3D Printing Assembly Kit for the T-34/76
The T-34 was the most produced tank of World War II. When it first saw combat in 1941, its sloped armor design was able to resist almost everything the enemy could throw at it. While its 76mm gun gave it sufficient firepower to penetrate early German tanks, its poor optics and ergonomics limited its effective range and rate of fire. Despite an upgrade to the turret and an increase in the caliber of the gun in 1943, it never regained its initial edge against German tanks, except by its sheer numbers. Impressively, T-34’s were still used in some countrie until the 1990’s, a testament to the qualities of the original design.
Note: The files does not include the fuel barrel and ammo box.
- Main Gun
- Much more improved version. New features will be made standard to all our models after Kickstarter.
- Improved printer proofing: Less area needing supports, making the printing process easier for low end 3D printers.
- Tolerance proofing: Every printer print with different tolerance; ribs are added at connections for easy tolerance adjustments.
- Loose fit, tolerance optimized for low end 3D Printer such the Anet.
- Connection may be loose for high end printers: Create small bulges using a woodburner pen to create a better fit, or simply Glue the parts together.
- Updates still under review.
Scale: To print in different scale without loss of details, simply swap your printer’s nozzle.
- 1:56 with 0.4mm nozzle (default)
- 1:120 with 0.2mm nozzle
- 1:100 with 0.2mm nozzle
- 1:72 with 0.3mm or 0.35mm nozzle
- 1:48 with 0.5mm, 0.55mm or 0.6mm nozzle
- 1:35 with 0.4mm or 0.5 mm nozzle
General 3D Printing Recommendation
- Layers thickness: 0.1mm will give a print quality similar to injection molding. 0.15mm layers will still give a decent looking model.
- Support options: Important! Choose options on your printer that allow the easiest support removal. Options varies from printers to printer, and depends on material: Choose the best one for your printer, use smaller parts as test
- Soluble Support: Not needed. Single extruder printer will suffice.
- Fitting: The fits between parts may me looser or tighter depending on the printer.
- Too tight: Sand or trim the connectors
- Too Loose: Create small bulges using a woodburner pen to create a better fit, or simply Glue the parts together.
- Heated bed and enclosure are strongly recommended for good part quality if printing with ABS.
- Glass bed with slurry recommended for consistent quality
- Current version of the files may differ slightly from the pictures.