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Rivet Wars Tank [message #31575] Tue, 26 July 2011 17:03 UTC Go to next message
avatar novacaine31  is currently offline novacaine31
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Yesterday I received the 3d print of my rivet wars tank. It looks great. It's only 55mm tall but all the detail is there. The FUD is just amazing.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YT8V8KkpwTM/Ti7wqfw3snI/AAAAAAAADNo/CSt7gOobnuQ/s1600/vert_tank_all_2.jpg

I'm planning to make a mold of this guy and then make resin castings and sell them on my site. Take a look if you have a chance. Thanks.

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-Ted

[Updated on: Tue, 26 July 2011 17:04 UTC]


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Re: Rivet Wars Tank [message #31593 is a reply to message #31575 ] Tue, 26 July 2011 20:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Seriously cool design! I love what you've done on your website! Lovely to see the drawings become real objects!
Re: Rivet Wars Tank [message #31627 is a reply to message #31593 ] Wed, 27 July 2011 00:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Looks great! Feel free to post updates and progress shots of the model as your prepare it to be molded; I'd like to see what it looks like in primer - easier to see the surface quality.
Re: Rivet Wars Tank [message #34069 is a reply to message #31575 ] Fri, 09 September 2011 13:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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So I've started selling my second toy already. It is based off of 3D prints and an IP that I've created. Here are some links and pics of what they look like. Thanks for looking.

http://www.rivetwars.com/shop.html

The figure in colored resin.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WQ2qnpQdq1E/TmRTHOLvSbI/AAAAAAAADTU/N7Uhq_ikqeU/allied_grunt_50mm.jpg

Making a mold for casting.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ob3hmQgtZE8/TlhgQdOltFI/AAAAAAAADTE/EFi16yJMTNU/rivetwars_allied_grunt_mold_a.jpg

An army of tanks getting ready to be shipped out Smile
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pSdOKp3lLlY/Tj3j4AcrL7I/AAAAAAAADPE/bmaIf_MR3LA/s720/vert_tank_rollout.jpg

One of the first test castings.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Q4gHHmSzZaw/TjOLit5o4EI/AAAAAAAADOA/p6fvnI7dTc0/s512/vert_tank_castings_01sml.jpg

This is my next project. Still modeling in 3d then off to shapeways for printing.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-r2wSwaJGtuw/TlwX-tgyYzI/AAAAAAAADTM/o1yXZNmBhBI/blighter_quad_stug_d.jpg

http://www.rivetwars.com/shop.html

[Updated on: Fri, 09 September 2011 13:37 UTC]


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Re: Rivet Wars Tank [message #34073 is a reply to message #34069 ] Fri, 09 September 2011 16:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Seriously impressive work - the resin cast figures look wonderful! Did the original FUD master require a lot of sanding and finishing to achieve the smooth surfaces, or did it arrive that way?

Hope the figures sell well for you and good luck!
Re: Rivet Wars Tank [message #34075 is a reply to message #34073 ] Fri, 09 September 2011 16:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The surface is ok. It's not great and it's not REAL toy quality smooth. I wish it was. But it can't compare to a nicely done wax master.

The soldier figure was done with Ultra Detail and not fine, and that one was pretty rough. Until I cast it in color I couldn't see how much "Grain" there was in it. I had to scrap that mold and sand the 3d print. The tank was done in FUD and is way better, but there are still odd patterns like a Grain on some sides, then it's smooth on the other side. It's strangely inconsistent. But it's good enough and way better than years ago when I last investigated this process.

My big problem is that I'm making such small detail if I try and really sand these things, I'll lose all the detail. I'm just hoping that as time goes on this stuff will get smoother and smoother, which it will Smile


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Re: Rivet Wars Tank [message #34100 is a reply to message #34075 ] Sat, 10 September 2011 12:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ha! Love your figures. They remind me of Playmobile as a kid in the late seventies/early eighties. Would have loved to had cool WW1/2 Mecha Playmobile or even Legos that's for sure!

As for the inconsistent FUD texture like you said, I think Shapeways will finally figure it out so it comes out 100% smooth in the future.

I noted the same issues with FUD in my thread here:
http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=6225&a mp;start=0&

And you can follow Shapeways progress with FUD here to a certain extent:
http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=5959&a mp;start=40&

Was wondering, your figures have that total custom vinyl toy vibe to them, are you able to advertise on any of those websites?
http://www.vinylpulse.com/toys/
http://www.myplasticheart.com/
http://www.kidrobot.com/
http://www.spankystokes.com/
Tons of others as well...

They even have conventions from time to time. You might be able to sell pre-painted versions of your work on some such sites or gain a slightly bigger following through advertising news. I don't think they have to be vinyl but just artistic custom toys per say.

FUD seems to print clear without the fused support material or "fuzzies" with flat surfaces with little polygons. Seems curved/detailed surfaces especially with tons of polys and more details bring out the fuzzie beast!
Re: Rivet Wars Tank [message #34582 is a reply to message #31575 ] Mon, 19 September 2011 15:09 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Took a look at your website. Very cool project, Nova, and excellent mold-making. A step-by-step tutorial with names of products would be very welcome here, I'm sure.

Keep those Blighters at bay!

Glenn


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Re: Rivet Wars Tank [message #34586 is a reply to message #31575 ] Mon, 19 September 2011 15:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Roger - yeah I got my start watching toybreak, a designer toy type podcast. I'd love to sell more of these as time goes by. I'm going to NYcomicon and I plan to bring some stuff to show around. And thanks for the kind words. Yeah the fuzzies kind of suck when you get them but as you say, I'm sure they'll work it out. I just sent in a new toy to get printed. I'm really excited to see how it comes out.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IeGqYLCxypk/TnQi2Zkj9HI/AAAAAAAADUA/mRfETfZs3Ac/s1600/blighter_quad_stug_print_web.jpg

Glenn - Thanks. I have been meaning to make a tutorial but I've been spending my little bit of free time just making stuff. I will do it at some point. If you're interested go to http://www.smooth-on.com/ They have a great starter kit and tutorials. I got the starter kit and was making castings in no time.


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Re: Rivet Wars Tank [message #34600 is a reply to message #34586 ] Mon, 19 September 2011 17:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, I would imagine you are busy! And thanks for the link.

Glenn


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Re: Rivet Wars Tank [message #34896 is a reply to message #34600 ] Thu, 22 September 2011 17:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Can't wait to see that mecha tank printed, great work! Such an awesome and unique alternate world you are building!
Re: Rivet Wars Tank [message #35293 is a reply to message #34896 ] Wed, 28 September 2011 03:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very cool!



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Re: Rivet Wars Tank [message #35645 is a reply to message #35293 ] Sun, 02 October 2011 05:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just got my tank print. It's pretty insane. Just love it. Need to figure out how I'm going to sand it smooth without losing all the detail, especially the rivets. I can't wait until 3d printing at this detail level is smooth. Here's some pics.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-96ZCn-d6ruA/ToZ-K9ejf-I/AAAAAAAADUw/R8i52qTu-oo/s1600/rivetwars_quad_stug_print.jpg


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Re: Rivet Wars Tank [message #35683 is a reply to message #31575 ] Sun, 02 October 2011 13:17 UTC Go to previous message
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Very nice... Can't wait to see them painted.

Glenn


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