Bluehinter's Free 3-D printable 5" scale figures & vehicles (Got a printer? Print your own customs!)

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Bluehinter's Free 3-D printable 5" scale figures & vehicles (Got a printer? Print your own customs!)

Postby bluehinter » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:38 pm

Since the CO line is basically dead in the water, I've started messing about with a free 3D Printing program called Tinker Cad to start creating my own custom 5" scale figures. So far, I've been pretty impressed with what I've been able to create. My goal is to come up with the highest quality figures possible for classic series robots and aliens not yet commercially available, that anyone with access to a 3D printer can make for themselves. I'll keep posting to this thread as I complete designs, though please note that some designs may be more complete than others.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If I see other people selling any of these designs on eBay, I will immediately stop sharing the templates. This is a fan project, not a business venture. Play nice.
I will also take down any designs that later get released as official CO figures (at least in the 5" range) because I do not want to take away from our ability to get good quality official figures in the future.



If you are interested in downloading and printing templates, I highly recommend you visit my https://www.3dprintingdoctorwho.com/ website, and go to the Templates page, where you can download zip files containing all the STL files you need to be able to print your own figure, as well as detailed printing/assembly/painting instructions, without having to worry about TinketCAD's somewhat wonky export system.


Now that that's out of the way, lets kick things off with:


001 - Alpha Centauri
Status: TESTED COMPLETE. READY FOR PRINTING.
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/bFpODXgFZUQ
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I've completely redesigned ol' Alpha Centauri from the ground up. Everything should be a lot cleaner and more professional looking compared to the old design, which got pretty natty after multiple tweaks and revisions. The new arms should fit smoothly into the body (no more weird brackets left over from the original ball joints), the cape and collar textures are vastly improved, the claws actually line up with the wrists, the eye is closer in proportion to the head of the original costume, and overall, the whole thing just looks loads better. I have no idea if the veins will actually print on a regular resolution printer, but I'm printing the new head now, and they're definitely showing up on my 20 micron machine.


002 - Quark
Status: TESTED COMPLETE. READY FOR PRINTING.
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/0W8uZQmdI0z-doctor-who-quark

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The "eye tubes" are more like sticks, because my printer gets all wibbly trying to get to that level of fine detail, but overall, this design is pretty much as good as it can get. The arms move, the head rotates, and I've swapped out the spring legs for snap in hinge joints that will allow it to walk and bend over. Printing the head at 100% fill gives a nice clean print without having his spikey tips melt off, which was a major problem before. I may tweak the neck joint just a little bit more to create something that will snap together and then not come apart afterwards.

I have also added a modular background wall and a Quark drill accessory because both were fairly simple designs.

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003 - Chumbley
Status: Printable, but needs additional finishing work
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/a3teaCTSpaV-doctor-who-chumbley

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This currently uses the problematic 4cm springs as the old quark design, but I'm going to change it to a nested peg system so that the top and middle sections can rise independently. In the current version, the three arms sort of work, but I have to do a lot of fiddly messing about with wire cutters to get them to just the right size. (if I print them smaller, they come out stringy)


004 - SIDRAT
Status: Printable, but needs additional finishing work.
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/cKLc7hAWYbb-doctor-who-sidrat-travel-capsule/

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This is a large, but fairly simple design. The door is on a track so it should slide freely, but not pop out when fully assembled. Based on color descriptions, this one is supposed to be a dark green. Due to the massive size, this model takes almost a week to print in its entirety, and is too large for mini 3D printers. My first test printing works fine, but the sliding door is a little stiff.



005 - Larvae Gun
Status: TESTED COMPLETE. READY FOR PRINTING.
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/djTwJ8cxqJD-doctor-who-larvae-gun

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Another quick one. No movable parts. I recently saw a color photo and learned that they're supposed to be brown on top and a sickly yellow on the bottom. I've slightly increased the size and shored up the bottom half of the design to help prevent legs from snapping off and give it a smoother underbelly.


