Hi Guys. Just joined, but have been on the site lots of times during the years. :)
I played WC1 and then Privateer in the 90`s and was totally hooked at the time....just loved the games. I recently gave Privateer a go again. and got hooked again. I'm actually following the game plot this time, instead of just flying around blowing up stuff :p
Anyway, 2 years ago I got my first 3d printer, and now I'm on my third and got everything sorted out... it is a hobby in itself, and is just not plug and play yet.....
I found the Privateer ships: Centurion, Tarsus, and the Galaxy class freighter. I have printed the Centurion, and in the progress of filling and sanding it, and I'm also printing parts for the Tarsus.
I think these models look great, and just wanted to share some pictures of what I have got to so far. Anyone else print WC models?
3D printed ships - Kilrathi vs. Colonials! Blue is Elephant PLA, pink is Bumat.
This is the starting ship (Grandpa's Tarsus) from the classic computer space action sim Wing Commander Privateer. If you have a 3d printer, you can make one for yourself. The example shown was printed on a Flashforge Creator Pro.Check out more downloadable and printable WC ships here.
It's been broken up to print mostly without supports. However there are a couple meshes that will need some support, these are isolated in their own STL file. Requires a significant amount of assembly, I've uploaded exploded and assembled example STL files for reference. I also included a base to mount the finished ship to.
The Hellcat fighter from the Wing Commander game series. This one is very simple with very little of the detailing that I normally do with models from games. 100% scale should give a 6 inch wing span. Print one out and start turning some Kilrathi scum into kitty litter! ;)Thanks to STL Finder for the tip.
The Dralthi IV light fighter from the Wing Commander game series. To me the Dralthi always seemed to be the best example of Kilrathi space fighter designing style. Plus, the Hellcat and Piranha I made needed a target to dogfight so I went with it. Again; a low detail model with a 6 inch wingspan. I hope the WC fans get a kick out of it.
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