X-Class Loco Model

This modeling project exists in two versions; a physical balsa model at 1:20 scale, and a virtual 3D computer model, the beginnings of which were modeled at the same scale in order to make plastic parts for the balsa model using a 3D printer.

Since I modeled several 3D printable parts for the physical model, I decided to keep going and create a full detailed 3D virtual model of the whole locomotive. The 3D virtual model could be translated to the real world at any scale with a 3D printer, or rendered out at any viewing angle as high resolution 2D images suitable for printing on paper. More about this in the X 31 3D Virtual Model section.





Pages (also accessible from dropdown menu above)

The project
Balsa Beginnings
3D printed parts and Lightwave 3D
The (almost) Complete Balsa Model
3D Cab Interior modelling and painting
3D Virtual Model