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#21 Sentinel373

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:53 AM

View PostBishop Steiner, on 07 May 2013 - 05:46 AM, said:

now you just gotta let me know what I gotta do to get one of those Awesomes...... (and the K2. ah hell,... I wants em all!)


You're not the first to ask me that. I wish I could sell them I really do, but i dont want any trouble with PGI or Topps/catalyst. I dunno if there is a loophole I could exploit or something I'll look into it. but dont get your hopes up.

#22 Dr Killinger

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:56 AM

Holy crap. Those look fantastic. 3D printing really is the future.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:19 AM

Aw man! That Awesome is... awesome! And so is the rest, Highlander with twin PPC and Gauss?

#24 Sentinel373

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:35 AM

View PostGabRaz, on 07 May 2013 - 07:19 AM, said:

Aw man! That Awesome is... awesome! And so is the rest, Highlander with twin PPC and Gauss?


The highlander 732 has 1 gauss 2 ppc's and in the left torso 1 srm 6 and in the left arm 2 srm 6's

The catapult K2 has 2 ppc's 1 gauss and 2 med lasers

The awesome has 3 ppc's 1 small laser and 1 streak srm

The raven is a regular 3L cheese build

After tonights patch i'll be digging through the stalker files in the hope of finding the stalker has had its weapon models upgrade (considering we should be getting misery tonight and that has a gauss in the picture)

Edited by Sentinel373, 07 May 2013 - 07:38 AM.


#25 Tennex

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:38 AM

View PostSentinel373, on 07 May 2013 - 07:35 AM, said:


The highlander 732 has 1 gauss 2 ppc's and in the left torso 1 srm 6 and in the left arm 2 srm 6's

The catapult K2 has 2 ppc's 1 gauss and 2 med lasers

The awesome has 3 ppc's 1 small laser and 1 streak srm

The raven is a regular 3L cheese build


those are some s3xy mechs.

what company did you order them printed from>?

and how much did it cost per mech?

View PostDr Killinger, on 07 May 2013 - 05:56 AM, said:

Holy crap. Those look fantastic. 3D printing really is the future.


lol looks like toy companies are gonna be put out of buisness

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:40 AM

View PostTennex, on 07 May 2013 - 07:38 AM, said:

lol looks like toy companies are gonna be put out of buisness


Well, it is still more expensive. And besides, nothing prevents them from using 3D printers themselves, anyway.


Sorry for the slight off-topic, Sentinel.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:54 AM

Truly amazing work. I need to see these painted!

#28 Kobra Kommander

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:14 PM

3d printing is slow, and not practical for mass production, its good for prototyping. Just curious what is the maximum output dimension of your printer?

#29 Sentinel373

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:45 PM

127mm x 178mm x 152mm
with a minimum wall thickness of 0.3mm, and a minimum engraved detail of 0.1mm

#30 Dirk Le Daring

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:46 PM

They turned out great Sentinel. Very impressive. I quite like the fact they are clear, looks good. Looking forward to seeing them painted.

#31 Bishop Steiner

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:52 PM

another question (since 3D printing is constantly cited as slow and inefficient) might be are the models able to have traditional molds cast off them, to be cheaply knocked out in the old fashioned plastic/ lead / pewter style?

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:00 PM

View PostBishop Steiner, on 07 May 2013 - 03:52 PM, said:

another question (since 3D printing is constantly cited as slow and inefficient) might be are the models able to have traditional molds cast off them, to be cheaply knocked out in the old fashioned plastic/ lead / pewter style?


yes it is quite possible. infact most high detail action figures based on videogames nowadays are made using 3d printing and then making casts of figure parts. i however have little to no experience in casting models like this.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:48 PM

View PostSentinel373, on 07 May 2013 - 05:53 AM, said:


You're not the first to ask me that. I wish I could sell them I really do, but i dont want any trouble with PGI or Topps/catalyst. I dunno if there is a loophole I could exploit or something I'll look into it. but dont get your hopes up.


yes you can...just give eachother a "gift"...lol..a birthday gift? ...you cannot get into trouble for giving gift..and it's tax free.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:35 AM

View PostSentinel373, on 07 May 2013 - 03:45 PM, said:

127mm x 178mm x 152mm
with a minimum wall thickness of 0.3mm, and a minimum engraved detail of 0.1mm


amazing. that's very close to the limit of fineness that us scratch-builder modelmakers are able to achieve, using .13mm plasticard, tinfoil, shimming materials etc.

The mechs look pretty good all cleaned up. Probably could benefit from some very careful surfacing work - but nothing a coat of primer or cyanoacrylate and some careful sanding won't fix.

Job well done anyway :)

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:49 AM

WOW thay are amazing!!!!!!

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:09 AM

Kandow, on 07 May 2013 - 04:48 PM, said:


yes you can...just give eachother a "gift"...lol..a birthday gift? ...you cannot get into trouble for giving gift..and it's tax free.


Actually I kind of wonder if you could pay him for the materials and shipping and still technically be in the clear without any profit being made.

Oh well, if I had models set up for it I would order my own. Might have to give one of these a shot sometime.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:35 PM

People make stuff at the 3d Print stores for transformers or that are transformers all the time. Just post your models. Your not selling them after that (So there might be a loophole. You just can't sell it). Also do you plan on doing ball jointed ones? Works great for the arms and hips.

Edited by PropagandaWar, 08 May 2013 - 02:36 PM.


#38 Sentinel373

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:26 PM

I've put them in primer today and this is the result. its much easier now to see the level of detail that I managed to get.
IWM eat your heart out ;)

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Back of the catapult
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Tommrow i'm going to start painting
I've also started prepping the stalker.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:36 PM

All of my yes

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:49 PM

How much?? please i want the raven and catapult ;)

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