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Leewan commented on Articulated Hand V3 - full set by Leewan
21 days ago
Articulated Hand V3 - full set
Leewan Update ! I've added holes in the sides of the ballcups to make the assembly of the fingers easier.
Leewan @Jakfan1 Someone recently told me of similar issues. Therefore, I've updated the model with reduced balljoint diameter for the finger parts.
Leewan @Wheeldon15 Sure, you could do that too. If you need any help with that, PM me. (:
Leewan @Wheeldon15 Then don't. I'm suggesting you to use a T-piece to attach the staff to the hand, but how you do it and how long the staff is is up to you.
Leewan @Wheeldon15 How would I know, it's your MOC, not mine. But I imagine attaching this part to the palm of a hand should work. Or one in each hand if you want your MOC to hold his weapon with both hands.
Leewan @Jakfan1 Yeah, these are such small parts, tolerance issues are inevitable. Anyways, thanks for your input. I'll make some changes to the parts if I get similar feedback from other people. In some cases the parts are perfect, and in some other cases they're either too loose or too tight, so it's a bit hard to come up with the right dimensions.
Leewan @Jakfan1 So... is the connection too tight or too loose ? Also, how well does the bar fit into the palm hole ? About the ballcups, I prefer making them too tight so they won't loose all of their friction after two weeks or so, because the plastic can wear off quite quickly.
Leewan @Jakfan1 Okay, thanks. It bothers me because that means I still haven't got the dimensions right, but the most important is that the parts that hold the thumb and the little finger fit without problem. Plus, there's still the hole in the palm if you want to attach weapons. BTW, how well do parts fin in this one ?
Leewan @Jakfan1 Oh, a friend of mine just sent me the link of a Facebook page with more pics of this MOC. So I assume it's your MOC ? It looks like the axles of the blades aren't completely pushed into the cross holes of the hands, is that because they're too tight ?
Leewan @Jakfan1 Ah, yes, at this scale, it might be necessary to tweak the parts a bit so they fit correctly. I just hope the fingers won't be too loose after you've played with them for a while. Have you encountered any other issue ?
Leewan commented on Articulated hand piece with cross axle by Leewan
March 7, 2018
Articulated hand piece with cross axle
Leewan @Boneless_Spaghetti21Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. If the bars are too big and the axle hole too tight, using a small hobby file to remove the extra material should work.
Leewan @mechking4511I think I see. I don't think I can move them closer to the socket, but angling them should be feasible.
Leewan @k_heich The diameter is 10.2mm, why ?
Leewan @aatkaw If you want to paint it, S&F is the best option, check this tutorial : https://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/painting3dprintedsls ;)
Leewan @toaofstuff With the horizontal bars, like the hands of the set 31034.
Leewan @valkinthewarden Well, it depends on what you will do with them. I doubt they will, as long as you simply use them as hands, and not as, let's say bottle openers, but I can't give you a 100% guarantee it will never ever break.
Leewan @valkinthewarden What do you mean by "durable" ?
Leewan @valkinthewarden Sure ! All the parts with a 3.2mm clip should fit, whether they're claws or robot arms, or any other part.
Mask Adapter - Round Hole (no ejection feature)
Leewan @swordslinger133 It does work with Metru masks. If you don't want the ejection feature, you can just get a Brain Attack head.
Leewan @swordslinger133 I once made a prototype, but never finished it : https://flic.kr/p/L4E78L
Leewan @fb54b9b As you can see in the description, I've made one. However, with this solution, the masks are too far away from the "face" of the head, so I chose to release an adapter that works with the 01-03 heads only. I'm currently working on a new kind of head that would include the ejection feature and work with the 01-03 masks and the 04-08 masks as well.
Leewan @Dimensioner Metallic plastic and strong and flexible plastic are both made with nylon / polyamide. However (I'm quoting the materials page here), "Metallic Plastic is Nylon Plastic filled with Aluminum dust. This dust gives Metallic Plastic the sparkle, but also makes the material more brittle than the Strong & Flexible material." I've never tried metallic plastic, so I con't know how much more brittle is it compared to classic S&F plastic. On the first version, the two sides could be bent to the point they touch each other, without breaking. The first version was a bit loose, so I've made the sides closer and thicker, they should fit more tightly on the head.
