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@  Locoman : (18 July 2019 - 05:11 PM)

isn't that just Modern Family

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:45 PM)

that's right. my gym teacher is a clown. new series coming to disney channel next fall

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

all these clowns are making me run really fast.

@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.

@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2019 - 07:54 AM)

Racism must be stopped. No matter the cost.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Tine to stop buttering it up.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 July 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Well shucks.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 July 2019 - 08:14 PM)

The joke is a husk of its former self.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 01:15 PM)

Pop.

@  Shrug : (17 July 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Something something... corn bread?

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2019 - 07:21 AM)

Ok, ok. Enough of the puns and let's all thank Kal for the amaizeing job he did.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 06:24 AM)

by now I think this jokes' been creamed.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

Who gives the orders in cybernetic warfare?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM)

This is an American site, but isn't that unnecessarily severe language? IIRC it's one of the top four offensive pejoratives to English people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2019 - 08:52 AM)

It's amusing how so many (U.S.) wankers in this world love to whine "capitalism good socialism bad!" in the abstract while simultaneously pretending that megacorporations dominating de facto monopolies is anathema to the core capitalistic principle of competition benefits everyone.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Though with the luck and caliber of leaders we've had of late in the darkest timeline, maybe it's too much to hope for.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:36 AM)

Just like democracy, it's not perfect but better than the present alternatives. Capitalism as it's practiced today won't be able to weather the coming wave of automation, though. Best to plan for it and hope for a gentle transition rather than the aforementioned collapse

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Capitalism is the worst amiright? Sent from my iPhone

@  Vexwing : (15 July 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Because the collapse is gonna be just great.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2019 - 10:41 PM)

Let's hope this is late stage and we're on the cusp of something better.

@  abates : (15 July 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Late stage capitalism is the absolute best.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 01:33 PM)

So, welcome to all retail, everywhere.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Oh, and Greenpeace also conducted a protest at a German Amazon facility, to protest against Amazon's practice of throwing customer returns in the trash.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

Right, because with Amazon, it's just the employees that have to step in dog shit while having no space to breathe.[/slightexaggeration]


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#21 Copper Bezel

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:31 AM

SLS, the sintering technology used by Shapeways for their strong and flexible and detail plastics, requires huge machines and wastes a hugton of material if the print space isn't full of models. So it only works financially for them because they can print your model along with a hundred other models from other people in a go. Resin / SLA and FDM printers generally print one model at a time and don't have an economy-of-scale effect in the same way. But resin / SLA requires toxic chemicals that go bad over time and have to be handled carefully. It really just leaves FDM.

 

FDM can be done with PLA or ABS, but ABS smells godawful during the printing process, so it's really only practical to have PLA as an option in a public MakerSpace.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 17 August 2017 - 06:33 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:50 PM

Are there other sites/people out there who sell 3D-printed parts for Transformers besides Shapeways? I've had a difficult time doing searches for the niche items I've been looking for, but I don't want to automatically assume it's just because no one's doing what I'm looking for.



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 06:41 PM

Are there other sites/people out there who sell 3D-printed parts for Transformers besides Shapeways? I've had a difficult time doing searches for the niche items I've been looking for, but I don't want to automatically assume it's just because no one's doing what I'm looking for.

 

Have you tried Nonnef?  It's production plastic accessories.

 

https://www.nonnef.com/


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 01:43 AM

 ABS smells godawful during the printing process, so it's really only practical to have PLA as an option in a public MakerSpace.

 

I haven't noticed much of an odor with PETG, so that's a good option as well.


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 08:29 PM

I just learned about acetone vapor smoothing. Based on a quick image search, as long as you do it right and had a flawless print to start with, the results seem to typically be on par with dollar store knockoff toys. This is great news, since the one thing I had in mind to have 3D printed would need to be indistinguishable from a real toy you'd get at a store, at least in a sub-HD-quality digital photo.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 12:10 AM

Build in sections. Have you seen any 3D printing tutorials? This isn't the only or best channel out there (doesn't do much with finishing, particularly) but this video gives you some idea of how these things are typically sectioned. Printing large parts can already take several hours, so keep that in mind, too. 