006 - Dalek Time Machine
Status: TESTED COMPLETE. READY FOR PRINTING.
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/8V1aquWX0Qa

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Another completely revamped design. This one takes over TWO WEEKS to print, but is worth it, if you have a printer big enough to handle it.
Both the main door and secret back panel work perfectly, and you can easily pass a Dalek (or several Daleks) through it in an infinite conga line, pretty much identical to the original prop. (Well, technically the original prop didn't have a base, it was built right onto the studio floor, but I'm choosing to ignore that aspect since the doors wouldn't function otherwise)

Please note that you WILL need a 3D printer with at least a 7.9" by 7.9" build area to print this, and each piece will need to be printed separately.
If you are using a Wanhao/Monoprice/Cocoon printer, you will have to turn off Raft in CURA to make the main base and roof fit. It's literally at the maximum possibly printing size for this style of printer. Also highly recommended that if you have a heated build plate, you print at about 50, and build an enclosure (even a cardboard one) to try to equalize heat distribution during printing the main piece. Because the design is so large, warping is a MAJOR problem, and since it takes almost 2 WEEKS to print, you do not want to find out it screwed up halfway through!.


007 - Zarbi
Status: TESTED COMPLETE. READY FOR PRINTING.
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/jwJ418s1CDz-doctor-who-zarbi

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This is a major leap forward. Now that I know I can make leg/elbow joints, this opens up a whole range of possibilities for future figures. I've wanted a Zarbi for a long time, and am absolutely thrilled with how well it's turned out.



008 - Dalek Hoverbout/Trans-Solar Disc
Status: Having problems, needs work.
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/l7efTyIDDLO

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Someone on Facebook requested a Dalek hoverbout from the old TV Comics, and since it was a super simple design I decided to oblige. While never technically featured on screen, one did menace Susan in 30 Years in the TARDIS, so I went with that as the most 'canonical' design. I've been having lots of problems getting the railings on this one to print correctly, but it may or may not be because I picked up some bad filament.



009 - Servo Robot
Status: TESTED COMPLETE. READY FOR PRINTING.
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/9NU7HLmzfbA

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Thanks so much to Hastran over on Turbo Squid, who not only designed the original model https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/servo-robot-doctor-wheel-3d-model/499600, but has graciously allowed me to include the finished toy template for free on TinkerCAD. I've adapted the design to include see-sawing legs like the Quark, and extendable arms that can extend and retract up into the body.


010 - Exxilon Root
Status: Printable, but needs additional finishing work.
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/3AreE7zUktp
Aka the deadly corrugated pipe monster from Death to the Daleks. Currently, the body is printed out of several snap-together segments which allow it to twist in an appropriately snakey way. My printed version has 6 segments, but you can print as many as you like. I'm still fine tuning the new snap-in plug assembly, but the figure is printable. I've also built a little fake rock stand that you can connect the base to so it doesn't have to sit on the ground.
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011 - Dalek Transmat
Status: TESTED COMPLETE. READY FOR PRINTING.
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/3eu49Ft3IhM
An easy design from Remembrance of the Daleks that I created while waiting for my other stuff to print. The access panel pops open and there are some fake circuits inside. You can add your own fiber-optics. I will eventually create an alternate version that can accommodate LED lights.
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012 - Keller Machine
Status: TESTED COMPLETE. READY FOR PRINTING.
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/8HGSQ86S32x
I had to take a break from tinkering around with connectors that aren't connecting properly, so I built a Keller Machine from Mind of Evil. I got some transparent PETG filament that I want to test out for the cylinder part, which sadly is more opaque than transparent. It comes with a removable evil brain part, but you can't really see it. I'll eventually try reprinting a version with TGlase, which is the most glass-like filament you can get for a 3D printer.

In the meantime, if you look at the template, you'll see that there are currently two versions. The one with the holes and lego-sized chunk out of the base is designed to work with a UNI Block Light up brick, which can be used to make the entire cylinder glow (if printed with a transparent filament). The shadow of the brain inside is just barely visible, if you know what you're looking for.
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013 - War Machine
Status: Printable, but needs SIGNIFICANT finishing work.
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/7DKtNlmtNN3
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This is it. The crown jewel of my 3D printed figure collection! WARNING: There is A LOT of assembly required, and almost every piece has to be printed separately! As of right now, this figure is fully printable if you don't intend to add any bells and whistles. However, the grand master plan is to make it fully remote controllable, and that's where I'm still ironing out the design kinks.
Once I get the design finalized, if you don't mind dropping $60 for two sets of GoBrix (available from Think Geek at this link: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ipns/) you can pimp out your War Machine with full remote control support!!!! A standard set of two motors can be used to add steering. Three motors will give you steering and remote control of the arms. Four motors will allow remote control of steering, the arms, and the radar dish on top!

