't melt from acetone (glass cups or jars work well), put some acetone in it and then some ABS scraps. The ABS will melt into a thick slurry that can be painted on and used like glue. The solvent etches into the ABS parts being bonded. Obviously, acetone is flammable so use caution especially with the fumes which are heavier than air.
many thanks, this is really useful.
what is the liquid abs you use? and how do you use it? not a technique I heard of before - but could be useful!
It's in the instructions in the zip.
Printed on UP! Plus using standard pp3dp white filament.
0.2mm, normal, loose, 3mm raft.
Perfboard (screwed to plate) with thin smear of liquid ABS before each print.
All parts drawn in Solidworks 2012 from scratch, referencing L'Instant Durable paper model, internet photos and
Parts assembled with acetone, wicked between parts with a syringe. Hold together / clamp until dry (about 5 minutes.)
All fine details had a wicking of acetone to strengthen them. Blow on the surface of the part after applying acetone to
ensure there are no pools or puddles and the excess is spread out and can evaporate. If you leave a puddle the ABS
goes gooey and can take a day or more to cure.
Surface prep - remove strings, raft. That's it.
Paint job is quick and nasty, mainly to highlight the details.
Painted using mostly Citadel Acrylics (Acrylics best choise for ABS. I like the Citadel ones for brushwork, as they are
thicker, especially the new formulation base colours which cover really well with one coat.)
Base coat Citadel Desert Yellow, thinned, paint both sides ( or else the white makes it look translucent.)
Roof Airfix acrylic #53, not thinned.
Quick wash of Citadel Flesh Wash, varying levels of thinning, around all the statues, details and roof tops.
Citadel Black Wash for darker details.
Drybrush of Citadel Codex Grey in places where the wash had covered too much of the base coat.
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Full assembly in parasolid format available in "reims_assembly_parasoild.zip"
Designed to be printed in ABS on UP! 3D printer. Parts are designed to be printed with the most detailed face(s) facing upwards for maximum detail. This means most bits should be printed laying flat.
I used 3mm raft onto perfboard, which had been smeared with liquid ABS.
There was an error in reims13c. A fixed version (13c1) is available in the download area, also the zip file has been corrected. The parasolid is correct.
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