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Awesome 3D Printed Snap Tite SDF-1 1:1200 scale

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Just spotted this on thingiverse, will definitely download for a future print.

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https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2649822

Simply awesome, and scaled to 1m, or 1:1200ish scale.  I will see how well it prints at a smaller scale, but dang....

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2 hours ago, derex3592 said:

Damn! That looks pretty freakin awesome!!! Wonder how much it would end up being???

Interested as well :)

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I asked the guy who posted it how much filament it took, he has not responded yet.  I'm going to guess at least 5kg of filament depending on how thick you print the shell.

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The original maker got back to me on how much filament to expect to use.

 

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gwizdavid - in reply to spiralwar
6 minutes ago
Thanks!
It's really hard to say about how much. There was a lot of filament used at the beginning to get the snap down plus other miscellaneous screw ups. I know you'll need mostly white and blue - maybe a roll and a half for each color. The gray, red and yellow are no more than half for each color. If you were just printing in one color and painting then I'd say about 5 rolls.

 
SO, yeah my earlier estimate was about correct, 5kg or so at this scale.

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The original maker got back to me on how much filament to expect to use.

 

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gwizdavid - in reply to spiralwar
6 minutes ago
Thanks!
It's really hard to say about how much. There was a lot of filament used at the beginning to get the snap down plus other miscellaneous screw ups. I know you'll need mostly white and blue - maybe a roll and a half for each color. The gray, red and yellow are no more than half for each color. If you were just printing in one color and painting then I'd say about 5 rolls.

 
SO, yeah my earlier estimate was about correct, 5kg or so at this scale.  Assuming $20 average per roll, you are looking at $100 worth of materials.  But figure on actually needing 7 rolls of filament, so $140.  Still better than that HG Speaker version.

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On 11/23/2017 at 2:22 AM, Knight26 said:

Assuming $20 average per roll, you are looking at $100 worth of materials.  But figure on actually needing 7 rolls of filament, so $140.  Still better than that HG Speaker version.

Hell, you could buy your own 3D printer to make it on, and STILL save nearly a thousand dollars!

 

Hmm...

 

I guess it's time to buy a 3D printer.  :huh:

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I’m new to the whole 3D printing thing. Those of you that said you’d print one are you saying you have your own printer or is there a service you can take the files to? I’ve noticed a lot of print files for sale lately and wondered if they could be taken somewhere for printing.

Chris

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Through thingiverse you can ask someone else to print it, and negotiate a deal.  Right now CR-10 printers (HICTOP) are on sale on amazon prime, for a great deal.  I picked one up to replace my ANet A8 that I am going to rebuild.  I will print this starting in the spring for my boys to build.

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For filament printing, i usually use this website: www.3dhubs.com

Using this plateform, you can find your nearest printer service or choose one that have your favorite color/ material. There is user ratings and comments to help you choose, I like that.

 

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Wow at 20% infill, the portion with the head, or hull will take 35:57 to print! we are looking at a few weeks if none of the prints fail! I thought my AT-AT would be the biggest project I would print. `````

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Just in general, I would never make that big of a piece in a single print.  Too many ways for it to go wrong mid-way through, and require a restart.

There are many better ways that could be made into smaller chunks to print quickly.  I tend to think of parts breakdowns like save points in an RPG.  Imagine trying to 100% complete something like Final Fantasy X in one sitting, without saving.  That's what printing a huge model all at once feels like to me. :lol: 

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Upscale it to 1/350 and use it as a frame for lighting & detailing...

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Yay the left ankle plate is done! Just kicked off the right plate and that’s it for printing the yellow parts.

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More progress on one of the legs. Pain to remove the support material on some of the parts. 

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Nice, what is printing setup?  Printer, filament, slicer?

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2 hours ago, Knight26 said:

Nice, what is printing setup?  Printer, filament, slicer?

Thanks. This is on my Wanhao i3 plus, makerbot PLA 1.75, and slicing with Cura. Can’t wait to get this done! The parts snap tight and secure. The designer did an awesome job with the fitment!

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On 1/18/2018 at 12:09 PM, LSWONE said:

More progress on one of the legs. Pain to remove the support material on some of the parts. 

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looks like you need to play with the airgap a bit on the supports then if you're having to much issue. Also heat settings. I can see that white area bubbling....that always happened to me if the part is on there for a long period of time and the bed is to hot. God I wanna work on this.

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When I print PLA I typically turn off bed heat after the first layer, just make sure you have good bed adhesion to prevent curling.

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One leg down! Don’t want to press fit the parts yet as I may want to drill out for LEDs later on. 

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Edited by LSWONE

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So does this thing actually transform?

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I'm just now catching this. This is a REALLY awesome build! Thanks for sharing guys! - MT

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6 hours ago, The Smirker said:

So does this thing actually transform?

No it does not. Should be possible to make some joints for it though.

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If you have the skills, it would be quite possible to modify the requisite parts to be jointed.  If I had the time, I would look into it, but I am too tied up with other projects.

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I have access to several 3D printers at work... hmmmm.   lol this could be bad :ph34r:

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Decided to take a crack at adding moving parts. I would rather this be in robot mode and not ship mode. Teaching myself how to rework the parts. I split the parts that become the shoulder cannons so the ends can rotate. I’m sure we have some CAD guys here that can do much better. 

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ya, this is amazing! I haven't explored this avenue yet, but I've been waiting for the TV SDF-1!

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Slow progress due to the modifications but still trying to find time. 

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1 minute ago, LSWONE said:

Slow progress due to the modifications but still trying to find time. 

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Love it bro. Cant wait to see it when its completed. 

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A little more progress to share. Slowly getting more familiar with removing areas from existing parts to allow the repositioning into robot form.

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3D printed Macross porn right there

 

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