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014 - Rutan
Status: Printable on standard 100 micron home printer, but may be messy. Needs minor finishing work.
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/1Svv8lYuB9L
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Like the Keller Machine, this design also incorporates a LED brick. I printed mine out of transparent green PLA, so it looks suitably translucent and glowy even when it isn't lit up. Currently, the LED brick must be turned on using a standard Lego technic axle. I did manage to print it on a standard resolution home printer, though the results were noticeably spotted and lumpy in parts. I will eventually try reprinting in on the 20 micron machine to see if it prints any cleaner.


015 - Hand of Omega
Status: TESTED COMPLETE. READY FOR PRINTING.
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/e0GErL0KF0D
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Another LED brick compatible design. You will need a natural or transparent colored filament to make the fog layer. Currently, the "floating" stands (which are supposed to also turn on light bricks) come out too blobby to be used as keys, so a lego axle must be used to turn the LED lights on and off.
I may make an alternate version at some point that incorporates fairy lights and a light switch, because the Lego lights aren't quite bright enough for my liking.


016 - The 12th Doctor's Guitar
Status: TESTED COMPLETE. But will ONLY print on a 20 micron or better 3D printer.
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/9my9WPJJ3w4
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As we bid a fond farewell to Peter Capaldi, I've broken both my rule of "no accessories" and "no modern Who" to make this-- the 12th Doctor's Yamaha SGV 800 guitar.
I tried printing it multiple times on my standard resolution printer, and it self-destructed every time. Mdo not expect this to print with any level of detail on a standard resolution 3D printer. But my brand new super-fancy 20 micron (0.02mm) resolution printer managed to print everything but the individual strings and whammy bar.



017 - Ogri
Status: TESTED COMPLETE. READY FOR PRINTING.
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/2oEu10nvT14
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The last of my light-up brick figures, this Ogri comes in two flavors, a boring solid lump, and one that will light up when you spin the wheel on the base. The wheel spins fine when unpainted, but painting appears to create enough friction that it may not spin quite as well. Also, I printed this on my 20 micron machine, so the wheel may not print properly on a standard resolution printer.




018 - Yeti Mk. I
Status: TESTED COMPLETE. READY FOR PRINTING.
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/7gLwM1ObPZ5
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Without a doubt, the most detailed figure I've created so far. The Yeti has movable arms and legs, and a lifting flap in the chest so you can remove the control sphere. It also comes with an optional control sphere pyramid accessory (that you can remove the top sphere from) similar to the one seen in episode 2. Now that I have the Mk. I version finalized, I'll go back and make a Mk. II variant at some point, with a web gun accessory. While it seems simple, this is actually going to be a pain in the ass, because the face sculpt is completely different, as are the hands, which were the two parts that took me the longest on the Mk. I.
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019 - Taran Wood Beast
Status: TESTED COMPLETE. READY FOR PRINTING.
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/dGE4qKXsw7Z
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Because no one demanded it, here's the most rubbish monster in Doctor Who history. Shut up, I do what I want.

The Taran Wood Beast comes with semi-articulated limbs. As the monster is only seen on screen for about 30 seconds, and had his arms extended the entire time, that's what I went with for his "default" pose. You can bend the elbows inward, but you can't put his arms down at his side. We'll just work under the assumption that the Taran Wood Beast is a monster specially evolved to wander around the forest all day long trying to give people hugs.

The figure also comes with a tiny Key to Time set, which can be printed in PETG or resin. There isn't a hole for the tracer in this version because it's already super tiny and would never print, but you can always drill one out when assembled.
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020 - 20th Anniversary TARDIS Console
Status: TESTED COMPLETE. READY FOR PRINTING.
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/0OB3wLWhzgt
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I suppose figure #20 is a milestone, so what better way to celebrate with the 20th Anniversary TARDIS Console. This is based off of Peacock Pete's design over at Thingiverse, but significantly redesigned, upscaled for 5" scale, fitted with a spring-drive so that the central column will rise and fall when you press down on it, and with internal structure designed to support the use of two CR2032 battery powered fairy lights for internal lighting.




