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airfix model needed
show user profile  zeefusion
Hi all,

I am after a 3d model of an airfix plane. For those who are unsure here is a reference pic:

Has any one seen a model like this for sale or download? I had a hunt around the usual sites but came up empty. I wondered if there was a website that stored CAD data for 3d printing enthusiasts as well.

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8/20/2012 6:41:01 PM (last edit: 8/20/2012 6:41:01 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Sorry, haven't seen one. Could model it though (free of charge), it looks pretty fun to do.
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8/20/2012 6:50:28 PM (last edit: 8/20/2012 6:50:28 PM)
show user profile  npcph
wow.. your really taking the "modeling in max" to an extreme.

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8/20/2012 6:52:24 PM (last edit: 8/20/2012 6:52:24 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
Ferk, takes me back. Must have made 100+ airfix kits in my childhood.

But yup, a virtual or 3d airfix kit? In de-constructed form like the phot? I doubt it. Very odd request.


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8/20/2012 7:01:24 PM (last edit: 8/20/2012 7:02:18 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Im not up for the task,....but it would be an interesting challenge to model it all that way. BUT accurately enough that the 3D parts would fit together properly into the finished model as it would in reality.
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8/20/2012 7:08:08 PM (last edit: 8/20/2012 7:08:20 PM)
show user profile  Jock
I've got some physical unbuilt air fix as I use them for reference but no 3d versions Im afraid.
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8/20/2012 7:37:21 PM (last edit: 8/20/2012 7:37:21 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
An odd request indeed. The parts don't have to fit together exactly as the model will be shown as above. I thought it may have been a long shot but I have seen some models out there in 3D just never a download link.

herfst1, you are welcome to have a go bud however it might be hard unless you have the physical thing in front of you to work out where all the details are.

My other choice would be to get a real one into a 3d scanner.
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8/20/2012 7:53:11 PM (last edit: 8/20/2012 7:53:11 PM)
show user profile  npcph
couldn't you get a complete 3d airplane model and just disassemble it. Then add tabs/ holes or slots for where it is assembled. then you can lay it out flat and then create the parts tree.

just a though.

If you have a plane, i would have a go at it for you.

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8/20/2012 7:57:36 PM (last edit: 8/20/2012 7:57:36 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Yep, it would be quite hard but I always instance model (i.e. put one in the right spot, at the correct angle, and model another version in freespace, at right angles). I reckon if you lay one version flat in the frame layout and another version as the assembled model you can get it pretty close.

Is this for a personal project (i.e. is there a timeframe)? What plane were you after? Do you have blueprints?
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8/20/2012 8:14:26 PM (last edit: 8/20/2012 8:14:26 PM)
show user profile  threedee
my brother still builds a heck of a lot of these kits and I could supply some scans of the actual kit plans in FV,SV,TV if you want.
What is the name of this plane? I'm pretty sure he has that one or something similar.


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8/20/2012 8:37:40 PM (last edit: 8/20/2012 8:37:40 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
Thanks for the help guys. It is no plane in particular just need a model of something similar to the above. It is a possibility for a promotional image for my company website. I might just keep digging around to see if I can find something. If not I might hire one of you guys :)
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8/20/2012 8:50:45 PM (last edit: 8/20/2012 8:50:45 PM)
show user profile  threedee
apparently, it's Dornier DO-17 and you might want to check out here for a 3D model -------

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8/21/2012 2:28:28 AM (last edit: 8/21/2012 2:28:28 AM)
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