Ore wagons received and Yes, with the FUD Shapeways material smoothing these out by sanding is not really an option. They are quite delicate and sanding would just expose new gaps while smoothing others and you could literally sand away through a side without ever getting them smooth. Anyone have an idea for "filling" rather than sanding? I'm thinking that might be the answer, perhaps the Conductor or others who produce with Shapeways have a thought on beating the FUD propensity for air holes. I have a coupe of shells in N scale made from FUD and they are not at all like these, more like a plastic, these are more like a light way Styrofoam almost. Supposedly the same??? Thanks for any ideas. Otherwise.... a real neat prototype which could use North American style couplers and trucks to finish. John
Yeah, I should have read the fine print also as it is printed with White Strong & Flexible material rather than FUD, which I don't have an issue with once cleaned up. I will give it a best shot and see what comes of them.
ConducTTor wrote:I got nothing. I gave up on Shapeways for anything that is a viewable surface.
You might like the new black acrylic- back in December I ordered one of Jes_leyva's SD45 shells, it is much nicer than the FUD or FXD ones I have and the clean up was simple. It has a little bit of an oily coating compared to the waxy stuff, but a soak in some warm water and Dawn dish soap took care of it.