Minor/Repaint: Wheeljack Wrenches - Transformers Devastation Style

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  1. Robots78

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    Update 2020/03/23:

    Now on Shapeways:
    Single: [x1] Wheeljack Wrench - Devastation Style by robots78 on Shapeways
    Dual: [x2] Wheeljack Wrenches - Devastation Style by robots78 on Shapeways

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    These are wrenches for Wheeljack based off of the Transformers: Devastation video game. They were made with Earthrise Wheeljack in mind, but will also work with the Combiner Wars/Unite Warriors or Generations figures, or any figure with 5mm hands.

    The download on Thingiverse includes the full wrench model and a version split into two parts for easy printing without supports. I printed mine with layer color changes to have black grips like the in-game model.

    Download to print you own here:
    https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/wheeljack-wrenches

    If anyone prints these, please let me know how they fit. I had to scale the handle grips up to like 5.25mm in the model to get a print that fit snuggly in Wheeljack's hands. I'd like to hear how they print for others before I post them for sale on Shapeways.

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    Photos also show my replacement wings for Earthrise Wheeljack, more info here.
     
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    Looks great! I love that game.
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    Nifty!

    so depressed I never got to play that game. It looks awesome. Hope to god they release it for Switch someday.
     
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    Highly unlikely, as Activision's license for Transformers is expired, meaning the game is no longer available digitally, no sequel, and no DLC if you didn't already have it. :( 

    A pair of Sideswipe's swords that are actually longswords and not the short G2 machete would be awesome.
     
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    There's are fantastic, great job!
     
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    I...uh... don't know what I was thinking when I posted that. Sorry.
     
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    Hey @WheelJacksWrkShp did you have to sand the handles much when you printed these? I think I originally designed them right at 5mm but they printed too small, so I enlarged them to maybe 5.1mm. They fit perfectly for me, but I noticed in the pics you posted in the Wheeljack wings thread that it looked like you sanded them. I think the fit issue I had might have been my printer and not the dimensions in the file. I'd be interested to know how the handles printed for you.
     
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    The fit, but it is super snug. I sanded them so that I can pull them out without feeling like I was going to break them. Plus I had to rotate the file to build along the length of the wrench because Cura is not putting supports in to build it vertically and I am afraid as it gets taller it will topple over half way through.
     
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    Photo added so others interested dont have to jump threads 20200402_171426.jpg
     
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    Yeah I guess if you printed the handles horizontally that wouldn't be an apples-to-apples comparison with how I printed them. I added a brim in my slicer to enlarge the contact area so I could print them vertically. (I printed the two-piece version, looks like maybe you printed the one-piece?)
     
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    I tried printing the 2 piece version but the handles toppled about half way through the print. I am not familiar with the brim setting. When I printed the handles sideways, it printed with a curve to the handle and the end that the wrench glues to was all deformed from the printer trying to print support and then boogering up. After 5 attempts I scrapped it and opened the files in Tinkercad and laid the whole design on its spine and exported it. There is still a slight curve to the handle closer to the wrench end. But its less noticeable. The whole handle is more egg shape than round. That may be due to printing it on its side, though I am not for certain.
     
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    Brim puts a series of concentric single-layer rings around the first layer of the print, making the area of the first layer larger and helping the print adhere. Then when the print is done, you tear the brim off of the part. A part like this handle is the perfect use case for a brim.

    I use PrusaSlicer, but here's a screenshot I found of the brim setting in Cura:
     

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