New Products from Model Monkey

Joined: December 17th, 2005, 1:54 am

May 18th, 2018, 1:29 pm #1

Calling all Forrestal class fans! An island for USS Independence CVA-62 as it appeared from 1965-1971 is now available in several popular scales. The island was previously available only in 1/350 scale.

1/350: http://shpws.me/Pfn4
1/542: http://shpws.me/QhHp
1/600: http://shpws.me/QhHV
1/700: http://shpws.me/QhCo
1/720: http://shpws.me/QhHu

1-700 Independence CVA-62 Island 1965-1971.jpg

Also available, 5"/38 cal. "Canvas Top" mounts in 1/700 scale for Sims class, as well as Benson and Gleaves class destroyers DD-421 through DD-444. This set was previously only available in 1/350 scale.

1/350: http://shpws.me/P45t
1/700: http://shpws.me/QhCD

1-700 5in-38 Mk.30 Canvas Top.jpg
5in-38 Mk.30 ragtop zDD425x100-53Mt-17Jun41_zpsdfc9mvdj.crop.jpg
DD-410 Hughes 1941.12.16.a.comment.jpg

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Best wishes and happy modeling!
- Steve Larsen

Complete catalog of over 1900 products for scale modelers:
3D-printed gray resin - https://www.model-monkey.com/
3D-printed white acrylic - https://modelmonkey.wixsite.com/modelmonkey
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Joined: December 17th, 2005, 1:54 am

May 23rd, 2018, 10:05 am #2

Calling all Ticonderoga CG-47 class guided missile cruiser fans, here are two new products available in 1/350 scale for your Dragon/Cyber Hobby/Italeri/Revell kits:

Pilot House: http://shpws.me/Qi85
Tripod Mast: http://shpws.me/QiAn

A nameplate with decorative nautical rope border can be made for any ship of the class, printed in real metal or inexpensive acrylic plastic (easy painting). Link for Ticonderogahttp://shpws.me/PrvN

Model Monkey 1-350 Ticonderoga CG-47 class Pilot House.jpg Model Monkey 1-350 Ticonderoga CG-47 class Mast.jpg
USS Ticonderoga CG-47.jpg
1-350 Ticonderoga CG-47 Pilot House a.jpg
1-350 Ticonderoga CG-47 Pilot House b.png
Model Monkey 1-350 Ticonderoga Mast e.jpg Model Monkey 1-350 Ticonderoga Mast c.png
Best wishes and happy modeling!
- Steve Larsen

Complete catalog of over 1900 products for scale modelers:
3D-printed gray resin - https://www.model-monkey.com/
3D-printed white acrylic - https://modelmonkey.wixsite.com/modelmonkey
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Joined: August 18th, 2004, 6:37 pm

May 25th, 2018, 3:22 am #3

Great looking stuff!

Off the subject of your post, but: What software is used for the 3D renderings for the printing process?
Clifford Bossie

http://www.angelfire.com/dc/jinxx1/Desrt_Wings.html

http://www.angelfire.com/dc/jinxx1/Wildcat/F4F_pt1.html
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Joined: September 24th, 2005, 5:26 pm

May 25th, 2018, 8:55 pm #4

Is there an actual photograph of the product? 
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Joined: December 17th, 2005, 1:54 am

May 25th, 2018, 11:56 pm #5

jinxx1 wrote: Great looking stuff!

Off the subject of your post, but: What software is used for the 3D renderings for the printing process?
Thanks, Clifford!  The color renderings are created by the same software used to create the design.  The white rendering is created by Shapeways, the company that prints the model.  If you are interested in designing products yourself, I recommend Fusion 360 by Autodesk.  Autodesk offers a free, renewable license for hobbyists and small businesses.
Best wishes and happy modeling!
- Steve Larsen

Complete catalog of over 1900 products for scale modelers:
3D-printed gray resin - https://www.model-monkey.com/
3D-printed white acrylic - https://modelmonkey.wixsite.com/modelmonkey
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Joined: December 17th, 2005, 1:54 am

May 26th, 2018, 12:41 am #6

areva wrote: Is there an actual photograph of the product? 
Great question.  The actual product is printed in a milky-white, translucent acrylic plastic that does not photograph well.  Because of their tranlucency, "Fine Detail" acrylic models look deceptively featureless in the photos, which effectively misrepresents the models' actual, highly detailed appearance.  

In the past, I have posted photos of the model covered in a thin layer of gray primer so that the model's true features can be seen in photos.  But then I was falsely accused of covering flaws in the model with the primer, showing a "doctored" product.

I recently released a set of hollow exhausts for 1/32 scale P-51 Mustangs.  They were twice independently reviewed.  The reviewer, Mr. Tim Biggers, confirmed that photos of the actual, unpainted exhausts were useless because of the translucency of the product and stated so in the review.  He wrote, "I will dispense with a photo of the product as it arrived, as the translucent frosted acrylic was difficult to photograph..."  He did include photos of the product primed and painted, which do show the product quite well.  And since he received the product directly from the Shapeways (the printer), not from me (the designer), he can confirm that I in no way "doctored" the product he received.  You can read the entire review (please click here).

