Heavy/Scratch: CyberBase Display System

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  1. rusticon

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    As bot collections grow, finding and organizing a display/showcase space for them always becomes an annoying challenge.

    Thus arose the need to design/find a modular way to keep things neat and also "create" more space. So, here's 3d design and 3d printing to the rescue again with this new CyberBase system :p 

    CBS_CoreSet_FS.JPG

    Because everyone's display space (and also and notion of what the best display!) for one's collection is gonna be different, these pieces should allow for a fair bit of mix and match for flexibility:

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    The floor tiles come the option to glue in magnets too, so if you like to switch things out easily, that should be a blast. The work something like this -


    Some of the parts are still in the process of getting 3d printed so hope to get a more complete photos of stuff really soon.

    CyberBase-Printing.jpg


    The plan would be to have more modules which can be added on too, so will probably update things as we go along!

    The color scheme we used in 3d printing is pretty autobot ark-ish so far, but switch things out to a decepticon purple and that would be a magnificent display befitting of your 'cons too!


    Anyhoo, the 3d print files for this core set has been publicly released here (https://www.patreon.com/posts/33087589), so if you have a 3d printer or access to one, feel free to grab them files and print away! =)
     
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    These look really nice!! I'm so happy you released the models instead of just shapeways hoarding! I'll give them a try when i get the chance, they look great! I wish you the best of luck in your patreon ways!
     
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    Yeah these definitely look great man I tried 3D printing my own bases and I failed miserably so I know how hard this can be great job let's hope to see more
     
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    Thanks all folks! :p 

    These would be extremely cost-prohibitive via shapeways due to their size and the number of duplicates you would need. Hence, much better to have these out in the wild so more folks can muck around with them for what would essentially be couple of cents or bucks per piece!

    Would love to see them in action all around the world! Would take quite some time to print though.

    Yeah, there will be more addons soon! =)
     
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    Those look amazing! Nice work!
     
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    Just updated an earlier project, the Omni Arm addon which is now fully compatible with the CyberBase system!

    CBS_OmniArm_FS.JPG

    Articulated in 4 points, this gives you a way of allowing armor, weapons or other parts to be held up in a display style. Useful for displaying all the various armaments and optional parts for your various bots!

    OmniArm01.JPG

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    The Omni Arm has 4 points articulation, and its parts can be jointed by either acrylic/bass rods, or M3/M5 nuts and bolts:

    OmniArm_Dim2.JPG


    Hope that this addition will allow more mix-and-match options for displays and dioramas~
    Files available over at - https://www.patreon.com/posts/33224071

    More to come soon :D 
     
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    Here's a new peg wall addon to the system, because there would always be some figures which have too many accessories to display properly. (Might also be due to having too many additional custom ones too!)

    So essentially, this is a utilitarian peg wall, with the hook pegs of various lengths available to be attached on it. Alternatively, the holes are all also of 5mm diameter, so pieces can be attached directly to the peg wall too.

    CBS_PegWall02.JPG


    Pieces should fit nicely on a pair of peg hooks.

    CBS_PegWall03.JPG

    The bot can then just be placed in front of his little "armory". This should look great with multiple bots in a row too.
    CBS_PegWall07.JPG
     
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    edit

    Just wondering what your team's thoughts were on the tile connector you went with. The explosion of tile connecting options in 2019 was crazy.
     
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    Wow, that's a great video outlining the evolution of tiles and their connectors! Thanks for sharing!

    Did think about how things should assemble together and decided to go for the simplest approach of using magnets (if any) as we assume display systems tend not to be as massively setup as dungeon tiles? Also worked on the assumption that they tend not to get moved too much once setup for display, so the simplest (for folks not intending to create large tilescapes) felt to be the use of magnets in the sides. :) 
     
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    Well, here's the long overdue Gun Range which was sneak peeked a while back:

    Just some additional parts which fit into the system - the gun range booth and a target stand:​
    Gunrange_Render.JPG

    Once it's all setup, ol Kup's on hand to show all you young whippersnappers how it's done!​
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    Meg here ain't gonna stand a chance against his trusty blaster GunRange3.JPG


    A top view showing some of the detailing on the table: GunRange8.JPG


    The rookies gotta some time at blaster training too:
    GunRange01.JPG

    And to be fair, depending on the faction you're setting things up for, we got both the iconic leaders here in target mode. Who's that on the right? That's just prime. (heh) Targets.JPG

     
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    Just wanted to share the latest addon for this system - some storage bins to help keep things neat, what with all the extra parts and accessories that come along with figures sometimes (looking at you, pile of extra combiner hands ....)

    Fits on the existing Cyberbase tiles, this comes as a 3 part piece with a hinged-led up top:
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    Here's how it looks in 3d printed in real life. Ignore the paint blots up front as it was a botched spray painting job (for the inside) without having put enough masking up front :p 
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    Hinged lid opens upwards... StorageBin02.JPG

    so that all the extra pieces can just be stuffed inside like so .. StorageBin03.JPG


    It may be a little tall for poor ol' Swerve right over here, but he finds a way StorageBin04.JPG

    ... to dig right in ... StorageBin05.JPG


    For this .. StorageBin06.JPG

    and he's off ... StorageBin07.JPG

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    Was a fun little project to work on and by golly, will be 3d printing a whole lot of these to keep things neat (neat-looking at least), at the back of the display shelf.

    If you'll like to give this a go, the 3d print file have been released for free over here - https://www.patreon.com/posts/34552872 =)
     
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    Lol...these are great. Nice job. There’s a Teletraan floating around out there I keep meaning to print that would go great with this stuff.
     
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    Oh yup! One of the earlier models. Don't miss out on the Addon set as well as the Decepticon Terminal too ;) 
     
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    Lol...yeah...I think I downloaded all of it. Thanks, man. I just need to rearrange my display area and get printing...
     
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    Did up a new "variable-height" lift platform which was inspired by an something similar which Jazz rode up to meet Optimus in the early pilot episode while the Autobots were still on Cybertron!

    CBS-Lift01.jpg

    So, to help optimize some display space, it's easier to have a mix of smaller bots or other accessories placed up top!

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    Just had to do some tests to be sure it can hold the larger and weightier bots up without buckling over. Your mileage may vary when it comes to diecast or masterpiece stuff though :p 

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    Works nicely at max height too - so instead of having to come up with another bunch of parts for another stacked-on level, this may be the lazier way about things. :p 

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    This is really cool. Once your done with all these add ons your shelf will look like autobot city from the 86 movie!

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    Oh Teletraan would be cool too.
     
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    Did up some new flight stands to display the bots with aerial modes, or for action poses!

    Basically, these are hexagonal 5mm rods which peg into the base piece :) 

    CBS_FlightStand01.JPG

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    This I've found is the most space efficient way to display 3 aerialbots!

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    Works for organics too :p 

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    And of course, that's just Prime:

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    A quick video too on how it comes together:

     
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