3D Artwork: Powermaster Optimus Prime Action Master Style

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  1. jame5y

    jame5y Till All Are One..In the UK Thread

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    Moving on from my Minitron (Megatron) cyberverse size articulated figures, and built my new Powermaster Optimini Prime!

    I'm hoping to build a selection of TF articulated figures that although won't transform, but will be fun!

    This will be up on my shapeways when I've got all the little bugs fixed and a sprue made up ;) 

    Love to hear some feedback guys :D 

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    These are spot on!

    And I really dig how it looks like you are achieving a great look with largely simple shapes.

    Watch those hip joints, though. It looks like they are c-clips. The c-clips on my Reflector mini-figs hips ended up printing too loose, even though they measured for a tight fit in the render. The unpredictable margin of error is one of the problems with 3D printing. (But often easily rectified with some glue and/or sandpaper.)
     
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    Looks good so far,
     
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    Thanks guys!

    Yeah those hips are going to be a bit trial and error - I'm hoping the tolerance isn't going to be too bad :/

    It's amazing what you can achieve with just the basic sketch up but I have to give props to those on the boards who have given me pointers!

    At the moment this is roughly coming in at $30 - but I'm hoping to get it down with a bit more hollowing - wish me luck!
     
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    You might find the hollowing isn't worth it in the end, but that depends on the scale. I've spent hours hollowing a piece only to find out it knocked sixty cents off of the total price.

    Also, if you haven't already discovered it, enlarging the scale of a piece can really help when dealing with intersecting hi-def, curved surfaces (I'm looking at that Prime helmet). I tend to see a lot of fracturing when I try to intersect at actual scale, but it is less bad when I blow up the piece, fix it, and then reduce it. I might have mentioned this already...I'm going a little senile in my middle-age.
     
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    No all this is ace!

    Thank you so much!

    I've started doing that with the next one up....Ultra Magnifius!
    (Getting the puns to miniature their names is half the fun!)
     
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    ......and speaking of that one - sneaky peek!

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