3D Print from Gundam isn’t a mech, but the Magella Attack tank

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3D Printing has invaded the world of Gunpla much as it has that of tabeltop games like Warhammer, and there are Gundam models out there to print. Today, however, we’re looking at a print from the series that isn’t a titular mech.

This scale version of the Magella Attack tank was crated by Steven Tsan on request from a member of his Facebook group focused on 3D printing Gundams and accessories for them.

Tsan tells us that the project started with the modelling process in Tinkercad which took around three days to complete between his work finishing up a biology degree.

Pictures from the anime, a 1/144 kit and the Gundam wiki were all used for reference here to make the model as accurate as possible.

Printing itself only took around eight hours to complete, but it was not without it’s problems.

“One challenge I had was that some parts were too small to be printed on a FDM printer such as the holes for the front turret barrel and the thruster holes,” Tsan says, “I actually had to lower and remove some extra details so it could be printed with my FDM printer. The front turret currently on my tank is actually printed from a DLP printer I recently bought.”

The assembled model is roughly 1/100 scale and measures in at 128.74 X 56.9 X 77.78 millimetres.

For finishing work here the print was first hit with a Rust-Oleum grey primer before it was hand painted in tan. To add some age to the look here weathering was done with Tamiya’s panel line accent paint.

If you’d like your own Magella Attack tank, the files to print it are available for free over on Thingiverse. 

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Clinton Matos

Clinton Matos

Clinton has been a programmer, engineering student, project manager, asset controller and even a farrier. Now he handles the maker side of htxt.africa.