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Strangefate commented on ACC-14-SupSpider Gear 6inch v1.4 by Strangefate
December 23, 2016
ACC-14-SupSpider Gear 6inch  v1.4
Strangefate Thank you @fbb90d8 !
Strangefate Hey @fbb90d8 ...Email Shapeways support using the link below and provide them with the photo and information you did here. Their support is usually awesome and will replace the missing part without a fuss.
Strangefate Hi @faiz555 ...Shapeways does all the shipping and handling, not me. When you order a new one you can just enter a new shipping address.
Strangefate Hey @Sunnyd1161 ...Sounds like that piece must have fallen/broken off at shapeways, I've had a missing piece here and there too. They DO have great support so if anything like that ever happens again, you can just take a picture of what you got and point out what's missing and they'll reprint and ship you the stuff for free.
Strangefate Sorry to hear that @fb7f49c ...The sprues holding the pieces together need to be strong for Shapeways to accept them. If you can tell or show me what part broke, I can upload that part alone for you if you want.
Strangefate @andykam I have no idea. Shapeways prints and ships everything. You can try making an order, it will show you the total costs before you finish the order. If you don't like the shipping costs or they don't ship to your area, you can simply cancel the order.
Strangefate Hey @Panicender . It depends to what extent. 3D printing isn't completely accurate and prints will always be slightly different. The parts are made to be a tight fit by default, so depending on the print they might be a bit harder or easier to attach. In some cases, you may have to sand down a peg or ball just a little to fit it into place easier. Also, if I remember correctly, each ball joint has a different size, so they may not fit if you're assembling the leg parts in a different order.
Strangefate Hey @gthadi ...Shapeways prints them when you order them, correct. It usually takes 2-3 weeks from the moment you order until you get the parts (depending where you live).
Strangefate Hey @rogersjavon4 there should be a BUY NOW button on the right side ?
Strangefate Hey @castrobabble ...the polish will never be super smooth like a normal toy, but it does look somewhat rough in your photo. I would email shapeways support about it and send them that photo, I've had prints that they forgot to polish in the past. If that is the case, they will simply print and ship you another one free of charge.
Strangefate commented on SL01-Body-01 7inch by Strangefate
December 10, 2016
SL01-Body-01  7inch
Strangefate Sorry to hear that @harbi's built as sturdy as possible but a bit of care is probably still a good idea.
Strangefate Hey @veronicamachner ...Prints are never consistent, sometimes they're a bit on the tight and sometimes a bit on the loose side. I try to err on the tight side because people can always sand them down just a little if needed, but I hear you... small joints can be tough to get into place. I usually hold it in place and press the upper and lower leg together until the joint piece pops in. The broken finger, sorry to hear but... what a great idea!! it will be so much more original than all the other perfect skeletons! Glad you like it so far, thanks!
Strangefate @walruswalrus ...they're up: that link has the default head and hands.
Strangefate Hey @walruswalrus give me a few days and I can put the hands and head up in a file for you. I'll write you here again when it's up.
Strangefate @freemansmindtoys I have another test print on the way already. Half the joints were fine on the last print, so we'll see how the other half is doing in the new print.
Strangefate commented on FB01-Head-08 7inch by Strangefate
November 30, 2016
FB01-Head-08  7inch
Strangefate Hey @hoodedman81 ...I've seen people use them on MOTUC female figures so the size works just fine, but the ball joint won't. I think what people do is fill up the hole and drill a new one in the size they need (which is smaller for MOTUC i think).
Strangefate commented on FB01-Body-01 7inch by Strangefate
November 11, 2016
FB01-Body-01  7inch
Strangefate Hey @hiperverso ...a skinny male figure would be 15% or so more expensive to print. Price goes up pretty quick as you add mass, so there's not much motivation to go there unless printing prices go down :/
Strangefate @bullyart07 That's not possible sorry. While it can be printed at that size, the price would be more than triple and I'd have to readjust all the joints to work properly again.
Strangefate @bullyart07 It would make sense to do that, which is probably why I never thought of it... I'll look into offering the parts.
Strangefate Hey @bullyart07 Sorry to hear that happened. You'll have to email Shapeways support with your order number: Their support is very good so you shouldn't have any problems with them.
Strangefate commented on FB01-Body-01s 6inch by Strangefate
November 6, 2016
FB01-Body-01s  6inch
Strangefate Hey @alphaproto ...Maybe at some point in the future, but not right now.
Strangefate @adallinear Hands pack is up!:
Strangefate Nice pose @adallinear and glad you like it! Aaaand sorry to hear it broke. The hand pegs are the thinnest pegs on the figure I guess. I've been meaning to do a hand pack for a while now with different types of grips etc. Give me a week or so and I'll have one up. I'll reply here again when it's up to let you know.
