3D Printing

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by MadMan1701A, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. 3danim8d

    3danim8d Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    MadMan,,

    The phaser is looking great, I have the Playmates toy from years ago, and it is about 8 inches long. If you want and photos or scans of it, let me know.


    Jeff
     
  2. MadMan1701A

    MadMan1701A Commodore Premium Member

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    Thanks guys. :)

    It's OK. :) I've found that when I build a model to print, the polycount can't be too high, or Makerware has a hard time slicing the file up. it'll also smooth out the model some, too.

    A couple of photos would be great, if you have time. I've seen various paint jobs on the internet, but I don't think I've seen any photos of the Playmates one.

    Next up, I'm going to try do do the USS Kelvin version phaser and communicator.

    -Ricky
     
  3. 1701TPA

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    Awesome Work here Ricky :techman::techman::techman:
    as always my friend ... : )
     
  4. beamMe

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    Can't wait to see that phaser printed out.
     
  5. 3danim8d

    3danim8d Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    MadMan,

    Ok, I have 4 pretty good shots for you, I freehanded them so they aren't true orthos, but if need be you could skew/warp them in Photoshop to straighten anything out. The shots are currently 16 megapixel ( and 5mb each ) How big do you want them?

    The Playmates phaser is pretty much one color black plastic on the body, and it may be a bit small (as it is a toy).

    I thought I heard that who ever has the current license might be making a STVI phaser after the STIII one.


    Jeff
     
  6. MadMan1701A

    MadMan1701A Commodore Premium Member

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    Cool, thanks. Email would be good... rickywallace.1701 at gmail.com

    I got about halfway done printing this today, and should have the rest done tomorrow night. Hopefully, I have some pics. :)

    -Ricky
     
  7. 3danim8d

    3danim8d Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Sent!

    I hope they help!

    One day (since the bulb burned out in mine) I plan to have a nozzle turned from aluminum with enough room to put a blue laser in it.
     
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  8. MadMan1701A

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    Well, I got all 4 parts finished yesterday, and did a quick test-fit. Everything seems to line up well.

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    Tomorrow, I hope to do some sanding, and assembly. I think it turned out pretty well. :)

    -Ricky
     
  9. MadMan1701A

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    Got the phaser done. :) I think it turned out well.

    I went with more of a TOS color scheme on it, and I think it looks sharp. I felt like the real one was a little too dark.

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    And here it is compared to the Art Asylum TOS Phaser...

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    What do you guys think?

    -Ricky
     
  10. Bernard Guignard

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  11. Kaiser

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    Set Phasers to Awesome! =D
     
  12. Burke

    Burke Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Awesome prints! How did the Valiant make out?
     
  13. LordMudd

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    I really want one of those for making custom action figures. Can you change the size of something? Example: I still have my Major Matt Mason space station, which is scale to 8" figures, and I would like to reduce it for 4" figures. Also, reducing some Playmates heads to fit Mego/ERTL bodies.

    CCC.
     
  14. surak-toc

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    That's amazing, it would be brilliant to see with Cjohnson1701's permission of course to do a 3D model of his USS Pike
     
  15. Cjohnson1701

    Cjohnson1701 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I personally, wouldn't mind at all. You have my permission. The only problem is logistics, the ship wasn't modeled for 3D-printing and it's built at a 1:1 scale when I started ( so digitally it is 700+ meters long, good luck fitting that on your garage! :p). So I would have to co-ordinate with Madman-1701 here. Not to mention, if there is any costs ( eg: materials, electronics, shipping, etc.)

    TL: DR, if Madman is okay with it, and the logistics work out, I'd be down.
     
  16. MadMan1701A

    MadMan1701A Commodore Premium Member

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    Sure, I can add it to my list. :)

    It shouldn't be too hard to convert it for printing... mine don't need much cleanup to come out right. All I need is a .obj file. :)

    -Ricky
     
  17. MadMan1701A

    MadMan1701A Commodore Premium Member

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    Hey guys, more stuff tonight. :)

    I got most of the parts built for Valiant, and assembled. I think it turned out pretty well. :)

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    Also, I was playing around the other day, and made some comm badges. I was watching TNG on Bluray, and never noticed that the TNG comm badges delta shape wasn't the same shape as the TOS delta. I thought it was weird that I had never noticed, so I had to make some. :)

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    What do you guys think?

    -Ricky
     
  18. Masao

    Masao Commodore Commodore

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    That's really neat! I have a question: once you have the printer and the file, what is the material cost of printing a single copy of that ship? Also, how long does it take to print?
     
  19. MadMan1701A

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    Thanks. :)

    Material wise, there is probably $2 of plastic going on in this particular one. Time is the big thing with these.. combined, there is about 8 hours of print time for the parts, and another 3 hours of me cleaning up the parts and assembling it. Then, more time to sand and paint it.

    -Ricky
     
  20. surak-toc

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    The valiant is a masterpiece, the badges I like, I look forward to seeing your future badge if you do one, I'd be interested in seeing a nx-01 refit model