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Mark Broughton (whiteladder)


Napier Sabre 3d printed engine

The following images are of a Napier Sabre engine I design using Autocad Fusion 360 and then printed using an Anycubic Photon printer.

The model is complete now on its base

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1:48 Typhoon Mk.Ib late (Italeri 2734)


26. March 2019, 14:34
Nathan Dempsey
Glad to see more 3D printing being used in our hobby. The engine looks like a great set. The kit is coming out nice too.
26. March 2019, 15:36
Mark Broughton
Thanks Nathan, 3d printing is definitely becoming more affordable, and the level of detail available from SLA printers making the designing your own parts in smaller scales feasible.
28. March 2019, 10:08
Matthew A
28. March 2019, 12:08
Bart Goesaert
That engine looks really good... wonder how it looks painted. The quality of the printing sure looks impressive. Is it expensive? Only thing I'm not really fond of is the preshading. i've seen this way of preshading, but it looks to pronounced...
28. March 2019, 15:52
Mark Broughton
Bart, I have just added a couple of pictures of the engine, it still needs the ignition wires adding etc, I`ll put up some more when its finished. Cost wise, a little difficult to say, I think in terms of the amount of resin used its probably about £5/$6.5, but obviously there is the outlay for the printer itself, mine cost around £300.
28. March 2019, 16:26
Bart Goesaert
£300? sounds affordable for the quality shown, what printer do you use?
28. March 2019, 16:44
@whiteladder which cad software do you use?
28. March 2019, 17:02
Mark Broughton
I use an 3d Printer made by a company called AnyCubic and the model is the Photon. I use Autodesk Fusion 360 for the actual design, this is free to use if you are a hobbyist. This is really easy to use, there are loads of tutorials on youtube.
29. March 2019, 08:00
29. March 2019, 08:24
Bart Goesaert
like what you did with the engine and the hull... paintwork on the wings I'm not really fond off... looks more like a chessboard to me.
22. May 2019, 14:34
Bryn Crandell
That isn't all that expensive for what you are capable of doing. In the long run, the money savings will be great. Engine looks fabulous.
22. May 2019, 17:58

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