021 - Wirrn
Status: Test printing now. May need additional fine tuning.
3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/iAayJB1Fb6G
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This figure took waaaaaay longer than expected, considering that I had an excellent model designed by Hastran to use as my template. Unfortunately, the spindly legs and low polygon count on the body took forever to clean up and smooth out. I'm still not wild about the leg joints, but I've messed with them enough for the time being.


Next up...

022 - Kroton



My to-do list (in no particular order)

  • 20th Anniversary TARDIS Console Room. Once I get the console printed the way I want, I'll start adapting the console room as a series of slot-together panels, with working doors, scanner screen, interior door, and a little bit of corridor.

  • Classic TARDIS Console & Console Room. This will happen. I have an excellent model from Hastran, it just needs to be cleaned up and pimped out with lights and movement like the 20th Anniversary. (Although it'll be more work because every panel is different). Once the console is done, I'll work on the rest of the console room as well.

  • Secondary Console Room. Same as above. Got a model already, primarily a case of cleaning it up for 3D printing and adding bells and whistles.

  • 8th Doctor TV Movie console. Same as above. Way too massive to create the entire console room, but it will have the arches and "floating" time rotor.

  • WOTAN from The War Machines. More or less a big solid box covered in lights and and a few tape reels similar to The Master's TARDIS from the Time Monster set. I figure I'll tackle this one once I finish off the War Machine, so they can be part of the same set. I plan on using the micro LED lights on this one, just like the 20th Anniversary TARDIS.

  • Yeti Mk. II from The Web of Fear. While it seems simple, since I already have the Mk. I in the bag, this is actually going to be a pain in the ass, because the face, chest, and hands sculpts are all completely different.

  • Krarg from Shada. More or less just a yeti body covered in flat plates. I will probably make this one out of black TGlase, so that it can be fitted with a red LED so it can glow to simulate the energized Krarg saturated by K9's laser blast.

  • Spirodon from Planet of the Daleks. This one is a cheat. Using the same fur texture as the Yeti, it's just an empty purple cloak that you can pop a dead Spirodon face into.

  • Cleaner Robot from Paradise Towers. Same as above. Difficult enough that it'll take some time, but nothing I can't handle. Depending on the overall size, I may look into making this one GoBrix compatible for RC movement.

  • IMC Mining Robot from Colony in Space. I'll see how the War Machine movement works out first. Should be very similar, though on a smaller scale.

  • Emperor Dalek from Evil of the Daleks. Massive, so I'd have to build it modular in several chunks, but geometrically not that complicated. I've got a couple of spare ISD1820 record/playback chips that I bought for another project, so who knows, this one may even end up with voice action! DO NOT FIGHT IN HERE!

  • TYPE 40 Travel Capsule (without chameleon circuit). Another one that should be easy. Pretty much two concentric cylinders.



Possible (If I get really good/ambitious):


  • Voord from The Keys of Marinus. I have some rudimentary humanoid bodies that can be adapted now that I know how to do joint articulation. I'm still hoping to eventually find a model of a figure in a wet suit, since that would be perfect. The head will be a little bit difficult, but not impossible, assuming I can get the very narrow forehead prong to print.

  • Morpho from The Keys of Marinus. A brain in a jar with eye stalks. I'll probably do this one if I do the Voord so they can be part of a set.

  • Bellal/Exxilon Native from Death to the Daleks. My experiments with trying to reproduce human faces to create a Dominator resulted in something that tragically looked about as good as Bellal's face. Slapping on some "sunglass" eyes and giving him a slightly more "piggy" nose should give me something approximating an Exxilon Native appearance. Smooth out the face a bit, print it dark red, and slap on a burlap cloak, and I've almost got two figures for the price of one.

  • Monoid from The Ark. Just barely on the edge of my "No Human Faces" rule, since it's mainly a mop top in a collar with an egg in it's mouth. The hardest part is going to be finding a free face sculpt with an open mouth that I can shove the eye into.

  • White Robot from The Mind Robber. I used to think this one was too complex, but I think it's just about the maximum amount of detail and articulation I can get out of a figure. The hands may be problematic, but overall, I think this one is possible.

  • Carnival Head Auton from Terror of the Autons I've been downloading free humanoid meshes where I can find them. The face is fairly uncomplicated, and looks not too dissimilar from my test printings. The hard part will be the giant novelty head, but it's big enough I'm hopeful I can pull off the level of detail required, given enough time.

