process' Shapeways projects

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by process, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus Well-Known Member

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    Oh I REALLY like the Prime backpack bits! I've got my Magnus toting a lot of gear, and this could help me have him do so more convincingly...need to add some 3mm clips, but that's a do-able project for sure....
     
  2. RodimusDawg

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    Ever consider a mini megatron in gun mode for classics figures to hold?
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Those swords would be easy enough to model, although I'd be going off of photos and my own design instincts, so they wouldn't be exact reproduction parts.

    I hadn't. Are you thinking Classics Megatron, like that Fansproject prototype, or a classic Walther P38 Megatron?
     
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    dj_convoy II Remix!

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    I think going by your design instincts would be fine. :) 
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    And another batch:

    Megatron Flail: This is an update to the Megatron flail concept. Unlike the first one, this is one has improved proportions. In the interest of reducing materials and cleaning, the flail comes with the spiked ball disassembled in two pieces. In the photo below, you can see how well the halves fit together without any adhesive; the weight of the bottom half is able to be supported by the friction between them. This should also make it easier to finish.

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    Decepticon Mace: The perfect weapon for an egotistical Decepticon -- no explanation needed here.

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    Prime Axe version 2: Another variation of the Prime axe, this time mounted with a 5mm peg.

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    beigoma Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    I like how the mace head looks like a decepticon emblem. Nice!
     
  7. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus Well-Known Member

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    OMG! The Mace was my favorite thing from all of War For Cybertron! I can't wait to print one and give it to Meggs!
     
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    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    These weapons and the backpacks are looking really cool.

    Quick suggestion for the one with the G2 launchers, maybe you could add 5mm holes into the raised bits on the shoulder. Then you could (theoretically, at least) mount the launchers in a firing position too.
     
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    fakebusker83 Radicon

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    The weapons are pure WIN. Great job!

    I have no problems with the structure of the weapons except for Prime's axe where the blade meets the handle. How thick is the blade will it snap off too easily?
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    That's been the long-term plan, along with the 5mm peg version. It's... surprisingly tricky.

    I don't remember off hand; the edges of the axe are 1.5mm, and I probably put a 0.5-1mm taper on each face, which means the blades would meet where they are 2.5-3.5mm thick. Whatever it is, the blade feels quite robust. I'm not at all concerned about breakage.
     
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    Great looking weapons Process, looks like I'm gonna have to make another order soon. Got your Superion Chest fill and a couple Defender heels already. What do you use to clean the parts so they look smooth like that?

    Edit: Oh yeah, got the Protector chest emblem thing too.
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    A stiff toothbrush and a rag usually do the trick. A toothpick is also useful for cleaning up detailing.
     
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    kmoua7 Well-Known Member

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    OK thanks! I thought maybe I had to go find some hobby very fine sandpaper somewhere. Toothbrush I can handle :) 
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    The residue that's left on detail materials (seemingly transparent detail in particular) is distinctly separate from the sintered matter, but it's sticky so it likes to cling. It's not unlike chewed food getting stuck in your teeth.
     
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    Either or honestly. It's something fans have been clamouring for since early fanprojects. But maybe to avoid what happen with FP a wicked P38 would be sweet. Or a futuristic version.
     
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    Man that Prime backpack just what my Jazzimus aka Maestro Prime needs. Sweet job buddy!
     
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    Process, your creations are amazing and useful. How about add-on blades to use with Sidearm Sideswipe?
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    As a quick follow-up, here's the flail (ball and chain?) dyed. I think I used too much dye, so it turned out a little more magenta than I would have liked, but you get the idea. You don't see it as well in the photo, but it's quite translucent.

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