Mario Vazquez


3D modeler, Product designer, Artist, Maker

Strangefate commented on FB-01-Preset-01 7inch by Strangefate
1 day ago
FB-01-Preset-01  7inch
Strangefate @Buddy I do hear that question a lot... The problem is that printing prices skyrocket really quick. Male figures would have more mass and take up a bit more space for printing, which would translate into figures being always $7-10 more expensive on average, compared to a female. So that kinda kills the motivation a bit. That said, I'd love to add a male figure and designs... so maybe I'll still bite after all the females are updated and I'm done with a few other things.
Strangefate commented on FB-01-Preset-01 7inch by Strangefate
9 days ago
FB-01-Preset-01  7inch
Strangefate Hey @Buddy .Sometime after June it should come back up. I've made improvements to the base figure joints (more range and look better in some cases) and have to transplant her gear to the new body and reupload it... After june I'll be focusing more on this stuff :)
Strangefate commented on FB01-Head-06 7inch by Strangefate
14 days ago
FB01-Head-06  7inch
Strangefate Thanks a lot @chomski :)
Strangefate Hey @abayomima ...size wise they will fit. A socket for a ball joint is there but will most likely not fit the MOTU figures. There's quite a few customizers using these heads of female MOTUC figures, but I imagine they ahve to tweak or fill the socket and drill it anew.
Strangefate commented on ACC-04-Swords 6-7inch by Strangefate
24 days ago
ACC-04-Swords  6-7inch
Strangefate @Haddr ...The MOTU version of the swords have pictures with MOTU figures holding them:
Strangefate hey @drwillsdc ...not really I'm afraid. I'd have to thicken it to be printable at that size and even with the most expensive plastics, the detail wouldn't survive, it needs to be modeled in a simpler fashion with only the more relevant details present in a bolder fashion, so they read properly.
Strangefate commented on FB01-Body-01 7inch by Strangefate
March 31, 2016
FB01-Body-01  7inch
Strangefate @bullyart07 It would make sense to do that, which is probably why I never thought of it... I'll look into offering the parts.
Strangefate commented on FB01-Head-07s 6inch by Strangefate
March 21, 2016
FB01-Head-07s  6inch
Strangefate Hey @Gyarados66 ...The ball socket probably won't fit as it wasn't made to fit with the Star wars figures. I imagine the scale would fit for the male figures, the female figures in that line are rather small from what I've seen so far. As for making it pass for a male... to some extent it should work I imagine, at least as male as Hayden Christensen did as Anakin :)
Strangefate commented on FB01-Body-01 7inch by Strangefate
March 5, 2016
FB01-Body-01  7inch
Strangefate Hey @bullyart07 Sorry to hear that happened. You'll have to email Shapeways support with your order number: Their support is very good so you shouldn't have any problems with them.
ACC-14-SupSpider Gear 6inch  v1.4
Strangefate Hey @gthadi ...Shapeways prints them when you order them, correct. It usually takes 2-3 weeks from the moment you order until you get the parts (depending where you live).
Strangefate commented on ACC-14-SupSpider Gear 6inch v1.4 by Strangefate
December 26, 2015
ACC-14-SupSpider Gear 6inch  v1.4
Strangefate Hey @rogersjavon4 there should be a BUY NOW button on the right side ?
Strangefate commented on SL01-Body-01 7inch by Strangefate
December 16, 2015
SL01-Body-01  7inch
Strangefate @walruswalrus ...they're up: that link has the default head and hands.
Strangefate commented on ACC-14-SupSpider Gear 7inch v1.4 by Strangefate
December 14, 2015
ACC-14-SupSpider Gear 7inch  v1.4
Strangefate Hey @Superseanski. The legs in the pictures are the 6 inch ones on 6 inch figures. The 7 inch set would work too, but things might look a bit bulky of course. The 7 inch set is only about 4-6% bigger than the 6 inch set so I don't think you'd really gain much on the length of the leg. You should be able to pose them so the figure is supported in the air yes. That said, printing is never twice the same and since Shapeways does all the work, I have no influence on the results. That means that some prints will have tighter joints than others. The plastic is not water tight, so if the joints are not tight enough, you should be able to coat the balljoints in super glue to add more material. The plastic will absorb and bind very well with the glue.
Strangefate commented on SL01-Body-01 7inch by Strangefate
December 11, 2015
SL01-Body-01  7inch
Strangefate Hey @walruswalrus give me a few days and I can put the hands and head up in a file for you. I'll write you here again when it's up.
Strangefate commented on ACC-14-SupSpider Gear 6inch v1.4 by Strangefate
November 21, 2015
ACC-14-SupSpider Gear 6inch  v1.4
Strangefate Hey @castrobabble ...the polish will never be super smooth like a normal toy, but it does look somewhat rough in your photo. I would email shapeways support about it and send them that photo, I've had prints that they forgot to polish in the past. If that is the case, they will simply print and ship you another one free of charge.
