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Another display alternative: the GoPro compatible stand (Shapeways)

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Hi there,

This is the topic for my GoPro compatible stand available to print on Shapeways here: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/xigfrid3dshop?section=GoPro+and+Macross+stands&s=0

Why the GoPro, would you ask ?

The idea behind this stand is to use all the accessories available for the GoPro camera. Because the GoPro is so popular that all the stand accessories are cheap and widely available on Ebay, Amazon.

All we need was the adapter to our toys.

I made 2 for Bandai's and 2 for Yamato's / Arcadia's. Each adapter has a specific rotation axis, so that you can tilt or swivel your toy. Don't forget that the GoPro stands also feature different angle and rotation options!

If you don't have a stand base, grab the one I made.

The GoPro cameras can be attached to almost anything, just browse the internet to convince yourself! In case of you want a small and pretty standard feet for your stand, you can grab one of the ones I made.

Here is an example:

I ordered from Shapeways:

1) stand base (Axis B)

2) adapter for Bandai (Axis B)

3) adapter for Yamato (Axis B)

from Amazon:

4) a set of GoPro thumbscrew

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Later from Amazon

5) a set of extension arm for GoPro (http://www.amazon.com/Goliton%C2%AE-degree-rotary-extension-camera/dp/B00H7QM5LC/ref=sr_1_33?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1418949255&sr=1-33&keywords=gopro+extension+arm)

Bandai

 

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Yamato

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Almost anything is possible now!

After some experiments, it turns out it can be used as the first known Yamato/Arcadia/Bandai Macross wall mount!

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And now with a GorillaPod:

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The VF-1 are very stable on the small base.

The YF-30 is something much less stable, mostly because the weight is not well distributed on the plane length.

I later will try the 25s with its armor parts and 25F with tornados, but not much faith on that last one.

3D printing a larger base would cost much more than a GoPro compatible one on Amazon or EBay I guess!

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that's quite impressive that it can hold up a 25 with armor parts! :oB))

I also came to an alternate way to solve all the stability issues without the need to 3D print very large socle / bases (which can be very expensive): you can simply drill the base and screw it to a larger plate made of wood or plaxiglass.

You can also buy one of those cheap GoPro base, but I don't like their esthetics... In fact I haven't found one I like yet !

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Doing some house work today, I wanted to experiment the stability of the stand when being screwed...

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As a wall mount! I got to say I love it ! Unfortunately my wife didn't agree that our baby need a flying Ozma in his room


Just for the sake of gravity tests:

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Hey Guys:

I just got an VF-0A figure but I don'y know witch gopro adapter should I pick.

The stand coming with the figure have an hexagon shape at the bottom,.

What adapter is the right one for me??

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Hey Guys:

I just got an VF-0A figure but I don'y know witch gopro adapter should I pick.

The stand coming with the figure have an hexagon shape at the bottom,.

What adapter is the right one for me??

The attachment on the 0A is the same as the VF-0D, so you need this one:

http://www.shapeways.com/product/C53U29SK7/yamato-sv51-and-arcadia-vf-0d-attach

Note that this adapter comes in WSF plastic and the hexagon faces need to be slightly pinched with a pair of pliers in order to fit tightly into the hexagon that comes with your 0A.

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The attachment on the 0A is the same as the VF-0D, so you need this one:

http://www.shapeways.com/product/C53U29SK7/yamato-sv51-and-arcadia-vf-0d-attach

Note that this adapter comes in WSF plastic and the hexagon faces need to be slightly pinched with a pair of pliers in order to fit tightly into the hexagon that comes with your 0A.

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thanks for the fast answer.

All the go pro stands that I found have a two legs fitment, but this adapter has one leg only.

Do you thing it'll fit and secure without any problem??

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Use flat washers to fill the gap, then tighten the gopro bolt and it shouldn't move.

Good Idea.. I am buying right now. I will report and post pictures when done...

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I just tested a new all black GorillaPod, my copy was 5.00 USD and I equipped it with a standard GoPro adapter at 1.00 USD  The tripod was rated at 1.2Kg, and in hand it feels more solid than that, all my figures were feeling safe once mounted.

The really great thing about this display stand, is that most of its surface is velvet black, so it is ideal for a black back photo shoot. The pod comes with a 360° ball joint that can be tightened tight and can hold easily your Bandai/Arcadia valks. I am pretty happy with these results.

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Really interesting alternative for a display stand. Here's a possible idea though, maybe you could do something like what ChaoticYeti did, and make an adapter so we can use the GoPro arms on a Bandai DX base? Maybe you already thought about that but just figured I'd bring it up.

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Thanks for the idea, but I thought that the GoPro adapters would be enough as the GoPro accessories have already plenty of stand bases. 

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1 hour ago, Xigfrid said:

Thanks for the idea, but I thought that the GoPro adapters would be enough as the GoPro accessories have already plenty of stand bases. 

That's reasonable, though I was just thinking about alternatives, considering that some of those bases might not be large enough given the balance issues that some toys can have.  

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In fact, there is this accessory that can turn the Arcadia transparent display stand compatible for Bandai valks.

Which is better than using the black Bandai display stand, I think. The only downside is that I think Arcadia's stand is also discontinued now ...

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Anyway if you find an acrylic display stand, cheaper than ChaoticYeti, that you want to adapt for your Arcadias/Bandais valk, let me know so I can try yo adapt it.

 

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