Heavy/Scratch: The Thugger Twins

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  1. fakebusker83

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    Thugger Revision 4.0
    Update Dec 31, 2011


    Presenting the latest version of the Thugger twins, revision 4.0!
    These little robots are super posable and can be transformed into a
    'cybertronian' cassette as well as a vehicle mounted rocket launcher!

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    Gallery
    These pictures are for those who are unfamiliar with Shapeways material.
    With the right technique, it's possible to make the models look much more attractive.
    These painted samples are also to highlight the detailing that went into the design.

    Gunze lacquer and Testors fluorescent paints are used.

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    Youtube Review
    TFW2005 member sixpointsinspace has generously provided an awesome video review
    where he shows off his assembled Thugger in Frost Ultra Detail!
    Many thanks to him for the time and effort put into this, I really appreciate it! Video link here:

    Shapeways - Thugger Twins review

    Improvements from revision 3.0


    - Changed the weapon mounting system to be compatible with cyberverse figures and my other designs.

    - Lots of changes so minuscule that they are invisible to be naked eye, but makes for a cleaner mesh.

    I printed 2 samples in White Strong Flexible and Frosted Ultra Detail and both worked well.
    Care should be taken during assembly. Due to the shrinkage issues on Strong Flexible
    you might find some joints to be too loose.
    Use super glue or nail polish to thicken and reinforce them.

    With all these being said, buyer beware.
    Revision 4.0 should be the final version ever, and I doubt I need to revisit it
    because I am confident I've solved most of the issues that plagued the original model.

    You can order him here at
    Thugger on Shapeways.

    For those who have gotten him, thank you so much for your support
    and I hope you receive a good print! Comments, critiques and feedback on
    problems faced in the figure will still be very much appreciated!

    Assembly Instructions

    Thugger 3.0 Parts Layout
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    Thugger 4.0 Parts Layout
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    Assembly
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    For Detail materials, once you have received your shipment, take the time to make sure you have all the required pieces. Separate the components carefully with a penknife, and give them a good wash with warm soapy water and a stiff brush to remove any uncured material. Make sure all the nooks and crannies are clean. Don't lose any pieces in the sink! Warm water helps in softening the plastic, and it gives the pieces additional flexibility during assembly. Otherwise, Detail materials might be too brittle and snap easily.

    For Strong Flexible materials, the joints can be very tight and you might need some force to assemble the joints, especially in the legs. Do take care and try not to break any pieces. If any joints seem too loose, pop them off, apply a thin layer of super glue on both the ball and socket, wait to dry before assembling them again. This should work.

    Note: For Thugger 3.0, the double balljoint piece connecting his shoulders to the torso has 2 different ball diameters. The smaller diameter ball should go into his shoulder and the larger into his torso. Failure to do so might rip the shoulder piece apart.

    Assemble all the pieces according to the image above. Enjoy your little Thugger!

    - Ariel

    Flickr is here.

     

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  2. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody! TFW2005 Supporter

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    That is truly impressive man
     
  3. Rubber Ducky

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    That is slick but it is so tiny!!! Oh well the sacrifice for size is made up by the fact he can fit in sw`s tapedeck
     
  4. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    Sweet....would purchase...
     
  5. azdragon58

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    These are going to be my first shapeways order once he makes them available... Look awsome...
     
  6. Cycrolus

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    They're so teeny tiny lol. Awesome though that there is so much detail and articulation I hope I can pick some up.
     
  7. Shadowbreaker

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    Top notch! :thumb 
     
  8. rattraprules98

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    awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm very impressed with how it turned out in clear detail. At that scale, I'd be hesitant to model joints, but it looks like you pulled it off very well!
     
  10. phoenixliger

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    I agree with Process Im impressed on how good the detail came out on the clear one. Definitely going to order one once available
     
  11. ARCTrooperAlpha

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    Release release release !!!!!!
     
  12. JazzEd

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    Very cool! What's the ballpark price on one of these little guys?
     
  13. Nyarlahotep

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    Wow, very impressive. I'd love to see your .obj file.
     
  14. fakebusker83

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    You guys are so sweet. Thanks for all your support! Esp. azdragon, I know you have been waiting for the longest time!

    Hi P, speaking of joints the test model really helped, as I know now how to create joints that retain adequate tightness even at such a small scale. Expect the 2nd revision to be awesome. :) 

    As I've mentioned on my other thread, I would hope to make a profit from what I'm doing. Roughly the ballpark is about $6 per Thugger, but in the end it's dependent on the quality of the final mesh. It's a good price I guess, I don't like people being turned off a good product because of price.

    Designer secrets! I'm not sure if I wanna share it..shh...:) 
     
  15. JazzEd

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    Sign me up!!! :) 
     
  16. bellyboy

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    i love the transparent detail
    great work bro
     
  17. Ellamin

    Ellamin Moonbeam Dreamer

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    How small of a "Yo dawg" bumper sticker can you do?

    cool, but DAMN he's an itty bitty bot! pose him with tweezers? :p 
     
  18. ronin0510

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    Well I will buy a pair of these. I absolutely love'em. Good show ol'boy!
     
  19. The_Jack

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    I´ll order one of them for sure. They really look great and that they fit into soundwave is even cooler...
     
  20. gericault

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    Looks fantastic- it's fun to see other people's amazing design skills! Definitely will be ordering a couple of these guys as soon as you've decided that they're up to your standards! Again - beautiful.
    Any chance of a pic with the clear fellow spraypainted so we can see the details better?
    Or I guess I could just be patient!
     

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