A 1:76 model of a lightweight Land Rover Series III, based on a Sketchup skp design by ram0761. Again, significant changes were required to generate a stl file that was reasonable. The model is split into three main parts and the four wheels. Attachment of the wheels is not totally satisfactory, but I will see if I can improve this a little later. The soft top supporting framework does not work (the printed disaster is shown in the photo); the tubes are too small in this scale for PLA, so I will probably use wires bent to shape, possibly soldered if necessary. Wheels are more civilian than military pattern; I will see if I can find a better set somewhere...
Seems to print easily, with little support needed, which makes cleaning relatively simple. I would recommend the use of some transparent acetate sheet, or stiffer transparent plastic, for the windows to provide more rigidity in this area.
I hope to assemble and paint the model in the near future. Brings back memories of exercises in Germany in the Cold War...
Comment and suggestions welcome!
First build suggested that the chassis could be tidied up and strengthened. The holes in the wheels were too tight for the axles as printed, so I have updated these as well. Photo showing new chassis, and problem with wheels is attached.
I have re-checked the information on the Series III Lightweight LR, and my model is too narrow. Apologies for any inconvenience concerned. I attach my drawing for reference. Information ahs been confusing, as it was not clear if the stated figures were correct, or had to be adjusted for the reduction in width in this variant (to fit containers etc.) Actual width was 60"; my first version was 4" narrower... This is why I have it as work in progress! Hopefully now correct. Will re-build to confirm all is fine over the next couple of days.
Corrected files uploaded and older ones removed. Sincere apologies.
Continuing to use SketchUP and 3D builder
Similar notes to the 101 LR that I posted earlier. Some iteration between Sketchup and 3D Builder required to generate an acceptable stl file, but got there in the end, I feel.
Photo is of the mangled original sketchup design, as simplified to get it to translate to stl sensibly. Lost the canopy again...