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Mk.V (Okapi) A.M.V.P. Fictional Armored Fighting Vehicle

by ModelBuilderBen Jul 1, 2015
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Printed one at 250% scale for my nephew (2 years old), he loves it! Took around 30hours of printing and >500g of plastic, I also made "tires" in flex printing the wheels at 105% (250% 1.05) with only 2 perimeters, no base/top/infill

Wow! Sounds cool, would love to see some pics. Hope it serves y'all well. :)

Lol, I won't hold it against you. I'm going to try it at 150% and see how that goes. I've had some ninjaflex laying around that I've been dying to do some tires with and this fits the bill! It may be a while, but I'll put it on here when complete. I made one original size but it was a little to small to get the "squishy" effect I was looking for on the tires.

Squishy tires sounds really cool. 150% sounds like that would put it pretty close to 28mm scale. Good luck and Gods speed. :)

It is a truly tantalizing idea and no I have not, but it could be AWESOME! The only problems I can anticipate is that I kept the tolerances really loose to compensate for poor resolution. Scaling it up might make the tolerances too loose, then again it might not. I guess it will depend on how big and in what scale you want to print it. Also, I don't know what kind of printer you have, but I kept the design smaller not max out a smaller print area, and to minimize warping on the edges. In addition, the detail might become even more sparse than it already is, but not a problem if you want to trick it out with a bunch of kit parts. I would try to, but I do not have the ability to print very large. Don't hate me of it all go's south, but I think you should go for it.

Its a really cool model and design! Have you tried scaling it up? Everything work bigger? I think this one is worthy of a large print.