Heavy/Scratch: Quintesson Prosecutor 3D Printed Figurine

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  1. ryuzaki

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    Hello everybody,

    I am very excited to publish this thing I have been working on for quite some time now. It is a Custom Quintesson Prosecutor figurine. Since I am 3D modeller I had idea of designing 3D printed figurine which would combine different materials available on Shapeways - utilizing individual advantages of each material.

    This figurine is made from Full Color Sandstone material and Strong and Flexible Plastic material. Head, Torso and 'Energy Beam' (the stand) are made from full color sandstone and they are printed in color, with textures. Joints for the neck, shoulders and tentacles are made from plastic material. So it is quite a bit articulated :) 

    Now, I am enthusiast and have started this project as a hobby and at the end would like to make whole set of figurines, at least for the Quintessons :D 

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    I do have Shapeways store, I have just set it up.

    But in general here I would like to hear feedback from community: So please drop any comments, suggestions, critiques you have....

    Cheers! ;) 
     

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  2. Lord Dcast

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    Looks amazing.
     
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    Very nice work! I'm surprised at how clean this looks
     
  4. KINGBOTZ

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    Wow! Very nice!
     
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    That looks excellent!
     
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    Amazingly done...
     
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    thumbs way way way up! i can't wait to see the rest of your Quintessons
     
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    Really impressive
     
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    love it !
    You gonna make one bigger ?
     
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  10. Ragifoesmasher

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    Loooovveee it!
     
  11. ryuzaki

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    Thanks everybody, really glad you like it :D 

    Probably not at this time. Thing is that increasing the size would really pump up the price of 3D printing. Currently it is 14cm/5.5in tall and with tentacles extended 23cm/9in wide.
     
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    Beautiful work!
     
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    That really is a thing of beauty. Stunning work.
     
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    Nice! Usually those don't come out as nice and clean looking as yours.
     
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    Very cool! :D 

    Love it.
     
  17. MpCollector81

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    Its a great sculpt, and the bright paint application really sells it! You did a fantastic job, it looks like it was ripped from the cartoon. I really like what I see, but I would probably never buy one due to that texture.

    I may be a in the minority here (since I've never purchased from Shapeways and probably never will) since I just can't see past the texture in 3D prints but I am curious. Is there any way to smooth these pieces out without losing detail? Would a good spray on primer help? What about sanding?

    If you created Judges and the price was decent (and that texture could be hidden) I'd buy 5.
    Looking forward to seeing what else you can cook up.

    Here's a suggestion. Maybe you could do some human figures that don't look like Takara's crappy melted plastic, but I doubt you could get them fully painted for under Dr Wu's price point. I hear that Shapeway's stuff is kind of pricy.
     
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  18. ryuzaki

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    Again thanks everyone :) 

    @MpCollector81

    Yes, material has some texture to it, but that is just how 3D printed part are. For example the close up picture of the head I posted is 3.5 times enlarged, you really don't notice the material texture that much on a real thing. But certainly 3D printing has its own limitation. Now, I have seen bunch of examples where 3D printed parts were sprayed with primer and sanded to smooth the surface - some with good and some with not so good results. I am not experienced in this area but I assume that this comes to the skill of person doing the work and to the size of the parts and details. I assume that there are some guys here that do this kind of stuff? Maybe someone more competent could give some kind of info??

    Anyway, this can be printed with or without colors. Sandstone material looks like pretty tough material (to my surprise) and assume some kind of primer could be applied to it.

    On the other hand sandstone parts could be adopted for print in plastic, this would definitely cut the price down, but I think this would only be interesting to guys that are skillful with painting, airbrush and this kind of stuff since the figurine would require some additional work.

    When I was starting the design I first wanted to do the Judges, but I went with Prosecutor, which is more complicated design, just to test how well the articulated and moveable parts could be made and in which ways I can combine different materials. I could not do this with the Judge, so that is why I went with the prosecutor.

    Suggestion noted! :thumb 


    I really had to revise design lot of times to get the clean look. If you check last picture in my first post - the head on the most right is the head I printed first. Dye is bleeding all over the place on this one, so it really just was matter of printing the part, revising the design and then printing it again until satisfying results were made. Also it was my first experience with full color sandstone, so I was learning along the way.
     
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  19. Coaxial

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    This really is awesome. I have the old Impossible Toys version of the Prosecutor and this thing is easily as good if not better. Very well done!
     
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  20. LegoTFGuy

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    Both the figure and your LEGO background look very impressive!
     

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