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WIP: Alternate Weapons Pods for VF-31

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1 hour ago, NZEOD said:

.... yeah.... but..... 1/72?

If you want a fixed-pose piece, it's as easy as pushing the scale button. If it needs to articulate and fit in the 1/72 kit properly it'll take a bit longer to check the sizing, re-do the hinges, and check fit.

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nope totally static

Any pods you can make that I can use in my 1/72 displays would be cool! I could have a line up of them on the tarmac with crews working on loading different ones on the 4 vf31a models I still have to make.

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51 minutes ago, NZEOD said:

nope totally static

Any pods you can make that I can use in my 1/72 displays would be cool! I could have a line up of them on the tarmac with crews working on loading different ones on the 4 vf31a models I still have to make.

No problem then, you want me to send you the files, or just put em up on Shapeways?

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shapeways I guess. That would be great!

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Alright, going to try and get the last kinks worked out of the CAD files and upload them/make everything available this weekend.

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wow thanks. And that's in 1/72?

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PERFECT!!

 

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I'll be honest, I'm not a big fan of any of the mods I've seen that have the missiles pointing out from the break in the weapon pod.

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Me either now I’ve seen them. What are those other launchers supposed to be? Coming from the wing boosters?

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I have those, they are an MS Upgrade part for Gundams

 

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For what it's worth, one of the missile launchers is specifically this Kotobukiya MSG part: https://hlj.com/product/KBYMW-36

And I'd imagine the missiles in the backpack pod are repurposed fin funnels, either from a HG/MG Sazabi or from Bandai's Builders Parts add-ons: https://hlj.com/product/BAN991400

Personally, I don't dig the look, either. Definitely prefer the one Sanity is working on. Keep up the good work. ;)

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On 12/13/2017 at 11:13 PM, NZEOD said:

shapeways I guess. That would be great!

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/questionably-sane-models

It's not even midnight on Sunday, that's like 2 hours earlier than I'd planned.

[edit] Made a shop just to make it easier to find everything, there's no markup on any of the parts.

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waiting on that STL file. Is it okay to provide the STL to a local business here that 3D prints so I can get an estimate if it is cheaper to get it in shapeway or locally here in Philippines?

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Here you go:

1:60 http://www.mediafire.com/file/6a9ckyxeijkcg4a/1%3A60 VF-31 Missile Pod.zip

1:72 http://www.mediafire.com/file/bfm8q5hku5wxlpz/1%3A72 VF-31 Missile Pod.zip

I've got no problems with you taking it to a local printer, only if you start selling it.

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20 minutes ago, chyll2 said:

That is noted, I will print for my personal use. Thanks!

No problem, be sure to take some WIP pics, I'd like to see how it goes. Also feel free to PM me with any questions you have on the assembly.

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9 hours ago, Xigfrid said:

Great ! I picked up the 1:60 version and will go from there for the speaker pod :)

Good luck, all those details are beyond what I can model up in CAD.

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Noice! Which is the material that’ll stand up to handling and require the least cleanup and sanding, again?

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6 minutes ago, Sildani said:

Noice! Which is the material that’ll stand up to handling and require the least cleanup and sanding, again?

So, for least cleanup you want either Frosted Ultra Detail or Frosted Extreme Detail. However, both are a bit more brittle than any of the strong+flexible plastics or the Acrylate.

Acrylate is very durable and has decent detail (similar to FUD), but will require more cleanup of the support nubs and also you'll need an 0.5mm drill bit to clean out the holes for the hinge shafts.

Personally I printed mine out of FUD, and the only part I'm worried about breaking is the doors. Note that the doors cannot be printed out of anything but FUD, FED, or Acrylate due to the 0.5mm hole.

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Thats insane thanks for the files!!:lol:

My biggest problem with Shapeways is the shipping always charge me high taxes

certainly It will be a lot easier print locally

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It might be better to wait for the free Shipping options from Shapeways. Initial qoute I am getting in our country is higher <_<

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On 20/12/2017 at 7:38 PM, Sanity is Optional said:

Good luck, all those details are beyond what I can model up in CAD.

 

Working on it: so far so good: the model is almost printable. I am planning to make the external body in WSF and all the internal panels with speakers and intricate detailing in FUD. Still a few details to check though

02I_speaker_pod.jpg

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Wow, that looks nice. Good work!

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3 hours ago, Xigfrid said:

 

Working on it: so far so good: the model is almost printable. I am planning to make the external body in WSF and all the internal panels with speakers and intricate detailing in FUD. Still a few details to check though

02I_speaker_pod.jpg

Looking good, those details definitely call for FUD/FED printing. After getting a test-part, I would not suggest acrylate.

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How durable is that acrylate, anyway?

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8 minutes ago, Sildani said:

How durable is that acrylate, anyway?

Durability is good, but the features melted together, had huge amounts of nubs that needed to be cleaned (all over), and one part had a gigantic print line through it.

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I must have this!

Collapses too!

DSLqfdgUEAA71Y0.jpg

 

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