I test-fitted both test-prints and they fit--dare I say--perfectly! Based on the tolerances, I believe the 'stong&flexible' materials will be an excellent fit as well. I like the pop of color as well, so next step is to rebuild the fan/turbine (not a reliable fit at the moment) and then also the toggle switch and then, perhaps new mounting brackets... Who knows where I'll stop! :)
interrobang_toys@megadude Actually, it's been so long since I broke down the fan for repair and measurements, I'll have to search my 'archives' to locate it! Will post a test fit as soon as able. I'm also going to see what other materials I can make available here on shapeways. Please stay tuned!
interrobang_toys Hey @megadude, I have successfully test-printed a couple in PLA. Not transparent or translucent, but it's a start! (And I think it's going to look very cool assembled).
interrobang_toys@megadude You know, I never got around to test printing this... (it's a bit pricey). Also, the transparent acrylic available through shapeways may not be what I'm looking for, which would be optically clear without very much post work at all. Clear Resin would likely work, and I can print that myself elsewhere... but, again, haven't gotten around to it! What did you have in mind for R&D?