wulongti wrote:dude, these are awesome! I was thinking for the Frumble, is there enough room to put a lego peg on the shoulder and use that as your connection point? Also on the feet, is there enough space to the left and right of the port to sit the figure on a panel that has more than one peg?
Nice work on the face, I like his expression
I love the laserbeak, he's really cute. I would totally consider picking one of those up....
[brainstorming] hmmn.. if his head could come off or flip back.. and he had the proper post on the bottom... he could be a jetpack upgrade for Kreons that have a port on their back
maybe he could have a groove 4.8mm wide under him so that he could fit onto standard pegs.. and his head could be 4.5mm wide and could flip down and fit into that groove and a short 3mm peg could be on top of his head that fits into the 3.1mm port on the back of kreon vests... not sure about the rotation joint yet, but could also parts form it.. that would be in keeping w/ the building theme anyhow.. lol[/brainstorming]
wulongti wrote:I can understand your caution but don't underestimate the strength of the WSF.
Check this guy out by Arial Lemon/Fakebusker83: http://www.shapeways.com/model/229196/t ... terialId=6
it transforms, is more articulated than many deluxes and stands about 1.5 inches tall.
I have one of these guys (as well as 3 others of Arial Lemon's micro transformers) and he's very impressive.
So w/ that in mind, it might be worth it to try out some more complicated models
Tresob wrote:I was actually thinking of ordering Thugger...so it's good to know you like him. How well is the detail on it printed?
I'm going to have to work myself up to complicated models, though...Slow and steady wins the race. Plus, there are a heckuvalot more chest plates I gotta make once I see how the first batch turned out.
wulongti wrote:Tresob wrote:I got him in WSF and the detail on the chest and face is pretty obscured. The detail on not-ravage (purrdator) came out great though. If you look at the video linked on the thugger page, the reviewer got him in FUD and he looks pretty sharp.
I think the sky's the limit w/ the chest project. I'm really looking forward to seeing how those came out.
Tresob wrote:Ah, that makes me kinda nervous...Some of the details on the chest plates are working on pretty miniscule levels.
In other updates, it looks like an individual chest plate costs about $2.42 without any markup. But most of that is probably the handling fee, I would guess.
Coincidentally, our conversation about Laserbeak's head seems to have influenced the model...which loaded without a neck, apparently. So there you go.
I've adjusted the model and re-uploaded it.
wulongti wrote:these came out really nice indeed. I'd love to see how these would come out in FUD.
wulongti wrote:I'm guessing that Tremble is about the same as the little lego guys that come w/ those lego board games(?)
Tresob wrote:Me, too. I need to set up a kickstarter or something to fund these prototypes.
Tresob wrote:I didn't size it, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were about the same proportions. I'd like to see their guys hold a blaster cannon as menacingly, though.