Apollo 11 Command Module
The Smithsonian Museum has been digitizing and publishing some of their exhibit pieces. These are high quality laser scans
They produced a full scan of the actual Apollo 11 Command Module that is on display. This scan includes both and interior and exterior views.
You can play with the exterior model here
Entry in the Smithsonian item database
Video about the digitization process
It is exquisite in its detail. I had to down load and print this.
-- 2 different scales provided by the Smithsonian (1/20 and 1/40)
-- These models are tilted about 2 degrees off of perpendicular so I tipped the 1/40 model
-- I am a novice printer and I had trouble getting it to print without supports missing up the detail at the top or marring the heat shield. I used Meshmixer to slice it into a cone section and heat shield section. These can be printed with no supports.
-- I have include pictures of my various attempts at 50% of the 1/40 (1/80). I hope better skilled printers out there will post better versions. I will post more once my skills improve. Any advice is welcome and appreciated.
-- The Readme file from the Smithsonian. PLEASE everyone, respect their guidance. The models they are publishing are beautiful and credit should be given.
My tests were printed
-- 50% scale of the 1/40 model
-- No infill
-- XYZ Printer White PLA
-- On the split version, I had a warping problem so I added a 10mm brim
XYZ Printing PLA
I used a brim to combat warping on the split version