Mask Adapter - Round Hole (with ejection feature)
Leewan @swordslinger133 In this case you can get the variant without the ejection feature (http://shpws.me/MkE7).
Leewan @swordslinger133 But it would be linked to the eyes / brain piece, so the ejection feature wouldn't work anymore. It could be done with the non-ejectable variant, though.
Leewan @fb61d4d You may sand the sides if needed, but I prefer it that way, especially compared to the first version that was a bit loose. ;)
Leewan @Chirthorpe No, because of the width of the parts involved.
Leewan @AVSManfred They don't, they're too wide for the G2 heads.
Leewan @adriu17 Not this one, but I'm working on a way to solve this. ;)
Leewan favorited Articulated Mata leg by Leewan
September 10, 2017
Leewan commented on Articulated Mata leg by Leewan
August 20, 2017
Articulated Mata leg
Leewan @xXBKARXx I don't know. I think I'll eventually do them, but not in the near future.
You're a Toa Mata and your Khaleesi threatens to burn you if you don't bend the knee ? Save your life, get new legs. http://shpws.me/OSF7 Articulated Mata leg
Leewan commented on Connector with round holes by Leewan
August 3, 2017
Connector with round holes
Leewan @jordandcrawford I don't know how strong High Definition Acrylate is, I'm afraid parts made of this material would break.
A new part is available : the connector with round holes !
http://shpws.me/OP0t Connector with round holes
The 2x2 Mixel ballcup is now available !

http://shpws.me/OJpE 2x2 plate with ballcup
Leewan commented on 7M bone with three balljoints by Leewan
April 26, 2017
7M bone with three balljoints
Leewan @phillippbor I'm sorry but I don't understand what you mean at all. :/
Leewan commented on Articulated hand - Main Part by Leewan
December 10, 2016
Articulated hand - Main Part
Leewan @fbda65d Sure, order it in white and paint it the colour you want when you receive it.
Now the small hand comes with five fingers : http://shpws.me/N2FT Articulated hand - five short fingers
Leewan commented on Sci-fi armor add-on by Leewan
November 20, 2016
Sci-fi armor add-on
Leewan @bsimp14 Nope, your best option here would be to get a plain white part and paint it afterwards.
Leewan commented on Y joint with crossaxle by Leewan
September 22, 2016
Y joint with crossaxle
Leewan @xXBKARXx But why would I recreate a part that already exists ?
Leewan @Fusionx963 No, which is why I made it. ;)
A new add-on is available ! And there's more to come in the future ! - http://shpws.me/MCgh Sci-fi armor add-on
Check out this cool product! - http://shpws.me/MwgF Articulated hand piece with cross axle
Leewan commented on Towball Female Crossaxle 5 Piece Set by efferman
March 30, 2016
Towball Female Crossaxle 5 Piece Set
Leewan @efferman Well, if it only "needs some movement on a male towball to loose some of its friction", it won't be much useful as a Mixel joint. I was considering getting a bunch of these to make small articulations, but I need them to be able to hold a certain position. (:
Leewan @tripletschiee Thank you. So I couldn't use these parts as a Mixel joint with a cross axle ?
Leewan @tripletschiee @efferman Are they loose or do they have friction ?
Leewan commented on Articulated Torso - Upper Part by Leewan
September 5, 2015
Articulated Torso - Upper Part
Leewan @Karios And here's the lower armor : http://shpws.me/JY1T I'm working on a pack, but given the size of the parts, I don't think it's gonna be cheaper than buying them separately.
Leewan @Karios Next week, hopefully. The upper armor is already ready (http://shpws.me/JFPA), but I still have to work on the lower armor. When it's done, I think I will put them in a pack, yes. (:
Leewan commented on Mata Test Body by PocketWizardJP
September 5, 2015
Mata Test Body
Leewan @PocketWizardJP Cool concept. Have you printed it yet ?
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