 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 10:31 AM

Heck, there are files that allow you to print full sized r2d2 domes on benchtop sized 3d printers. Requires more finishing and assembly work, but it's doable.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 11:42 AM

 

Are there other sites/people out there who sell 3D-printed parts for Transformers besides Shapeways? I've had a difficult time doing searches for the niche items I've been looking for, but I don't want to automatically assume it's just because no one's doing what I'm looking for.

 

Have you tried Nonnef?  It's production plastic accessories.

 

https://www.nonnef.com/

 

 

I've not, but this looks like an astonishingly tiny selection, mostly focused on new stuff. I'm more in the market for add-ons to Action Masters (which is about as niche as you can get, I imagine).



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 02:43 PM

I think some do but this breakdown is just a static dome:


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 06:45 PM

Because of getting Japanese models, I've thought about getting a 3D printer to get replacement parts should a piece go missing *looking at you Ankle joint fort GaiGar!*

 

Does anyone have any experiences with it? And if so, any suggestions for a 3D printer?

 

I would also want to try to learn to use it for such as new titan masters and head masters and such.

 

I would prefer to keep the price down, but with decent quality.


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 06:58 PM

Merging this with the existing thread.

 

I can tell you straight off that if you don't want to make 3D printing your hobby with model kits and action figures as a sort of side thing, you're not going to be well served by any home 3D printer and should just use a service. The most common and accessible printers you see, FDM printers that use an extrusion nozzle to layer on shapes by making plotter-style tracks, do not have the resolution to make parts you can really use in these kinds of applications, and they generally use comparatively weak and heat-sensitive PLA plastic; if they're configured for and used with ABS, everything you own will smell like burning plastic forever.

 

Online services can use powder sintering or resin printers for very fine prints, but they both require bulk use to take advantage of economies of scale and be cost effective. The resin ones come in sizes and prices small enough for hobby use, but it's still a wedding ring for the hobby, because the resin itself is expensive, toxic, and short-lived.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 26 February 2019 - 02:08 PM

I bought one of these Monoprice 3D printers just to play around with:

https://www.monopric...duct?p_id=15365

 

It's a small, low-cost printer, so it doesn't provide "professional" results.  But it's a good starter.  It's a good way to learn the mechanics of 3D printing.  I've used it to make accessories for action figures.  I'll probably upgrade eventually, but it suits my purposes for now.



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Posted 02 July 2019 - 11:03 AM

Dang, I forgot I created this thread that long ago.

 

Well, I finally have a printer--I just assembled my Prusa i3 MK3S.  My first print turned out pretty well, considering I haven't done any fine tuning yet!  It's smooth and the detail is fairly sharp, but I think it would have benefited from some support material.  Now I have a lot of reading to do on the forums.  I plan to do many things with this, but ultimately I would like to build my own droid.  That's a way off, so maybe by then I'll be able to afford an SLA printer for some of the precision parts.  These Formlabs ads I keep seeing are wearing me down.



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Posted 02 July 2019 - 10:20 PM

Just bought a Dremel 3D20 a couple weeks ago and am playing around with it.

Some of it is amazing, and some of it is disappointing. Your mileage may vary.

On the other hand, I can build those custom lego pieces I've been dreaming about for years!



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Posted 03 July 2019 - 12:00 AM

I really wanna get a 3d printer just because of the upsurge I have seen in 3d printed tabletop tile pieces and minatures. But feels hardly worth it.



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Posted 03 July 2019 - 03:17 AM

It's still something that, if you're already deep into 3D design, prop work, or DIY, there's probably a role for some or another 3D printing solution in your hobby, but if you're not already regularly constructing things from scratch, it's also not going to be the first tool in your kit for that.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 03 July 2019 - 11:51 AM

We've been messing with PLA for a while but finally decided to go resin when we saw this Photon sale.

https://www.anycubic...=29061558829116
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Posted 03 July 2019 - 01:08 PM

Oh damn that's ... hooo, that's quite a deal. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 03 July 2019 - 01:08 PM

Let us know how that works.  I want to know what the difference is between prints made by budget machines and professional-grade SLA printers.



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:28 PM

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Same model, the one on the left is PLA with primer, the right is the stock Photon goop.
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