Strangefate @Timmy_22222001 So basically, you're saying the torso ball joint fits all the way into the socket as it is ? ...I've never heard of them being loose, they're made to be too tight by default, so that you may need to remove some material to make them fit, or best case they'll fit with enough strength... I'm not sure what to say, didn't even know it was possible for them to be loose. I take it you are using the set of ball joints where the balls on both ends are the same size ? Neck ball joint has a larger and smaller ball, and the torso ball joint has 2 larger balls. Other than that, super glue should be your best bet yes. I would try to not apply too much of it on the bottom of the socket, and more around the sides and top of it, and all around the ball itself. Sorry for the issues, and glad to hear you still like it :)
Strangefate @Timmy_22222001 The 2 sets of ball joints are basically the same. The ball joints with the cuts should go in easier if the other ones won't. Due to printing inconsistencies, they sometimes don't go in easy, but the ones with the cuts should. Make sure you remove as much print dust from the gap around the ball joint sockets before attaching the joints. Worst case, take a knife and clean out the cuts of the ball joints too. The gaps are needed to let the pieces expand or contract to fit into each other. You will then still need some strength, I would grab the lower torso, put the ball joint in place, then press it in with the upper torso. Basically, press the ball joint into place using the upper and lower torso ball sockets, they should both pop in this way. Same with the head. If all fails... grab a knife and scrape off some (very little) plastic from the top of the ball socket and try again. ...hope that makes sense.
Strangefate Hey @Timmy_22222001 You don't need any glue, I wouldnt worry about that. To remove the sprues I would use a sharp knife or pliers. Torso sprue needs to be removed and the parts be connected with the ball joints yes. You can just twist the upper and lower torso until the sprue breaks, then clean up the bits of sprue on either part with a knife. The sprues are necessary to make printing affordable, but they all need to be removed.
Strangefate @DailyDurian It is! ...or rather, it will be again soon. Shapeways had some complaint about some of the sprues being to thin so they put the white offline until I fix it I just moved and won't have my work computer back and setup for a few more weeks so I won't be able to do it until sometime in may I'm afraid.
Strangefate commented on ACC-04-Swords 6-7inch by Strangefate
October 13, 2016
ACC-04-Swords  6-7inch
Strangefate @dallas_loghry They do. MOTU figures have somewhat flexible fingers tho so they'll grab anything a bit thicker or thinner, something Transformer figures can't do, so I can't say how perfect the fit would be. Another thing to keep in mind is that unless your Grimlock has articulated hands, you'd have to remove the pommel of the sword or you wouldn't be able to fit it into the hand. Last but not least, THIS version of the sword has a 3.5mm grip, the MOTU version which is on the store too has a 5mm grip.
Strangefate @Haddr ...The MOTU version of the swords have pictures with MOTU figures holding them:
Strangefate hey @drwillsdc ...not really I'm afraid. I'd have to thicken it to be printable at that size and even with the most expensive plastics, the detail wouldn't survive, it needs to be modeled in a simpler fashion with only the more relevant details present in a bolder fashion, so they read properly.
Strangefate commented on FB01-Torso-14 7inch by Strangefate
September 29, 2016
FB01-Torso-14  7inch
Strangefate Not sure @Yautja117 ...This is the process Shapeways uses for polishing: ...I've thought sometimes that putting apiece in a jar filled with rice or other small pellets, then spinning it for a while might do something, but never actually tried it. I'd be careful with sandpaper.
Strangefate @Yautja117 In theory yes. I just enabled t he black Acrylate for this piece, but as you can see, it more than triples the price, it's an expensive material :/
Strangefate commented on FB01-Preset-10 7inch by Strangefate
July 23, 2016
FB01-Preset-10  7inch
Strangefate @fmlouder There already is a 6 inch version: Copy that short URL, IT won't appear here as a proper URL. She will be on the tall side with her... head tubes... can't remember the name.
Strangefate A good question @LordChain ...Fixed. For some reason the other colors were hidden. Thanks for noticing :)
Strangefate commented on Dragon Priest Mask KeyChain by Strangefate
July 22, 2016
Dragon Priest Mask KeyChain
Strangefate @zooley that actually looks really awesome, thanks a lot for the picture! I forgot to order one with the last batch of test prints I got...
Strangefate commented on FB-01-Preset-01 7inch by Strangefate
May 4, 2016
FB-01-Preset-01  7inch
Strangefate @Buddy I do hear that question a lot... The problem is that printing prices skyrocket really quick. Male figures would have more mass and take up a bit more space for printing, which would translate into figures being always $7-10 more expensive on average, compared to a female. So that kinda kills the motivation a bit. That said, I'd love to add a male figure and designs... so maybe I'll still bite after all the females are updated and I'm done with a few other things.