  • Sensorite from The Sensorites If I can pull off Bellal and his Exxilon chums, this one is probably also possible.

  • Optera from The Web Planet It seems a shame to leave out the Menoptera, but I'd never be able to do the wings. Their caterpillar underground brethren may just be possible though.

  • Nimon from The Horns of Nimon. The head would be the hardest part to sculpt. Otherwise, I could adapt a Voord body and slap on some hooves.

  • Raston Warrior Robot from The Five Doctors. Just requires I find a suitable "skinny athletic" humanoid mesh.

  • Mire Beast from The Chase I have a couple of octopus meshes I've downloaded. If I find one that works, I may adapt it, but it'll be a low priority.

  • Aggedor from Monster of Peladon and Curse of Peladon Another complicated sculpt, but a monster I've always loved. I'd invariably end up adapting the Yeti body to create this one.

  • Mandrel from Nightmare of Eden See above, but even more so.

  • Macra from The Macra Terror Big stupid looking crab built onto the back of a Volkswagen. I have some crab meshes I've downloaded, this one may also be possible, but it'll be a low priority, especially as good source images are hard to come by.

  • The Whomobile. Massive and lots of work (plus I'd have to find a reliable way of printing transparent for the cockpit) but I may eventually attempt it since I've always wanted one.

  • Drathro from Mysterious Planet. Angular, but lots of points of articulation and the hands look complicated. Also, some of those curved sections may be hard to pull off.

  • L1 Robot from Mysterious Planet. A complicated build for a fairly forgettable robot, but I may make it if I make Drathro. Can be remote controlled like the War Machine and IMC Mining Robot.

  • Rills from Galaxy 4 It would be nice for my Chumbleys to have some pals. This one would be entirely dependent on me getting proficient with Scupltris, but the fact that they don't move at all is a plus

  • Vervoid from Terror of the Vervoids Another ambitious build that's just about possible if I use all my abilities, but may end up looking like crap and having to be abandoned.

  • Gods of Ragnarok from Greatest Show in the Galaxy Seems simple enough, but there are a lot of folds in their robes. I have no doubt it would print okay, but creating the mesh is the hard part.

  • Kandyman from Happiness Patrol Again, lots of fiddly fine detail that may not work out, but I may attempt it just because it's another figure I've always wanted!

  • Fish People from The Underwater Menace. Another one just barely on the edge of my "No Human Faces" rule. This one may just barely be possible since the faces are a single color, covered in scales, and the eyes aren't visible. On the other hand, nobody out there is desperately clamoring for a fish person action figure.

  • Clockwork Soldier from The Mind Robber. Entirely possible to construct. Just a super low priority compared to other figures. Would be nice if I could make their hats light up somehow.

  • Meglos from Meglos It's just a bloody cactus. If I really start getting desperate for figures, I may make one.

  • Plasmaton from Time-Flight The absolute worst monster ever featured on Doctor Who. I may make one at some point just as an April Fool's joke.


If anybody has any other ideas for monsters/robots/aliens with geometrically simple designs, I'm open to suggestions.
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Postby bluehinter » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:51 pm

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One afternoon's work and I'm done with the basic bits. As usual, don't trust any of the measurements in the Doctor Who Technical Manual.
Fortunately, I've got this lovely picture of Troughton standing next to a Dalek and a Quark, so that was enough that I could scale the Technical Manual design to a proper scale based on the other 5" figures I own.

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I think I've figured out a way to give it some basic movement without resorting to ball joints that I suspect won't work with hard plastic. The folding arms are going to have slight 1mm bumps on the top and bottom that I hope will seat into the dimples in the body to let them swing outwards. The legs are going to be hollow with holes for 4mm springs that can be easily glued in place. this should allow the legs to move, and even cooler, you can push them in so that the Quark can crouch! I'm still not 100% sure what I'm going to do with the head, but I think I can come up with some sort of step-lock design so that the head part can be inserted then twisted so that it rotates freely, but doesn't immediately pop out.
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Postby fincon16 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:36 am

How about the Emperor Dalek from Evil of the Daleks? That's a relatively simple design, I think.
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Postby The Outcast » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:15 am

Cool design. I have dabbled with 3D printing myself and I made a Five Doctors - onwards console. I still need to get round to painting it and making a rotor for it though...

