commissioned by BAE Systems, the original
manufacturer of the 155mm Lightweight Towed
Howitzer M777, to fabricate a large scale
Display / Trade Show model of its latest version
- M777A2. We were required to develop and
produce the model in 1:10 scale which was too
large to use our digital tooling developed for
1:50 scale replica,
and even twice larger
1:25 scale version.
We had to redesign our 3D digital model
completely in order to match it to the level of
detailing and accuracy appropriate for a large
The resulting model consists of almost 70 parts,
highly detailed and complex. Masters of the
parts were rapid prototyped by high resolution
SLA. Most of the parts could be molded and
replicated by resin casting. Some of the
components, however, are so complex that can be
only rapid prototyped in case additional copies
will be needed.
The model is mounted on the mahogany finished
base with custom nameplate and accompanied by
clear protective cover and heavy duty transit
case, both also custom made.
1:10 model became
the largest, the most detailed, complex and
spectacular in the series of M777A2 replicas.