Friday, January 1, 2016

Gas Station Details, 3d printed, Shapeways

Details are what make a great scene. That said, I hate painting details.  Too much time for too little progress.  I think that is why I have so many projects started, and have trouble finishing them.  I am writing this while taking a brake from painting details on a gas station I 3D printed.  Kind of the perfect segway to the details below.

One can never have too many details, and I love gas stations.  This assortment is meant to detail multiple stations.  The assortment includes some items I had previously used in my vintage tire shop diorama.  

Many of the items, however are new, and were the first time I had printed them.  The bulk oil container, all the oil can displays, the scissor jacks, and the gas cans (1, 2-1/2, and 5 gallon), and the Jerry cans are new.

The picture above is of the items as it is shown on the Shapeways web site.  Direct link to the item:

Here is a close up of a few of the items.  The floor jacks, and jack stands are my favorites.  These item would also be nice details in the back of a wrecker or pickup.  

You should be able to click on the pictures to get an even bigger view.  If anyone needs a special assortment, I can adjust what is included in any assortments and make a custom one to fit specific needs.  I do it all the time.

All items were printed in FUD, Frosted Ultra Detail.  I believe they would be better in FXD, Frosted Extreme Detail, but for the money, I can't see paying the difference on these items.

I included a few concrete blocks, as I have seen way to many used as axle stands.  As a youngster, we
had a neighbor get trapped under his car, when it fell on him because the blocks failed.  Duh, that is why they make good jack/axle stands.  Luckily, the guy was fine, just wedged where he could not move, and had to wait on his wife to get home, and she called the fire department.

This is all the stuff still in the box, that I did not stage for picture taking.  So you can see I have parts to detail many gas stations!

Other 3D printed details done at Shapeways,