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3D print extra parts: Stormsurge, Riptide, Piranha, ...

Post#1 » Feb 16 2016 12:43

Here is a topic to show and share my models that are 3D-printing friendly.
Mostly Tau, but I may update with other models.

If you want the models to be 3D printed by professionnals, go to my Shapeways shop
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SHARING MODELS
I may share some of these models with users on ATT (providing you shown your involvment by at least posting your membership profile on our forum).
I don't make models for a living, so donations are welcome if you find these models useful and want to support me.

BUYING FROM SHAPEWAYS
If you want to order multiple items on Shapeways, it is cheaper to group them into one item.
For example: each Frosted item ordered is $5 flat + variable price based on the volume, so combining 3 Frosted items into one saves 2 x $5 = $10 by removing the unnecessary $5 flat costs.
So if you need to buy multiple things in the same material, PM me so I can give you a link with the corresponding bundles.




STORMSURGE
Cockpit cover Shapeways: https://www.shapeways.com/product/PMRBS2R4B
Missile arms A Shapeways: https://www.shapeways.com/product/NTTJ8XJYR
Missile arms B Shapeways: https://www.shapeways.com/product/PAEADGNE2
Weapon arms A Shapeways: https://www.shapeways.com/product/K29TMVZEL
Weapon arms B Shapeways: https://www.shapeways.com/product/S2P64Q46J
Poseable hands Shapeways: https://www.shapeways.com/product/E2ENRADQC

It started with arms then followed by cockpit cover and shoulder missile supports
Now you can achieve these conversions:

Broadsurge easy version
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Broadsurge inspired by a question by nova_wolf: see his result here
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Ripsurge
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Cockpit cover can be assembled opened or closed:
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Shoulder supports height is variable too
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Parts can be mix and matched, ask me by PM here on on Shapeways to provide you any custom combo of these parts:
(my Shapeways shop only provide a handful of possibilities, expanded in each "SIZE" variant, but more could be done)
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Notice:
Shapeways printed models are thinned to maximum to save on price, but they hold well if glued properly: see my personnal test

Sharing and credits:
Models by me, inspired by a conversion done by LimpWeanie: KV128 Arms
All parts can be shared, PM me to have access to the source files in STL or OBJ format.

Reviews and example of models:
- modelglue review (thanks !) of an old thick model of arms in Frosted Ultra Details (I've added there another photo of my model for surface details): http://www.advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=24420
- my own hand model (same than Riptide hands, only bigger): http://www.advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?p=308943#p308943
- my old prototype of cockpit cover (now model fits better): http://www.advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?p=314014#p314014
- nova_wolf cockpit cover and missile arms: http://www.advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?p=314013#p314013
- Tau B'ob cockpit cover (arms are jimbeanz' models): http://www.advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?p=314891#p314891
- El'mo model with cockpit cover and weapon arms
- chaplain_sam model with cockpit cover and missile arms


RIPTIDE
Poseable Hands Shapeways: http://shpws.me/LYEC
Alternative shoulders Shapeways: https://www.shapeways.com/product/GDFYW7HG8

Scaled down and customized version of my Stormsurge shoulders and hands.
Arms could be rotated from shoulers and are compatible with the Riptide model kit without plastic surgery.
Hands and fingers are very easy to pose. Wrist is a little limited in its movement.You need to remove the hand and knuckle armor on part #1 and #7 of the Riptide model kit.

Credits:
Model by me.
All parts can be shared, PM me to have access to the source files in STL or OBJ format.

Reviews and example of models:
My own prototype hands: http://www.advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?p=308943#p308943


Credits:
Model by me.

PIRANHA
Top luggage case Shapeways: https://www.shapeways.com/product/QUHRJABNG

Adaptable on Piranha hull.
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(actual model is without the bottom right part)

Credits:
Model by me, inspired by redtide model : http://www.advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?t=24347.
All parts can be shared, PM me to have access to the source files in STL or OBJ format.



Current projects:
- Custom sept symbols
- (Maybe) more shoulder & gauntlets styles for Stormsurge, Riptide, ...
- Shadowsun alternative



DISCLAIMER:All my models are under Creative Commons BY-ND.

(EDIT 2016-10-21: Cleaned the mess the OP was)
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Post#2 » Feb 16 2016 07:35

I am liking the look of the third arm with the SMS attached myself. I have purchased a print of the shapeways model, hopefully I can post something in the reviews section when it gets here. I am very happy to have the option to buy it, as my modelling/scratch building time has been greatly decreased since our little one has come along and duly; home renovation projects have multiplied. :P

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Post#3 » Feb 16 2016 08:04

Great work! I really like the hands and I would like to see more variety with those.

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Post#4 » Feb 17 2016 12:16

These look great!

Great job and fast work. Im very impressed.

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Post#5 » Feb 17 2016 03:11

absolut amazing!!

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Post#6 » Feb 17 2016 03:41

These look fantastic, I'd love to see a photo of the final result.

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Post#7 » Feb 17 2016 04:28

I am really impressed with this project, it is really great to see something like Limpweanie's amazing project get developed into something for the whole ATT community.

I would love to see a cockpit cover for the stormsurge next! :)

Does anyone have experience ordering from shapeways?

I'm just curious as to the quality and type of material used for the printing.

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Post#8 » Feb 17 2016 05:19

Thanks to all of you for your support.

modelglue wrote:I am liking the look of the third arm with the SMS attached myself. I have purchased a print of the shapeways model, hopefully I can post something in the reviews section when it gets here.

The arm with the missile pods attached to it need the actual model to be done (or get clear shot at the rear section of the SS missiles). I wonder how the SS will look with HYMP style missile arms and the pulse ordnance on the shoulder.
I have sprues pics from the model that helped me to guess dimensions, but having the model is better to refine the design.

