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 Topic: Would these Tiny Mechas Survive Polishing?
Would these Tiny Mechas Survive Polishing? [message #118614] Sat, 04 July 2015 03:51 UTC
avatar CybranKNight  is currently offline CybranKNight
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So lets get to it, I got these guys I want to print and while they're technically within all the material guidelines and passed the Auto Checks(Printing them in regular WSF would likely be no problem, any breakage would stem from handling at the factory or packaging/shipping) I know that polishing adds a whole new dimension to things and I was hoping to get some second opinions before placing the order(as I don't want to do a separate order but also would like to avoid causing delays to my order with 10 other products) so lets get to the meat of it!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g281/MikeTehFox/RTSchema_zpskxnnatrt.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g281/MikeTehFox/RTSchema2_zpsiaabzdyq.jpg

So the key point to these is that each square on the grid equals 1mm, meaning that each Mecha comes in at a "towering" 18.6mms tall.

My concern stems from the fact that each one has 4 spindly legs and 2 long cannons which I'm assuming are going to be very vulnerable to breakage during polishing. The Cannons aren't as big of an issue as I could redesign them to use a shorter barrel design which is something I wouldn't overly mind doing if needed. The real problem is the legs, while the easy/obvious solution is to simply mount them to a base I've testing adding integrated bases to Mecha designs before and they always tend to drive the price up by a notable margin, luckily so far all my prior designs have managed fine without bases. This design would also need a rather large base even if my intention is to just barely be as large as the Mecha's footprint so if possible I'd like to avoid that possible but I get the feeling I might be out of luck on this.

What do you guys think?

[Updated on: Sat, 04 July 2015 03:52 UTC]

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