Heavy/Scratch: Upgrade Kit: Classics Pipo or Fixit

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  1. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Update 10/15/12

    Finished the color detail print and did a little paint work.

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    I'm pretty much calling this done, so I can get back to Dinoforce etc.

    He's available on Shapeways
    http://www.shapeways.com/model/737042/robot-doctor-1989.html

    Or direct from me in ABS at a much cheaper price, see my sales thread linked in my sig.

    Per the request of a board member, I modded my First Aid kit to make a Micromaster Pipo/Fixit.

    I erred on the side of Pipo, 'cause I'm all about Victory, but hopefully Marvel fans will also enjoy the kit.

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    I refined the neck connection as well, in hopes to avoid some of the issues in the first version.

    Doing a detail print of the full kit in red as we speak, will update with new pics once those parts are done.
     

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  2. Wheel_Jack

    Wheel_Jack pitying fools

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    This is super sweet! There is no end to this mold's possibilities. The head and chest look awesome.
     
  3. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Thanks man, couldn't have done it without you kickstarting me to finish the First Aid kit :) 
     

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  5. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Thaks man!

    The final prints came out very nicely, just have to get them installed!
     
  6. StBrianofMinneapolis

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    I am also getting into 3D printing and hope to have some models finished sometime soon.

    Do the final prints have the same issue of the "print layering" as the pic above? I have heard you can smooth out the layer lines with some diluted acetone. Do you have any experience with this?
     
  7. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Update 10/15/12

    Finished the color detail print and did a little paint work.

    [​IMG]

    I'm pretty much calling this done, so I can get back to Dinoforce etc.

    He's available on Shapeways
    Robot Doctor 1989 by writerwolf on Shapeways

    Or direct from me in ABS at a much cheaper price, see my sales thread linked in my sig.



    If you check out the two different pics I have posted you can see that the test-print I did in grey has more pronounced layering, where the red final print is a lot cleaner, this is a result of my learning how to minimize the layer height on my machine, but it's still there for sure.

    Some types of rapid prototype machines use different techniques, and don't have the layering issue, but each technique comes with its own pros-and-cons it all comes down to what you care most about resolution/material strength/material durability/price/speed etc. etc.

    For ABS parts, yes you can do some smoothing with various acetone techniques. I've gotten good results on big broad flat areas, and only moderate results with small detailed areas. It all comes down to how much elbow grease and time you want to put in. There's no magic solution.

    In hand, or on a shelf, the "layering" is not nearly so pronounced as it is in the high-res macro-lens pictures, but I like to photograph my parts as "ugly" as possible, so if anyone chooses to buy from me they won'tr get any unpleasant surprises.

    Most of the feedback I've had (and this was before I'd gotten my cleanest prints) has been that buyers have been very pleasantly surprised with how the parts look in hand.

    But it all comes down to what you're aiming for, and how much you're willing to pay.

    For me, I'd rather have a Pipo with custom parts at a reasonable price, even with a less-than-factory-finish than I would no Pipo at all or one that's going to cost me $100s of dollars.

    Hope that helps :) 

    D/L
     

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    Damn you for making me want to build characters I don't even care about!!!! Pm'ed you bud
     
  9. CodeXCDM

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    Interesting... though are those prints normally that rough looking? Is it a quick-run sample for fitting/testing purposes, or this a near-final product?
     
  10. destrongerlupus

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    Appreciate the support, my friend!

    The red version is about as good as I can get right off the printer, obviously a little extra trimming and sanding would go a long way.

    In person, they don't really look nearly so "rough" it's just that macro-lens showing every blemish and imperfection.

    But, I've also got the parts up on Shapeways, so if you don't mind spending a little more you can have your choice of materials and resolution from them :) 

    D/L
     
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    I actually have his First Aid kit.I was wondering the same thing until I received it.Honestly in person it's not that bad at all.I painted it without even sanding it or filling and you don't even see the lines.
     
  12. destrongerlupus

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    Thaks for the vote of confidence! :thumb 

    I don't want anyone to be disappointed, which is why I try to capture the "warts and all" pictures, but really, in-hand, they're very servicable parts :) 

    D/L
     
  13. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Beardy Boyo!

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    Nice one! This will go nicely alongside my custom first aid from your kit ;) 
     
  14. destrongerlupus

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    Aww, thanks for the support!
     
  15. Alteron_Sheng

    Alteron_Sheng 'Tis an Kitbasher & Elder TFW2005 Supporter

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    PIIIIIIIIIIIPOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
    *SQUEES and orders it asap*
    Now I have to go buy a Ratchet^^

    As a Victory fan I give this a V for Victory! ^^
     
  16. TragosDestron

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    new use for prime ratchet

    i just thought up a new use for it... classics swindle. outfit him with energon prowls gun and 1 of revealer bumblebees guns plus a scratchbuilt head and paint... voila classics/prime swindle!
     
  17. destrongerlupus

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    Not a bad idea! My G1-style First Aid kit might eve give him a little G1 design flare.

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