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Alright, i will upload a series of images to show how Im going with the dome so far.
i have been printing with an Anet a8, using an Australian brand PLA. 
i didn't really get it all dialled in until i finished printing the holoprojectors and then it was onto the panels.
I am pretty happy with my progress so far.

First Part Printing

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After printing the lower ring and several lower dome pieces it was nice to see it coming together

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After completing the dome prints 

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 And time to start GLUING Smile     I used Super glue without accelerator as it forms a stronger bond in my opinion, I allowed 24 hours for it to fully set.

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After that the Car Filler and Primer Filler came out and started to do its job.
i used Car filler for the big gaps/seams
and after sanding turned to several coats of primer filler and more sanding to finish it off.
After completing this and painting the dome i would have done it differently, but since it was the first time working with PLA it was a learning experience.

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Excuse the putty job it was a 39C day, Dried very quickly

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Alright to continue, 
I used Dulux Mettalic to Paint the Dome

I think if i was to do it again i would have filed everything off first and Sanded more. but well see how happy i am towards the end!! might be revisiting it.

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OKAY  Smile Smile I just bought Simplify3d!! And used a profile i found on Aneta8 support group and was able to produce these beautiful prints.

I was pretty happy with the next set of parts that came out.

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Then it was onto Sanding and painting, i developed a technique with an Orbital sander and hand sanding that i was happy with and as i only have 1 day a week to work on this i just had to go for it!!

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And this is where Im up to, i plan on painting all these pieces soon. also here is a photo of the paints i am using.

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Also Thankyou to everyone here. This is a fantastic group and a amazing resource.

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looking good. good job so far
so have decided to refill and sand the dome in the cooler weather and fill all the panels and sand with 120, 220, 400, 600 sand paper. and it has come out very nice. now to paint and fit.

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Long time no posting..

Every single panel part just before i went to finish painting them, warped under the Aussie heat one weekend.
so i was back to square one and re printed everything.
i have now pretty much finished the printing, painting and assembly of the main dome.
imperfections aside, i am extremely happy, and cant wait to get started on the body and the electronics!!
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