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Display Base Project for Hi-metal & Hi-metal R (3D-Print)


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3 hours ago, arbit said:

Just my opinion, but the signal needs to be more elongated, and the signal arm needs to be wider.

I traced the shape from original concept art. I'm pretty sure it's correct.

However, overall size-wise, it's scaled down to fit in printable volume. Maybe that's giving you the illusion

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finally got to test the magnet before the New Years Day. It's holding up, but I wouldn't display it this way. It seems too risky. So, it's for photo shoot only..

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Happy New Years Macrossworld members!

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On 12/31/2018 at 11:53 PM, jenius said:

Well it looks great in a photo!

I guess that serves the purpose for now! :)

On 1/1/2019 at 4:29 AM, arbit said:

Looks awesome!

So how can we make it less risky? I would love to have one.

I don't know Maybe bigger magnet? Thicker support arm? More support arms?

Top-down hanger (instead of sideways?)

But all of the above will go beyond what I originally aimed for and will look like this (Again, which is not bad as a product)

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On 1/1/2019 at 6:41 AM, sumyumgoy said:

Well done!  Looks great.

Thanks! It's not done yet thou. Gotta paint it

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Here is final with painted + Decal + light weathering + minor cable work.  Now all secured with screws

Roughly 1/100 scale - Macross Movie version Launch Arm with partial Base - 3D printed

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It turns out it can hold the Valkyrie just fine. I left it over a day and it's still there. I'm not sure if it's earthquake safe in Bay area :D - Probably not. Better safe than sorry -_-;

I guess I'll put it up on the clamps occasionally. Also, I might make more with some revision for other Hi-Metal-R Valkyries when I have time later.

 

Edit @ Major Tom - Sorry I just saw it after new posting. That's a great build as usual from wm cheng.

It's actually tougher when the model is smaller and heavier. You gotta hold more weight with smaller magnet

 

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20 hours ago, arbit said:

Hi Kye, It looks magnificent! Congrats on a great job.  This might work great for  lighter 1/100 scale model valks.

BTW, did you put magnets inside the valk?

 

I tried that first, but there wasn't enough room inside, I had to drill 3mm holes - put magnet and paint over.

18 hours ago, Xigfrid said:

that's nice! How or where did you find the decals if I may ask ?

Mostly left over from other kits.

Also I usually get from here

https://hlj.com/search/go?p=KK&srid=S1-4IADP&lbc=hobbylink&ts=custom&pw=decal&uid=322553694&isort=score&view=grid&w=Hiq Decal&rk=2

18 hours ago, Convectuoso said:

This looks just awesome! 

Great work 

Thank you!

17 hours ago, sumyumgoy said:

Great job!  Looks great.

Thanks

16 hours ago, derex3592 said:

Amazing work! 

Thank you

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On 1/7/2019 at 1:25 AM, kyekye said:

Here is final with painted + Decal + light weathering + minor cable work.  Now all secured with screws

Roughly 1/100 scale - Macross Movie version Launch Arm with partial Base - 3D printed

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I would display this even without the VF-1...looks like it just came out of a Bandai box! Amazing work.

If you decide to do a limited run of built and painted launch arms....sign me up!

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ok @kyekyeThis is a beautiful piece! Great work. Now I have to ask are you planning on running more copies? Also, have you ever thought of making panels? What I mean is, I am getting back into collecting and I want to spruce up each area of the detolfs I purchase. I am good enough with city scenes and modeling, but am struggling on how to approach the Inside of the hangar. My intent is to outfit a few of the shelves with inside hangar esthetic with some LEDs placed in certain places.

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