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Postby speckleness » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:23 pm

I'm shocked that a Dalek is only shoulder high to little old Troughton.

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Postby bluehinter » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:56 am

fincon16 wrote:How about the Emperor Dalek from Evil of the Daleks? That's a relatively simple design, I think.

Possible, since it's mostly geometric, but it's so big, I'd probably have to make it modular, and hell if I'm going to create all those hoses in CAD. I'd have to find some easy to obtain off the shelf substitute. Still, it's a possibility.

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speckleness wrote:I'm shocked that a Dalek is only shoulder high to little old Troughton.


I swear he's standing on his tip-toes or something. Also, the quark seems to have slightly longer legs than the ones from The Dominators (probably because it was a different actor inside) and they appear to have swapped around the little claw things on his arms. The ones used in The Dominators have two claws on the bottom (non-functional arms) and blasters up top. This one has one of each on the upper arms, and a blaster on the bottom. Next time I watch The Dominators, I'll have to check and see if that's just one of robot suits that was set up that way, or somebody assembled it wrong for The War Games photo shoot.

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My Quark design is 90% done. Unfortunately, the program completely choked when I tried to make all the little circles for the eyes, so I'm going to have to rethink and try to come up with a simpler model for that part. Still, I expect I'll have it posted tonight.
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Postby bluehinter » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:58 am

The Quark is now finished! https://www.tinkercad.com/things/0W8uZQmdI0z-doctor-who-quark

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We'll have to see how blobby the "eyes" get, since I'm sure most of the fine detail will be lost, even with a good 3D printer.
I think mechanically, this one should work fine. I'm pretty sure the arms will rotate out the way I designed them, the legs will be attached to interior springs which will give it movement but also a bit more accurate "quark shuffle" when moved, and the head should lock in place and spin freely, but I had to leave a few millimeters on either side inside the hole because I'll never be able to get down inside there to sand it smooth.
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Postby skifflebits » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:47 am

bluehinter wrote:
fincon16 wrote:How about the Emperor Dalek from Evil of the Daleks? That's a relatively simple design, I think.

Possible, since it's mostly geometric, but it's so big, I'd probably have to make it modular, and hell if I'm going to create all those hoses in CAD. I'd have to find some easy to obtain off the shelf substitute. Still, it's a possibility.


Personally, I wouldn't bother sculpting the hoses. Most of the customs I've seen don't even bother with the hoses.

The Quark looks great, by the way. I can't wait to see it printed out.
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Postby bluehinter » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:24 am

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I started working on the Chumbley tonight, and I've got most of the basic body segments done. I'm having to guess at some of the dimensions since this is one of the few Doctor Who robots that's never the same height. Luckily, I now have episode 3 of Galaxy 4 to watch, which has tons of Chumbleys in it to use as a reference point, but I swear every single scene where Hartnell is standing next to one he's hunched over or standing at a weird angle so it's still mostly guess work. I've figured out in scale that they're more-or-less 7cm tall.

This will use the same 4cm spring system as the Quark legs so that the 4 segments can rise and fall independently as seen in the episode. I'll also try to give it top and middle pincers, since that seems to be their second most common feature (though looking at the episode, I think each of the Chumbleys is slightly different.) The finished figure will have some sort of central bore for the spring, and each segment will be nested with some sort of stops in place so that each one can only rise and fall so far.

I may also have come up with a way to make the feet move up and down using a 4-way teeter-totter design on a central cone, but because the base is only 8mm tall I may not have enough room to implement it.

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Re: BlueHinter's 3-D printed customs (with templates)

Postby bluehinter » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:34 am

The Chumbley is now done:

3-D Printer template: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/a3teaCTSpaV-doctor-who-chumbley

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This uses the same 4cm springs as the Quark so that the 3 main segments can collapse and expand. It also uses pegs to lock the three moving arms in place and let them rotate. Once again, I'm not 100% sure how well this will work once printed.

I ended up having to slightly change my design because I found an image that actually showed the base in some detail, and it's not a rounded off square, as I originally thought. Also, it's a testament to how grainy and blurry those old Doctor Who episodes are that I didn't even notice that Chumbleys only have one main arm.

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