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Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:August 21st, 2016, 7:06 am
by Michaelvk
Very nice work.
I'm currently printing and assembling an 80% scale pack myself.
That XTC3D stuff is pretty handy if you can keep the runs and ripples in check.
Thanks!

I had a few on the ion arm tower that needed removing, but overall it went on okay. I dreaded the drips too. It did a nice job of blending some corners, mind you. Brushing it until it becomes tacky helped.

Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:August 21st, 2016, 7:08 am
by Michaelvk
Very nice. I like the weld lines. I am also trying to learn some 3D software by making pack parts.
I used the mograph plugin in Cinema 4D (the software I'm using for the modelling) for that. It allowed me to randomise the shape of the weld beads for a more realistic look.

Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:August 22nd, 2016, 12:47 am
by Styrofoam_Guy
I am trying to learn Solidworks. Great for the basic shaped but I have not learned how to do random shaped like weld beads yet.

I haven't tried the XTC3D stuff. I have used wood filler to fill in the lines.

Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:August 23rd, 2016, 3:01 pm
by Michaelvk
Getting closer.. Still need to work up the nerve to start the wand, though. Fasteners still need to be addressed properly, as well as some placards, as well as some obvious missing details. Stuff in the post still: The GB Fans electronics, some proper Legris elbows, a V-hook..

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Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:August 23rd, 2016, 6:29 pm
by Styrofoam_Guy
Looking very good.

Forgot to mention that I like your Clippard. Did you plan to hook the wand to the pack? Do you think that area will be strong enough?

Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:August 23rd, 2016, 10:12 pm
by Michaelvk
Thanks!

The area where the wand is going to mount is 4mm thick solid plastic. I used a 0.8mm diameter nozzle and double perimeters. The thing is built like a tank :)

Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:August 25th, 2016, 4:45 pm
by Michaelvk
Getting a lot closer now. A few small details and weathering and we're good. I couldn't help doing an artsy pic.. Next up: wand!

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Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:August 26th, 2016, 2:07 pm
by Michaelvk
Testing the blue lens..


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Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:September 1st, 2016, 3:57 pm
by Michaelvk
A Keymaster props V hook bolted in place..

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Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:September 2nd, 2016, 3:20 am
by Venkman's Swagger
Incredible!!

Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:September 7th, 2016, 8:58 am
by Michaelvk
The wand is underway. Ultimately it'll have lever operated extension, like the 'real' deal. Sensibly aluminium grip and barrel anchored in the printed body with friction fit and screws. A 2mm aluminium cover plate held to the body with six M3 screws fastening into captured nuts will hold the gun track and V hook. Hopefully that'll be going nowhere.

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Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:September 18th, 2016, 12:18 pm
by Michaelvk
Wand's coming along nicely..

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Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:September 22nd, 2016, 4:46 pm
by Michaelvk
Some Nick-a-tron parts arrived..Image

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Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:September 22nd, 2016, 4:50 pm
by the0x
It's looking absolutely fantastic

Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:September 27th, 2016, 3:36 pm
by Michaelvk
Let there be light! Starting to install the electronics

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Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:September 28th, 2016, 3:08 am
by Venkman's Swagger
Looking freakin' sweet

Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:October 19th, 2016, 4:50 pm
by Michaelvk
Updates have been few and far between lately, but here we are, with a 98% done pack and wand. I found the wand more of a challenge than the pack itself!

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Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:October 20th, 2016, 3:36 am
by Venkman's Swagger
Seriously nice!!

Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:October 22nd, 2016, 3:36 am
by Michaelvk
Now with lightly added distressed paint.. More to come in the way of washes and general gunk.

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Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:October 23rd, 2016, 12:09 am
by CPU64
Awesome! All of it! :D

Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:October 30th, 2016, 5:00 am
by Michaelvk
It's finished!

(For now.. We all know these things are never truly finished..)

Here's some close ups of the weathering:

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And me debuting the setup at Cardiff comic con yesterday with the Welsh Ghostbusters:

https://twitter.com/welshghostbust/stat ... 7741517824

https://twitter.com/welshghostbust/stat ... 8721888256

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Quite happy to be done now :)

Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:October 30th, 2016, 5:55 am
by Venkman's Swagger
Awesome pack, awesome pic's

Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:October 31st, 2016, 10:45 am
by Michaelvk
Awesome pack, awesome pic's
Thanks man! I'm pretty pleased with it and even more so that it's finished!

Re: RE: Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:October 31st, 2016, 4:20 pm
by Venkman's Swagger
Awesome pack, awesome pic's
Thanks man! I'm pretty pleased with it and even more so that it's finished!
You're welcome dude. Enjoy her

Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:November 17th, 2016, 12:43 pm
by grogking
What does the inside of the pack look like. How was it to run the electronics?

Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:November 17th, 2016, 4:56 pm
by Michaelvk
What does the inside of the pack look like. How was it to run the electronics?
I'll try to take a pic of the version 2 I'm working on for a friend of mine, but basically it's all compartments because of the way I had to print parts and make sure they fit on the bed. The battery and GBfans main board sit in the gearbox and under the booster tube. The wiring for the pack lights volume control and speakers run through holes drilled in internal walls, the ribbon cable and master power switch cable for the wand runs through the hose going from the gearbox to the generator.

Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:November 18th, 2016, 8:41 am
by movieprop
Absolutely beautiful. Great work.
Looking forward to seeing your files.

Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:November 28th, 2016, 3:24 pm
by grogking
Any updates? Files?

Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:November 28th, 2016, 4:12 pm
by Michaelvk
Any updates? Files?
All in due time.. Also, what's the magic word?

Re: 3D printing (amongst others) a proton pack

PostPosted:November 28th, 2016, 4:40 pm
by xoff00
Zuul? :)

BTW, check your PMs - I just sent you a message about some files I found you may find useful.