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Thunder Lightning

by onebitpixel, published

Thunder Lightning by onebitpixel Jul 12, 2014


I'm in the middle of rebuilding the oop "Bommerz over da Sulpher River" and needed some models for the Imperial Thunderbolt and Ork Fighta-bommer; I finished the Imperial Jet this evening and after going through a few other changes I'll be ready to test print this weekend; This is loosely mashed up from reference pictures from DakkaDakka, Boardgamegeek and bits from Thingiverse and SketchUp 3D Warehouse. The original game used models from the 40k Epic line of smaller 6mm minis; I'll probably not be printing these any larger then 40mm or 60mm. I have to go back through my reference folder for the other bits I pulled from sources on Thingiverse and attribute them later this weekend. I've run this through netfabb once; however I think there is still some clean up to do - I admittedly got a little lazy while just building it out and blocking it in so I'm sure there are more cleanups in the model that need to be done; one can go a little overboard adding little bits and greebles...

7/14 - printed successfully on Rep2x; @ 75%; final size 3"x3"x1"; 84minutes; wings are a little thin at this scale so I may go back in and make a new model with thicker wings at the proper size.

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So i am in the middle of printing this. the las cannons didnt print too well but otherwise its printing awesome.
I scaled it up by 150% and printed it at .2mm Resolution. It needs a bit of cleaning up but looks awesome.


Any chance you would relax the "no derivatives" on the license so I can make and redistribute a wrecked version?

I switched it over; let me know if it doesn't work. thx.

Thanks so much; new project for the holidays :).

I can't seem to get the files to slice. Not sure why.

What dimensions is this supposed to be printed at? Is it 1:1? I want to use it as a Ra-ven-wing.

It's about 50% of "normal" 40K scale, I think.

The front has an error in it (Makerbot desktop throws an error when compiling GCode (equiv?), but my NetFab basic says "out of memory" when I try to load it. Is it possible to upload a new set with smaller file sizes?

I did a reduction to 100k faces and a repair in Netfabb - see thunder_lightning_front_repaired_100k.stl; anything less then 75k faces resulted in tearing/open faces... try the new file and see if it works for you; it sliced fine in both Simplify3D and Afinia's software... good luck.