3D Printing Doctor Who - Print and paint your own 5.5" scale customs

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Re: 3D Printing Doctor Who - Print and paint your own 5.5" scale customs

Post by 3DPrintingDoctorWho » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:48 am

DalekCheese wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:38 pm
skifflebits wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:50 pm
I'm curious to see that to-do list.
As am I.
It's the 3rd post on the first page of this thread: http://doctorwhotoys.net/forum/viewtopi ... &t=14#p156
As well as on the project website: https://www.3dprintingdoctorwho.com/todolist.html


The list is somewhat fluid as technology improves and I hone my skills and discover new techniques and tools.

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I'd say I'm now on the cusp of possibly being able to do some of those "nope list" humanoid figures, now that I have a resin printer, some slightly better face generation software, and a better grasp of using Meshmixer, but there's still a major bottleneck when it comes to TinkerCAD and importing high-polygon shapes. Additionally, the flexible resin that I've been using as an additive has the negative side-effect of washing out the finer surface details when printing, making the final print quality not much better than what comes off a standard filament printer.

I'll have to see how the Polly Wright figure turns out once I finish tinkering with it, but I suspect if I'm able to do faces at all, they'll have to be very generic non-actor specific ones like a Movellan, Drahvin, Ogron, Vogan, or Primoid. (Though I'm not going to build any of those from scratch myself. I'd have to find a fairly close premade body that somebody else designed, and then add bits and resculpt them in Meshmixer until it looks close enough to the Doctor Who monster in question.)

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Re: 3D Printing Doctor Who - Print and paint your own 5.5" scale customs

Post by skifflebits » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:06 am

Yeah, that list is pretty extensive. Very curious to see what you'll pick next. And curious if you can make a more human-like model print.
Be nice or I'll bring back this: https://i.imgur.com/TGx4F7A.jpg

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