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Flash Gordon Ship redux

by cerberus333, published

Flash Gordon Ship redux by cerberus333 Jan 29, 2013

Description

This version is intended to be more universally scalable. I have made the two halves have a flat surface to glue them together. This will allow the scale to be done without fear of excessive sanding to glue. The only downside to this is that you will have to be more careful in how you glue it together the tail has a "wheel" which is supposed to be on the bottom of the craft. I am posting a picture of how it is intended to look once glued.

I have added the ship sliced into 5 large pieces as a user asked for it sliced so they could make a large print. Hopefully this was a reasonable division of the model. Not sure how it will print sliced that way.

Modeled in Truespace5

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Just putting this here for those who stumble into this
thingiverse.com/thing:47232
thingiverse.com/thing:47223
To make this somewhat universally resizable making the holes to fit filament would not work (once you sized it up or down)
I think in the case of this model I should have made a parting line which makes allignment more obvious (for example split on the ridges).
This was a revamp of an earlier design which a user had issues with when sized down. so I just made the interface flat.
I will probably revisit this model with allignment in mind. I will go back to the original art and try for a more "authentic" model (of this and other ships in the serials commander cody's looks pretty cool).
Perhaps you can make three 2mm holes on the flat surfaces, so you can use short pieces of filament as alignment pins? This is a beautiful model!

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Instructions

I did my test print in ABS sliced at .15 240 degrees 2 shells 0% infill 80mm/sec I had a few holes on the points of the nose and tail I used abs/acetone goop (viscosity similar to honey) i dab the holes let it sit a few seconds and wipe with a paper towel repeating if the gaps are not filled the gluing is easy enough but you have to take care to allign properly this should be scalable and not be a issue for assembly. use infill if you prefer, I like the 0% infill and follow up with post fill-in because i print much faster, use lots less plastic and the post work is minimal. I just keep a jar of acetone/ABS scrap in the colors i use. rafts are not in short supply to make this mix

Perhaps you can make three 2mm holes on the flat surfaces, so you can use short pieces of filament as alignment pins? This is a beautiful model!
To make this somewhat universally resizable making the holes to fit filament would not work (once you sized it up or down)
I think in the case of this model I should have made a parting line which makes allignment more obvious (for example split on the ridges).
This was a revamp of an earlier design which a user had issues with when sized down. so I just made the interface flat.
I will probably revisit this model with allignment in mind. I will go back to the original art and try for a more "authentic" model (of this and other ships in the serials commander cody's looks pretty cool).
very nice, on your next space ship , may i suggest the cruiser from Forbidden Planet in Space mode or the Metaluna ship from This Island Earth.
Just putting this here for those who stumble into this
thingiverse.com/thing:47232
thingiverse.com/thing:47223
Forbidden Planet Saucer
Metaluna spaceship
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