Michael Powers


3D modeler, Product designer, Maker

MikePowers commented on 5mm Weapon Ports 4-Pack by SteamShield
May 7, 2017
5mm Weapon Ports 4-Pack
MikePowers @SteamShield I think what he wants is to flip it upside down and use it as both a 5mm weapon port and a "stand stud" for Titan Master figures' foot-holes to plug onto.
MikePowers @carlojmalijan He means the 1mm studs that act as pegs to hold these weapon ports in place. If you don't want to use them (like, you want to just glue these weapon ports onto the figure) then you can just cut them off.
MikePowers favorited LoGH Alliance Spartanian 1:300 by karlius
February 2, 2017
Diaclone Squad, at attention 35mm Minis
MikePowers Some "sitting" versions of these would be cool to fill in Deluxe-scale cockpits!
Birdshot (Falcon/Eagle) Transforming Weaponoid Kit
MikePowers It would be cool if the 5mm peg could fold up in Bird Mode. There might not be room for that to happen, though...
MikePowers commented on Trunk Fill Assembly - Shield Type by MikePowers
November 20, 2016
Trunk Fill Assembly - Shield Type
MikePowers @tigerhawk533 I think I will need to order a test print of that material, because I haven't got it from Shapeways before...
MikePowers Hey--I was experimenting with one of my test parts and I found a way to tighten up the hinges. Drill a small hole through one of the hinge collars, and fill it with superglue (thin stuff, not gap-filler). Rotate the hinge a few times while the glue sets. The thin glue should wick its way into the hinge and fill it up, tightening up the whole assembly.
MikePowers @chrisprime0479 thank you! I've been inspired in my work by @SteamShield
MikePowers @Dr_Lockdown this product is now available for ordering!
MikePowers Tweaked the geometry a bit--test printing now with the final release candidate!
MikePowers @Dr_Lockdown sorry! I've been busy at work and I'm putting the finishing touches on this (thanks to your encouragement!) I'm painting my test part now.
MikePowers commented on Tank Mode by luchengshangx
November 11, 2016
Tank Mode
MikePowers Cool idea!
CW Dragstrip Front Spoiler pt1 - Spoiler
MikePowers This looks pretty sweet but I don't want to buy without seeing it assembled...
MikePowers commented on Titan Master Techpacks by TrentTroop
November 11, 2016
Titan Master Techpacks
MikePowers What is the idea for these? Are they for Titan Master figures who you don't intend to ever act as heads (like, only pilots, weapon operators, or running around on the ground)?
MikePowers commented on Notorious Weaponmaster's Kibble by SteamShield
November 11, 2016
Notorious Weaponmaster's Kibble
MikePowers Does this fit on to Brainstorm in Alt Mode?
MikePowers commented on Combiner Feet Articulation Add-on by SteamShield
November 11, 2016
Combiner Feet Articulation Add-on
MikePowers I got a set of these and they look good. They give Superion a more bird-foot look, rather than the big ol' clodhoppers of the Perfect Effect kit. Assembly did require quite a hard push to get the ball-and-socket joint to seat, and then I had to move it through the full range of motion a couple of times before it would move smoothly (probably this was the joint self-polishing, grinding all the rough spots against each other). I haven't them since I'm using this kit with UW Superion, who has white feet. It's not a perfect match, but close enough!
MikePowers commented on Trunk Fill Parts by MikePowers
October 24, 2016
Trunk Fill Parts
MikePowers @greboguru added as an option. It's pretty expensive, though...
MikePowers @jeffperrin77 oh wow, I guess the color is just dye that they add after the fact? Interesting. Thanks for the heads-up!
MikePowers @kirk_banton hello! I'm not sure what you're asking. You do need glue to hold the parts together after you have cut off the H-shape sprue holding them together. Try putting the gun parts on the back of the truck first, so that you can get the right lineup of the cover piece (see attached photo)
MikePowers @Hyoumaru Thank you for your feedback! I will increase the thickness of the cover parts. I will see if I can add some structure to better align the cover parts. I am sorry that it didn't turn out as well as you expected.
MikePowers @chrisprime0479 thank you, but unfortunately these won't work with Trailbreaker! He's missing the hand-hole on his right arm... I will have to work on a Trailbreaker version of this, lots of people are asking about it :)
MikePowers @TXR4521So far just these, I may work on some more in the future. The dimensions of the trunk area mean that anything you put there will be kind of short and stubby, so I'll have to give some thought about what would look good.
MikePowers commented on CW Twin Gattling by lg2113
September 30, 2016
CW Twin Gattling
MikePowers These look really great on Superion! You can imagine that these are the same big freakin' gatling guns as on the "feet", but because the combined mode is so huge they look tiny now...
MikePowers commented on Hood Fill Part - Combiner Truck by MikePowers
September 16, 2016
Hood Fill Part - Combiner Truck
MikePowers @todd_roy added White Acrylic to the ordering options. Glad you like it!
MikePowers @Hyoumaru Thank you for your feedback! Putting the combiner port through the slot was not a use case I had considered. I feel that making the slot large enough for the combiner port would make it too large and wouldn't fill in the hood space very well, so I do not plan to change the design. As you said, "just don't do that" is a solution to the problem ;)
MikePowers commented on Hood Fill - First Aid Type by MikePowers
July 23, 2016
Hood Fill - First Aid Type
MikePowers @jeffperrin77 Thank you! I didn't add lock-in tabs because I wasn't sure that Shapeways would reproduce the feature accurately enough. Locking tabs are a good idea though, and I may do some development of that now that I have my own printer at home!
MikePowers commented on S.W.A.T Chaser's Head by SteamShield
January 16, 2016
S.W.A.T Chaser's Head
MikePowers Cool! Any chance this will be up for sale?


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