This is the printable Version of the basic tank from Planetary Annihilation called "Bolo" previously, now "Ant". More to read below....
All parts simply slide into each other. When printed at 125% the gap between the parts is theoratically 0.125mm wide. This means that the parts should fit without much afterwork, but still stay together while the Tank is turned upside down. I only used glue to keep the headlights inside the casing. Other than these the tank can be dis- and reassembled at any time.
The Turret is connected with the Body by a printed screw, which is accessible from the bottom. It is meant to be screwed all the way in, as the Screw is ~0.5mm longer. Therefor the Screw will stay in place while the Turret can be turned with low friction.
The cannon can be turned up and down, the angle depends on how you push it into the Turret. It is squeezed inbetween two knobs. I did print the Cannon_Base with fitting indentations, however the cannon did not lock in place anymore.
Supports are not needed at all, as all seperate parts have flat surfaces, print them as you like. I already added larger first layer surfaces on some parts that are especially endangered to suffer from warping.
The color scheme does not quite match the original, but I did my best at splitting the colors into seperate parts.
I completely reconstructed the 3D-model based off Schtekarn's upload (thing:700941) who extracted the model from the official game. Thanks, by the way!
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Constructive Criticism, Recommendations and wished Changes/Expansions are highly appreciated! Share your thoughts in the comments!
If you printed this, please share it. I am really looking forward to your color combinations!
It was quite a lot of work and I hope you like it!