Is there a 3D printing place that makes replacement parts?

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  1. Hook

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    Snagged this nice YOTG Prime for $10. It is complete but has one glaring omission - Prime is missing his eyes.

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    The complete eye/light piping piece is missing. While it does look kinda cool, I would like to get a replacement. Is there a 3D printing place that makes replacement parts?

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  2. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch

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    First off, $10 is an excellent price. Was it a yard sale find?

    Have you tried searching round shapeways on the odd chance someone else had the same issue?
     
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    Found it in a yard sale/garage sale
     
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    Nothing on Shapeways besides the sword and missiles.
     
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    To answer your question, no there isn't a 3d printing service that offers replacement parts. I have occasionally seen replacement parts on Thingiverse for specific figures but that requires someone to have needed the part and gone through the effort of 3d modelling it themselves. If I owned the figure, I could design a replacement part but without having it in hand, I'd be guessing at too much and couldn't guarantee the piece would fit. And then you'd want it printed in a clear but solid material which means resin so you'd either need someone with a resin printer (mine is fdm so it wouldn't be suitable) or to order it from Shapeways.
     
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    You can look into making one out of epoxy putty. I’ve used Tamiya epoxy putty, using the head as a mold, the putty fills-in where the eyes would be and just paint after. You can find videos in YouTube. Hope that helps
     
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    This. Just do this.

    Get some instamorph/epoxy/clay/whatever and just mash it in there. Pull it out, trim it down, maybe paint the eyes, done. WAY cheaper and easier than trying to find a print.
     
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    Do you have Primus? Mine is missing his feet, I assume they wouldn't be too hard to design. Anyway, LMK if you can help me out.
    Might go down that route then. Thanks for the suggestion!
     
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    I don't and feet would be much harder to model than a replacement eyepiece. Eyes are pretty much just a few polygons and a bunch of measurements. Feet would be a much more complicated model and even more measurements. I recently modeled a rocket launcher for Newage Manero based on the one that came with Maketoys Downbeat and that was pretty much a day long project and I didn't even need to be exact with that. I'd need to be much more exact with replacement parts.
     
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