Lightning Tank from Planetside 2

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Lightning Tank from Planetside 2 by falken76 Mar 3, 2013


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An attempt at making the Lightning tank from Planetside 2 in 3dsmax. Sliced & repaired in netfabb basic, oriented in makerware. Please share pictures of a print if you make one.


The file has been updated with no slices, just the whole model in one piece.

Printer finally arrived, this is how I printed this item.

I used rafts and supports, but you only need support. I used a leatherman to remove the supports, be very careful around the turret, use a pair of scissors to cut the supports beneath the barrel before you start to pull it away with the leatherman. You can try to re-orient it if you'd like.

My image shows it printed at .1mm on a makerbot replicator 2. PLA is the natural color that came with it, I sprayed it with a developer I use with my scanner so the detail sticks out, it didn't come out very well in clear. The leatherman is in one pic to see the scale.

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Can you upload the .stl file with the necessary turret supports?

Hi, yes I noticed that just now. I didn't have the printer yet when I made this, so I didn't understand slicing. I just successfully printed this item, it took 10.5 hours. It didn't need to be split, it just needs supports for the turret. I'll put the full model up here when I get home, I'm just away from my main machine right now and that's where the model is.

Can you upload the source 3d file, I cannot use the pre sliced x3g file uploaded

Sorry, I didn't notice I uploaded the x3g file, I meant to upload the .STL. It has been added.

Do you have the un-split model?
The turret overhangs on the main body will be quite difficult to clear support from,