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3d printed ANH E-11 build


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Can’t wait to see what you are able to do with this model. Someone just submitted one for Centurion approval, so the potential is there. Just take your time and enjoy the process. I am happy to help if you have any questions.

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Starting working on the base

Here's it before sanding:

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And here's it after 80 grit:

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After 220 grit

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I accidentally cracked it somehow during sanding. Easy fix, I just used some super glue later and a little sanding.

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320 grit

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400 grit

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Got that done in a day, so maybe this build won't be as slow as I thought.

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Barrel sanded

Before:

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After sanding

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Just gotta pick out all the little plastic strands on the inside, then it'll be ready for filler primer along with the base.

 

Definitely going much faster than I thought, gonna have to change the title now lol. 

How do you change titles?

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2 minutes ago, Cheeseballs said:

Definitely going much faster than I thought, gonna have to change the title now lol. 

How do you change titles?

Top right corner of your first post there are three dots, click on that and a menu will open, select "edit" 

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  • Cheeseballs changed the title to Maybe too fast 3d printed ANH E-11 build
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34 minutes ago, Cheeseballs said:

So I was wondering, do y’all think I should sand the parts, put them together then primer and paint? Or sand, primer, paint then put them together? Thanks

The manual gives a suggested general order for paint, but I think I have a specific order of parts grouped by color somewhere. I’ll see if I can find it.

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Flat Black:

Barrel shaft (step 2)

Entire assembly (steps 1-6)

Trigger (step 7)

Trigger guard (step 7)

Selector switch (step 7)

Folding stock rod (step 8)

Folding stock catch (step 8)

Folding stock retainer (step 8 - top only)

Folding stock frame (step 9)

Folding stock pivot pins (step 10 - heads only)

End cap assembly (step 11 - it may be easier to paint the d-ring before assembling)

Charging handle (step 12)

Grip pin (step 13)

Magazine assembly (step 14)

Hengstler assembly (step 15)

Scope rail (step 18)

Power cylinders (step 20)

 

Gloss Black:

Grip (step 13)

 

Silver/Steel:

Fire control group housing (step 7)

Bolt (step 12)

Spring (step 12)

 

Gold/Brass (if you are weathering the scope, otherwise Flat Black):

Scope main body (HLW1, step 17)

Scope lens caps (HLW2 & HLW3, step 17)

 

I accidentally discovered that clear coat is a good sandable filler. Maybe because it's thin and maybe it kind of self-levels. Not really sure why it works, but I got a really smooth finish. This is really for something that has already been made reasonably smooth but maybe still has some minor imperfections. Let it fully dry and hit it with some fine sandpaper.

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I added some putty to mine for some seams, especially front barrel shroud to receiver, that one definitely needs patching. I used paint+primer , then dulled it with another layer of flat top coat to deaden the texture.

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