Heavy/Scratch: my TR Kup Arm Upgrade Set

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  1. knoted

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    I can make them available unpolished too yeah, but the joint tolerances have been tested for the polished material - so for unpolished I can't quite guarantee joint fit.
    Shapeways states the polishing process can take off a tenth of a mm on average. I can imagine an unpolished version might have really tight fit for some of the joints ( although I can imagine that can be fixed with some sanding ).

    Btw, Shapeways will soon update their polishing process for improved smoothness but better detail retention.
    Anyway, I'll make it available in white & black unpolished for you.
     
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    I love what you've done here. As for the back detail, I'm not sure whether I'd want it to blend in/match this version of Kup or the side paneling of the G1 version. Either way, I look forward to it's development, and if someone finds an acrylic paint match to TR Kup's Cyan/Aqua color, share it with us here!
     
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    Regarding 'paint' : Ritdye is rather the coloring solution I'd suggest due to the joints featuring plenty of friction areas.
     
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    i personally think that the three slightly different shades of blue work extremely well for it!!!
     
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    Thanks, although that was more or less unintentional result of the dye sticking slightly differently to certain areas of the print ; has to do with print bed orientation, different thickness of walls and the polishing process. The bicep sections did come from a seperate dye bath though ; slightly different tint indeed.
    From here on, I might really start investigating if I can find a party which can produce this design in proper ABS......
     
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    Wow dude. Very impressive.
     
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    them pointers are worth it alone!
     
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    Thanks guys !
     
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    I just received the new PMOP rifles in Shapeways' new HP Jet Fusion Black material ; it's basically what a Black Strong Flexible Polished would've been like if they would have it.
    I'm very satisfied with these HP beta material prints, works very well with Kup:

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    Really cool work! Alt pointing hands are the bomb.
     
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    Indeed, just so the toy pose can recreate this:
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    Just ordered my blue set to go with this guy, then my autobot targetmasters will be complete
     

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    Just as a reminder : the parts are on a sprue. In order to avoid having to do nasty sanding down of sprue flash - because the blue dye only goes 'skin deep' - I highly recommend
    using a pair of nail clipper scissors like these :

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    That way, you can clip the sprue clean off the model parts in a very precise manner. This will still reveal a white spot, where the sprue was attached, but a little blue paint should solve that.
    ( yes, I could have offered the arm set in parts without sprue, but then Shapeways would charge an exponentially higher price :(  )

    Thank you for your purchase & goodluck !
     
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    Appreciate the tip
     
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    That turned out pretty good. I didn't think the arms would bother me that much in hand but they do... I was considering reminding them but this may be a better in the long run
     
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    Much thanks to @Peaugh for reviewing this set:

     
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    nice work, i wish to have those too
     
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    Last week, a customer on Shapeways requested me to create appendages for my TR Kup Arm Upgrade set.
    He specifically asked for a "Medical Scanner" and a "Medical Cleaver". So I created a sort of probe scanner with a rotating probe element on the same ballpeg as a handsculpt.

    Basically, it's an alternate handsculpt. From the same base model with the 5mm ballpeg I created the cleaver.

    TR Kup Arm Upgrade Set C including the Scanner & Cleaver can be ordered here: TR_Kup_Arm Upgrade Set C by knoted on Shapeways

    The appendage package by itself is here: TR_Kup_Arm Upgrade Set Appendages by knoted on Shapeways

    I'll order a set myself - probably in High Def Acrylate - then paint it, to show pics in this thread.

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    Example images of how one of these appendages works with the TR Kup Arm Upgrade Set:

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    I figured, why not add my thoughts about this set, what I did to customize it to my liking and a crash course on dying plastic....which , if you are like me, is something you have never, ever done before. See for yourself, but I honestly feel like this set is better than both stock arms and might have just given me the perfect Kup representation.
     
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