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Re: Space Shuttle Launch Pad 39A with Challenger STS-6 (1:144)
« Reply #1560 on: 09/13/2018 05:30 AM »
Hello everybody,
but now hold your hat! Hard to believe but wonders will never cease!
Somehow, this idiotic rejection of the upright standing Set of 20 with flat-lying shoes did not convince me and therefore did bother me.
And as befits a real Challenger, I went on the offensive and ordered the Set of 52 - Flat Ori - Come hell or high water,


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and chased then curious the course of the order.

And even though I had already expected the same rejection, my order at SW went against expectation through their process chain Processing, Pre-Production and was then actually In Production, I thought, I do not see right.

And today I got the email Shipped!, which has blown me away.   I have actually outsmarted them, unbelievable ...

Now I'm curious what the set looks like, at which the shoes with the treads lay on the support wax.


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Re: Space Shuttle Launch Pad 39A with Challenger STS-6 (1:144)
« Reply #1561 on: 09/14/2018 09:25 PM »
Hello everybody,

today, the 52 Set-Flat Ori (FUD) came as if there had never been any problems with printability. Unbelievable, but SW is really unpredictable ...

And I must say, the set not only looks good, but even better than the previous two sets with the upright standing shoes.

Here is the top side of the set, right next to it, the three connected shoes from the previous 20 FUD set.



And here the bottom side with a view of the treads, which feel a bit rougher, but which is explainable, since they were touched by the support wax, but which is not a problem. But the top and side surfaces are smoother because they were not in contact with the wax.



And if one looks carefully, one can even see the small holes ( 0,2 mm), although not on all shoes, but one could even drill out them, if it should be, although they later are hardly visible anyway.  



Here's a little closer view.





And so I will seize the moment and order a further seven sets, wherewith I would then come on the required 456 Track shoes, but I will still order additionally a further Set of 20 to be on the safe side. 

« Last Edit: 09/14/2018 10:09 PM by roma847 »
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Re: Space Shuttle Launch Pad 39A with Challenger STS-6 (1:144)
« Reply #1562 on: 09/17/2018 01:42 AM »
Users of Shapeways can do some pretty amazing stuff.

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Re: Space Shuttle Launch Pad 39A with Challenger STS-6 (1:144)
« Reply #1563 on: 09/18/2018 10:37 PM »
Thanks Mike,
and that's good so.



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Re: Space Shuttle Launch Pad 39A with Challenger STS-6 (1:144)
« Reply #1564 on: 09/18/2018 10:48 PM »
Hello everybody,

the Set of 20 is already on the way, and of the remaining seven Sets of 52 six are already printed, only the last one is missing, which is why the shipment will follow soon.
And thus the Crawler would be almost finished already ...

P.S.: Your Shapeways shipment is on its way!

« Last Edit: 09/19/2018 07:24 AM by roma847 »
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Re: Space Shuttle Launch Pad 39A with Challenger STS-6 (1:144)
« Reply #1565 on: 09/19/2018 08:07 PM »
Hello friends,

although I have already experienced some things, Shapeways still has some surprises in store.
Today came the already announced Set of 20 Flat Ori (FXD). But after I unpacked it, I could not believe my eyes.

Because that was not the Track Shoe-Set I ordered,


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but any other one with little mini parts,





what of course I've immediately complained.

Mitchell Jetten (SW) but immediately apologized in return:

Oh no, I'm sorry to hear we shipped the wrong model to you.
I have raised a complaint (CT-48214) ticket right away and asked our production team to reprint the correct model as soon as possible.

There are also less beautiful wonders by SW ...

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Re: Space Shuttle Launch Pad 39A with Challenger STS-6 (1:144)
« Reply #1566 on: 09/21/2018 02:56 PM »
Hello everybody,

today, Shapeways' big Track Shoe delivery arrived with the seven Sets of 52, which of course were immediately unpacked.



And these are the total of 456 shoes for the Crawler. The new sets look well, though there are small differences in quality between the sets, as one can see on the two encircled sets, which should be due to different thorough after-treatment/cleaning.



But that is no problem, because I will try anyway, to let the sets being cleaned professionally again in the Dental laboratory, as usual.



And the replacement delivery with the Set of 20 (FXD), which had been interconverted, is already on the way. 

For the connecting bolts, I've also still found a suitable solution, for which I would use instead of the insect needles ( 0,3 mm) now Nickel silver rods ( 0,4 mm), which  fit closely through the Pin lug holes.



And with a length of 7 mm per bolt comes together a total length of more than 3 m , which would correspond to 11 rods 30 cm, which I will reorder.

« Last Edit: 09/21/2018 08:48 PM by roma847 »
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