DIY Fanstoys Based Non-Transforming Bot and Alt Mode Replica

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  1. ultraman zoffy

    ultraman zoffy Don't Whine, Design!

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    If you're completely new to 3D design, I'd recommend starting with Tinkercad. It's free, has a very accessible user interface, and is easy to get the hang of in terms of how it operates and the rules it follows. Also, buy yourself a cheap digital caliper so that you can take very accurate measurements of things when you're creating designs. You'll usually want to work in dimensions within a hundredth of a millimeter when making TF related things. Be sure to watch and absorb every Youtube video on beginning 3D design and printing that you can stand watching as well; you'll quickly sort through which folks are helpful and which aren't. Lastly, even though it's old school, buy a few beginner books on 3D design and printing so that you can start to grasp someof the terminology that's common in both. I'd been drafting since I was a kid since my dad was an architect/engineer, and my degree is in Industrial/Product Design, but even though that helped, I still mostly learned everything I'm doing right now from research on Youtube and just reading articles online and in books. Be patient and you'll eventually get the hang of things. =)
     
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    Can you make g1 Bee action figure using mp45 as reference lol
     
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    ultraman zoffy Don't Whine, Design!

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    I could... but I won't. I think MP-45 is horrible. =P
     
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    Ofc you will need to erase all the kibbles..
     
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    please.

    Advice on software and printer,
     
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    Looks awesome, dude. Can't wait to see him painted. And agree 100% about Fanstoys
     
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    ultraman zoffy Don't Whine, Design!

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    Thanks for checking this project out! I just ordered my first ever airbrush setup so I can finally learn how to use one, so I'm hoping to get him painted up over the next few weeks. Always have to keep progressing the bag of tricks. =)
     
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    Bravo. This is a fantastic design.
     
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    Yooooooo What The!!!!!! :jawdropper: 
    This looks freaking amazing!!!!! Is 3D printing our own transformers the next big frontier?!!!! I'm definitely getting into this! :rip  Fanstoys & Has/Tak!
     
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    Fanstoys Acoustic Wave model, basic build done, now just need to add all the edgework, detailing, and joints, then it's print time.
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    :eek:  !!!

    proceed...
     
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    ultraman zoffy Don't Whine, Design!

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    First test print of the upper body, head, and cassette tray. So far so good.
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    Well now the early photos are out for Thomas I'll say yours looks a lot better. Well done for making an excellent robot mode and saving yourself the best of $230
     
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    ultraman zoffy Don't Whine, Design!

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    Yeah, I saw those photos, and the back of that guy looks ridiculous. Not to toot my own horn, but... I like my homemade figure much better. =p
     
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    First complete test fit print done, now proceeding to final prints with his weapons and sh*t. =P
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    I second that request please!!
     
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    Masterful work.
     
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    ultraman zoffy Don't Whine, Design!

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    I get (and answer) this question a lot nowadays, so here's the short answer:

    F360ENDR3






    ... just kidding, Fusion 360 and Creality Ender-3 printers. =)
     
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