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Well that is impressive!

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Oh my great good gosh¬†ūüėĶ

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Very nice! I'd love to get the stl files to print one out myself.

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Ditto!

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On 4/8/2019 at 5:55 AM, Lurch77 said:

Very nice! I'd love to get the stl files to print one out myself.

Ditto, I started to build one, got as far as the head/chest/crotch before realizing the leg/knee joints were beyond my modelling skills. 

T.

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Are the balls rubber? 

I'm trying to figure out how the ball sockets are articulated. In order to hold in place, there needs to be some amount of surface tension inside that joint. 

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34 minutes ago, MisterPL said:

Are the balls rubber? 

I'm trying to figure out how the ball sockets are articulated. In order to hold in place, there needs to be some amount of surface tension inside that joint. 

No, the mechanics are exactly like a typical 2" minimate.  Friction baby.

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It’s my understanding that the rigid plastic used on action figure bodies is ABS. The more flexible plastic used on arms, legs, and heads is PVC. 

If this Maximate is only made of one rigid material, I’m wondering how the ball joints fit into the sockets. 

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55 minutes ago, MisterPL said:

It’s my understanding that the rigid plastic used on action figure bodies is ABS. The more flexible plastic used on arms, legs, and heads is PVC. 

If this Maximate is only made of one rigid material, I’m wondering how the ball joints fit into the sockets. 

Not sure what material was used for this but as CylonChaney says it's probably ABS or PLA.

I've done some regular sized minimate joint printing with PLA and it's pretty flexible, definitely flexible enough to 'pop' arms or head sockets onto ball joints that hold with friction. Also if it were an issue you could actually just print the ball joint inside the socket as you're not limited as you would be using some sort of mold.

T.

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That makes sense. Just trying to wrap my head around it from an engineering POV. I wonder how much trial and error went into this. It looks terrific!

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It's really amazing!!!

 

On 4/8/2019 at 9:55 AM, Lurch77 said:

Very nice! I'd love to get the stl files to print one out myself.

Hell yeah!

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I need one of these modeled after the MCU Giant-Man! Or any Giant-Man really. I just need one!

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1 hour ago, PrinceCuseCuse said:

I need one of these modeled after the MCU Giant-Man! Or any Giant-Man really. I just need one!

Me too!

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