Space Shuttle STS

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Space Shuttle STS by VanessaE Jul 8, 2016
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This is a revision of RotoScan's Space Shuttle model, with most of the major components fixed to be properly manifold and normals corrected (according to both Blender and Slic3r) where needed. I also took the time to un-triangulate much of the models' faces for the sake of easier editing later, if necessary.

I kept everything as close to RotoScan's dimensions and shapes as possible (which is to say, no more than a few hundredths of a millimeter difference). It's not a re-draw, rather it consisted mostly of deleting faces and dissolving-out edges and vertexes and re-creating them a little at a time (so that I always have multiple original vertexes to model against).

The "mid" section of the Orbiter is unchanged from RotoScan's original.

Also, I've included the Blender work files I created during the revision, and a plated .amf.xml of the Orbiter and its Boosters since they're all printed in the same color anyway.

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I used Micro Center's "Inland" PLA in white, orange, silver-grey, and black. Didn't print the base with settings as strong as recommended by the original post, but that's okay - if it breaks, that's what superglue is for. :-)

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Trying to get through a print of this now -- scales on some of the parts are mismatched. In particular (so far), nose section is significantly larger than mid and aft sections of orbiter, so pieces don't fit together. Looks like 75% of original scale for nose section will get it just about right.

The relative scales seem fine to me. Are you sure your slicer didn't re-scale the parts on-load?