What I have done is created a model that is true to scale for the miniatures, will print easily in just about any orientation with proper supports
Another added “treat” is that the rotors on this and the other helicopters are “chonky”, meaning they are a lot thicker than need to be but still look good. This prevents them from snapping, if they do drop it should break at the glue joint on the hub and not the rotor. If you use magnets on the rotor hub then there’s a higher chance they will just bounce and you can stick the whole thing right back on.
For a complete model you will need to print 6 rotor blades total, 2 rotor hubs, 1 fueling probe, and 1 fuselage. ( the fueliing probe can be attached to the small piece sticking out the right hand side, alternatively if you don’t want the probe, just snip that bit off and don’t bother printing the probe ).
I have not broken this model up too much. I prefer to print these on my Peopoly so not only can I print them in 1 piece I can print 12 at a time.
Aside from that, on printers like Elegoo Mars and Anycubic Photon, if you rotate the model 60 degrees with the end down, just add your supports, hollow it out, add a couple of holes underneath for drainage, and print away.
For resin I prefer to use Siraya Tech Simple Clear mixed with Tenacious. I use 75-80 Simple to 20-25% Tenacious. This has not given me any problems since I started this mix and the only time I get failures now is when I am experimenting with things or forget to do my supports right.
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