Rheinmetall 24cm Kanone K3 - 3D printed

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Rheinmetall 24cm Kanone K3 - 3D printed

Postby EPOCH3 » 03 Mar 2017 21:02

Hello - please find attached a few pictures of one of the current projects I have in work - the Rheinmetall 24cm K3. This is the smaller sister to the Rheinmetall 35.5cm M1 Haubitze I did awhile ago. I have always wanted to build a model of this subject however it just seemed too hard and too complicated - a bridge too far. I finally cleared my desk and dedicated some time to build it. For anyone interested, I spent about 70 hours of 3D modeling the various parts. I am now working on the support wagons which I will try and build as well. As mentioned, the K3 is a smaller version of the M1 and is based on a similar design concept - multi-load, quick assembly, large caliber and 360 degree traverse.

First batch of parts include the rear ground platform, support wheel, barrel, barrel carrier and breech assy.
I also include a few pictures of the 3D model for overall reference.

I will load additional pictures of parts as I receive them -

Happy modeling
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Re: Rheinmetall 24cm Kanone K3 - 3D printed

Postby EPOCH3 » 03 Mar 2017 21:04

a few more pictures

The wheeled support is shown inserted into the rails on the rear ground platform -
just slid on - very accurate fit.


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Re: Rheinmetall 24cm Kanone K3 - 3D printed

Postby Andrzej Ditrich » 06 Mar 2017 22:53

Crazy!!! Excellent work Greg :thumbsup:

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Re: Rheinmetall 24cm Kanone K3 - 3D printed

Postby Andrzej Ditrich » 14 Mar 2017 18:13

Greg,

any plans to print it in 72nd?
Perhaps Revell/Trumpeter companies would be interested in digital model for making their forms for plastic sprues?

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Re: Rheinmetall 24cm Kanone K3 - 3D printed

Postby EPOCH3 » 14 Mar 2017 18:20

Not at present but who knows.....

The upper and lower carriage halves are being printed now and should be done later this week - hopefully I can post some new pictures next week.
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Re: Rheinmetall 24cm Kanone K3 - 3D printed

Postby EPOCH3 » 18 Mar 2017 16:58

24cm K3 Lower Carriage
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Re: Rheinmetall 24cm Kanone K3 - 3D printed

Postby EPOCH3 » 18 Mar 2017 16:59

24cm K3 Upper carriage
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Re: Rheinmetall 24cm Kanone K3 - 3D printed

Postby EPOCH3 » 18 Mar 2017 17:01

Relative comparison showing size of lower carriage to upper carriage
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Re: Rheinmetall 24cm Kanone K3 - 3D printed

Postby Bébert 1er » 18 Mar 2017 22:02

That's a great job, Greg.

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Re: Rheinmetall 24cm Kanone K3 - 3D printed

Postby EPOCH3 » 19 Mar 2017 22:05

Thanks - have a few things to fix on these big parts but for the most part they turned out rather well. I am still working out some issues with the wheel assemblies but hopefully that will be done this week. I have finished two of the transport wagons (barrel wagon and platform wagon) with two to go. I will hopefully be able to show how the K3 went together when I am all finished...

Happy Modeling
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Re: Rheinmetall 24cm Kanone K3 - 3D printed

Postby Andrzej Ditrich » 22 Mar 2017 09:50

Excellent!
I'm looking forward to seeing results of this project.
Any plans about printing Bruno railgun (>72nd scale)?

Did You consider using photo-etched parts as well?
For example for frame constructions?

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Re: Rheinmetall 24cm Kanone K3 - 3D printed

Postby Bébert 1er » 22 Mar 2017 22:23

Superbe travail Greg.

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Re: Rheinmetall 24cm Kanone K3 - 3D printed

Postby EPOCH3 » 24 Mar 2017 16:40

Hi - just posting some new parts for the K3 -

Front platform and recuperator/recoil assy - note that the recoil assy was hollowed out extensively (to reduce cost)

Happy Modeling.....
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Re: Rheinmetall 24cm Kanone K3 - 3D printed

Postby EPOCH3 » 24 Mar 2017 16:43

New parts for the K3 -

Ammo hoist, platform stands, railings, loading tray - small parts sprues -

Happy Modeling.....
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Re: Rheinmetall 24cm Kanone K3 - 3D printed

Postby EPOCH3 » 24 Mar 2017 16:45

Some dry fit, partial assembly pictures of the K3 -


Happy Modeling.....
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