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whiteladder

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This is going to be a slightly odd post in that this is a working process on a model that currently only exists on my computer at the moment.

I have had a 1/48 Typhoon kit in my stash for a year or so and have been toying with building it with the engine exposed. The Typhoon was fitted with the 24 cylinder Napier Sabre engine.

There are a couple of resin after market engines available in this scale, but i have decided to have a go at making my own.

So the plan is to design the model in a cad package ( Autodesk fusion 360) and then 3d print it in resin.

I started working on the design before Christmas, collecting research and actually starting the modelling process. 

Here are a couple of progress shots, the first shows the engine as so far complete (about 80% towards finished)

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The second shows it overlayed on some 1/48 scale plans.  These are by Arthur Bentley and have been crucial to ensure it will fit the model.

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Still have a lot of work to do on the ignition harness, Engine mounts and the front fire wall.
I will post more pics as I go along


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Oh wow, this is very nerdy stuff... I love it!!!
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whiteladder

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A little update, I have completed the design work, next step will be sending off to the 3s printers.


The Firewall and engine mount:

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With the engine in place:

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And hopefully how it will fit in the model

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the design work looks great look forward to the resin
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Fascinating! SUBSCRIBED!
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whiteladder

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Here's an update on this project. All the design work on this was finished a while ago, I had planned to send to to a commercial printer, but they were unable to print the design because some of the elements were below 1mm thick.

So I ended up getting my own printer, (Thanks to my wife it for getting it for my birthday!!!).

Here are a few images of the initial prints, this was done on an Anycubic photon resin printer. Printed these out today, they have had a quick clean up. 

These are straight out of the printer

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The supports removed and a quick clean up.
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I might make a few tweaks on a few bits but overall pretty happy with the results.

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Wow—-nice work! Congrats on getting the printer. Can’t wait to see everything assembled and painted up!
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whiteladder

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A few of the bits with the undercoat on 
 
The ancillary assemble with the circular distributor
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The coffman starter in my hand to give some sense of scale..
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Prop shaft

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Engine block and mount

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And supercharger

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That is all fantastic! Someday we will buy the plans and print the whole model?
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whiteladder

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Hey thanks Ted.

That may well be the future or part of it anyway. It certainly makes creating your own high precision mods a real proposition.

The other advantage is once you have the plan you can print in any scale you want. The Sabre is currently at 1/48, but I can now print it at 1/32 or 1/24 to fit any kit.
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