Muwarrior21 wrote: ↑October 8th, 2019, 12:13 pm awesome build man!!, Where do you buy the aluminum side plates for the trap now? I dont see them on gbfans?
Also did you prime and paint the black 3d parts or just sand smooth? If you did paint what did you use? krylon fusion type of paint , maybe even a filler primer would be needed to get the metal look?
Thanks! It was definitely a fun build! The side plates actually aren't metal... They're Charlesworth's faux-metal plates. The vector plate with the resistor is real, and from GBFans.
I did prime and sand first, using Rustoleum filler primer.
Hit everything with three courses of sanding, and then moved onto a flat black paint & primer mix.
I did the door stripes with yellow electrical tape. I'm sure I could've done another round of filler primer and sanded even more to get things totally flat, but the little traces of 3d filament lines that remain in spots almost give it a wood grain-line look, and I kind of like the vibe of that... But to each their own.
Muwarrior21 wrote:also has anyone compared the charles dynamics 3d print plans / results to the ben of kent for how robust they are? Similar? pros / cons?
I haven't compared in great detail, but from watching the Tested videos, there are some differences in the structure of the trap body. The Benofkent trap is largely a few solid pieces. Sean's kit, on the other hand, is build around more of a "frame" which leaves a lot more room for building in the door mechanics, lights, and the smoke features. I added lights, and I'm working on smoke, but it'd be damn hard to fit the door mechanism into this kit.