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Durahl
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3D printed E-100 ( with Maus Turret )

While technically still not finished I can now finally call the majority of a mostly 3D printed 1:16 scale E-100 Superheavy Tank my own:

Shot of the model from the front...

...and the back ( with its still unpainted Tracks 😱 ).


The Model with all of the magnetically detachable Skirt segments added to the Chassis...

...requiring a different routing of the Towing Cables.


The E-100 with the rest of my 1:16 scale Tamiya RC Models Gang ( King Tiger, M26 Sherman, Leopard 2A6 ( upgraded to 2A7+ ) and Gepard 1A2 ) lining up for a size comparison shot.

The majority of the ASA FDM 3D printed parts making up the Hull and Turret laid out on my table ( and below my 3D printed Arch Light ) before final assembly using UHU Allplast.


Some of the SLA 3D printed detail parts of the Engine Deck flavoured up with wooden toothpicks where the shape and size would allow their use.

Adding Flame Cut details to some portions of the heavy Armor Plates that would have been problematic to achieve in CAD using a MiniWare TS80P USB-C Soldering Iron and their interchangeable Tips ( Knife Tip ).

Days' worth of heavy sanding to get rid of the layer lines followed up by restructuring the surface using Tamiya Putty ( Basic Type ) and the application of Weld Lines using Tamiya Epoxy Putty ( Quick Type ).

The model after priming and painting but before the weathering - Super bland...


CAD Model of the Turret and Chassis - All Dimensions were extrapolated from two 1:35 scale models and a Maus/E-100 Reference Book I own.

From start to finish this has been nothing but firsts like CAD modelling something of such complexity, figuring out how to deal with the lack of machinery like a metal working lathe to create the Axles, using Tamiya Putty / Epoxy Putty to create Surface Structures of Rolled Steel and Weld Lines, etc...

It's been one hell of a ride since 2019 😅

And yes... At some point the E-100 too will be turned into a Full Option RC Model including the option to have a FPV Camera in the movable Range Finder after I've figured out how to best approach the creation of Cast Metal Parts ( another first ) like the SLA 3D printed Swing Arms that have proven to be suffering from substantial material creep under the currently not even final weight of the model.

Posted : 03/08/2022 1:12 am
jsw
 jsw
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RE: 3D printed E-100 ( with Maus Turret )

Very impressive model!  Congratulations!

That looks like a very large model, and from the photos I might guess that it's about 15 inches long (not counting gun) or about 400mm.  Is that close?

Posted : 03/08/2022 1:35 am
Durahl
(@durahl)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: 3D printed E-100 ( with Maus Turret )

A bit longer 😉

Length of the Chassis is 570mm for a total of 760mm including the Main Barrel.
Width is 280mm including the removable Skirts of the Chassis ( ~15mm without them )
Height is 220mm with the Range Finder on top of the Turret.
Armor thickness is to scale and goes up to 13mm ( with 30% Cubic Infill )
The weight is somewhere in-between 4-5kg ( a scale accurate model would weigh 30kg 😩)

Posted : 03/08/2022 2:36 am
jsw
 jsw
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RE: 3D printed E-100 ( with Maus Turret )

Wow, that's a bit larger than I would have estimated from the photos.

Posted : 03/08/2022 10:33 pm
Swiss_Cheese
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RE: 3D printed E-100 ( with Maus Turret )

@durahl

 

Very nice bit of modeling, beautiful build.

 

Seems like only a year ago you were talking about printing ABS without an enclosure.

 

Regards

 

Swiss_Cheese

 

The Filament Whisperer

Posted : 04/08/2022 7:07 pm
Durahl
(@durahl)
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Topic starter answered:
RE:

Yea... I kinda stepped up my 3D Printing Game after I got my 350 sized Voron 2.4 that kinda enabled the build of such a model due to its increased bed size and the increase in print speed by like 3-4x ( still took like a solid 4-5 days to print all the parts for the Chassis and Turret 😱 ).

Concerning the FDM 3D Printed parts though the model is all ASA-X, not ABS - I hate ABS so much ever since printing the first parts for the Voron with it 😩
On the other side I've learned about and started to love HIPS as a Support Interference Material for use with ASA! Pure bliss to work with 😍

Posted : 04/08/2022 10:39 pm
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