Heavy/Scratch: G1 Style sets for Dreadwind & Darkwing

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  1. dragonflye18

    dragonflye18 Well-Known Member

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    pretty cool dude . lmao in the pics it looks like they are getting ready to do fusion
     
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  2. knoted

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    Lol
    Right on!
     
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    Alright, Darkwing's Arm Upgrade Set has been tested as successfull now too. The revised "5mm" weapon ports work as intended.
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    All Sets are now final and they can be found here:

    PotP Dreadwind Leg Upgrade Set: PotP Dreadwind Leg Upgrade Set by knoted on Shapeways
    PotP Dreadwind Arm Upgrade Set: PotP Dreadwind Arm Upgrade Set by knoted on Shapeways
    PotP Dreadwind Faux Canopy Chest: PotP Dreadwind Faux Canopy by knoted on Shapeways

    PotP Darkwing Leg Upgrade Set: PotP Darkwing Leg Upgrade Set by knoted on Shapeways
    PotP Darkwing Arm Upgrade Set : PotP Darkwing Arm Upgrade Set by knoted on Shapeways

    PotP Dreadwind / Darkwing Handsculpts Set: PotP Dreadwind / Darkwing Hands Set by knoted on Shapeways
    PotP Dreadwind / Darkwing Handsculpts with Pointy Index Finger Set: PotP Dreadwind / Darkwing Pointy Fingers Set by knoted on Shapeways

    Description for which paints & dyes I used, can be found in each product listing.
     
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  4. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Prototype / Testshot collector

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    Well times to start ordering. Shame that XTC stuff didn't work
     
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    A single layer of XTC 3D gave the surface a high gloss, with retention of detail - but at the same time it accentuated the texture of the material, making it look more grainy than it actually is.

    After the second coat of XTC, the stuff settles evened out....to some extent, but it also 'flooded' any crevices and ridge lines, making the overall part look gloopy.

    I can see now, how this stuff is popular for people who do large PLA/ABS prints on their home FDM printer, but for deluxe/voyager size SLS parts (Shapeways), I don't think XTC 3D is appropriate - unless you want to sand every little nook and cranny down - but that would be an insane amount of manual labor, and risky as well btw.

    XTC 3Dwas an expensive mistake I made, basically 'wasting' 2 entire Shapeways sets, but it was a wise lesson learned.
     
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    Unfortunately, as individidual sets of limbs, this was about as cheap as I could make them. That's just Shapeways' pricing model.

    However, I do understand the sum of them amount to something quite substantial in the context of a deluxe class figure.
    Hence, I have compiled cheaper sets for Dreadwind and Darkwing. Each set consists of:

    - Legs, left and right.
    - Arms, left and right.
    - Hands, left and right.

    Do keep in mind, these sets are on a sprue, so you will need a sprue cutter.
    Also note, the leg installation requires you to remove the pins from the stock legs first. Then insert the pins when installing these new legs.

    The Dreadwind Budget set: PotP Dreadwind Upgrade Set_Budget version by knoted on Shapeways

    The Darkwing Budget set: PotP Darkwing Upgrade Set_Budget version by knoted on Shapeways



    The Faux Canopy Chest for Dreadwind is still sold seperately because that one is recommended in Frosted Ultra Detail - now known as Smooth Fine Detail plastic: PotP Dreadwind Faux Canopy by knoted on Shapeways

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  7. Heckfire

    Heckfire General Patton vonJesus-Bot 2.0

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    Here's a weird question: how does that faux canopy look on Darkwing?
     
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  8. knoted

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    Unfortunately, that doesn't really work. Darkwing's flipdown cover has these raised edges on the inside; the chest piece doesn't fit in there properly.
    I would have to adjust the design to fit it ; which....I could, if I'd know for sure there are buyers.

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    Heckfire General Patton vonJesus-Bot 2.0

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    Consider me interested. I've been trying to make some Combiner Seekers, and this would be perfect for the chest canopy that's part of their signature look. It just might take a couple of paychecks before I can fit it into my budget, LOL...
     
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    No worries, it'll take some time to make the adjustments anyway. I'll keep you guys posted.
     
  11. Treyarch

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    This may be the first kit(s) on the Radicons that I pull the trigger on (unfortunately for me I'm still looking for a Darkwing, the nearest Walmart still has wave one)
     
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