Deluxe Airachnid shoulder joint to hold RiD Arcee

by rapierdragon
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    White nylon plastic polished to reveal a smooth matte finish.

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Version 0.95 Modified version of Deluxe Airachnid's shoulder joints (from Transformers Prime). Have been modified so that the ball is slightly larger, allowing it to fit the ball-socket on RiD Arcee's arms. This is for all those Airachnid fans who want to modify her to give her a good set of arms. Of course, once you've put Arcee arms on her, you've got to figure out your own parts/method to make/transform a vehicle form since Arcee's arms are way to big to fit the very limited room that Deluxe Airachnid has. WARNING - to install these you must unscrew several small screws in the toy, and physically replace the original shoulder joints. You'll probably want to also paint these parts purple if you ordered them in white or black. NOTES (1) I'm testing it in WSF Polished and Violet Purple. Will allow for sale after I've tested if its successful and a good fit. (1b) Up-sized it by 13%. First prototype was great, but just a fraction too small in all 3 dimensions. New size works great but is like a half-mm too long to fully rotate up and in... not that you'd need to move the joints that far in robot mode. They don't need to move that far for the alt.mode I'm working on either. (1c) Purple Polished looked great, but the purple was too bright to match the purple plastic of the toy. If you order in Purple Polished, you may want to use a purple permanent marker to darken it some. Or for that matter, you can save yourself a week worth of waiting by just ordering WSF Polished and then use a purple permanent marker to make it purple yourself (because ordering in purple means Shapeways will dye the printout in purple, which adds an entire week to production time because that's how long it takes them to dye it purple. I think its like 1 to 8 hours sitting in purple dye, and then the rest of the week air-drying it.) (2) I may also release parts for my take on new armor panels for the arm and helicopter sides, giving her a wider helicopter form, along with a possible additional transformation to a jet-like form (still in the study/design phase). NOTE: the additional parts project may be cancelled depending on its price. Or I may change it over to be a free cut-and-fold paper/card type of thing. (all depends on the volume of plastic and the resulting price of 3d-printing the parts).


IN: 0.309 w x 0.517 d x 0.699 h
CM: 0.784 w x 1.312 d x 1.776 h


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Oh, and I'm keeping the price super-low. I make like only $0.25 profit per sale.
September 11, 2013, 9:03 am
Upsizing worked great for fixing the ball-joint... the ball fits Arcee's arms nicely, and they stay up and in place now. Did cause a slight issue length-wise, as the box-like part of the shoulder-joints hits part of the Airachnid body, but rather than edit it again its just as easy to just sand or trim like a half-mm where the joints rotate up and in (though for my Switchblade Airachnid project, the joints don't need to rotate that far in, so it won't matter). Making buyable now. Color pic's up in a day or two. Tested in WSF polished. Purple SF Polish should be fine too, (since its basically WSF polished only just dunked in some purple ink).
September 11, 2013, 8:51 am
Yeah, upsized 13%. Buying again, this time only in WSF Polished (I'd rather use a purple permanent marker to color it than sit an entire week for the purple dye-job -- besides which, the purple polished was too bright to match the darker purple from other parts of the toy.
August 21, 2013, 5:23 am
Tested in WSF Polished, and Purple Polished. The holes need a bit of sanding, but that was expected. The ball is just a tiny bit on the small side - the receiving cup on RiD Arcee's arm fits loose and the falls off. I'll try adding a tiny bit of paint to see if that fixes the issue (if it doesn't then I'll have to edit the wire-frame to make it around 1/10th to 3/10th's of a mm bigger). So this part will be either updated to "for sale" later today or tomorrow.
August 20, 2013, 9:12 pm
Slight delay. Seemed to be taking a while, so I asked about an update on order status... I guess getting it in purple really knocked back its shipping date. (I'm so used to WSF Polished stuff being sent out within day or two at most. My selecting one in purple has already put me at waiting over a week for it to be shipping-ready. The dye'ing process seems to be a real time consumer.)
August 15, 2013, 6:45 am
August 14, 2013, 10:11 pm


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