WOW! I prefer the Ta 152 over the FW 109-A and D models. Great choice 3DLabPrint! I have your Spitfire XVI and P-38 and this Ta 152 is assembling far easier and nicer! And I’m using ABS (which I know is not recommended) and it is going together like a dream. Love the joints and especially the shaft hinges. I might suggest you offering optional wings for a C version. Just for grins… I might try scaling these wings down the appropriate amount in the span direction to get my own C version.
ABS – When I first got started using my 3D printer, I wanted to use ABS and now that’s all I use. According to the odometer, I’ve run 75 km of filament (99% was probably ABS with maybe 2 rolls of PLA, 1 of PETG and 1 of TPU) There was some learning curve and the main thing was to have an enclosure for the printer. The ABS, especially with these thin walled models would instantly “Frito” if any breeze (say, the room door opening) hits the model.
On this Ta 152 the fuselage looks near perfect; however, even with the enclosure, there is some “oil canning” between the diamond shaped cells on the wings. PLA won’t have this problem, but the ABS is definitely tougher. I’m not expecting perfect cosmetics, I’m still trying to learn to fly.
I use the 3DLapPrint GCODE files, but hand edit them to change the bed temperature to 100C and the nozzle temperature to 255C. That’s all I do differently.
I am currently working on this and have a question for anyone who has already assembled this model. I am having great difficulty getting 1.1mm piano wire to was along the hinge channel in the ailerons. It seems that if if I can force it through it will be so tight the ailerons would be pretty firmly stuck. I wonder is there any way to enlarge the hole in the aileron and print again? Using a drill to widen the hole is not an option as its too deep for a drill. Any ideas?