Extremely Enormous Extremities (Shapeways)

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  1. fakebusker83

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    Extremely Enormous Extremities
    Update Oct 22, 2012


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    Somedays, I just like to sit back, relax, grab a mojito and create THE BIGGEST SET OF POSABLE HANDS EVER.

    Maybe they are not the biggest, but they sure are at a respectable size, measuring 68 mm from wrist to fingertip
    and 40 mm wide across the knuckles. Trying to nail the size down was one of the issues in modeling these hands,
    and I had referenced many different hand examples before settling down on this size. The size is based roughly on
    Supreme Unicron's fists, but adapted to slimmer, more human-like proportions.

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    A lot of you have asked me which figure are these hands for. They are not for any specific figure, but they are
    created for use with any ambitiously large combiner or city-former project. Finally, you can have an always
    present source of good quality, sturdy and very posable hands without scavenging Megamorph Hulks, Primuses,
    Unicrons, etc. Those will run out eventually. The supply of these EEE hands are effectively unlimited, and that's a
    comfort.

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    These hands are built very sturdy, and even after playing with my White Strong Flexible sample for some days it
    has not lost any of its tightness. These are literally the best joints I have ever engineered. Posability is impressive too.
    Every digit is composed of 3 segments, and the thumbs are opposable on a ball joint. The wrist built with a ball joint
    socket which is compatible with any Bionicle ball joint or equal diameter system. You can also use the compatible wrist
    adaptor on Shapeways that I will provide.

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    Since the components of these hands are built to be modular, in time I am able to come up with other variant as well
    to fit different characters (D variant, F variant, etc). Should you have any suggestions on features and detailing sets
    I should do, feel free to let me know and we can work something out.


    The 'Bespoke' System

    As this is a special scenario and these hands are pretty big ticket items, I will be starting what is called the
    'bespoke' system. The default model uses a 10 mm diameter ball joint socket which can work with Bionicle balls,
    but I understand some customizers have other ways of attaching their hands onto their project's forearms.

    I am offering to customize the individual hand-to-forearm interfaces to suit the unique demands of your project.
    All you have to do is to let me know, through in-depth descriptions and/or sketches, how you want the attachment
    system to be like. As long as the adaptations are not overly complicated, there will be no extra charge.

    I am not sure how large the demand for this bespoke system will be, so I will let this campaign run on for a bit.
    We'd see how it turns out.



    Assembly

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    Putting these hands together is very simple. Every piece is engineered to be usable on either the left or right hands,
    so it is impossible to mix pieces up. The thumb uses the first and third segments on the standard finger, skipping the
    middle one, so be mindful of that.

    The peg holes on the palm are for pegging in those armoured panels, and you can peg those in on either side.


    Conclusion

    It was certainly fun to work on this project, if only for the sake of owning a ridiculously large toy hand. The beauty of
    WSF shows the best on large models such as these, as the surfaces are smooth and elegant looking, and the joints are
    reliable to a fault. I sure learnt a lot about working with large joints on this project!

    I will be remiss if I did not mention names like xaviercal and frenzyrumble who gave their time and expertise to advise
    me on the engineering of this baby. Many thanks, guys!

    For next steps, I'll probably think of doing a few of those variants. I have heard requests for smaller hands for
    conventional combiners; I'll think about those as well.

    Happy Halloween errbody! Send me candy!


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    EEE - M variant on Shapeways.


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    EEE - Wrist Adaptor on Shapeways.


    This model has been tested successfully in White Strong Flexible, and that material is highly recommended.

    - Ariel

    Flickr is here.

    Fakebusker's Shapeways Store
     

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  2. ZedzDead

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    very nice!!! i need a pair. that price is not bad considering the size
     
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    Wow! That is awesome - you do great work! Thought about how they might look on Fort Max? You mention they're close to Unicron sized but I don't have Fort Max to compare hands.
     
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    can they do the vulcan salute?
     
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    totally awesome !
     
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    loooove this. always good to see options for fort max's types and supremes. looks like it might scale well with my slowly developing Devastator (still finishing scrapper and mix these days, wicked updates soon)

    can I shoot you a PM for these bad boys or absolutely must order through shape?

    also where did u get them clear MP seeker hands?..
     
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    Awesome work as always my friend. I have no use for hands of this size but I'm tempted to pick them up just because of how great there are
     
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    Bought, bought and soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bought!
     
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    These are SOOOO going on my Classics Fort Max!!!
     
  11. MonkeyBusiness

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    Oh awesome. There's so much Shapeways stuff I need to buy, these included.
     
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    Very cool. Did you consider making a more human proportion with differently sized fingers? I know Transformers usually have the same length on all fingers, but with such a detailed hand otherwise it looks a bit rough.

    Hopefully I won't need anything huge like this, but if I do, I know where to look!
     
  13. fakebusker83

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    Yeah, colour me surprised when I saw the price. Looks like the hours spent cutting down on material volume are not wasted!

    Price was a big factor for this project as I wanted it cheaper than whatever customizers are using for hands, like junker Unicrons or Hulks.

    I don't know how big Fort Max's hands are as I have never seen one physically. They are slightly slimmer than Unicron's hands. How does Unicron compare to Fort Max?

    Slightly. The fingers can spread out about 1.5º sideways :3

    Thanks guys!

    Nice to hear you have a combiner project planned! You can order straight through Shapeways if you are using the default method of attachment (10mm ball joint). Should you need a customized solution you can pm me and we'd work things out.

    Those clear Seeker hands are from MP Ghost Starscream.

    Really, they are great to fiddle with!

    I'm sure you'll make a great custom out of them!

    Thanks for your support MB!

    Well, I try not to do hands with different fingers for many reasons. One is simplicity, as I don't want people to get confused between fingers and having standard pieces are better to work with.

    The second reason is accuracy, cuz for all I know these alien robots don't really like being anatomically accurate :) 

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    If you'd like me to test a set on Fort Max, you know my address ;) 
     
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    If they fit on Fort Max, I'll have no choice but to buy these.:lol 
     
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    How do these compare to Hercules fists? Would they scale well with Predaking?
     
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    Facebuster you need to work for Hasbro and/or Takara in their design department. I've been watching your work for over a year now, and you always deliver impressive stuff that compliments existing TFs.

    But I admit, I LOL'd at the picture of the huge hands next to deluxe Starscream.
     
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    Wow, I wanna buy these just to buy these, :lol . Nice work!!
     
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    awesome!
     
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