Strangefate Hey @Buddy .Sometime after June it should come back up. I've made improvements to the base figure joints (more range and look better in some cases) and have to transplant her gear to the new body and reupload it... After june I'll be focusing more on this stuff :)
Strangefate commented on FB01-Head-06 7inch by Strangefate
April 21, 2016
FB01-Head-06  7inch
Strangefate Thanks a lot @chomski :)
Strangefate Hey @abayomima ...size wise they will fit. A socket for a ball joint is there but will most likely not fit the MOTU figures. There's quite a few customizers using these heads of female MOTUC figures, but I imagine they ahve to tweak or fill the socket and drill it anew.
Strangefate commented on FB01-Head-07s 6inch by Strangefate
March 21, 2016
FB01-Head-07s  6inch
Strangefate Hey @Gyarados66 ...The ball socket probably won't fit as it wasn't made to fit with the Star wars figures. I imagine the scale would fit for the male figures, the female figures in that line are rather small from what I've seen so far. As for making it pass for a male... to some extent it should work I imagine, at least as male as Hayden Christensen did as Anakin :)
Strangefate commented on ACC-14-SupSpider Gear 7inch v1.4 by Strangefate
December 14, 2015
ACC-14-SupSpider Gear 7inch  v1.4
Strangefate Hey @Superseanski. The legs in the pictures are the 6 inch ones on 6 inch figures. The 7 inch set would work too, but things might look a bit bulky of course. The 7 inch set is only about 4-6% bigger than the 6 inch set so I don't think you'd really gain much on the length of the leg. You should be able to pose them so the figure is supported in the air yes. That said, printing is never twice the same and since Shapeways does all the work, I have no influence on the results. That means that some prints will have tighter joints than others. The plastic is not water tight, so if the joints are not tight enough, you should be able to coat the balljoints in super glue to add more material. The plastic will absorb and bind very well with the glue.
Strangefate commented on FB01-Preset-13s 6inch by Strangefate
November 3, 2015
FB01-Preset-13s  6inch
Strangefate @zanethetoamata ... I don't know what you're trying to ask..
Strangefate commented on ACC-24-Swords 7inch MOTU by Strangefate
October 27, 2015
ACC-24-Swords 7inch MOTU
Strangefate @dertaetowiertehund Oh... nice stand, and good painted details, thanks !
Strangefate commented on FB01-Torso-11s 6inch by Strangefate
October 14, 2015
FB01-Torso-11s  6inch
Strangefate @sethmykal they come unpainted.
Strangefate commented on FB01-Preset-06as 6inch by Strangefate
September 7, 2015
FB01-Preset-06as  6inch
Strangefate Hey @Steve42082 I don't do commissions sorry, not enough time. The figures currently not for sale need to be updated to the latest female body that has better articulation and other tweaks, doint them 1 at a time when I do have some time. Eventually they'll be all back online.
Strangefate commented on FB01-Preset-10s 6inch by Strangefate
June 14, 2015
FB01-Preset-10s  6inch
Strangefate @DailyDurian She looks awesome!. Nice job on the tattoos, they look perfect :) I'm back and fixing all issues btw. The missing black female will be up soon. Interesting about the balljoint, should be interesting to see how she looks with the shorter torso in more action shots :) @Andrewsimonthomas what Durian said should work well. I used a water resistant marker myself with a pointy felt tip, worked really well.
Strangefate @panzercreations Hey she turned out really good, very clean work, thanks for posting the photo :)
Strangefate commented on ACC-13-Spiders 6-7inch by Strangefate
June 11, 2015
ACC-13-Spiders  6-7inch
Strangefate @salitremast1970 it shouldn't be a problem, no
Strangefate Hey @harbi , there's no polished black plastic I'm afraid :/
Strangefate Hey @Webheaddan The bots are very small, in scale for 6-7 inch action figures, so I imagine they might be too small for actual cosplay ? They're about 2.5 - 3cm each. Other than that, Shapeways does take Paypal if I remember correctly. If not, you can always cancel your order before checkout, but paypal should be a pay option.
Strangefate commented on MechaSpider-LS-3i by Strangefate
March 12, 2015
Strangefate Hey @inkr83 ... Shapeways changed how they calculate prices lately, charging less for material and more for the amount of loose pieces and space used on their printers. I put the spider offline until I can sprue the legs together to get the price down... should be hopefully a bit cheaper than it was before in the end.
Strangefate commented on ACC-09-Swords 7inch MOTU v2.3 by Strangefate
January 22, 2015
ACC-09-Swords 7inch MOTU v2.3
Strangefate @Haddr I love the Gothitropolis figures, nice to see them together with the swords! :)


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