Saturday, August 19, 2023

Slide of the Month Extra: Philmont 3D Map


August 2023

Time to make: .5 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design: dyp102 on Thingiverse

Modified by : Bill Macfarlane

I've been itching to get back to 3d printing and to do a topo map of Philmont. First I found a .slt file on Thingiverse by dyp102, and after preparing the model (slicing), it was printed using a Pursa 3d printer. Next I painted it with a flat spray paint especially made for plastic and works well with PLA plastic used on the printer. Next I used hobby paints to paint the slide using my 2022 paper map as a guide. Because the print is very thin, I wanted to mount the print on a background that would allow for a loop to be glued to the back of the slide. The background was made from pre-made thin plywood oval bought from a local hobby store. It was painted black with hobby paint and then the print was super glued to the background. I also decided to add some wording using waterslide paper. To finish the slide off, a couple of coats of poly were applied.

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