This started as a Remix of 3E8's Star Trek Catan Ferengi set (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1236468/#comments)
I loved the Idea so much I am working on a complete set! (Klingon, Romulan, maybe Vulcan who knows where I will stop.)
For my printer I needed some tighter tolerances on the original marauder model so that they would fit snug and be removable. (Currently the marauders would just fall off.) Well that got me thinking, why not give each race their own custom base as well!
I printed the bases at 25% infill to add a little weight, with 4 top and bottom layers it worked out great.
Currently I am working a custom star-base for the Ferengi, as there does not seem to be one from any of the shows. Once that is complete and passes my wife approval (this set is for her) I will upload it here. Then start the entire process over again for the next race. :D
Ferengi Outpost and Starbase are done. A few things,
1.I am very new to modeling so please forgive the roughness of my designs><
2.The Starbase does need supports to print. I will include one sliced for no support but I have not tested this one yet.
3.The Starbase is intentionally larger than normal. I may resize it later if there is interest or if my wife changes her mind about the scale... which ever happens first. :)
Uploaded pictures of my prints in MakerGeeks Translucent Orange PET-G.
Klingon attack cruiser was scraped and modeled from scratch due to poor print-ability at scale. Same is true for the Cardassian Galor Cruiser.
Once my printer is done with a commission job, I will be printing out the Klingon. if all goes well I will upload the models after that. :D
The Romulans are finished!! (this time in MakerGeeks Translucent Green PETG)
There was so much to do for these guys it was painfully tedious!
Ship: The Warbird originated from MeslesitsFleetYards (Find this model and more here on his Deviantart page: http://metlesitsfleetyards.deviantart.com/) After Converting to STL I spent more time that I would like to admit filling in the hull of the ship. At first I left it empty and did some minor supports and fill for the stand but at this scale it was SO thin it looked very bad. So I decided I would fill it in and reinforce the wispy bits.... WOW I did not know what I was getting myself into! I am sure a more experienced 3d modeler is laughing at me spending 2 weeks trying to do this. >< Supports needed!
Starbase: The Starbase top is my own design base off some reference images I found online. It prints well and overall I was happy with the details. Supports recommended.
Outpost: The outpost is also based on some reference images I found online. Sadly, my original design for it was much cooled (IMO) but completely unprintable. So, I hybridized it to what you see now. Originally it connected to normal bases like the ships but in a moment of frustration I mentioned to my wife the idea of fusing them and she asked me to do it! So back to designing I went and when I printed it she liked it better... So, I made it fancier and it is now the outpost... :)
Ship Stand: The stand is similar to the Ferengi one, but carries the Romulan crest.
Klingons are also complete, I have printed out 1 Ship and it came out great. I tried a 5 pack and it failed measurably. (I may need to re-calibrate, my first layer is looking a little... off.) Once I have gotten consistent successful prints for all the models I will upload those as well. :)
I redid the Romulan Outpost and Starbase "joint". The V2 pices print much better and connect smother.
Klingon are printing as we speak, if all goes well I will have them uploaded in a week to so. :)
pa'vetlhDaq HoD yo'!
That's right the Klingon attack fleet is here! Bring your flush cutters and some CA glue you will need them!!
As I am sure you have noticed, the more of these I make the more intricate they become. These are made in MakerGeeks Transparent Red PETG, they are much more red in person the shine makes them look a little orange on camera.
Ship: Klingon Attack Cruiser- This Ship has been modeled from scratch to make it printable at the proper scale. The amount of failed prints and test pieces filled a small ziplock >< Supports needed, heck required! You will have a lot of clean up on the underside so keep your flush cutters handy.
Ship Stand: Since the Klingon crest is already circular at its core I scaled it to the proper size and blended with the stand model. result... awesome! (IMO)
Outpost: I modeled this after a few pictures I found online for a Klingon outpost, I love the way it came out. Now on this one beware... I had SO many failed prints it is not funny, the magic happened when I deiced to try a raft for the first time ever... result... perfect print. So for me it was Raft + Supports (1mm auto generated in S3D) I could not be happier with them.
Starbase: I modeled after similar images I found online for a Klingon outpost. The core prints PERFECT for me every time, no cleanup needed! This model I am super proud of for how it turned out.
Starbase Arms: This is where the CA glue comes in... While the Core of the starbase is a walk it the park, these arms are more like a difficult mountain climb. It sucks the entire way but worth it in the end. Print these laying on their side and with plenty of support! The connecting arm is a little long so that you can cut the end off with your flush cutters so that you get a clean connection to the Core. About 50% of these would fail when printing, some would come off the bed and others would finish but when cleaning split in half. >< take your time and go slow. You will be glad you did.
Once you have them all cleaned up do a test fit and then add some CA glue and put them back together.
Cardassians are also Complete! But I am out of filament! >< Well at-least out of the color I want. Since I have a policy to only share files I have printed myself (so that I know they are printable) This will be on hold till then.
I am still working on the Vulcan's and the Borg. Both are a challenge, the Vulcan don't have Space Stations of their own (at least none I can find pictures of) and neither really do the Borg. >< So these 2 are going to take a lot of time for me to model from scratch. If anyone has pictures of a Vulcan SS please let me know google has failed me ><
Oh I also have an updated Thief, I will be sharing that one soon. (It's a secret!)
The new Thief has arrived, or in this case The Doomsday Machine!!
The origional came from MeslesitsFleetYards (Find this model and more here on his Deviantart page: http://metlesitsfleetyards.deviantart.com/). After it was converted, cleaned up, and sized, I added the mounting holes for the stands. This figure will work just fine with only 1 stand but because of its length and tendency to tip I added an optional second one. I printed The Doomsday Machine "face" down with the tail up, and could not be happier.
In other news, my filament has finally arrived so the Cardassians will hopefully be getting printed this week and as long as it works properly I will be uploading soon.
I have still been tinkering with the Vulcan and the Borg. We shall see if those get finished :)