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Old 03-21-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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Fakebusker's Shapeways thread - October 2012 Creative Spotlight



January 7, 2014
Hi guys,

Things have come to a point that I'm embarking on the largest project I've ever attempted. I doubt I'll even do anything in the future that can match this in terms of scale and complexity. As it were, I really want to see it complete at least by middle of 2014 and I'm putting all my energies to bring it to fruition.

Past experience have shown that accepting requests and ideas for new Shapeways stuff, although great for fans and friends because they'll get to see the stuff they want being made, is really distracting for me and I get delayed from working on the things I want. Don't get me wrong, I love to create stuff for you guys. But this is going to be my magnum opus and I've decided this is the season to complete it.

Hence, until further notice, I'll be taking NO MORE REQUESTS, regardless of how minor. The current models on my shop will still be up of course, and you might see small, random things from me from time to time. But nothing else until this leviathan of a project is done and put to production.

Sincerely,

Ariel Lemon


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Faceoff the Abstergent. Sawoff the Carabinier.
Duopulse Discharger. Adaptor.
Bad Comedian's Hat.
WFC Megatron's Annihilating Appendages. Just his hands.
FOC Soundwave hands.
Smashmaster Seismus
Rock Shooter head. Part A. Part B.
The Snitch
Purrdator
Thugger.Slammers.Drillers.
BadBabeBot head for HFTD Terradive
HFTD Whirl claws
WFC Megamace (part A, part B)
WFC MegaFlail (part A, part B)
MP Seeker hands (standard, peg wrist variant)

TF: Prime
Breakdown's Hammer & Blaster
The Desecrated Vambrace.
The Deicidium. (Part A. Part B 110 mm. Part B 136mm.)
The Etnarium.
Dreadwing's Big Blaster. Skyquake's Massive Minigun.
Powerizer Megatron Fusion Cannon. (Standard. Dark Energon.)
Knockout's Bodywork Tools.(Standard. Ported.)
Voyager (FE) Optimus Prime upgrade sets. (Standard version, Rotating blade variant)
Deluxe (FE) Starscream set. Left Blaster.
Deluxe Cliffjumper blasters
Deluxe Wheeljack blasters
Deluxe (FE) Arcee blasters
Deluxe (FE) Arcee "Spider Stinger" blades)

Live Action Movie Trilogy
Crosshairs' SMGs
Leader Optimus Prime hands (toy accurate, knuckle hands, movie accurate)
Human Alliance Bumblebee hands
Leader Starscream hands
Voyager Starscream hands and accessory set
"Feuer Frei!" scatter blaster
Evil soldier sidearm "Scolex Spiker"
Voyager Sentinel Prime weapon set
Leader Sentinel Prime hands (toy accurate, movie accurate, evil variant)
Leader Sentinel Prime Corro-cannon
Leader Ironhide hands
Deluxe Starscream weapon/jetpack set


What is Shapeways?
Basically, Shapeways is a company that takes 3D CAD files from designers and puts them up on their website. The public will be able to order these designs and Shapeways will print them out in 3D and ship them worldwide. These prints can come in different materials, each with their own characteristics which can influence every design. The advantage is that you have the freedom to create shapes which cannot be done through conventional molding processes, and everything is made to order so there is no messy inventory handling.

Check out their website to learn more!

Feasibility
I receive a lot of great suggestions from fans here, many which made it to a producible stage, like Sentinel Prime's hands and DOTM Starscream's weapon set. However, I have also received suggestions which are not feasible too, for a number of reasons. I will briefly list out my criteria for how I pick my projects. Please read through and it will help you refine your next big Shapeways idea!

Scale:
Shapeways material is expensive, so ideas wanting an entire replacement arm or leg for a deluxe sized figure is going to cost you about $60. Ideas for smaller objects such as heads, weapons and the like will be more suitable.

Marketability:
I get suggestions to design a character specific add-on for a rare figure, such as a con-exclusive or a G1 toy. Unless the add-on is adaptable for other figures, it does not make economic sense to work on a design that sells only 2 pieces. It is better to have ideas for 'current' figures, like movie figures or recent reissues, for instance.

Referencing:
It greatly helps my design process if I have the physical toy in hand to take measurements from. If the figure is obscure or out of production, I will be designing blind. Again, ideas for recently released figures will best.

Partsforming:
This is more of a personal bias. I prefer whatever add on elements I design should have a place to store in both modes, no parts forming. If the Shapeways part is a replacement for a limb, the new part should also transform and fit neatly in all modes as well.



Weapons of the Secession

Click here to enter the Weapons of the Secession official thread.




