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Someone else had asked about banking. I could confidently do either or, but not both tilting and banking in one piece. I would have low confidence in a piece like that holding up. I should have something more on that tonight.

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Awesome. I want, nay, need 3 of these.

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ChaoticYeti: you sir, are the savior of Messiah stands.

Also, it seems as if you could offer both "climb/dive" and "bank" top pieces, and we could swap them out whenever we wish.

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ChaoticYeti: you sir, are the savior of Messiah stands.

Also, it seems as if you could offer both "climb/dive" and "bank" top pieces, and we could swap them out whenever we wish.

Yep. It is just the end piece that gets swapped.

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Well, you can print these in black, suggest the proper size bolts, nuts, and o-rings we can buy ourselves, and you can see you have an eager (overeager?) market.

What are you waiting for? ;)

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Well, you can print these in black, suggest the proper size bolts, nuts, and o-rings we can buy ourselves, and you can see you have an eager (overeager?) market.

What are you waiting for? ;)

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Someone else had asked about banking. I could confidently do either or, but not both tilting and banking in one piece. I would have low confidence in a piece like that holding up. I should have something more on that tonight.

Actually, it might be decently simple if you use the type of connection used on the Yamato YF-21 stand. You could make an adapter for the tip of the arm that uses an octagonal hole and pin, and you could mount the valk at a few angles to get a decent variety of combined bank and pitch angles.

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Actually, it might be decently simple if you use the type of connection used on the Yamato YF-21 stand. You could make an adapter for the tip of the arm that uses an octagonal hole and pin, and you could mount the valk at a few angles to get a decent variety of combined bank and pitch angles.

That little printed peg would not last long.

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Actually, it might be decently simple if you use the type of connection used on the Yamato YF-21 stand. You could make an adapter for the tip of the arm that uses an octagonal hole and pin, and you could mount the valk at a few angles to get a decent variety of combined bank and pitch angles.

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The Bandai Action Base 1 stands work pretty well. They are flexible - 11 holes in the base to position the arms. Also much sturdier than they look. Both arms have a locking extension mechanism.

The peg adapter that comes with the stand can be shaved down a bit to work with the YF-21 stand adapters. The VF-11 is using EXOs wonderful adapters (printed in black).

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I haven't gotten that far yet, but it is a possibility. I would need to sell at least 1,000 for injection molding. Do you think there is that much demand for these?

Start a kickstarter and post it here and on transformers boards?

Also, depending on cost, I'd be in for 10.

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I was thinking about kickstarter. I want to design a generic launch/hanger style base. I will meet with a local manufacturer to talk about machining costs. That will help determine the route to take.

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Start a kickstarter and post it here and on transformers boards?

Also, depending on cost, I'd be in for 10.

Same here. For the right price I'd like maybe 5 bandai arms and another 3~5 with bases.

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Just trying out the kit of parts at this point. Having the 2 2-axis joints will help keep the item displayed stay closer to its center of gravity when trying more extreme angles.

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Kickstarter would work well. Once you got a estimated cost from a tooler you could set it up.

I'd go with making Bandai arms that attach to the existing base like you have.

It would be a lower price point and a buy for everyone who collects DX.

Add the extra cash as a stretch goal for a base plate.

Then make that base plate compatible with the arms for people who want a

Non SMS base. Last major stretch goal should be a Yamato connector for the arm tops.

A really well done stand would sell more then a thousand.

In fact I'd bet you'd have a 1000 just from this site, just between Kicker and Macross Master..

Haha, but really, I think it's more then possible.

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so the tightness is controlled by compressive force of the oring by screwing the bolt into the nut? good idea and if the o-rings are a standard size an economical one as well. i like these stands quite a bit. i would however prefer a clear arms though.

Yes. The o-ring generates the friction. The printed arms do not make contact with each other.

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Just an idea, Maybe the base can be the same on the Yamarcadia/Bandai DX. Not sure if it's possible, but you could design the top of the base to allow for a thin lock in style top plate that you lay on and rotate to lock. That way you can choose to display it with either the UN Spacy Kite/SMS/NUNS logo. This would also allow the user to not use the original bandai base if you don't want to. I hate the foot print on the bandai base because the back end is kinda long.


Posted an idea in the other thread did not realize there were 2 of these threads.. Would be nice to merge them.

Anyways the idea I had for you Yeti: http://www.macrossworld.com/mwf/index.php?showtopic=40891#entry1112761

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