I was very surprised to see you get one less than one hour after I uploaded the model... Thanks for your future review, it will help me finalize other parts.

Varyn wrote:I would love to see a cockpit cover for the stormsurge next! :)

Does anyone have experience ordering from shapeways?

I'm just curious as to the quality and type of material used for the printing.

Cockpit cover need me to get the model (user donations will help me to buy one), as the model fitting is important for that part.

I've ordered "Sandstone" and "White Strong Flexible" models three years ago: details were low and surfaces not smooth (due to the materials).

I've not ordered Acrylic or FUD model so far (for the small miniatures I wanted to make, shipping costs were too high, about half the cost of the model), but considering the photos and process knowledge, I have some ideas:
I think that Acrylic is, detail wise, enough for 28mm models with big details. My only questions with this material is its ability to be sanded, painted and what is its structural and thermal resistance (40°C resistance is low and so like Finecast, may be sensible to warm weather).
Frosted details (Ultra and Extreme) are the better materials to have details close to the look of hand sculpted 28mm minis while remaining almost affordable to print them individually. And the material seems strong enough to be worked (sanded and painted). But it don't have the fine sharpness of professionnal 3D printers that, for example, Prodos Games can make for miniature masters.

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Post#9 » Feb 17 2016 06:53

I have ordered from Shapeways before for the XV105 Tsunami bits and I used Ultra frosted details.

The small bits came out lovely, not a single mold on them but the material is quite brittle.
I tried to make a few cuts but it broke the plastic instead of cutting it when I exercised force.
That is something to keep in mind when assembling though.
Once's it's fitted, glued and painted you will not see a difference with the plastic.

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Post#10 » Feb 19 2016 01:43

Alternate (cheaper) model on Shapeways to print in White Strong and Flexible http://shpws.me/LHTU.
Material has not a good finish and details are low, but it costs less than half the price of the previous model in Acrylic or Frosted.
If some people gets one (or has worked on WSF material before), please share your inputs about this particular material (details, ability to be sanded or coated for a better finish, ...).
I want to know if I need to keep the option for this cheaper material.

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Post#11 » Feb 23 2016 08:55

Added two arms variants.

A2 variant (flat armor)
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o Frosted Details (recommended) or Acrylic (may have issues, but cheaper while having better details than White Strong Flexible):
KV-class Arms A-variant (Flat Armor)

A3 variant (alternate shoulder and gauntlet hardpoint slightly modified)
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o Frosted Details (recommended) or Acrylic (may have issues, but cheaper while having better details than White Strong Flexible):
KV-class Arms A-variant (Alternate)

Parts could easily be mix and matched. PM if you want a specific model combination.

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Post#12 » Feb 24 2016 04:18

So down for this, have PM'd to get the STL files for printing.

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Post#13 » Mar 02 2016 08:17

Some news:
- Frosted Ultra Detail review by modelglue: http://www.advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=24420

- Updated Strong and Flexible model for a better polishing process (parts were reoriented so the visible parts are more uniformely polishable)

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Post#14 » Mar 09 2016 08:09

News for people ordering on Shapeways: Free shipping applies until March 13 over $25 (for the FUD models)

Update:
- New Missile arms (I have only GW sprues pics so the fitting may be not optimal) They need some adjustments when I will get a Stormsurge
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-Hands are done
I reworked a little the retracted hand (knuckles details) and build a 14-parts hand with each finger separated (parts are 3mm wide and 5-8 mm long) to allow almost every finger positions.
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Models will be tested in the close future to be offered after.

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Post#15 » Mar 10 2016 01:57

@Kae'lyn

Heya man, nice stuff. Just a curiosity question, what software do you use for modelling? Parametric or one of the generic polygon software like blender or max?

Cheers

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Post#16 » Mar 10 2016 02:44

Thanks.

I've started 3D modelling 20 years before on parametric CAD softwares, but they were too limited at this time (and costy, and I hadn't a computer at home).
In 2000, with my first computer, I found and still use Blender 99% of time (free, powerful, and in the 2000, could be run from a floppy drive !). I use Sketchup sometime for basic shapes modelling and tried Gmax and 3DS max 12 years before, but not convinced by their ergonomic.

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Post#17 » Mar 11 2016 02:20

News:
- Riptide hands are live on Shapeways. Not tested yet, but the overall dimensions feels good now (they have proportions based on the Commander hands, but around 250% upscaled).
VX104 "Ripper" Exosuit - Hands
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You need to do some cutting on the plastic (the "hand" part and the knuckle pad on the Riptide model kit pieces #1 and #7)
Fingers are separated and are a little small (around 2 mm wide), but they could be bend freely (instead of providing 3 or more hand models to choose).
All parts are on a small sprue.

-Stormsurge hands are live on Shapeways too. Not tested yet, but they share the same proportions than the Riptide hands while upscaled a little.
VK128 "Stomper" Exosuit - Hands
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They fit my arms (obviously).
Same multipose option than the Stormsurge arms.
All parts are on a small sprue.

I rushed a little to propose them to people wanting (like me) to get the free shipping offer this week-end on Shapeways.

Inputs are needed, as I feel confident now when comparing their size to the models, but maybe some subtle resizing and editing is still required.

Oh, and I am testing a way to name the models to be less generic but still retaining some key informations about the original models ;)
My ideas for name are : VX104 Ripper, VK128 Stomper, XK139 Taurus, VX107 Yahtzee, VX88 Broker, VX8 Critter, ...

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Post#18 » Mar 13 2016 02:54

I would gladly pitch in part of the cost if it means we finally get a functional cover plate.

Going to hold off on hands and arms until we have a good alternative way to mount the missiles, but it sounds like that is something else you would need the sprues for.
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