Classics, Henkei, Universe, Generations

Faceoff the Abstergent





Order Faceoff here.

An extremely articulated figure that converts into an impressive sniper rifle.
You can also order Sawoff the Carabinier, a variant figure with changes to lower its price.



Order Sawoff here.

Radicon thread here.
Flickr gallery here.




Hot Rod's Duopulse Discharger





Order the Discharger here.
Order the Adaptor here.


A pair of blasters for Classics Hot Rod that combines into a sleek sniper rifle.
Also available is an adaptor to allow the Discharger to be mounted in alt mode.

Flickr gallery here.


FOC Starscream's Bad Comedian's Hat



Order the Hat here.

A Hat made to for FOC Starscream to make his head bigger than it should ever be.
Frosted Ultra Detail recommended.

Radicon thread here.
Flickr gallery here.



FOC Soundwave hands



Order his hands here.

A pair of articulated hands for FOC Soundwave. 14mm knuckle width.
Strong Flexible material recommended.


WFC Megatron Annihilating Appendages


Order Appendages here.

A set of 2 forearms and a vambrace to upgrade WFC deluxe Megatron
and give him a closer to in-game appearance. Also adds compatibility
to 5mm peg weapon accessories.

Also, you can choose to order only the hands, which are fully posable
and perfect for your customizing needs.


Order hands here.

Radicon thread here.
Flickr gallery here.



Rock Shooter head



Order Rock Shooter's head here.

If you want to mix and match materials, order Part A here.
And order Part B here.

A replacement head for the War for Cybertron deluxe Cliffjumper figure,
made to be accurate to his appearance in the Fall of Cybertron game.

Radicon thread here.
Flickr gallery here.



Smashmaster Seismus


Order Seismus here.

Seismus hails from the Smashmasters, a clan of alien robots who eschews the
cowardly methods of ranged combat in preference of going into the thick of things
and smashing their enemies. He transforms into a War Hammer that can be used
on 3mm fist holes as well as 5mm fist holes.

Radicon thread here.
Flickr gallery here.



Masterpiece Seeker hands


Order hands here.

If there is one thing the venerable Masterpiece Seeker mold
can be improved upon, I mean, beside the kibbley hips, are his hands!
This replacement set allows all fingers to pose independently,
and they are able to hold 5mm peg accessories as well.

Radicon thread here.
Flickr gallery here.



The Snitch


Order the Snitch.

The Snitch is a robotic avian spy that transforms into a 'techno-cassette' to
fit into WFC deluxe Soundwave. It comes with extendable wings and 2 laser blasters.
This model is very posable!

Flickr gallery here.


Purrdator


Order Purrdator.

The Purrdator is a tiny cat that transforms into a 'techno-cassette' which
can be stored in the chest compartment of WFC deluxe Soundwave figure.
Each Purrdator comes with 2 missiles that attaches to his hind legs.

Radicon thread here.
Flickr gallery here.



Thugger


Order Thugger.

The Thugger is a mini-robot that transforms into a 'techno-cassette' which
can be stored in the chest compartment of WFC deluxe Soundwave figure.
Each Thugger comes with a pair of cannons which can be mounted
on the arms and the back. Thuggers can also transform into a
3rd missile launcher mode to be mounted onto any 5mm peg-hole.


Order Slammers here.


Order Drillers here.

Additionally, you can choose to get a pair of Slammers
or Drillers to arm your Thuggers with.
These versions can be disassembled to form
hand weapons and rocket launchers too!

Sixpointsinspace's youtube review here!
Radicon thread here.
Flickr gallery here.



Megamace


Get Part A here. Get Part B here.

An menacing looking flanged mace, perfect for all aspiring robotic warlords!
Comes in 2 parts which you have to order separately; you can choose to print
both parts in different materials for different effects. The handle diameter is 5mm.
The mace can be wielded as one piece, or separately. The bottom length
can be detached to form an auxiliary melee weapon.

Radicon thread here.
Flickr gallery here.



HFTD Whirl claw


Order claws here.

A claw accessory inspired by the Wrecker Whirl from the IDW comic line.
Each claw pivots on a rotational joint and has 4 'fingers' which are double-jointed.
The claws are attached to the hands of figures by a 5mm peg.


Transformers Prime

Breakdown's Hammer and Blaster


Get the hammer and blaster here.

A show accurate hammer and shoulder cannon for Breakdown. Uses 5mm pegs.


The Desecrated Vambrace


Get the Vambrace here.

The Desecrated Vambrace fits onto TFP Powerizer Megatron's forearm nicely.

