Bumblebee forearm fix!

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by jream, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. jream

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    Ok people I know everyone likes pics so here's updated from this morning...


    Parts out and ready for sanding and painting...


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    I'll update later with shots after paint.

    I'll also reply email to everyone from PayPal when they hit the mail so you know they shipped.
     
  2. Hoffman

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    How could a strong word like horrible possibly be an understatement about a toy? No toy is important enough to be any worse than horrible. What word would you use?
     
  3. leov36

    leov36 Rubber Wheel'd UM

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    Cool man, this should fix my bee up nicely!
     
  4. Sixo

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    Thanks for the update. I just want to see one or two more pics of the final painted product and then I'm in. :thumb 
     
  5. Gargamel

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    Looks very nice. Good work.
     
  6. tomac66

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    Hi, jream, please don't forget to put the price for outside US.
     
  7. GAUGE

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    if only they weren't just caps but entirely new forearms with swiveling wrists and hands that could open and close.

    Still. it's a cool fix. nice job. :) 
     
  8. OptimusTimelord

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    Yeah, ditto. Great idea, and good work too getting them made and painted jream, but I'm not into partsforming for little stuff like this. BB definitely needs better hands/forearms though, so hopefully a 3rd party will step in at some point.
     
  9. Nighthawkblack

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    Very nice, still waiting for my bumble bee but I sent a payment because I don't like the pic that shows the forearm being hollow. The fact that you can store the peices sold me. Looking forward to this peice, when do you expect to start shipping? Hopefully I'll have my vw bug by then.
     
  10. MegaMoonMan

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    Why are you casting and painting rather than just printing them in color, or at least casting in color? Seems like a lot of extra work.

    Be prepared for competition on those Mirage arm panels - I've got a set of my own opening panels designed, just waiting on him to show up for fitting. I looked at making a set for Bumblebee as well but I couldn't figure out a way to print a reliable joint that would fit in the tiny amount of available space, and clip on as well.
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2014
  11. jream

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    It's in the 1st post... Pm for figuring prices as its all over the place depending on where you hang your hat.

    Hope to start shipping 1st set of orders tomorrow or tue. Waiting for paint to cure right now. New orders coming in are being made daily so just keep your eyes out for email letting you know your order shipped out.
     
  12. jream

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    Because if you want the color to match you are going to have to paint. PLA and ABS plastic for the printers are in generic colors... So simply printing off won't match. And same goes for casting. Still very very hard to match colors when mixing with the casting material. Color matching and painting by hand is only way to get it looking close.

    Feel free to make arm pieces for your invisible but please start your own thread and advertise there if you wouldn't mind. Thanks.
     
  13. Afterburner

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    Please god somebody get on a new head for this guy.
     
  14. Curium

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    Nothing on a head, but Dr Wu is working on a face.
     
  15. Afterburner

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    The whole head shape needs fixed, not just the face. The head is too wide at the bottom and the horns need to be horns and not nubs. With a new head I'd have no complaints.
     
  16. jream

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    Since we all love pics

    Rinsing off the residue after wet sanding.

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    But this will give you a good indication of the final color.


    Someone asked why I paint instead of simply just printing off some off yellow color.
    Two reasons. You can't get that close of a color match like in this pic from simply printing.
    Also, printed parts have an unsmooth finish when they are done. The best way to minimize this effect is with painting and sanding to try to get the surface as smooth as possible. There still may be tiny imperfections in the surface since it's printed but by painting and wet sanding you minimize the effect.

    I'll update the post with final pictures soon.
     
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    Looks good man, looking forward to these
     
  18. Roadbuster25

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    I don't mean rehash an old argument but I completely agree with both points. Even a sliding fist mechanism from the 1980s would have been better than this.
     
  19. autotronprime

    autotronprime I like to make cool things!

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    Can't wait to get these for my bee(s)! That last pic's sealed the deal, they are looking awesome!
     
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    look great