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Old 12-03-2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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ROTF leader Optimus Prime hands of MURDER (Shapeways)



ROTF Leader Optimus Prime knuckle hands Revision 1.5


Hi guys,

I'd like to herald my most ambitious project to date, leader Optimus Prime's knuckle hands! This one took me a pretty long time to create, as I invested a lot of time cramming in all the details, making it as movie accurate as possible and also the folding mechanism. Alas, Shapeways Strong Flexible material is not ideal in showing all the details, but I'll be getting a sample in Frosted Ultra Detail to see how well that will turn out.




Like all my other hand designs, the wrists, thumbs are ball-jointed, the fingers are doubly ball-jointed, and the knuckle mechanism as well. Yes, the back panels of the fists hinge out to reveal a set of vicious looking knuckle spikes to lay the smack down on the errant Decepticon!










Yes, they fit in alt mode perfectly.


You can purchase the hands here at
ROTF leader class Optimus Prime knuckle hands 1.5.

Assembly Instructions

Putting these hands together is not as simple as the others, so I prepared a cheat sheet for you guys. The knuckle pieces are not symmetrical, so be careful to use the pieces on the correct sides.




Disclaimer

The sample in the photos is version 1.0. The sample I got had extremely loose joints which necessitate the use super glue. It might just a bad print, cuz my other hand prints alternate between tight and loose as well. To stay on the safe side, I've updated the CAD to version 1.5 with thicker joint walls and sturdier joints. Unfortunately, you might run the risk of having overly tight joints now. If that happens, shave some material off with an x-acto blade.

As always, buyer beware.

Comments, critiques and feedback on problems faced will be very much appreciated!

Regards,
Ariel

More pictures can be found on my Flickr.


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Old 12-03-2011, 09:12 PM   #2
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hey i dont want to alarm you or anything, but that is just arousing. seriously gotta find my rotf prime and get those hands, its just perfect!
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:20 PM   #3
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and this is why I love you...haha..awesome stuff man.

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Old 12-03-2011, 09:23 PM   #4
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these are simply incredible
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:30 PM   #5
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Amazing. Now all our Primes can take even more faces.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:04 PM   #8
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super great!! it s the perfect match to the new DA28 OP~~i bought one already
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:11 PM   #9
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[Beast Wars Megatron]YYYYYYYEEEEEeeeeeessssssssssss!!!!!![/BWM]

Man. I've been waiting for these so long! So, is the strong/flexible going to be okay to order these in? Like, is it more of a display piece, or do you think these pieces will hold up to play as well as your other hands?

God. So good.
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[Beast Wars Megatron]YYYYYYYEEEEEeeeeeessssssssssss!!!!!![/BWM]

Man. I've been waiting for these so long! So, is the strong/flexible going to be okay to order these in? Like, is it more of a display piece, or do you think these pieces will hold up to play as well as your other hands?

God. So good.
Oh yeesssss... Strong Flexible will be best for these hands. In regards to holding up during play, I have not obtained the latest sample yet, but the knuckle mechanism might be fragile because of their smaller joint size. Really, don't go punching anything with them!
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