WW1 Kongo superstructure

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  1. Xanthar

    Xanthar Active Member

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    I made some progress working on the superstructure for my Kongo.
    C&CC Welcome : )
     

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    3D structure looks great! Do you plan on posting the file?
     
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    Maybe... I'm not happy with it, yet. I'm guessing it's got enough detail for battling though?
     
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    The future of printed ships there every were
     
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    Looks like you have an extra platform on the forward tripod. Some of the small features on the first level look unnecessary. Stacks could use some pizzazz at the top. I would verify that the forward first level mates up with standard PVC/ABS pipe diameters for the barb. Finally, I don't see the upper yardarm, I'll assume its just above the screenshot frame
     
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    If you post it I know I will be happy! Simple superstructure and my plan is to print it thin, let it get blown off and easily replace it. BATTLE BATTLE BATTLE!!!
     
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    I can't really decide which way to go : Kongo or Hiei? Anyway, some more progress was made. I can probably start printing parts of it soon.
     

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    I'm pretty happy with the funnels so far.
     

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    Mold it in polyurethane rubber , dye it 18% gray done.
     
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    I'm currently printing the Aft funnel to see how it comes out.
    I'm thinking that the foremost funnel would make a good floater to find the ship when sunk and that the other two should hollow, self draining, and attached with wood screws for easy replacement. Feedback, from Kongo captains, would be appreciated.
     
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    The Funnels came out well. Onto the deck houses : )

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    What no rivets?

    Just kidding, beautiful!
     
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    What design software are you using?
     
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    OpenSCAD
     
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    I spent some time on the Forward Deck House this weekend.
    The railings on the bridge roof may not survive long but, I wanted to see how well they'd print.
    I'm pretty happy with the result : )
    kongo-ww1-Fwd-Deckhouse.jpg
    PS. The turret is a temporary stand-in I need to finish mine up..
     
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    I made some progress getting the laser cut files for the decks integrated into the assembly.
    I hope to finish those and have parts cut soon.

    PS. Next up are casemate repair parts that would blend into the hull and the deck.
     

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    Ive always known, im a little strange, but there is something about the look of the layout of a WWI battlecruiser that appeals to me... Very nice work and thanks for sharing the journey.
     
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    Having battled 4 Nats in Von der Tann, and 4 in VU, I agree. they do have an appealing look. This 3DP looks very nice.
     
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    Thanks, Nate : ) I sent off a few pieces to be laser cut last week but, I need some motivation to get back to this.