UA-100768763-1 Jump to content
luke314pi

My 3D Printer has arrived, and my first prints are for Minimates of course!

Recommended Posts

I just tested it with Falcon. I can have him leaning over completely, with his wings forward, and the base still has no problem staying upright.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just tested it with Falcon. I can have him leaning over completely, with his wings forward, and the base still has no problem staying upright.

You should add a picture to the website showing a minimate standing next to the flight stand to show how tall it is

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome! I just bought a set along with the shield throwing one.

Now I just need to wait for this order and the wave 54 order to arrive. . . . . .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great work Luke, the Hand Propelled Flight Stands could possibly double for an Iceman stand, providing he was posed well (and acrobatic).

Would love to see a selection of Spiderman stands, got so many Spidey's, would be nice to pose them differently.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just tested it with Falcon. I can have him leaning over completely, with his wings forward, and the base still has no problem staying upright.

Awesome, now i have to get it, lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

These are amazing Luke. 3D printing really is the future of production. Definitely getting a set and some extras soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just got in the handstand stand, I love it!

MinimateHandstandStand_zps91e981b5.jpg

One question though, it seems a little sticky. Is this a side effect of the 3-D printing process? Can I just wash it off?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I must not have gotten all of the excess resin off. Yes you can definitely just wash it off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cool, Definitely one of my favorite minimate stands, I 'm going to have to get some more and attach them to walls for my other spidermen :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So it has been quite a while, but I have another 3D printed release ready:

High Impact Base

impact01_zps3b3a5780.jpg

impact02_zps3e65dc44.jpg

impact04_zps90fb5bde.jpg

My 3D printer was down for several months for 2 different repairs, and I have also been incredibly busy, but I am really happy to be able to release a new item! You have seen this happen in comics time and time again - one character gets hit and slams into the ground, skidding for a few feet before dragging up a mound of debris. This item has been in the works for over 9 months, and has the added bonus of the gritty paint application.

Based on the performance of my 3D printer thus far, going forward I will be printing and refining one item, and then molding it and casting it in resin. That is what I did for this release, and it will minimize the wear and tear on my printer. I am hoping to release other items soon. The High Impact Base is available in the store here. smile.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Luke, I was looking at some of your stuff. You might could save on material and time if you made them hollow. Just an idea.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That looks awesome!

Is there any chance that the stand pack will ever be made again?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Having been working with you printer for a little over a year now, how would you assess it, and home 3D printing in general? It sounds like it's really not geared to mass production?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd argue most 3D printers aren't geared for mass production, just prototyping. I wouldn't print a run of books on a photocopier.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Luke, I was looking at some of your stuff. You might could save on material and time if you made them hollow. Just an idea.

I have tried this, but it still seems to be too much wear and tear on the machine to be doing mass runs of anything, even if it is hollow or tiny. And for items that I will be molding and casting, it is easier for it to not be hollow. Thanks for the suggestion though!

That looks awesome!

Is there any chance that the stand pack will ever be made again?

Some of them I will be able to mold and cast, and some I will not. I am planning to re-release some once I have time to mold them. Most likely after the new year.

Having been working with you printer for a little over a year now, how would you assess it, and home 3D printing in general? It sounds like it's really not geared to mass production?

I have been following the progress of other people using this printer (Form 1) and also similar printers like the B-9. It seems that anyone trying to use it for mass production runs into the same problems that I did, with the machine breaking down at least twice a year. At this time, it seems that these lower priced machines (less than $5000) are definitely geared towards hobbyist uses, and some light prototyping. Mine was running 12 hours a day for weeks when it broke down. But others have been running it for 8 hours a week for nearly 2 years without a problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Out of curiosity, what's your resin casting setup? Did you end up getting the vacuum pump and pressure pot or are you doing them at normal pressure?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Still at normal pressure. Prices on pressure pots have went up quite a bit since I first started looking at them 4 years ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It seems like the High Impact Base is something that could be done as a vacu-formed piece. You won't get a lot of detail but it doesn't appear that there's much on that particular design and the paint finishes it nicely.

Just a thought.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...