Hello all. Amidst all the other things Im up to, I took a couple of days to work on a couple mechs I picked up from Thor .
Now these are 3d printed(duh) in abs plastic, like most home based printers, and like always, these prints can be very rough to the touch. They need putty and sanding and primer and sanding to get them at least sort of smooth. There are other tricks for smoothing abs and pla plastics but I havnt used them yet. Also, occasionally the layers can split. I find a liberal dose of methylene chloride(basically Ambroid pro-weld) and a clamp works wonders for that issue.
Next issue with these printed mech, certain details arent there. I would imagine these missing details are painted on skin for the game meshes which get lost when you are printing the geometry. Just because theres an X on that mech doesnt mean the X will print. SO, that means I have to add an X. Or whatever.
So with these next few pics you can see where Ive adding missing details.