The Deicidium


Part A. Part B (110 mm blade). Part B (136 mm blade).

The Deicidium is one massive sword. Comes in 2 blade sizes. The handle is 5mm compatible.


The Etnarium


Order the Etnarium here.


The Etnarium makes and unmakes all. The handle is 5mm compatible.

Radicon thread here.
Flickr gallery here.



TF: Prime Powerizer Skyquake and Dreadwing weapons


Order Skyquake's Massive Minigun here.



Order Dreadwing's Big Blaster here.


Skyquake's set contains his minigun and 2 bombs, while Dreadwing's set consists of his blaster,
his sword and 2 bombs. Both guns features adjustable handles and 5mm storage pegs.

Radicon thread here.
Flickr gallery here.



TF: Prime Powerizer Megatron Fusion Cannon


Order the fusion cannon here.



Order Dark Energon variant here.


This set contains a show accurate, LED-enabled Fusion Cannon for Powerizer Megatron,
and a forearm shield with a fold-out blade. Works on both arms, bot and alt modes.

Radicon thread here.
Flickr gallery here.



TF: Prime deluxe Knockout Bodywork Tools


Order the set here.



Order ported version here.


The Bodywork Tools set for deluxe Knockout contains a folding Paralyzer spear,
a spinning cutting saw and a Trephinator drill, as well as a pair of replacement
shoulder armour pieces and a pair of back body fillers.

Also available is a ported version with extra 5mm ports on the body fillers for
additional accessorizing.

Radicon thread here.
Flickr gallery here.



TF: Prime voyager (FE) Optimus set


Order standard set here.


Order the rotating blade variant here.

This set contains a pair of show accurate blades and smokestacks, meant to
replace the soft ones that came with the original figure. You can choose to get
the standard, show accurate version, or the set with the separate rotating blades.

Radicon thread here.
Flickr gallery here.



TF: Prime deluxe (FE) Starscream set


Order the set here.
Order left blaster here.


This set for the deluxe First Edition Starscream figure consists of
1 head spike, 2 knee spikes, 2 tri-missile launchers, 2 single missile launchers
and 1 right arm blaster! All the weapon accessories can either be mounted
on his arms or under his jet wings.

Also available is his left arm blaster, sold separately.


TF: Prime deluxe RID Cliffjumper blasters


Order his blasters here.

A pair of tri-barreled blasters for deluxe Cliffjumper, based on their appearance in the animated series!


TF: Prime deluxe RID Wheeljack blasters


Order his blasters here.

A pair of blasters and a grenade for deluxe Wheeljack. These 'sheathed' blasters can be
held in his hands, on his shoulders and even mounted on the front of his alt mode.
The grenade can be clipped to the side of his hip, hand held, or plugged into the barrel of his blaster!


TF: Prime deluxe (FE) Arcee blasters


Order a pair here.

A pair of blasters for Transformers Prime deluxe First Edition Arcee figure.
They are specially designed to be mounted on her forearm 5mm peg sockets,
and they have an additional socket for her blade weapons to be mounted underneath.
Also, they can be mounted on the side of her bike mode by using the same attachment to the blades.
Each blaster is 5.5 cm long.


TF: Prime deluxe (RID) Arcee Blasters & "Spider Stinger" blades


Order the blasters and blades here.

This is a pair of show accurate sized blasters and blades for RID Arcee.
They can be pegged to her foot pedals or front 5mm peg holes in vehicle mode.


For those who only want the blasters, you can order them here.

Note: The "Stingers" can be used on FE Arcee, but not the blasters.



Live action movie

Crosshairs' SMGs


Order SMGs.

A pair of SMGs for AOE deluxe Crosshairs. Uses 5mm handles.


"Feuer Frei" Scatter Blaster


Order Scatter Blaster.

Scatter blaster design inspired by DOTM Megatron's shotgun.
Uses a 5mm peg handle but can be also used on the voyager's claws.
Also has 2 auxiliary pegs on the side to enable storage on the figure's back.
Length is 9.6 cm long.

Flickr gallery here.


Evil Soldier Sidearm "Scolex Spiker"


Order Scolex Spiker here.

Spiked weapon accessory inspired from the weapons
wielded by Decepticon troops in Dark of the Moon.
Length is 6.3 cm.

Flickr gallery here.

"Corro-cannon" for DOTM leader Sentinel Prime


Order Corro-cannon here.

A leader sized weapon accessory for Dark of the Moon Sentinel Prime,
inspired by the cosmic rust cannon in the movie!
This version comes with a 3mm c-clip to allow storage in his vehicle mode.
Length is 11.4 cm.


