Heavy/Scratch: PotP Swoop to Slash Conversion [3D printing]

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  1. WayGroovy

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    Update 2018-09-05[​IMG]
    Getting closer. Head needs to shrink ~15%, tail could use articulation. Connection joint between neck/tail assembly needs tweeking.

    Still need to design and print a dino head-neck to combiner wrist/shin piece.
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    2018-06-14

    This is at a very early stage. Since recently moving Swoop to Volcanicus' back as wings, I've been wanting to add a 6th dinbot to the team. I am going to go with Slash, since she was released at the same time.

    I'm starting with a stripped for parts Swoop for this build. Only the first part is done, Raptor Talons:
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    3D design Swoop2Slash-Talons

    Todo:
    • Dino-hip / robo shoulders
    • Redesign Robo waist to add Dino neck connection
    • Tail to replace Swoop Beak
    • Slash Head to fit Swoop neck
    • Dino neck to Head (5mm port in mouth?)
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    digibash of the hips on tonights todo list

    Finally, I'd like to extend an invitation to others that might want to join in on this project. I've had fun tinkering on other folks uploaded 3d files here, and it might be fun to do a collaborative project. Any takers?

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    Update 2018-09-04

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  2. Negatronus Prime

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    Interested tosee what you come up with
     
  3. Sengokutron

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    Are you going to go with another dino head? I feel like her legends scale head would be too small for this project
     
  4. WayGroovy

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    3d printing what I can. I actually don't have her legends figure.
     
  5. King Glurch

    King Glurch Damnit, Starscream!

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    This is interesting. It would be cool to see this completed.
     
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    Got any sketches to work from?
     
  7. dragonflye18

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    dont know what your are going for exactly the 1st photo didnt load you may want to try to re-upload it . that being said cant weight to see what you come up with
     
  8. WayGroovy

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    3D design Swoop2Slash-Talons

    [​IMG]

    So far I've got the Talons done, and the hip designed but un-printed. I need to find my calipers, eyeballing it off of a translucent ruler isn't doing me much good :p 

    I'll put together an overall sketch tonight or tomorrow.
     
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  9. Vexus Prime

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    This is an incredible concept. I look forward to seeing the finished result!
     
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  10. marvel b

    marvel b Bearer of the Matrix of Smash

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    huh. i'm surprised your not going with the rippersnapper mold.... good on you for thinking miles away from the box! can't wait to see more!
     
  11. Zoingo

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    Just a thought, wouldn't POTP Rippersnapper possibly work a bit better? Seems like it would leave more to work off of than Swoop.[​IMG]
     
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  12. WayGroovy

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    Maybe.

    But the were two major considerations I used to pick swoop:
    • I suck at paining TF
    • I wanted to see if Swoop's wings were easy to remove. They weren't. I suddenly owned another Swoop.
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    Printer pfte tube keeps popping loose from my extruder motor, so looks like I'm on hold until I get the printer ticketed a bit.
     
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    I'm glad someone else had this idea with some skills more then I to do it.
     
  14. WayGroovy

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    "fixed" my printer with duct tape
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    Hips v1 fit okay, but made some adjustments and am printing v2.

    Tail will replace Swoop's beak. Need to design and print thighs, knees, shins for robot, as Swoop's are too bulky.

    I think next up is a new waist piece with connection for dino neck and head.
     
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    This looks like a cool project, would love to collaborate/help - what do you have in mind? :) 
     
  17. WayGroovy

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    I'm not good at modeling heads, if anyone wants to make some attempts at that. I can scale whatever to fit. Bot and dino.

    I still need to find my dang calipers to make decent drawings.
     
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    I think it's a great idea! I want to see more!
     
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    okay, you've convinced me it's VERY possible! Kudos to you! my only thoughts at the moment is the size of the talons. they look too small now...
     
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  20. King Glurch

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    Got any updates on this?
     

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