There have been lots of great sources of made-to-order 3D Wing Commander prints online over the last couple years, but fans are increasingly gaining direct access to these fantastic additive manufacturing machines themselves. For those lucky folks, tmetal has designed a line of ships and posted them at the Thingiverse community. Builders will then have to paint the finished models, but that can be half the fun. It's great to see that most of these designs has been downloaded (and presumably printed) by more than a hundred fans each! The Hellcat, Thunderbolt, Longbow, Dralthi IV, Paktahn, Banshee, Piranha and Wasp are available. Be sure to post pictures if you make any of these!
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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Spanish Special Operations are Extra Special
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