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

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

Postby skifflebits » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:47 pm

I could also imagine a display that used only the back half of the support struts for a "cross-section" type effect.
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Postby bluehinter » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:13 pm

skifflebits wrote:I could also imagine a display that used only the back half of the support struts for a "cross-section" type effect.


It will be totally possible to do that, though there will be some holes in the floor base where the struts are supposed to connect.


So here's what I finally finished painting today:
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Features include:

  • Whomping arms
  • Moving guns
  • Rotating radar dish (can be made to spin with a rubber band, but I didn't want to risk breaking it)
  • Swappable number plates
  • Remote controllable with two GoBrix motors!

I promised the folks on Facebook I'd post a video of me driving the War Machine around when it was complete, so here is the "technically correct" version of that video. https://youtu.be/T94cyzIkXmI


I say "technically correct" because the ThinkGeek GoBrix motors, while easy to install, are too under-powered to move the War Machine around reliability. What you see here is an edited clip showing the few times it *didn't* stall out and fail to move.

The design is supposed to incorporate 4 different RC motors (2 for drive, one for the arms, and 1 for the radar dish) and mechanically it works fine. Practically, I had to strip all but the drive motors out, then carve up the insides with a soldering iron to get the weight down to a point where it would mostly trundle forward. Even so, it still didn’t have the torque required to turn.

I will be uploading a super-stripped-down version that cuts off every spare bit of internal surface area possibly that may make future printings easier to drive, but for now, it still functions fine as a regular non-RC toy.

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Postby Doctor What » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:52 pm

:o That looks really nice!
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Re: Bluehinter's Free 3-D printable 5" scale figures & vehicles (Got a printer? Print your own customs!)

Postby skifflebits » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:02 pm

Radom question: Have you considered doing a junkyard Dalek from "Resolution?"

Or has anyone else put one on line?
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Postby bluehinter » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:21 am

skifflebits wrote:Radom question: Have you considered doing a junkyard Dalek from "Resolution?"

Or has anyone else put one on line?



I'm not really interested in doing New Who for multiple reasons, but the big one is that the new series is far more aggressive when it comes to pursuing copyright infringement, and I don't want to risk my entire project sculpting a monster I don't really care that much about, and would probably end up having to pull eight months from now when Character Options or one of the other licensed toy companies eventually decide to get off their asses and release an official figure.

You should check Thingiverse occasionally though. Somebody somewhere will probably make one eventually, especially as there's already a new series Dalek available to use as a base.

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Postby bluehinter » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:44 am

I've updated my templates page and added a new Beta version of The War Machine to Google Drive.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EXLSnterjCvwVkx8FQDCBJeig8UEcpDx


Cosmetically, the only noticeable difference from V3 is that the light panels on the sides have the correct number of cells now, but internally, it has been completely redesigned.
It should be safe to print if you don't intend to motorize it. If you *do* intend to motorize it, it's got an entirely new and untested cam system, and I've stripped as much weight from the body as possible in the hopes that this will allow the poor GoBrix motors to function as intended. No promises though, and I won't get a chance to reprint again until after the McGann console room is done, which will probably take me at least another 3 or 4 weeks.

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Postby bluehinter » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:32 am

Okay everyone...

In an effort to give back to the customization community that has been very supportive over the last couple of years, I've creating a new thread specifically for requesting geometrically simple 3D-printable pieces for customizing existing Doctor Who figures: http://doctorwhotoys.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=640

I previously said I wouldn't do this sort of thing, but I've amassed a small collection of parts that I've done as favors for other customizers, and there's no sense sitting on them if other people can get some use out of them.

All pieces can be downloaded/edited using this TinkerCAD link: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/0IoQXJb22md
And here's a list of pieces I've made so far, with direct download links:

1970's Newbery TARDIS Base: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CeB9IpdMS7ucMjVuXsfF-njslk0aPpbO
1970's Newbery TARDIS top: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pleiixh5mNy16o292CX2sHpGKPg1d901
1980's Yardley TARDIS Base: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JtBDek7NO5F6XUxurEkgcSKkvwwrVTkG
Movie/Supreme Dalek bumper (solid): https://drive.google.com/open?id=11LrS6IVzoEC82zSzvLi_f216tHjKV5Ac
Movie/Supreme Dalek bumper with holes for Lego wheels: https://drive.google.com/open?id=18wMJtCrt3CU9P-RaPeSxZ55uiXYMg3GB
Modern Dalek Bumper: https://drive.google.com/open?id=13K-T2sSejG6mVvY3QdzrkqoaXzQJf3Yl
Custom Sontaran Helmet (no eye holes): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Zu6wSZMQYcasJ1lE3f5hGzYnqJOQgMay


This is an experiment, and I may have to cut it off if it becomes too difficult to manage, but for now, requests can be made in this thread.

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Postby bluehinter » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:11 am

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Very close to having the entire arch structure printed out of a single roll of filament. Only three more top pieces to go, though the one I'm printing now may have to be reprinted if I run out before it finishes. I figured this would probably be the case, so I've got another roll of grey on standby, which I'll need anyways to print the remainder of the non-wood pieces.

in terms of total cost, I'm probably going to be able to print this entire set for the cost of 3 rolls of PLA+ (about $66), one 22mm acrylic tube (£17.02, for 3 times as much as I need) plus however much it'll be to have the internal time rotor pieces resin printed.
An expensive toy to be sure, but at the end of the day, probably not any more than what you'd expect to spend for an official Character Options play set of the same size. (This thing is going to be huge, even dwarfing the 9th/10th Doctor Console Room set)

Unfortunately, I'm still running into issues in TinkerCAD with the clawfoot base of the console. The master file itself seems to have some sort of corrupted geometry that's causing the polygon count to balloon exponentially. I think I'm probably going to have to rebuild this part from scratch, more or less using Jeffrey Fink's version as skeleton to build over the top off. It's a pain in the ass, but at least it's doable.

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

Postby bluehinter » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:05 am

Since I had a tiny bit of grey PLA+ left on the machine between rolls, I just uploaded a slightly tweaked version of the Keller Machine with a few minor changes.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CCvH7GgTlG8cSk0LmxseemFiAPrrCylU


On this new version, the LED block slots in from the underside leaving only a hole visible in the back (so the LED brick itself is not visible). There's about 1mm space on each side of the hole for the brick, so you can glue tinfoil to the outside as a light-blocker to prevent bleed-through, and I've included a tiny little 4mm button part for the back hole, that should print on resin and (finger's crossed) PLA+ on a regular machine.

The most recent batch of LED bricks I bought can be toggled on/off by turning the axle hole part, but can also be temporarily triggered by pushing in the same axle hole in like a button. I just finished test printing the button part, and while it was ugly and misshaped on the axle end, it does fit into the hole and works great for turning the light on and off in a far more convenient manner.

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

Postby Deborah J » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:04 pm

bluehinter wrote:So here's what I finally finished painting today:
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Oh my days, I only just saw this, that's so beautiful, last time I had a proper look at what you were doing here it was all kind of blobby and indistinct (sorry if that's too mean) but that war machine could have rolled right out of the episode, it's gorgeous, youve really gotten this whole skill down, huge progress, I'm very impressed.
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