Heavy/Scratch: [Shapeways] Combiner-Wars Fireflight and Slingshot upgrade Act.2

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  1. SteamShield

    SteamShield Well-Known Member

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    Updated 3/30/2015: All prints tested out successfully!


    After the ill-timed CW head upgrade project, I am not ready to admit defeat yet so started working on these.

    The fireflight wings' through whole is too small so in the new model I bored it out a bit.

    1. Fireflight wing upgrade - no it is not possible to make the new fireflight mold to look like its G1 counterpart but one can try to differentiate it from the Takara slingshot by upgrading its wings with this pair of F-4 Phantom-like ones!

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    2. Slingshot sholder upgrade - and even if you get the Takara/TRU Sling, consider upgrading its shoulders with this set that has Harrier jump-jet like nozzles. The rear nozzles will need to be glued to the hands - just cut off the permanently pointing middle fingers :) 

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  2. swinne2000

    swinne2000 Autobot Reinforcer

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    Nice, was thinking the same, you beat me yet again! Props!
     
  3. PowerEncarnate

    PowerEncarnate Mad Inventer

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    These look awesome...I may get a set if I actually get the base figures
     
  4. wwoptimusprime

    wwoptimusprime Till all are one

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    Same here. Theses are really good.
     
  5. BScorpinok75

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    looking good
     
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    Curious to see what they look like on the actual figure in the coming weeks.
     
  7. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Nice upgrades
     
  8. AlexG

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    In looking at my Fireflight figure, the joints for the wings are actually fully fledged pin joints, rather than the bump joints the elbows have and what that model appears to have. but even if that's a hole and not a bump I see in your model, there is no easy way to remove the wing pin from the actual toy. Since it isn't a through hole there's no way to push the pin out.

    The upgrades look great! I'm just not so sure how feasible the wings are.
     
  9. jamarmiller

    jamarmiller S.K.A.R. LEADER

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    watching thread !
     
  10. SteamShield

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    Thanks - yes that was my biggest gripe. There is a solution but a bit intense - I just have to cut along the bottom of the wing until the pin is fully exposed, pry the old wings out and remove the ping with pliers. It is irreversible :( 
     
  11. autobot prowl

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    Nice! I might bite
     
  12. marvel b

    marvel b i'm marvel b, and i'll quote everything i like!

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    cool. hope this works
     
  13. OVERCLOCKER

    OVERCLOCKER Research and Development

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    Oh See!

    Thats what we needed! a more f4 phantom look to this altmode! Thanks, Im game!
     
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    cool. hope we get that Slingshot.
     
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    Waiting....
     
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    Love the idea, especially for the Harrier nozzles.

    But I do wonder about the wingtips for Fireflight---they are not very Phantom-esque IMHO. The position lights are grossly exagerrated/caricatured, making them look much more like the outrigger gear housings of a Harrier---which defeats the entire point of "new wings that don't look like a Harrier's".

    From a distance, a Phantom's wingtip is quite crisp, with few protruding details:
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  17. SteamShield

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    You are right about the phantom wing tips. I modeled it after usaf thunderbirds model kit, which in turn already exagerrated these parts ?
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    I'll try to tone them down a bit in the final model...thanks!
     
  18. SteamShield

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    Updated with test print pictures!
     
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    This is awesome,
    Out of curiosity, what 3d modelling program do you use
     
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    Autodesk 123d
     

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