Krupp KW14 Flak wagon

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EPOCH3
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Krupp KW14 Flak wagon

Post by EPOCH3 » 07 Mar 2020 17:02

Awhile back I modeled and 3D printed the Krupp-Daimler KDI artillerie zugmaschine/truck
in 1/35th scale. I enjoyed doing something different (from artillery) so I took on another WWI truck project for fun. I was a bit surprised that this has turned into such a challenge though. The Krupp Flak wagon KW14 was a purpose built mobile Flak wagon and was built in large numbers. After spending some time researching this vehicle and studying a few photos I found that it was a very modular design. There are many access panels everywhere and almost every one is unique and has unique brackets and hinges to mount it. Little by little I am figuring it out. Just sharing a work in progress. Hopefully fun won't turn into work (ha ha).
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Re: Krupp KW14 Flak wagon

Post by EPOCH3 » 08 Mar 2020 00:18

I recently bought a cheap little 3D printer for $239 to do quick builds of small parts that would free my other printer up for larger tasks. Working them together so far seems to be a good solution for speeding up work. The first experimental prints I did for the truck was strictly using the small printer. I have been experimenting with support-less prints meaning I try and print parts right on the build platform without added supports that then later need to be removed. So far this process works pretty well for the right sort of part. These first test prints were of a bank of 7.7cm Flak ammo (shown after just completing and still driping) and a set of rear wheels. I really like the wheels. More later :)
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Re: Krupp KW14 Flak wagon

Post by EPOCH3 » 23 May 2020 03:28

Hi - quick rendering of my Krupp KW14 Flak model at 95% complete - starting to print !
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