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Vietnam Era STL Files

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Vietnam Era STL Files

Postby TailEndCharlie » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:29 am

What do you think a friend of mine should include in a KickStarter he will be running for Vietnam era buildings in STL files for 3D Printing?

I believe the project will include several different hootches, 5 or 6, and French influenced single and double story buildings, as well as sand bagged defensive areas, gun positions, different sized fuel drums, weapon and ammunition boxes, guard tower, etc.

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Re: Vietnam Era STL Files

Postby GARRYOWEN » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:21 am

You have covered a lot already. Something relatively simple to add might be the tombstones from the French cemetery at Tan Son Nhut airbase. Those are very helpful for the Tet offensive.

I know nothing about 3-D printing, and maybe this is unnecessary, but having them available in various sizes would be very helpful. Probably it would be good to have 10 mm, 15 mm, 20 mm, and 28 mm.

The French buildings are mentioned are particularly good. Hooches are available in resin, but French are much more difficult.

I have never been involved in a kick starter before, but for this, I might be.
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Re: Vietnam Era STL Files

Postby jass » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:18 am

You can scale the files before you print ;-) such a great thing for wargame terrain.

Ken, like i messaged you before, perhaps boats US and/or vietnamese.

To make it also interesting for non vietnam gamers perhaps temple-ruins found in SE-asia
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Re: Vietnam Era STL Files

Postby TailEndCharlie » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:55 pm

Tom,

As Jasper mentioned, everything will be designed at 28 mm but with 3D printing, the software that generates the data for your printer can scale the designs before printing. The intent is to have designs that scale down to 20 mm and 15 mm. Some may scale down to 10 mm and 6 mm but this is typically designs without small intricate parts as they scale down to nothing once you start getting under 15 mm.

For example I have some Normandy Houses with window fittings that print nicely down to 15 mm but don;t print at all at 6 mm.

Jasper,

I have confirmed with the designer that he will include some Brown Water Navy and indigenous sampans etc.

Temple ruins are a great idea, I can see Apocalypse Now all over again! :lol
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Re: Vietnam Era STL Files

Postby TailEndCharlie » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:51 pm

Tom,

As an example, here is an African house designed in 20 mm but printed in 28 mm and 6 mm.
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Re: Vietnam Era STL Files

Postby GARRYOWEN » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:33 am

They look good.
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Re: Vietnam Era STL Files

Postby jimmi » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:57 am

Hi Ken,

great idea ! , .. where are you up to with this ? ... where are you getting your printing done ?

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Re: Vietnam Era STL Files

Postby jass » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:06 pm

is there any more news about your friend? Any ETA of the project for instance?
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Re: Vietnam Era STL Files

Postby whoa Mohamed » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:37 pm

One thing seriously lacking in all. Scales is civilian vehicals from the 60s and 70s. And vehicles unique to nam like the rickshaws and 3 wheeled motor convaences .
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Re: Vietnam Era STL Files

Postby GARRYOWEN » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:11 pm

Great suggestions whoa Mohamed!!

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