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Project Hippo Variable APC

by 3dYeti, published

Project Hippo Variable APC by 3dYeti Dec 26, 2012

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Project Hippo Variable APC is based off a popular modular military vehicle.

Examples of assembly can be found in this animation:



Let's try this again..... Nothing special. Print and play as you like! All printable components are in the .zip. Completed .stl's are just shown as an example of assembly.

It was pointed out that the ballistic sponson weapon wasn't scaled properly! It was a weapon for ants! *.zip has been revised so you can print it at it's intended size.

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One small criticism, the ear rafts in the tracks are too thick - a 0.3mm height would have been better - less cleanup.

Those are the way they I needed them to get a good print. Please feel free to modify it to your liking.

The model looks great, I have been considering buying a solidoodle, and I if I ever buy it and print Ill upload pictures.

Btw, the models in your picture, what printer, plastic, and resolution was used?

BTW you can make the sponson weapons fully movable with a simple mod:

Using a 5/64" drill, drill through the middle of the weapon hinge. Using the same bit drill a hole through the bottom of the sponson, at the pivot point, all the way through and part way through the top.

Place the weapon, and then thread a bit of 1.7mm filament through the hole in the bottom of the sponson, through the weapon, and into the hole in the top of the sponson (this part might need a bit of wiggling around, since you can't see the hole).

A dab of glue in the bottom hole to hold it in place, and you're all set. This is so easy to do that now I regret not having done it to all my other copies of the model!

amazing idea, thanks for sharing!

Great Print. where can we find the other vehicles in the picture?

So I didn't download that loonanrusp tank, but found it was missing the howitzer size gun I see on yours in the picture - any thoughts where I might find that?

Thanks. I will try to advoid that part of the internet ;)

This is another amazing print. The pieces clip together beautifully!
However I cannot print the Sponson with makerware 1.1 anybody else have this issue?

RepG 37 seems to work.

if you want a name change.... Standard Template Construct (STC) vehicle

well.. that made the ole imperial fist army a bit more mobile.. awesome awesome work!! .. love to see those other projects hinted at in the photo.

Printed flawlessly from your .stl s

Glad to here it printed well for you. Pics?

I've added a quick animation for assembly.

Oooh! Yes!! I love this! Nice recreation of that thing which won't be named ;-)

Simply awesome! Making some right now!

Did you manage to get any of it printed? Any issues?

Thanks! I'm excited to see how it prints for people.