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Corvette C5-R Compuware (part 18)

The closer I get to the end of this build, the more things seem to go wrong (and the longer it takes for me to work on this one).

When cleaning the body, the grille of one of the vents popped out.
No problem I thought, just glue it back in. I put the grille on some blu tack, applied a small amount of super glue and slid the grille back in.
That was the plan at least. Somehow I managed to brush against the body leaving a nice glue mark on it and to top it all off, the glue had somehow reached the blu tack, dissolving/glueing it to the body/grille.
Leaving me with a(nother) fine mess... Nice.
In the end I was able to repair this without problems, so everything should be fine.

Next up was the rear window.
I decided to darken the rear window (using Tamiya X-19 Smoke) although it isn't required in the instructions.
In my reference images it apears as if the window on the real car is darkened too. Added bonus is that this will slightly hide the not so stellar detail in the back of th…

In-depth analysis of that first print

As promised I will present a more in-depth analysis of my first experience with the Anycubic Photon 3D printer.
Of course I'd intended this post to follow close on the heels of my previous post, but for some reason it seems 24 hours in a day just isn't enough...

First I'd like to talk about the print settings.

Anycubic provides a dedicated program to position your parts in and to set the printing settings.
Upon opening the program it shows you the boundaries of the printing area, some buttons to the left to manipulate the model(s) and the print settings to the right (showing the last used settings).

Positioning of the parts starts with opening a suitable STL file.
The part is than positioned onto the bottom grid. With the help of the buttons to the left it is possible to rotate and/or move the part(s) to the desired location.

When the parts have the desired position it is now time to decide upon the support structure (to prevent sagging of the part during printing).
For th…