Heavy/Scratch: Another CW Defensor project--with Legends Groove as a leg!?

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  1. NOCV

    NOCV Cretin of Kaon

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    This is really impressive work. I've dabbled in 3D design and have a few items on Shapeways myself. Can I ask how you designed the ratchet joints? Are springs integrated at all?
     
  2. echotransformer

    echotransformer Well-Known Member

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    Yes it does!

    Thanks..

    IIRC, I tried that way back when I did the project (I often try a few approaches to get the price down) and it didn't help...again, there is a LOT of stuff that actually gets printed here...it's almost like printing a deluxe figure!

    Very kind words, many thanks

    Not sure if you can see it in the exploded view, but the ratchet is a separate piece (dark grey, upper right)...it 'nests' in a little box and the trailer arms pin the toothed wheel against it...it actually works quite well!
     

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  3. Chillyn

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    This isn't for sale? Screenshot_2017-08-15-21-38-51-1-1.png


    Lol, holy shit dude. Bravo. Dayum
     
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  4. destrongerlupus

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    Yeah this is gorgeous work
     
  5. echotransformer

    echotransformer Well-Known Member

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    Well not mass-produced, but it is for sale on Shapeways for those that don't mind painting and the higher price of direct manufacturing via 3D printing.

    Thanks also for the compliment about the design!

    Many thanks....
     
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  6. Chillyn

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    Yeah man this is sick! Thank you for the heads up on shapeways. I don't mind getting my hands dirty with some paint :D  do you have more 3d print stuff for sale? How do i find your stuff on shapeways? Sorry I'm new to all this
    :noob 
     
  7. vvvTheONEvvv

    vvvTheONEvvv \/ He Thinks He's Smart.

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    Echo.. What would it take (price wise) to paint up a set for me?
     
  8. echotransformer

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    Thanks! Glad you are interested. There is a link to this kit on the first page of this thread, and a link to my store in my signature. :) 

    Shapeways is a 3D printing service that allows "average joes" like me to host a store! I do the design and testing and they handle the printing, shipping etc. Note that because it is printing, the prices go up based on the size of the object and how much material is used....so unfortunately I have little control over that...but I do my best to make the parts use as little material as possible.

    I wish I could offer a painting service, but unfortunately I'm not able to due to my workload. On top of a more than full time job, I've got quite a few projects I need to finish, including TFC's not Liokaiser upgrade bits. That said I do have some videos on how to paint this stuff I'll try to dig it for you and Chillyn. :) 

    Edit: found the link. It's an older video but the basic process is the same for just about any "WSF" Shapeways part.

     
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    Thank you sir! You're a gentleman and a scholar :D  bookmarked for when I get the funds
     
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    Man this is such a cool idea! And I love how the trailer isn't really specific to any character. Yeah it might be combiner kibble, but it's the most integrated combiner kibble I've ever seen! I'd love to see you make more combiner accessories. Perhaps a way of integrating Slash into Volcanicus as a limb, and then hitching swoop on the back/torso? So many new possibilities with Power of the Primes!
     
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    Will the price come down at all? This is a great idea, but $60+ ouch...
     
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  13. echotransformer

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    You're welcome!

    Yes, I try to do a couple projects each year...I've got a few things in the works and yes maybe some stuff with POTP we will see...

    Unfortunately the price is driven by 3D printing costs not by me...and really, there isn't any more material to 'take out' to reduce cost, it's quite a 'lean' design...3D printing happens to be pretty expensive compared to molding parts...

    That said once in a while Shapeways has sales so it's worth keeping an eye on their offers if you are interested.
     
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    Y'know, I wanna be more constructive this time. While I still strongly disagree with limb-Groove, this kit could still be good if it had a pull-out elbow. Like, just a slab with a hinge on either side and a swivel on top. It would be kind of like my own idea for a CW leg/arm/cannon for any potential CW Road Caesers, but with a Groove-hole.
     
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