For the Record: T-80 Model Made Using 3D Printer
Source: http://3dtoday.ru/blogs/news3dtoday/...viet-tank-t80/ Thanks to Plazmakeks for this one. Hello everyone, Russian server 3dtoday published an article about a stunning T-80 3D-printed model by user 8bitwood. This model of the T-80 main battle tank took 9 months to create. He started by studying dozens of photos and projections. Apart from the 3D Printer (in his case, MakerBot Replicator 2) and the materials (plastic, glue), he also required a bunch of tools (knives, sandpaper and such). The vehicle parts were modelled in 3DS Max (Autodesk) software. After that, he printed each part separately and glued them together. The most difficult part of the project were the track links and roadwheels. The tank itself consists of cca 900 parts and the final assembly took roughly 8 hours. The full account of the model’s creation and more photographs can be found here (in English).