View Full Version : Miniture Stars and Stripes

09-30-2004, 02:24 PM
Hopefully I get the images attached right. This is a 1/64th scale (about 3 1/2" long) model of a friends' 85 Stars & Stripes. I am working one of my 82 SS as well.
D:\APCC\My Pictures\Marks85-3.jpg

The hull and interior were created on a stereo lithography apparatus (SLA). Basically a laser draws layers on liquid plastic .004" at a time until the final shape is complete. Follow up with a lot of detail sanding and painting and this is what you get. I had to create a windshield as the SLA comes out kind of yellowish. The underwater gear is fashion from .010" thick aluminum (Sorry those pics didnt' turn out so well). The original plan was to model and build a trailer for it but this was more that enough work so I went with a simple stand.

10-04-2004, 05:43 AM
sounds cool - but the pic's didn't come out.

Try only attaching one pic per post using the "manage attachments" button.

I'm interested in how they turned out. That's some pretty cool stuff. We played with it some here, but have no use for such a machine. I can only imagine the stuff I could come up with if I had one of those to "play" with.:D