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12 September / / Reference
F.S. mapping Mapping of Vallejo, Humbrol, and Gunze paint IDs to their associated F.S. numbers. Personal reference only. F.S. Color Humbrol Vallejo1 Gunze 11136 Red – – H327 12197 International Orange – – – 13538 Yellow – – H329 13655 Blue Angels Yellow – – – 14187 Willow Green – – – 15042 Dark Sea Blue – – – 15044 Blue – – H326 15050 Blue Angels Blue – – H328 15102 True Blue – – – 16081 Engine Gray – – H339 16440 Gloss Gull Gray – – H315 16515 Canadian Voodoo Grey – – – 17038 Gloss Black 21 861 (170) H2 17178 Chrome Silver 191 997 (171) H8 17875 Insignia White 22 842 (3) H316 20400 Tan – – – 24091 Dark Drab (B-52) – – – 26270 US Medium Gray 126 870 (158) H306 26320 US Compass Gray 128 905 (156) H307?
20 December / / Lego
Combine Going back a bit, to 1980, by revisiting the Lego Ideas Book 8888. The ideas books were full of great ideas for building, and the instructuctions were less “piece by piece”, forcing the builder to figure out which parts had been added, and where they belonged.
Ender 3 Cabinet It turns out that some factor of success in 3d printing is related to how much air flow there is around the printer, and what the temperature is. You can find an unused room, that doesn’t have any fans/air vents, but that’s probably not terribly convienient. Building a cabinet is probably the way you want to. To this end, I did some searching on thingiverse.com and found a collection of things that seemed reasonable.
Ender 3 Pro There are lots of reviews of the Creality Ender 3 Pro (or other Ender 3 family members). This is not a review. I’ve had this printer for about 6mo. Prints have been generally good quality regardless of filiment brand (including the free stuff that gets included with a printer). this is a nice video about setting up the printer. The only thing of particular note is that after a couple weeks, I noticed a lot of buildup on the wheels.
30 July / / Lego
Mobile Crane This crane is an 8 axel version of the Mobile Crane from 1978. It can be found in the back pages of the 8860 Car Chassis instruction book. This is an amalgamation of a handful of sets from 1977-1978: 950, 955, 870, 871 (If you’re European: 850, 855, instead of 950, and 955). You can see that the superstructure and boom have basically zero changes.