Heavy/Scratch: 3D printed G1 Skywarp repair

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  1. Torasek

    Torasek Well-Known Member

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    Here's the second seeker that I've repaired. I got this Skywarp from my friend long time ago and he was waiting for a repair ever since. He was missing pretty much everything that you could detach. This time I had to model more accessories. I've designed another pair of wings and rockets based on G1 toy. I am really happy how he turned out. Finally I have my own Skywarp.
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  2. ThunderDestron

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    Looks good! What material is used for the wings? They look smooth.

    This kinda makes me wonder what an "articulated" G1 seeker would look like (but that might be difficult with the partsforming)
     
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  3. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X i buy characters not collectibles

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    Really impressive work here.

    I wonder if there's any way to bake in "improvements" while you're modeling these replacement pieces - 5mm grip hands or cartoon-accurate arm blasters or whatnot... maybe even different wing options beyond the stock F-15 and the Conehead options... a set of forward-swept wings like Cyclonus or Dogfight, for instance.
     
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  4. mikeax24

    mikeax24 Seeker of Knockoffs, Collector of recolors

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    amazing, absolutely amazing. oneday the entire g1 seeker will exist as a 3d model and i would LOVE to seee the crazy color schemes people come up with
     
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  5. Torasek

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    I printed these using PETG. I don't think I will make an articulated one, I'm quite happy with the ER releases :D 


    Sure thing, you can attach any wing you want, but I have some more projects to do. i was thinking about 5mm hands to hold a little Megatron for example.


    Thanks! That would be quite awesome indeed!
     
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  6. gibdozer

    gibdozer Love Gun

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    Probably a silly question but it looks like you know your way around 3D printing. Is there a way to scan items and print from the scans or do you have to model it in software? I'm not totally computer illiterate, but that level of skill is just witchcraft to me.
     
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  7. loof

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    I want that day to be now.
     
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  8. Botnanza

    Botnanza One of those nerds with the 3D printer

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    You can scan objects but you’d need to fix the model and make it watertight in another software yourself
     
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  9. Torasek

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    I use Fusion 360 which is a CAD program. I design the parts myself. Some of these parts above were made by other designers and the wings were actually 3D scanned. The downside of 3D scanning is that the surface is really rough and it won't look as good if you would want to resin print this part.