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WIP: Alternate Weapons Pods for VF-31

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Second sanding session plus another primer layer. The flat faces are almost done, tomorrow that would be the last sanding session I think. 

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Sanding is complete and I am pretty happy with it :) Now I need to paint it.

First step will be to apply the colors on the 3D file so I can make a pdf of the masking patterns I need and print it so I can easily cut the masking and the glass.

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It's looking good, Xigfrid.  :good:  ^_^ 

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Thanks @no3Ljm! I just discovered a video function in sketchup :) Quiet a  nice feature.

Edit: video added

 

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Nice video! Is this an accurate recreation of the in-show speaker pod? I don't doubt it is, but I seem to remember there being extra speaker kibble coming off the top of the largest speaker section.

Also, apologies if someone's already asked, but any chance this gets recreated in 1/72?

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51 minutes ago, kajnrig said:

Nice video! Is this an accurate recreation of the in-show speaker pod? I don't doubt it is, but I seem to remember there being extra speaker kibble coming off the top of the largest speaker section.

Also, apologies if someone's already asked, but any chance this gets recreated in 1/72?

For what limited space is given to work with, it looks pretty good to me.

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On 21/01/2018 at 12:14 AM, kajnrig said:

Nice video! Is this an accurate recreation of the in-show speaker pod? I don't doubt it is, but I seem to remember there being extra speaker kibble coming off the top of the largest speaker section.

Also, apologies if someone's already asked, but any chance this gets recreated in 1/72?

@kajnrig I don't think I forgot a noticeable speaker, let me know if one is missing, I can still fix the 3D files :)

1:72 scale ? It can be done, but fully in FUD and in fixed position: would be that ok ?

 

I just made a quick comparison picture to explain the differences between "my speaker pod" and the one available now on shapeways. The one on shapeways is more anime accurate and would close more firmly.

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Ah, I'm sure you've got it down pat; I was just remembering it wrong, as @wmkjr's screenshot made clear.

1/72, closed and open fixed mode, would be great but I'd hate to make you do much more work. What's the risk in a "simple" scale-down of the preexisting model?

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3 hours ago, kajnrig said:

Ah, I'm sure you've got it down pat; I was just remembering it wrong, as @wmkjr's screenshot made clear.

1/72, closed and open fixed mode, would be great but I'd hate to make you do much more work. What's the risk in a "simple" scale-down of the preexisting model?

I will try to scale down tomorrow and see if it still printable. If it doesn't work that means that only FUD could print and that I have to simplify the model to make it stronger.

Speaker pod painted !

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@Sanity is Optional thanks and I am waiting for your next pod too !

@valhary What is Ozma doing in Delta ? I can't believe I never saw this version, please share more in MP

@seti88 many thanks :)

@kajnrig 1:72 scale was accepted by shapeways, however, just to make sure I slightly modified the sprues so they are larger and don't got rejected.

Here is the link to the WSF parts : http://shpws.me/PrOw

the FUD parts http://shpws.me/PrOl

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On 1/22/2018 at 6:54 PM, valhary said:

amazing job Xigfrid!

like usual  you should try the VF 25 version

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What is that from?

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1 hour ago, Mommar said:

What is that from?

Seems to me like one of the manga adaptations/alternate universes. IIRC, the VFs received some exclusive Super packs like these, same as the manga-exclusive packs in Macross The First.

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I'm guessing that Macross E manga.

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I'll be placing an order for both the missile launchers and speakers in 1/72 this weekend. Just wanted to make sure on recommended materials:

- @Xigfrid WSF for the shell, FUD (FED?) for the speakers?

- @Sanity is Optional WSF for the bottom shell, top shell, missile inserts; FUD (FED?) for the missiles and doors?

This'll be my first time ordering anything from Shapeways. Any other advice for first-time setup/working with 3D-printed materials?

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For the speaker pod yes, wsf for the shell, WSF-polished if you really hate sanding 3-pass and want only 2-pass. FUD for the inside is enough to me, I have also put FED as an option because this is a material that is often requested. 

Don't forget to rinse FUD/FED in 75% water+ 25% dish washing soap to get rid of the excess of wax. I didn't wash mine mind you ;P

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1 hour ago, kajnrig said:

I'll be placing an order for both the missile launchers and speakers in 1/72 this weekend. Just wanted to make sure on recommended materials:

- @Xigfrid WSF for the shell, FUD (FED?) for the speakers?

- @Sanity is Optional WSF for the bottom shell, top shell, missile inserts; FUD (FED?) for the missiles and doors?

This'll be my first time ordering anything from Shapeways. Any other advice for first-time setup/working with 3D-printed materials?

WSF or FUD/FED for the shell, using FUD/FED will probably show some of the extra detail a bit better. If you sand it'll almost certainly remove the 0.2mm tall stuff.

The doors need to be FUD/FED.

If you wait until Tuesady or so, I'm going to try combining some of the parts together on a runner so they can be printed as 1 piece, and cost a bit less.

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Thanks for the confirmation, you two. And thanks Sanity for the head's-up.

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On 1/24/2018 at 3:46 PM, kajnrig said:

Thanks for the confirmation, you two. And thanks Sanity for the head's-up.

New models are on Shapeways for the 1/72, ought to cut the cost quite a bit. I'll re-do the 1/60s during the week.

 

[edit] Since the models don't seem to be showing up properly, here's direct links:

Body

Interior

Doors

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