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Thunderbird 3

by Len_Hickman Jul 25, 2014
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I’ve just built the studio scale Thunderbird 1. How much do I need to enlarge this model to make it the same scale as TB1?

The Strut Pods that I 're-jigged' have now been uploaded. Here's the link (if it works!): https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2672785

Strut Pods for TB3 (Len_Hickman design)

I recently made a print of TB3, it turned out great. But those Strut Pods really tested me! In the end, I took one set & placed them onto a 0.2mm 'plate'. They now print perfectly & can be cut away from the plate with minimum fuss. The STL will be uploaded.
I'm currently printing the parts off, sized to 1:144scale. In Repetier it requires all parts to be scaled to 1.38. I shall post pics when it's completed.
Thanks Len_Hickman for a superb model.

Very nicely split but boy did I hate finishing those black strut pods!

Printing of mine is about to start. Why rafts?

Great model well drawn and engineered. I have almost finished a print of this and wanted to add the THUNDERBIRD name to the main body of the rocket. I am having trouble identifying the type face can you tell me what you used for the number 3's. Thanks

I have made the red strut a single unit so it can be placed on the printer bed side on

Do you have a remix of this?

OH MY GOSH THIS IS AMAZING! I LOVE IT! I'm making a rocket for NOVA in school and I need to build a MODEL ROCKET! THANKS! AND AGAIN WOW THIS SO COOL! :)

I just posted my print of your model [http://www.thingiverse.com/make:88370] -- it came out beautifully. Thanks again. I look forward to your next effort.

Thunderbird 3

Wow, you've done a lovely job splitting this. Many thanks. I would love to see the (original version) of Thunderbird 2 given a similar treatment. Well, all of them really. :-)