Replica Bunker Fittings

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Replica Bunker Fittings

Post by TomGun » 12 Mar 2023 23:15

Hi all, I've just started a company that specialises in replication, designing and 3d printing small objects. some of my first pieces were German bunker fittings as my Dad runs Festung Guernsey so I cut my teeth replicating some bits for him. these are a great alternative for small parts that are required in bulk or single parts that are simply too hard to come by or too expensive to risk permanent display. here is a small selection of pieces I've made, I hope you enjoy.

Tom.
Phone conection socket v12.png
switch v7.png
faceplate 5 switch v2.png
Dad Lid solid v1.png
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Re: Replica Bunker Fittings

Post by Bunkerfreak » 14 Mar 2023 19:08

wauw! 3D printing is one of the things i'm fantasizing alot, but to expensive for me to buy a good one. i draw lots of bunkers in 3D with sketchup which we measure in detail on the terrain, especially German bunkers from the ww1 era in the AOK 4 (Flanders) and AOK 7 (Laon) regions. it must been fantastic to print them sometimes in 3D on scale.

Very nice projects of yours!

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Re: Replica Bunker Fittings

Post by AvB » 16 Mar 2023 19:25

Very cool Tom. So these are all intended for plastic 3d printing?

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Re: Replica Bunker Fittings

Post by wimve » 17 Mar 2023 07:17

AvB wrote:
16 Mar 2023 19:25
Very cool Tom. So these are all intended for plastic 3d printing?
Arthur,
it is Tomgun who has started a company with plastic 3D printed bunker parts.

If you want it is nice to see how things looked like. I think it is not usable in a practical way. I mean a bakelite light switch may look nice but you can better buy one and use it to put on the light.
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Wim
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3D : http://www.petromax.nl/Hanstholm.html
http://www.petromax.nl/DeBeer.html

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Re: Replica Bunker Fittings

Post by TomGun » 25 Jul 2023 09:46

Bunkerfreak wrote:
14 Mar 2023 19:08
wauw! 3D printing is one of the things i'm fantasizing alot, but to expensive for me to buy a good one. i draw lots of bunkers in 3D with sketchup which we measure in detail on the terrain, especially German bunkers from the ww1 era in the AOK 4 (Flanders) and AOK 7 (Laon) regions. it must been fantastic to print them sometimes in 3D on scale.

Very nice projects of yours!
Yes it’s very rewarding, especially when I see them fitted and they look perfect

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Re: Replica Bunker Fittings

Post by TomGun » 25 Jul 2023 09:47

AvB wrote:
16 Mar 2023 19:25
Very cool Tom. So these are all intended for plastic 3d printing?
Yes I have several printers myself so I print them too
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Re: Replica Bunker Fittings

Post by der bunkermann » 27 Jul 2023 22:42

That looks really nice!
As you say, a good solution to use in stead of original rare parts on the more "theft sensitive" places..

Grtz Tim

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Re: Replica Bunker Fittings

Post by wimve » 28 Jul 2023 09:00

Good idea maybe it is possible to share the models here?
To make some kind of 3D library for these parts.

Are these working parts, do the switches work?
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http://www.petromax.nl/DeBeer.html

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Re: Replica Bunker Fittings

Post by Eax-E » 28 Jul 2023 14:34

Hello,

I agree with Wim.We are several spreading efforts in modeling standard bunker fittings. It's a kind of waste.

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Re: Replica Bunker Fittings

Post by der bunkermann » 29 Jul 2023 08:45

In case of light switches.. my own experience is that you DONT want to have working examples in your exhibition rooms/ bunkers..
This can cause dangerous situations in your museum!
Pitch black when some kid turns it off 8O

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Re: Replica Bunker Fittings

Post by Schallplattenparade » 22 Nov 2023 16:18

Copies of these are still made if you would be considering using working switches.

THPG (run by the guy that started Manufaktum) and Berker

https://www.thpg.de/schalterserien/feu ... t-schwarz/

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Re: Replica Bunker Fittings

Post by TARTARIN » 29 Nov 2023 08:16

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