Heavy/Scratch: Prime Master - Lightning Strike Coalition - 3DPrinting

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  1. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Beardy Boyo!

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    That was fast! Awesome, thanks :) 
     
  3. shiftypenguin

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    Cool idea to 3-D print new symbols for the PM slots.
     
  4. WayGroovy

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    May as well do up a quick how-to.

    Software required: Inkscape, tinkercad.com, cloud.netfabb.com.

    Take your desired image and paste it into inkscape. Works easiest with a clear two color image, like those shared above.

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    Something like this. Clean lines, not a lot of jpeg artifacts.

    Path -> Trace Bitmap.
    Check [✓] Live Preview

    Enlarge the new vector image, and delete the old pixel image. Save the image as a .svg file.

    In Tinkercad, copy the PrimeMaster Blank.

    Import the new svg file. Resize the image while holding shift, until it is a bit more than 14 mm in the longer dimension. Release shift, and increase the image height to about 10 mm.

    You can merge the image with one of the blank/hole images at the top, to give it a 3d shape.

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    Move the new piece to above the primemaster back. Select the objects and Group them (circle square near the top right). Export the file as a .stl file.

    Visit cloud.netfabb.com and log in however you can. Upload your stl file, and then download the new *_fixed.stl file. That is the file to 3D print.
     
  5. fschuler

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    @WayGroovy

    Dude...I just added a link to your Dinologo PrimeMaster Thingiverse page from my Volcanicus Thingiverse page. See it HERE.
     
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  6. Admiral Lilwall

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    Thanks for the how to! Might have to play around with that
     
  7. WayGroovy

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    Made a LSC style matrix holder for the Dinobot primemaster thingamajig.

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    Fits (a hair loose) in Prime's chest.
     
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  9. Axos

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    I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but the tolerances seem way off. I tried to make the LSC one yesterday, and I can't get the two pieces together.
     
  10. GrimLocke

    GrimLocke Green Energon Strike Coaltion

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    I never knew how much I needed a Dinobot Tarn in my life, but I’m glad someone has done such.

    And, this thread is a genuine pleasure, WayGroovy, in my search for legends sized LSC i.e. Dynobutt stickers or water slide decals.

    Now, if only I could pass a message to MMC or IronFactory or, I know, @LazyAza...

    :p 
     
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