Although computer renderings are not an ideal representation, they are far better than box art in depicting the product, and they do show the detail included in the design that would be invisible in a photo of the model.  If and when customers send photos, I do post those, often including them on the actual product webpage.  You can see an example of customer photos in the product page of the USS Arizona superstructure I designed (please click here)..

Hope this helps.
Best wishes and happy modeling!
- Steve Larsen

Complete catalog of over 1900 products for scale modelers:
3D-printed gray resin - https://www.model-monkey.com/
3D-printed white acrylic - https://modelmonkey.wixsite.com/modelmonkey
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Joined: December 17th, 2005, 1:54 am

May 28th, 2018, 3:28 pm #7

Very happy to announce a set of 1/350 scale cage masts for Colorado class and Tennessee class battleships is now available. Features include detailed supporting structure and service catwalks for the mainmast searchlight platform and ship's bell.

Cage Foremast: http://shpws.me/QjB0
Cage Masts (set of foremast and mainmast): http://shpws.me/QjxU

Model Monkey 1-350 Cage Masts.jpg
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Best wishes and happy modeling!
- Steve Larsen

Complete catalog of over 1900 products for scale modelers:
3D-printed gray resin - https://www.model-monkey.com/
3D-printed white acrylic - https://modelmonkey.wixsite.com/modelmonkey
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Joined: December 17th, 2005, 1:54 am

June 10th, 2018, 2:07 am #8

Calling all Baltimore class heavy cruiser fans! In anticipation of future Trumpeter 1/350 scale releases and for those who have the Iron Shipwrights or Yankee Modelworks USS Baltimore CA-68 kits, we are happy to announce a set of enclosed bridges for USS St. Paul CA-73 in 1/350 scale is now available. The set includes directors for both forward and aft superstructures. 

Sets for both USS St. Paul CA-73 and sistership USS Los Angeles CA-135 are also available in 1/700, 1/600 and 1/490 scales.

New set in 1:350 scale: http://shpws.me/Qk1m

1-350 St. Paul CA-73 Enclosed Bridges.jpg

And for the ship modeler who also enjoys wingy things, in addition to already released hollow P-51 Mustang exhausts, set with shrouds is now available in 1/32 scale and 1/24 scale.

Click here for 1/32 scale.

Click here for 1/24 scale.

1-32 P-51 Mustang hollow exhaust with shrouds.jpg
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Best wishes and happy modeling!
- Steve Larsen

Complete catalog of over 1900 products for scale modelers:
3D-printed gray resin - https://www.model-monkey.com/
3D-printed white acrylic - https://modelmonkey.wixsite.com/modelmonkey
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Joined: December 17th, 2005, 1:54 am

June 20th, 2018, 8:09 pm #9

Calling all sailing warship fans (USS Constitution, etc.)! 

Happy to announce another detail for your large-scale models is now ready, Shot Racks and Shot for 32-pounder Carronades. The racks can be cut to length to suit the modeler's needs. Shot are printed on a sprue separately from the racks for easier painting and include small posts for easy assembly after painting. 

1/96 scale: http://shpws.me/QqXx 
1/76 scale: http://shpws.me/QqXX 
1/64 scale: http://shpws.me/QqXw 
1/48 scale: http://shpws.me/QqY2

1-96 Shot Racks for 32-pounder Carronades.jpg
1-48 32-pounder Shot Racks a.png
Best wishes and happy modeling!
- Steve Larsen

Complete catalog of over 1900 products for scale modelers:
3D-printed gray resin - https://www.model-monkey.com/
3D-printed white acrylic - https://modelmonkey.wixsite.com/modelmonkey
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Joined: December 17th, 2005, 1:54 am

June 24th, 2018, 1:28 pm #10

Thanks Jinxx1!

Happy to announce sets of US Navy-type ships' bells are now available in 1/700 and 1/350 scale. Other scales may be possible. 

1/700 scale (set of 21): http://shpws.me/Qrmo 
1/350 scale (set of 7): http://shpws.me/Qrmd 

1-350 ships bells.jpg
And for fans of large scale sailing warships, a ship's bell and belfry are available in several popular scales, including 1/100 for Heller's HMS Victory

1/100 scale: http://shpws.me/PDY3

Model Monkey Bell and Belfry.jpg And a painting suggestion for this model:

Model Monkey Belfry and Bell.a.jpg
Happy modeling! 
-Steve Larsen 
Best wishes and happy modeling!
- Steve Larsen

Complete catalog of over 1900 products for scale modelers:
3D-printed gray resin - https://www.model-monkey.com/
3D-printed white acrylic - https://modelmonkey.wixsite.com/modelmonkey
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