Monday, March 23, 2015

3d Print Quality - A Closer Look (some new things including my 53' reefer)

I just got a new package from Shapeways today and thought I would share some close up photos of some of my latest designs.  After a soak in Bestine, I rinsed the pieces off with warm water and while they were drying, I took some photos.  Keep in mind that some of the parts are still damp, which tends to leave them with a more transparent appearance.

This 389 Peterbilt isn't a new design, but I did enhance some things.  In addition, I have added a set of mudflaps as part of the grill and air cleaner sprue.  They have a bracket already designed in, with a mounting pin that fits into a hole already designed into the frame.  I am anxious to assemble one of these to see how they turn out.



My concrete block layered sandwich pieces turned out as expected.  The detail is great.



This isn't my first 53' reefer print, but the first I am sharing.  I tweaked the design slightly from the original, but the components are still pretty much the same.  I wanted to show a close up of the rear door, as the detail is very clean.  I have already assembled one of these trailers and they are a beautiful trailer.  With no one else in the world making a modern reefer, I'm excited to be the first to do so.  We desperately need them.







5 comments:

  1. Love the reefer, but how do the wheels / tires mount to it?

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    1. I failed to show the axles/suspension component in this photo.

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  2. So, we are looking at the process and trying to get a handle on the Bestine Soak. Can you explain why and how long you soak? What brand and where do you get the liquid solution? We have some ideas for modular building parts, since one of the guys from the club is an architect....he has a ton of drawings that we can pull from to make modular parts to use. We are just trying to learn from others!

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    1. I buy my Bestine at Dick Blick art supply. Try Google for other sources. I have soaked things as quickly as 15 minutes to as long as several days. You mainly want to get the waxy residue off of the pieces before you paint.

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  3. billarseneau87@gmail.comFebruary 20, 2016 at 3:53 AM

    Is the kits shown available for sale anywhere?
    Those trailers would look great on a pig flat.

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