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spud42 wrote:i did a quick calculation when i saw the first isue in our newsagents in Australia. the first issue was $5 the second $10 then all the rest were $15. came to around $1500 for a printer that i could buy as a kit for under $1000... needless to say i didnt buy it.

3D printing is evolving so fast that by the time you had all the parts assembled for this printer it would be 3 or 4 generations old....
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sorry mate.. lol

i want one to 3D print some oolite ships!!! i want a cobra mk3...
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spud42 wrote:i want one to 3D print some oolite ships!!! i want a cobra mk3...
The printed model seems to buyable here.

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Norby wrote:
spud42 wrote:i want one to 3D print some oolite ships!!! i want a cobra mk3...
The printed model seems to buyable here.
thanks but wow $41 AUD for a 65mm by 45mm model..... seem a fair bit too dear....

there are sites that you can upload to that will print your models cheaper than this. will see if i can find the one i was looking at.....

damn its not in my bookmarks. i uploaded my space1999 eagle model to get a quote of printing costs.

EDIT: found it..... http://www.sculpteo.com/en/
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now this place seemed better. http://3dprint-au.com/3d-printing/pricing/

for my oogle model at 99mm x 37mm x 13mm model $14 ...

then shipping and GST brought it to $28.78 AUD.

but printed in nylon. SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) 0.15 mm layers so should have good detail....
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nice but $676 AUD plus shipping from UK... could double the price....
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spud42 wrote:now this place seemed better. http://3dprint-au.com/3d-printing/pricing/

for my oogle model at 99mm x 37mm x 13mm model $14 ...

then shipping and GST brought it to $28.78 AUD.

but printed in nylon. SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) 0.15 mm layers so should have good detail....

I remember watching the guy that invented the 3D printer explain why he made the driver code freeware. He said something about printing up the parts to make your own printer? Thought at the time that was a kinda catch 22 thing.

A couple of years ago I shoped around in Perth WA to convert my 35mm photo slides to digital, cheapest quote I got was $AU12/slide, $80 for batchies of ten and sliding scale for 50, 100.
Little projector thing to slide my digi camera into, couple of hundred $'s
My slides still live in boxes at the back of the cupboard.
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Reasonable quality slide scanners are fairly cheap nowadays, Alex. Never pay someone else to do it, unless you literally only have one slide.

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Only have a few hundred left from the repeated culling over the years All from UK and Europe. I was lucky, well not so much so I was right into photograpy and could see where it was going, sold all my gear just before digi cams became main stream. And a 1Mb pic was huge :D
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Aldi has reasonable ones from time to time... Kaiser Baas ( i think thats right) also make good ones but a bit pricer....

http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_from ... 5573.m1684

51 in Aust on ebay.....
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All of my Epson scanners for the last 10 years or so have had a negative/slide holder and the results are very good indeed.
I also noted from CPC:

Q: Why can I only deliver to a UK address?
A: Due to additional exporting charges and safety or security measures, we must be contacted first (Email: internationalsales@cpc.co.uk) before we can export goods. This will enable us to check if delivery to your region is possible and to fully inform you of any charges and regulations applicable to your order.

Currently they are delivering free to the UK so you may get a discount.

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