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

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:14 am
by BilliePiperFan
These are all brilliant, I particularly love the Yeti.

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

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:15 am
by BilliePiperFan
I have my own thoughts on the possibilities of 3D printed customs.

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

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:15 pm
by skifflebits
BilliePiperFan wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:14 am
These are all brilliant, I particularly love the Yeti.
The Yeti is quite brilliant. I had one printed via 3dhubs.com, and (after a little tinkering) it turned out fab.

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

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:10 am
by 3DPrintingDoctorWho
At about 3AM last night, I had a shelf collapse that smashed up roughly 90% of my Eaglemoss collection and landed directly on top of the TARDIS console room set. I have spent most of the last 6 hours crazy-gluing everything I could back together. While several of my Eaglemoss figures are beyond repair, the TARDIS mainly split apart along the glue lines and shouldn't look too bad with a bit of touch up paint to hide where it's been glued back together. Thank goodness I had multiple spare central column pieces as well.

Still, my office is now a total disaster area, and every available surface is covered in cracked up figurines in various states of disrepair. I was hoping to start final painting and assembly this weekend, but clearly that's not going to happen until I get the rest of this mess sorted out.

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

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:07 am
by 3DPrintingDoctorWho
Here is a new and improved video of me showing off the LEDs and spring action on the top half of the 8th Doctor TV Movie Console.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYPS1IZ79-Q


As I suspected, the spotlights aren't bright enough to cast an actual circle of light on the baseplate, but they do look cool lit up. I will make a version without the holes for people who want to keep the top of their console pure.
The UV resin tint works like a dream, and should make coloring the lights on the rest of the console much easier. Since it's supposed to be ungodly hot again tomorrow I can't really do any work on the rest of the console for the time being, but I've got my original half-console test print that I may use as a sacrificial test platform to see how difficult is it to cram several different colors of tinted resin together into a confined space.

The photos and video don't really show off how blue the central column is when illuminated. The reflection on the floorboards is far closer to it's actual color. The finished product is going to look glorious in the dark.
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Re: 3D Printing Doctor Who - Print and paint your own 5.5" scale customs

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:59 pm
by Bundesrat
3DPrintingDoctorWho wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:10 am
At about 3AM last night, I had a shelf collapse that smashed up roughly 90% of my Eaglemoss collection and landed directly on top of the TARDIS console room set.
Gutted to read that - especially about the Eaglemoss figures. Not great but at least for the TARDIS you can re-print parts. Let's hope there is still some hope for the crazy glue for the figures.

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

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:27 pm
by Emperor Omega
Damn! What caused the shelf to collapse? :o

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

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:08 pm
by Tharileptil
Emperor Omega wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Damn! What caused the shelf to collapse? :o
The Second Law of Thermodynamics took its toll on the old thing...

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

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:44 pm
by TheSparrow
Tharileptil wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:08 pm
Emperor Omega wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Damn! What caused the shelf to collapse? :o
The Second Law of Thermodynamics took its toll on the old thing...
I'm sorry about that! That's really a bummer. Have you managed to get everything glued?

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

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:59 pm
by Tharileptil
I'm sorry about that! That's really a bummer. Have you managed to get everything glued?
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I'm a few hundred miles away, so he would probably have already glued them by the time I got there... ;)

Seriously though, I cringed when I read about the damage and I hope most of them can be repaired to an extent.