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

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:31 am
by TheSparrow
Oopsie. I didn't realise who I replied to :lol: in my defence I hadn't slept for three days when. I typed that :lol:

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

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:53 am
by 3DPrintingDoctorWho
I'm amazed at how much of the damage I've managed to repair. Really only 7 figures are complete goners, and they're all ones with wire in the legs where it fragmented to hell when they got crushed. The rest will no longer be perfect and have obvious cracks and traces of glue if you look close enough (especially around the ankles), but after crawling over the carpet and picking up every single chunk and tiny broken-off finger, I've pieced back together *39* of them... even if several are now listing suspiciously to the left.

I spent the weekend taking down every single figure, and then replacing all the hanging shelves with billy bookcases from Ikea. They're a little deeper than is ideal for showing off figures, but I'm cutting up the old hanging shelves out in the garage to make a tier system so I can display multiple rows of figures on a single shelf and still have them be visible. There's quite a bit of work left to be done until I'll have my workspace back, but trying to put a positive on a bad situation, I was pretty well maxed out on shelf space before the collapse happened, and this configuration should give me a little more room for future customs once it's all completed.

I'm also pleased that the TV Movie TARDIS fits on standard depth shelf without too much overhang. I managed to line up the bottom row with my work table, so the little bit that hangs out should be supported, and hopefully won't break if anything bumps into it or the cat decides to go exploring.

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

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:10 pm
by skifflebits
Ah, the geometric limitations of the Billy. Shaping the way collectors display their stuff for over 30 years.

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

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:10 pm
by skifflebits
In other news, I'm *still* hoping someone out there puts a "Resolution" Dalek model up on line.

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

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:47 am
by 3DPrintingDoctorWho
skifflebits wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:10 pm
In other news, I'm *still* hoping someone out there puts a "Resolution" Dalek model up on line.
I have contacted the creator of the 3D model a lot of people have been raving about, to see if he's willing to share it and let me put it up as a guest template on the project site: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/6aOlOO
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It's one of those things where I don't have the time and energy to sculpt one myself from scratch, but I'd certainly be willing to devote an hour or two to tweaking his design to add basic articulation and shore up the few areas where even a resin printer would have trouble printing the design.

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

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:05 pm
by skifflebits
That is pretty amazing. I hope the designer takes you up on the offer.

Someone on GB should ask Al if an official CO release is definitely a non-starter.

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

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:52 am
by 3DPrintingDoctorWho

026 - The Toymaker's Robot

Version 1 - Updated 7/22/2019

Beta: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JImGOm ... 5qicG4O7n/
Rough: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/6Y58MEbNGBc


Notes: I just finished the design for the Toymaker Robot, but I haven't test printed it yet, and won't be able to until I receive my Moai 130 resin printer or get my HD machine up and running, whichever comes first. I'm posting all the files as a Beta now, since I think there's relatively little that can go wrong with it, aside from arm/leg joints that may need to be sanded down a bit, but just be warned.

There is a lot of incredibly tiny 0.5mm or smaller surface detail on here that I don't really expect to print on most printers. It's mainly there as a painting/color guide, and ideally, there might be a very faint shadow that will help you line up all the surface detail when painting.


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This will be the last new figure that I work on for a short while, as I'm going to take some time to focus on revamping my earlier figures, since of course, I want to reprint everything in higher quality resin now!

The Alpha Centauri, Quark, Chumbley, Larvae Gun, Zarbi, and Exxilon Root scuplts could all use varying degrees of attention to bring them up to the same level of quality as my later figures, though I honesty have no idea how well the joints will work in the less flexible resin, or if I'm going to have to create entirely separate resin versions, alternate limbs, etc.

Just a fair warning to anyone who may be trying to print from the TinkerCAD versions of my files instead of the saved Google Drive links... chances are I'll be working on the designs above quite a bit in the coming weeks, so they may not be fit to print, especially if you catch me in the middle of redesign.

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

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:06 pm
by skifflebits
Awesome!!! Love the variant screen pieces.

Did the Resolution Dalek guy ever get back to you?

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

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:40 am
by 3DPrintingDoctorWho
skifflebits wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:06 pm
Awesome!!! Love the variant screen pieces.

Did the Resolution Dalek guy ever get back to you?
Sadly no. We're still also waiting on on Al Dewar to release the models for the Mutt and 12th Doctor TARDIS playset that he teased a couple of months ago. Unfortunately, there's not much I can do to force people to hand over their sculpts.


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I've spent the last couple of nights printing clear pieces (Keller Machine, Key to Time segments, Quark Atomic Drill, and Dalek Transmat components)
But tonight I'm resin printing my first resculpt for the Rutan Scout. I've mainly fixed the outer texturing to be more organic, and created an alternate version with drain holes, which is a whole new facet of resin printing I'm learning about.

Assuming the Rutan print goes according to plan, I'll likely move on to Black resin next, which is probably what I'll end up reprinting the 8th Doctor console top out of as well.

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

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:46 pm
by skifflebits
Which resin printer do you have?