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3DLabPrint Supermarine Spitfire MkIX


Fly yes... land no.
On a whim I decided to take on this massive print project.
While the rational person would already have concluded cost + hours = cheaper to buy a foamy I do love a good challenge.

Stay tuned as this project develops and progresses.

Supermarine Spitfire MkIX



PLA Material:
3D Solutech Printer Filament, Silver Metal PLA

To be added later

Total Budget:

$60 CND ($48 USD) Supermarine Spitfire MkIX File
$47.90 CND x2 3D Solutech Printer Filament, Silver Metal PLA Spools

Total Hours:
2 hours 10 minutes
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Fly yes... land no.
3DLabPrint Supermarine Spitfire MkIX Print Log

For this project I selected 3D Solutech Printer Filament, Silver Metal PLA.
This will be my first time trying a silver PLA and one from this brand.


Print 01
28 Dec 2018 - Spitfire_mkIX_fuselage11
Est Build Time: 1 hours 49 minutes
Act Build Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Notes: Some minor pin holes. I will reduce the retract to 1.60mm (from 2.50mm) and temp to 225 vs 220 on the head temperature.

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Print 02
29 Dec 2018 - Spitfire_mkIX_fuselage1+7mm
Est Build Time: 9 hours 35 minutes
Act Build Time: 13 hours 10 minutes
Notes: Add foam board around enclosure to aid bed adhesion / temperature stability.

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Print 03
30 Dec 2018 - Spitfire_mkIX_fuselage2
Est Build Time: 8 hours 21 minutes
Act Build Time: 11 hours 30 minutes

Nice results. This plane is going to be huge.

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Oooh these are fun to play with. That is a really nice looking printer too. Still need to finish my EASYMAX001. 220 seems really high for PLA. I'd think 200-205 may be a better range. Of course, it depends on a number of factors though. Manufacturer range shows 190-220 for that filament. Will be keeping an eye on this thread!