Strangefate commented on FB01-Preset-13s 6inch by Strangefate
November 3, 2015
FB01-Preset-13s  6inch
Strangefate @zanethetoamata ... I don't know what you're trying to ask..
Strangefate commented on ACC-24-Swords 7inch MOTU by Strangefate
October 27, 2015
ACC-24-Swords 7inch MOTU
Strangefate @dertaetowiertehund Oh... nice stand, and good painted details, thanks !
Strangefate commented on FB01-Torso-11s 6inch by Strangefate
October 14, 2015
FB01-Torso-11s  6inch
Strangefate @sethmykal they come unpainted.
Strangefate commented on FB01-Body-01s 6inch by Strangefate
October 12, 2015
FB01-Body-01s  6inch
Strangefate @Timmy_22222001 So basically, you're saying the torso ball joint fits all the way into the socket as it is ? ...I've never heard of them being loose, they're made to be too tight by default, so that you may need to remove some material to make them fit, or best case they'll fit with enough strength... I'm not sure what to say, didn't even know it was possible for them to be loose. I take it you are using the set of ball joints where the balls on both ends are the same size ? Neck ball joint has a larger and smaller ball, and the torso ball joint has 2 larger balls. Other than that, super glue should be your best bet yes. I would try to not apply too much of it on the bottom of the socket, and more around the sides and top of it, and all around the ball itself. Sorry for the issues, and glad to hear you still like it :)
Strangefate commented on FB01-Body-01s 6inch by Strangefate
October 6, 2015
FB01-Body-01s  6inch
Strangefate @Timmy_22222001 The 2 sets of ball joints are basically the same. The ball joints with the cuts should go in easier if the other ones won't. Due to printing inconsistencies, they sometimes don't go in easy, but the ones with the cuts should. Make sure you remove as much print dust from the gap around the ball joint sockets before attaching the joints. Worst case, take a knife and clean out the cuts of the ball joints too. The gaps are needed to let the pieces expand or contract to fit into each other. You will then still need some strength, I would grab the lower torso, put the ball joint in place, then press it in with the upper torso. Basically, press the ball joint into place using the upper and lower torso ball sockets, they should both pop in this way. Same with the head. If all fails... grab a knife and scrape off some (very little) plastic from the top of the ball socket and try again. ...hope that makes sense.
Strangefate commented on FB01-Body-01s 6inch by Strangefate
September 29, 2015
FB01-Body-01s  6inch
Strangefate Hey @Timmy_22222001 You don't need any glue, I wouldnt worry about that. To remove the sprues I would use a sharp knife or pliers. Torso sprue needs to be removed and the parts be connected with the ball joints yes. You can just twist the upper and lower torso until the sprue breaks, then clean up the bits of sprue on either part with a knife. The sprues are necessary to make printing affordable, but they all need to be removed.
Strangefate commented on FB01-Preset-06as 6inch by Strangefate
September 7, 2015
FB01-Preset-06as  6inch
Strangefate Hey @Steve42082 I don't do commissions sorry, not enough time. The figures currently not for sale need to be updated to the latest female body that has better articulation and other tweaks, doint them 1 at a time when I do have some time. Eventually they'll be all back online.
ACC-14-SupSpider Gear 6inch  v1.4
Strangefate @xcollazo89 It's what's in the description: 1x Backpack 2x wrist gadgets (left/right) 4x mechanical spider arms
Strangefate commented on FB01-Preset-10s 6inch by Strangefate
June 14, 2015
FB01-Preset-10s  6inch
Strangefate @DailyDurian She looks awesome!. Nice job on the tattoos, they look perfect :) I'm back and fixing all issues btw. The missing black female will be up soon. Interesting about the balljoint, should be interesting to see how she looks with the shorter torso in more action shots :) @Andrewsimonthomas what Durian said should work well. I used a water resistant marker myself with a pointy felt tip, worked really well.
Strangefate commented on ACC-13-Spiders 6-7inch by Strangefate
June 11, 2015
ACC-13-Spiders  6-7inch
Strangefate @salitremast1970 it shouldn't be a problem, no
Strangefate commented on ACC-13-Spiders 6-7inch by Strangefate
May 19, 2015
ACC-13-Spiders  6-7inch
Strangefate Hey @harbi , there's no polished black plastic I'm afraid :/
Strangefate commented on ACC-13-Spiders 6-7inch by Strangefate
May 14, 2015
ACC-13-Spiders  6-7inch
Strangefate Hey @Webheaddan The bots are very small, in scale for 6-7 inch action figures, so I imagine they might be too small for actual cosplay ? They're about 2.5 - 3cm each. Other than that, Shapeways does take Paypal if I remember correctly. If not, you can always cancel your order before checkout, but paypal should be a pay option.


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