I have bought a 3D printer! Now I can try to make my own transformers figures. In this thread I will update you on the process and you could also ask questions or offer advise. I have read thru a few treads here about 3D printing and this one was very similar to what I plan to do. (Would love to hear from Snaku how it went or what problems uccured) I too will use Blender as I already have some experience with 3D modeling and it's a smaller step to rigging and animation if I wanted to try that. A CAD program might be better for exactness and tolerances but the printer have its limitations and I will probably have to post proses a few parts anyway. Blender also have new tools for 3D printing and it will be easier to make odd shapes and other fun things to print. So, the plan to start with making a simple G1 style toy (think stunticon) as a proof of concept and then move up from there. My next step will be to try making a white retool of the DX9 War in Pocket X08 Hoister (Hook). This will test tolerances as well as strength of ball joints and connection pegs without having to worry that much about design mechanics. Of course I will also print an extra piece so that Hook can work as the right leg . After that I will attempt an masterpiece sized Arcee of my own design, based on the Spotlight appearance but with an Earth mode. I started designing this shortly after reading the spotlight. Since then, IDW have given her an earth mode so maybe I try making that one too some time. But I have many other designs too that I'd want to do so we'll see. With the experience I have from my Lego Transformers I would imagine this will take a long time but I will keep you updated here and once I finish something it will get its own page in the Customs section. Feel free to ask anything or just sit and watch the (painfully slow) progress. Projects planed or started: G1 style toy White retool of DX9 Hook Legends size Prowl Masterpiece Spotlight Arcee (E.J Su's Sunstreker) (E.J Su's Jazz) Finished figures: Links to come.