All tanks in my collection have standardised turret ring sizes, such that all tanks in the same weight class have interchangeable turrets. Because of this, all tanks of the same weight class will fit on the same painting fixture. Object 279 is the only current exception in my collection, and I don’t even offer the file for sale yet – you will have to buy the model either from my website or my Shapeways shop. These fixtures also keep paint off the mating surfaces of the turret and hull, so that they will still fit, regardless of how thick the paint ends up being. I go into more detail in a Hive post about the design process.
Kaja's Models and Machinations
Kaja’s Models and Machinations specialises in models of experimental Soviet heavy tanks produced from 1939-1957, primarily in 1:220 (Z gauge) and 1:285 (6mm) scales. A high-detail model of the KV-1 suitable for 1:100 (15mm) is also available (and I will upload it at the first opportunity), and others may be available on request. Other models include ancient war galleys, tall ships from the Golden Age of Sail, and even steamships from World War I. I am currently experimenting with some of my original designs as well, and I hope to create an entire collection of original miniatures at least as impressive as my historical collection.
All files I sell have either been printed on my own high-resolution resin machine, or on someone else’s FDM machine. If you are interested in purchasing physical models, check out my website:
Currently, all I have available are tanks, but I have plans to expand and include sections for historical steamships and miniatures of my own design. For example, I feature one of my own designs in a post where I discuss some considerations that need to be made when printing miniature tanks:
Some of my models also have video links in their product descriptions showing post-processing, so that you have an idea of what’s involved.
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