Heavy/Scratch: G1 Ion Cannon (Optimus Gun) 3D Model

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  1. DualDiac84

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    Okay this Is my first custom, A G1 Ion Cannon with a 5mm peg. It's still work in progress because I have not tested it yet. and yes it was made in Tinkercad because it's the only thing i know how to use. i Ion_Cannon.PNG upload_2018-12-5_21-26-48.png
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  2. DualDiac84

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    Okay Update i made a second more cartoon accurate ver. i also printed them both. More updates to come! upload_2018-12-10_21-9-54.png
     
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    Cool - I'm interested to see how this turns out :) 
     
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  4. DualDiac84

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    Quick update, Finally took pictures soooooo.... here you go!
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    looks good.....
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    looks not so good...
    basically when i removed the supports it didn't work and they're way too big and the post is too big. anyways more updates to come! (eventually)
     

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    My suggestion on supports: just don't. Cut the thing in half (L/R) and print them laying down. Glue the pieces together and putty/sand the seam. You'll get a much better finish than you ever could with supports.
     
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  6. DualDiac84

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    thanks! i was thinking of doing that but i don't know how to do that on the program/website i'm using, some guy told me about one but i don't remember. Do you know one?
     
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  7. ultraman zoffy

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    Agree with Snaku, guns and long objects like this in general tend to work better cut in half and laid flat on the plate. Learned this when printing out Macross valkyrie gun pods. Great design btw!
     
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    Looks good man!

    I've had moderate success printing high aspect ratio models upright. Bed adhesion is vital though, and you better have your speed/accel/jerk dialed in to get those tight arc segments looking good.
     
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    I use blender. It's free. It's not exactly intuitive to cut things I'm half though. Not sure what the easiest program for that is.
     
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    Maybe Meshmixer. It is also free, and you can easily do things like cut objects up, put different ones together, or hollow objects(not as big of an issue with you FDM guys!)
     
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    Thanks, But i actually already figured it out it's just that i'm busy with my other project and haven't had time to print it i'll update it once i do though!
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    My other project: Robot Heroes (possibly action masters as well)
     
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    Awesome work! Great job on the design. Tinkercad is great if you are willing to play around with it.
     
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    is fit to mp10v? do u have a links?
     
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    Sorry it's meant for main line figures there will also be version with a 3mm peg but it's designed to go with 5mm peg figs, it's also not finished as i am busy with my other work, I also don't own mp10v i only have Mp-10 when i get back to this i could try but i would need the dimensions of the handle for the original blaster. Thanks for looking!:) 
     
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    Almost A year later....
    Ok i kinda haven't touched this since I "finished" it, I finally got an opportunity to print it, And I now realize it definitely needs some tweaks. Heres some pictures!

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    More Pictures! You might not be able to tell in the picture but, The bottom gun isn't there, That's because it was printed separately and broke, The pegs I designed to hold the guns together also ended up being just an annoyance so I jetted them too.
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    Forgot to mention, They're siege compatible ( I just don't have any fire effects with me now) and are kinda now meant for Earthrise Prime
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