Morris C8 Quad Scratchbuild 1/10 scale

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Postby Max-U52 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:43 pm

Great work, Alwyn, but please don't say "clogged nozzle". I'm afraid my printer will hear you and decide to follow suit. 8O
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Postby AlwynTurner » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:19 pm

Yes, I think the changing from pla to tpu and back caused the issue. The solution I have opted for is a pack of 20 .4mm nozzles for £7 from Amazon delivered next day (Prime) so when it clogs, just change it. No joke I spent 2 hours constantly cleaning nozzles and silicone tube until finally I changed the nozzle - hey presto problem solved and lesson learned.

Onward and upward.

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Postby Max-U52 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:55 pm

Glad you learned that one, Alwyn, as it is definitely much easier to just change to a new nozzle. I always make sure things are up to temp when I do that, too.

Also, I've found that when printing TPU I get better results with a .6 mm nozzle, again, available cheap on ebay.
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Postby AlwynTurner » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:19 pm

Some progress on the gun and limber

Fitted the recoil spring to the gun
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Finished the build on the limber and slapped a coat of paint on it
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The rig is pretty big together
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I'm waiting for some threaded rod so I can assemble the turntable and fit it to the gun.

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Postby Wildboar44 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:14 pm

Simply superb Mr T. Very creative work on such a classic Gun :thumbup:
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Postby AlwynTurner » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:05 pm

I made some good progress today, detailed the gun breech and breach block, and finished the gun platform mounting so it can either be down for firing or up for transport - very fiddly 8O :crazy: but it worked out ok. :thumbup:

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I'm taking it to the scout hut for a run around on Sunday, must remember the super glue for when bits fall off. :crazy: 8O :D

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Postby wibblywobbly » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:35 pm

Yes, I think the changing from pla to tpu and back caused the issue. The solution I have opted for is a pack of 20 .4mm nozzles for £7 from Amazon delivered next day (Prime) so when it clogs, just change it. No joke I spent 2 hours constantly cleaning nozzles and silicone tube until finally I changed the nozzle - hey presto problem solved and lesson learned.


I had the same problem last week, bought a new reel of filament and couldn't print a damned thing, just the base layer. I ordered new PTFE tube, new connectors, 30 new nozzles...and then noticed that the hotend cooling fan wasn't working, so I ordered a new fan as well.

I took the shroud off so that I could fit the new fan when it arrived, and one of the damned wires was hanging off!. I soldered it back on and it was all working perfectly again, so I now have a box full of new parts that I didn't need to buy... :crazy:
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Postby AlwynTurner » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:53 pm

3d printers are amazing and they work and work flawlessly, and then.... they malfunction! :wtf: 8O :crazy: Still it beats chopping and glueing tiny pieces of styrene any day. I honestly wouldn't be without mine, it makes really complex constructions such a joy when they are finished. You just have to look at the bits I created for the breach block, tiny and complex and printed perfectly. They took all of 40 minutes to design and first time print - simples!

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Postby wibblywobbly » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:10 pm

I agree, my other hobby is rock crawlers and scale trucks, I have saved myself a fortune designing parts, many of them aren't available as no one makes them. It would be impossible to make them out of styrene. :clap:
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Postby Von Mooflesaaa » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:12 pm

This is such an impressive build, really loved watching it. I agree about the printer, I really need to save up and get one as you mentioned chopping endless bits of plastic can be somewhat of a chore.
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Postby AlwynTurner » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:25 am

lt's now complete and fully functionall. It went for a runabout at the Scout Hut and all is well and operational.

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For anyone lusting after it, it is available for the price of £800 excluding shipping.

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