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WWII US Aircraft Carrier Diorama and Display Base (1:48 Scale 300mm)

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3D model description

A textured diorama and display base replicating the flight deck of the US navy's WW2 aircraft carriers based on historic photos.

The base is 300mm x 300 and 6mms in depth.

Intended for resin printers.

This is a multi-part kit comprising seven sections which need to be fitted together and fixed to a wooden board.
The total print for all sections is about 350 grams of resin.

*** Important: The files are fairly large, both in terms of the file size and physical size. The sections have a Z dimension up to 232mm and a length of up to 177mm, so smaller printers will be unable to print them. While the model can be rescaled, the tolerances will be scaled in kind and will affect fitment necessitating additional trimming. The model has only been printed thus far at 1:48 scale. ***

Example printed with Creality water washable resin on an Anycubic Photon Mono X.
The Model aircraft pictured in the Gif is for illustration purposes only and is not a part of the model.

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3D printing settings

The sections need to be printed standing on end (see images) to give best resolution and space on the build plate.

Supports are not required.

A raft is recommended to keep the sections stable and avoid shifting layers, but the model has been successfully printed without.

Uneven curing (in sunlight without a curing machine will likely result in warping). This can be rectified by submerging in hot water for about 15min to soften it up and then weighting it down with a book.

I recommend filled the seams between the sections with either UV resin (cleaning between applications to avoid losing detail) or with model putty.

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • US aircraft carrier diorama base PtA.stl
    • US aircraft carrier diorama base PtB.stl
    • US aircraft carrier diorama base PtC.stl
    • US aircraft carrier diorama base PtD.stl
    • US aircraft carrier diorama base PtE.stl
    • US aircraft carrier diorama base PtF.stl
    • US aircraft carrier diorama base PtG.stl

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  • Publication date: 2022-09-23 at 13:33


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