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  1. Sorry for the inconvenience guys! It looks like the finance team accidentally swapped the values for the conversion from Dollar to Pounds. I've filed a report on this to make sure it won't happen again and gets double checked before publishing. Edit: sorry also nobody on duty during the weekends at Customer Service (i like to be off during the weekends)
  2. "doesn't look too bad" ?? It looks amazing! well done on the painting as well
  3. Here is another topic about this subject from last year, might help: https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/144576-anycubic-i3-mega-3d-printer-anyone-used-it/
  4. Thanks Darby! The pantograph is Projet 3600 (Fine Detail Plastic at Shapeways, on the first picture there is a layer of white primer on it )
  5. Sure Darby. So for the seams, I use a car body plaster to fill those gaps. then i use a handsanding machine (that thing does some serious smoothing work compared to doing it by hand). A few layers of primer on top of it, and it's barely noticable anymore On this picture you can really see the gaps being filled with the plaster. Note: the front part of the train is SLS (Versatile Plastic at Shapeways) as this gets me a better shape with all those curves than on a desktop printer Sanding down + primer: Colors First windows Still lots of work to do though
  6. In case anyone ever wondered what happened to those big trains i shared above...
  7. Hi everyone, I have an Anycubic Mega S 3D printer and  somehow the base plate became un even, as a result the nozzle dragged itself along the plate and essentially etched the design I was printing into it. I now can’t get the whole thing to work as the material isn’t flowing through the nib properly and I’ve messed with it so much that I’m not sure what height the plate needs to be anymore . I was wondering if anyone on here was London based and would be able to fix it for me?  I’m not great with these things and basically just want to pay to get it resolved! I’m in SE London, would anyone be interested?? 

    1. Tuckbx


      Sorry this was meant for the message board not directly to you! Although if you know of anyone who could help it would be greatly appreciated! Chris 

    2. Captain Kernow

      Captain Kernow

      You could try putting a post up in the Help section as well?


    3. Tuckbx


      Great, thanks for the suggestion!

  8. Sure, let me see if I can create a thread about it this weekend. Here is a picture where you can see the seams a bit better:
  9. Just wanted to share my own experience. 3 weeks ago I ordered my Anycubic i3 Mega from Aliexpress for only €240 (215 pounds sterling) and within a week it arrived. Installing the thing didn't take much more than an hour before i started printing the test owl! While I have 10 years of experience 3D printing on industrial level, I did not have any knowledge on desktop printing. So the first "real" prints had some issues caused by various reasons, one of them a setting in in Cura where by default it does not avoid support structures when travelling, causing my model to get knocked off the build plate. Anyway, for those wondering, I bought this printer so I can build my own 1:45 scale dutch VIRM. (60.8cm per car!)
  10. It sounds like the Manufacturing Speed has been changed to Priority Manufacturing. Instead of the cheaper Economy Speed. As for the currency, this changes on the first of the month. So the currency exchange rate is changed tomorrow (1st of May)
  11. Some more pictures First of all a pictures with a 1:87 steamlocomotive, to show how small this stuff actually is!
  12. I definitely agree here! As you might have seen, I started building a dutch layout in T gauge (1:450). Practically nothing exists for this scale, so I'm pretty much 3D printing everything needed to make it look dutch. Sure you can do it by hand in the phsyical world.... but I'm doing it by hand in the digital world and have a 3D printed turn it into something physical
  13. So i checked your account, you're referring to the model "M P V3-1 30" This was previously ordered for $95 USD the price has now moved to $225 USD. Your model contains 30 loose parts which our production team needs to manually handle 1 by 1 (plan them in a printer tray, clean them, sort them, put them in a bag). For this reason the per part pricing has been changed to $7.50 which will add up to the $225 USD for your model. Maybe you could consider to sprue the model to save on costs as it will bring down the number of parts. I wrote a best practice guide on this subject here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Im_cmlhBmQXC0ffl18Z18aOpI5gs_wCy2WcFL9_Re_c/edit?usp=sharing (scroll down to Using sprues efficiently)
  14. If the price is exactly $300, this means your model contains 40 loose shells (probably 39 small rivets that are not conntected). Since the pricing per part is $7.50 Feel free to share the Model ID's of your models and I'll be happy to check Models should have same pricing when uploading it multiple times Note that you actually do trade with Shapeways Inc (this has changed some years ago), the american parent company. Shapeways BV in Eindhoven only produces and ships parts but is not actually the company you do business with As for the pricing formula, there definitely is one But as you said, it's not doing that we intended it to do, causing some models to be way cheaper than they should be and some other models (which we like printing) being way more expensive. This is now being looked into, fingers crossed we will all benefit
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