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@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".


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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?
 
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 - 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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