Heavy/Scratch: Classics Shockwave

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  1. Nightstrike

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    I'm impressed! Are any of these available on Thingiverse?
     
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  2. Omegaonline

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    Thanks.
    Not on Thingiverse at this time. I haven't really looked into it, but I will.
     
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  3. Nightstrike

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    Also, out of curiosity, is this 5mm compatible? I've been wanting to do Actionmaster partner reboots for a while.
     
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  4. Omegaonline

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    Can you explain what you mean by 5mm compatible?
    How would you want to use it?
     
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  5. batmanprime

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    Truly hope this gets to thingyverse! You would be a good among men. Especially if it was Voyager scaled.
     
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  6. Seth Sunthay

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    Basically almost every generation official toy have some 5mm ports for guns or other connections.
     
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  7. Seth Sunthay

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    Woah, i did not noticed you made this on thinkercad, it must be a HELL to get every shape as you wanted. (and having success)
     
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  8. Omegaonline

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    The only 5mm port this figure will have is likely to be the port for the hose connector on the arm and the backpack.
    I could build in other 5mm holes I suppose but at this point, I don't see a use for them. Oh, his hand will be designed to hold a 5mm weapon too.
     
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    megatron and op next please ehehe
     
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    That's pretty much all he needs. Do you also plan on making him his tiny Shockwave gun as well?
     
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  11. Omegaonline

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    I had thought about that but I'm not sure. I think other people have already done that design and put it on Shapeways. So, i don't think I'd be adding any extra value there.
    I was thinking about doing a version of the FOC gun arm attachment though. Or an adapter for it. I'll have to have a better look at it and see how I could make it work.
     
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    I'm working out an idea for FistFight, so that he could be compatible with this guy. I'm thinking he could be something of a quad-changer, with robot, beast, weapon, and scope modes.
     
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  13. Omegaonline

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    Excited. I decided to bring in some purple ABS in order to reduce dependence on painting.
    Can’t wait to see how it works out.
    Upper body is almost done now. So, shifting main focus to leg design.
     
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    Well, that'll definitely speed things up!
     
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    hell yeah
     
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  16. Omegaonline

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    Almost caught up with printing the upper body in purple. This color is really nice and rich and will be a good base for the figure.
    I sanded down the parts too, ready for finishing.
    The other forearm was printed but I didn’t get a chance to sand it. So, it didn’t make the pic. Along with my first iteration of Shockwaves laser hand.
    I also managed to overcome one of my biggest functional challenges with this project to date. There are small hinges on the backpack (which aren’t in this shot) that were a pain to print because of their size. But, I cleared that hurdle at the weekend.
     
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    Man this is looking amazing. Awesome work as usual!
     
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    Just out of my own curiosity, what size ball joints and sockets did you model?
     
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    Approx 5-6mm depending on the application and the print orientation of the parts. If the ball and stem prints horizontally (Eg. the leg joints in the waist section), it is stronger and I was able to go smaller on the size. The upper arm ball and stems were printed vertically which is not as strong. So, I went bigger to make sure the ball and stems were robust enough.

    The sockets are always a little bit of trial and error, I've found, but I generally try to make the socket approx 250-300 micron larger than ball. Due to the nature of 3d printing, and part orientation, the actual print doesn't exactly match the model. This can cause slight variations in the printing of the sockets.
     
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    Sockets larger than the ball?

    A while back I sent to Shapeways a couple experimental pieces I had printed in WSF.
    The ball and socket were both 10mm. The parts went together, but loose. I was considering making the ball itself 10.2mm, making the ball larger than the socket.
     
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