Movie Voyager Sentinel Prime Weapon Set


Order weapon set here..

This is a set of movie accurate weapons for the voyager Sentinel Prime figure!
It comes with a pair of blades, a blaster and a shield.
All components can be combined together for storage and
kept a top his vehicle mode.

Flickr gallery here.
Radicon thread here.



Movie leader Optimus Prime hands


Order Knuckle hands.


Order movie accurate hands.


Order toy accurate hands.

A series of hands for ROTF leader Optimus Prime figure. The toy accurate version
was the first version I did, but as my technique improved I was able to make the hands
more accurate and detailed. The original hands are still available, though.
Additionally, I tried to implement a sort of folding mechanism for the knuckle version,
inspired by the brass knuckles Optimus wielded in Dark of the Moon.

Encline's youtube review here!
Radicon thread here.
Flickr gallery here.



Movie leader Sentinel Prime hands


Order movie accurate hands.


Order a pair of evil hands. Order one evil hand (the right side).


Order toy accurate hands.

A figure as regal as DOTM leader Sentinel Prime requires articulate,
proud looking hands with a touch of a warrior.
The earliest was the toy accurate version, with the backplate etchings
the same as the stock hands. The other one was more movie accurate,
dangerous looking with spikes on the backplate and fingers.
Lastly, I also did an 'evil' version inspired by the claws of DOTM Megatron;
you can order both or just the right side for your evil overlord customs.

Radicon thread here.
Flickr gallery here.



Human Alliance Bumblebee hands


Order HA Bumblebee hands.

A pair of hands for Human Alliance Bumblebee that requires no modding at all.
They even preserve the right arm cannon feature that the figure has. Read the
Radicon thread for assembly instructions.

Radicon thread here.
Flickr gallery here.



Movie leader Ironhide hands


Order Ironhide hands.

A pair of hands for DOTM leader Ironhide.
Very movie accurate, posable and works both in bot and alt modes.
Requires some customizing experience to install.
Visit the Radicon thread for more information.

Radicon thread here.
Flickr gallery here.



Movie Starscream Add-ons


Order leader class hands.


Order voyager hands and weaponry set


Order deluxe jetpack weaponry set

There are a few designs I did for movie Starscream figures of different sizes.
There is a hand design for the leader class, a hands and weaponry accessory set
for the ROTF voyager, and a jet pack weapon set for the deluxe version.

Radicon thread for leader class hands here.
Radicon thread for voyager set here.
Flickr gallery here.



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very nice, cant wait to see more...



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Stop stealing our customers, dammit. The recent influx of people trying to jump on this bandwagon....argh....

anyways, nice job, but how big and how much? Also, 2mm diameter ball joints? Good luck with that, they better not have any shaft at all of that'll snap quite easily.

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Those are cool designs. Looking forward to getting them printed.

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Stop stealing our customers, dammit. The recent influx of people trying to jump on this bandwagon....argh....
With an attitude like that, you should reconsider why you make models. New people joining in on the Shapeways revolution is great, because it should push you and others as a modeler/artist/customizer to become even better. Ultimately, you should have fun in making and sharing you work in this fandom. That is what will make us grow.
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Thanks for all your support, guys. I'll update this thread the instant I get the results from SW.

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It's Ariel's Customs on Shapeways, but there's nothing on it yet. Apologies.

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anyways, nice job, but how big and how much? Also, 2mm diameter ball joints? Good luck with that, they better not have any shaft at all of that'll snap quite easily.
Hey Treadshot! I'm glad to see your comment and look to your advice.

Well, I maybe stealing customers (or not) but I believe having a lot of players in the industry leads to better choices for the buyers and healthy business growth in general. Also, I like to see artists in constant friendly struggles, it's the easiest way to improve ourselves. Besides, I have the skills, so why not put it to use?

That being said, these Thuggers are really tiny. They stand approximately 4cm tall (1.6") minus the back cannons. This is a sacrifice I have to make to allow them to fit into the chest cavity without relying on mods to Soundwave himself.

The 2mm dia. ball joints is surely an area of doubt and I want to explore the feasibility when the first print arrives. I had done a preliminary test print of ball joints of different sizes, and the 2mm ones *could* work with proper stem and socket design. A touch of super glue coating helps a lot too, but I hope buyers won't have to resort to that.

In terms of costs, total WSF material costs about $5++. I like transparency in pricing, but I would like to make some profit from this as well, so I'll openly state I'll charge (maybe?) $6 per figure if they ever come to print.
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