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Show and Tell / Started my T-35 Tank (Thanks to Dean Rauch)
« on: August 25, 2020, 10:47:31 AM »
I'm well  into printing my copy of Dean Rauch's very cool T-35a.
I first came across it on Youtube where his superbly edited and 'aged' video really grabbed me!  I was working on my 1/10 scale 3D printed IS-1 at the time, but now that it is complete (except for the TCB) I am relieving the Covid Lockdown woes by starting on this project.

At this point I have completed 265 hours of printing on my two Ender 5 printers. Still lots to do, although most of the rest of the parts will be smaller pieces.
I have all the tracks, road wheels, skirts, deck lids and the main superstructure printed. Printing the Main Turret tonight.
I have about 5 feet of track assembled so far (there's a fun job!) and have refined the assembly process to about 90 seconds per track link.

I'm also working on Kim (Heclo)'s TCB Hat project. I've had the PCB's build and have ordered the parts to complete. At age 68 it's a great time to learn how to solder surface mount components!

I have attached a few photos of my progress and will try to update here from time to time.

Show and Tell / 3D printed 1/10 scale IS-1 Russian Tank
« on: August 21, 2020, 10:15:44 PM »
Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and thought I'd show you my 3D printed IS-1. It is pretty big at 1/10 scale and was my first tank.  I am retired and started 3D printing 1 year ago when I bought my first Creality Ender 5.  My first big project was a 1/10 scale Tatra 815-7.  While assembling it I came across Lubos Hort's gorgeous IS-1 which compelled me to build.  It is available through links on Youtube, Thingiverse and Cults3D.  It is a well designed tank with a very nice build guide. You can see the build guide on Thingiverse if you wish.
The IS-1 took close to 300 hours to print and I ended up buying a second Ender 5 to speed up the process. They are great, economical printers that are reliable and print well.
I ended up using a custom sound board for the tank, designed by TheDIYGuy999 on Youtube. It is a sound/light/motion control board that was originally designed for trucks and cars, but he added some customization for tracked vehicles and tanks.  The board is based on the ESP32 and I really like how it controls my Tatra, but for my tanks, i think a TCB is the answer.  I am working on building Kim/HECLO 's TCB hat that goes on an Arduino Mega 2650 board and hope to put it in my IS-1 and the T-35a that I am printing now.

Here is my IS-1. Please let me know if you have any questions about it.

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