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Buy, download and install the supports for a 3D model.

In this turorial you will find out how to buy and download a model from our collection. Then we are often asked the question how to change the size of the model, this is very easy using software called "Slicer".

Then the last step is to place supports on the model which will help with the 3D printing.

Free slicer: LycheeSlicer 

Music copyrights: Julian Dagorno, Frederic Jaffre.


Today in 300 seconds, I will be modeling a 1915 Ford T auto-machine gun. that will be printed at a scale of 1/72.
I use 3dsmax to make my objects, but you can use other 3D softwares, they all have qualities.
This tutorial is not intended for the professional 3d designer, but for people who print in 3d and want to create their own 3d objects.

I'm going to make an object that has a simple shape, the Ford T. The Ford T is a WWI auto-machine gun. In 1915, a special design for naval armored cars was developed on a Ford Model T chassis by Chief Petty Officer L. Gutteridge. These cars with British crews served in Russia.
As the object is going to be printed at 1/72 scale, I am going to magnify all the details right off the bat, to make sure it is solid. Because the object will be very small, the vehicle will be 5 centimeters in length at most.

Free slicer: LycheeSlicer 

Free 3D software: Blender

Free re-topology software: Meshmixer

Music copyrights: Julian Dagorno, Frederic Jaffre.




Apply a patina in 4 steps.
I use his products, there are other brands.There is a bottle for gold paint.And a bottle for the oxidizing product. It takes two brushes, one for gold and one for the oxidizing product.
The idea is not to pollute the gold paint with residues of oxidizing product.

First step, apply the gold paint.
shake well, because the gold paint is thick. First we apply the gold layer. The importance of the material is the feeling, personally I want the aging effect is strong, so I put a lot of material. First step completed. Immediately the oxidizing product must be applied to the fresh paint.

Second step, apply the oxidizing product.
I take my second brush. Delicately pour the product on the object. Fill the gaps well. Let dry 1 hour. The oxidation is complete, the aged effect is very successful and already exploitable. But I prefer to add two more steps for an even more beautiful effect.
Third step, the varnish.
I use a nail polish for the house, it is cheap and very effective.
Fourth and last step, gold brushing.
Let it dry for half an hour. On a sheet of paper, I eliminate the excess paint. Delicately and with the end of the brush without pressing I paint the outer surfaces. The goal is to leave the green patina in the hollows.


Music copyrights: Julian Dagorno, Frederic Jaffre.