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Old 12-31-2020, 01:37 PM
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There may be an alternative.

Recently there has been a thread on papermodelers of browser based software called "Papermaker" which can take a .stl file and unfold it to .svg and .pdf. You could use Inkscape to colour a model or print and build it white and paint it. It may be worth a look if you can access the .stl files of your desired models.

It seems to me that the limitations of 3D printing are a big downside to using it for accurate models. The primary limitation would seem to be the minimum thickness a part can be without the print failing because of strength constraints of a part.


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