3D printing stormsurge some arms

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jimsbeanz
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3D printing stormsurge some arms

Post#1 » Apr 17 2016 10:21

So I have being messing around with this idea of modifying
my storm surge with some arms from the kx 139 Forge world
model(which are too big obiviously). I spent a few nights doing
some modelling in 3DS Max and basically came out with a
model that I'm pretty happy with.

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Sent it out to be test printed it and I gave it a go
but in the end I think the first version I had was
perhaps too wide on the torso area, that and I also
realised the cost of printing two of the fusion cannon
arms was going to be far too expensive. The entire
print with both arms came to somewhere around $150
even with hallowing out of the model as much as possible.

The cheapest i could get one of the biggest piece printed
was around $15 but the walls were only 0.3mm thick.

Then I realised I would have to deal with making
the rocket launcher pods mount on the back.
So I messed around with the idea of perhaps attaching
the rocket launchers onto the ends of the arms
basically making them into the hands.

At the moment I'm just waiting for my prints to come
in the mail so hopefully by Tuesday or Wednesday I
should be able to have a fully assembled storm surge
I ordered the cheaper FDM prints for a test fit and i'm
trying the Form2 resin print for a cheaper alternative to shapeways FUD material.

TLDR: tried making 3d printed arms got too expensive so now it’s just shoulders and elbows

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Kael'yn
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Re: 3D printing stormsurge some arms

Post#2 » Apr 18 2016 09:55

Nice to see another model for our armless giant...

FDM (like Shapeways WSF) is not appropriate for intricate details of 28mm models, as you see. But it could be a good material for flat armor plates with some coating and sanding after.
Then you can add FUD or UV resin small parts on those sanded parts.

Or you can even split more your model to print the structure in cheap material and a 1mm exterior shell in high-detail material then assemble the parts.

If you plan to do this model in few quantities, the cheapest solution is printing as least as possible parts, as thin shells (5 parts: half shoulder x4, half arm x4, half weapon back x4 and two half fusion x10) and casting the other parts (with easy-to-make half shells molds). It is that I first imagined with my own arms before considering to provide them to others.

Oh and if you can change your images size by half (recut or resize), it would be great, because not everyone has a 24" screen.

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Panzer
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Re: 3D printing stormsurge some arms

Post#3 » Apr 18 2016 12:26

Meh....even more missile gloves. I already dislike them on Broadsides. >_>

jimsbeanz
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Re: 3D printing stormsurge some arms

Post#4 » Apr 19 2016 11:51

Got my test piece for the rocket hands, the left arms is a bit too heavy but at least they fit into the sockets nicely.

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n1md4
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Re: 3D printing stormsurge some arms

Post#5 » Apr 20 2016 04:57

A tremendous effort. Well done, I'd be proud of myself, you've done an amazing job with these parts. I only wish I had enough disposable to purchase one for myself.

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Myrdin
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Re: 3D printing stormsurge some arms

Post#6 » Apr 20 2016 06:19

looks pretty darn sweet. Everytime i see someone come up with a Ssurge arm designe I always wonder how could GW squander such an opportunity. I mean the fan made designs are much more in line what our Battlesuits look like and fit much more than that weird armless missile chicken thing they released.

Now the praise aside - Would it be possible to buy some of those parts from you ? (Mainly I would be interested in that missile arm twice) Where I live there is no tangible way for me to get 3D printing done so the only choice left for me is to ask for purchasables from people who have the opportunity.

jimsbeanz
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Re: 3D printing stormsurge some arms

Post#7 » Apr 20 2016 12:45

Sure, but I'm still working on the model atm so I'll let you know when i'm done with the final tweaks on the model.

I'd recommend getting the parts printed in resin (more expensive) rather than the FDM prints in my pictures.
The undersides of these test prints are unsalvageable imo
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Shas'o Dre
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Re: 3D printing stormsurge some arms

Post#8 » Apr 20 2016 05:29

Good work, that is quite epic. I like it a lot.

jimsbeanz
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Re: 3D printing stormsurge some arms

Post#9 » Apr 21 2016 12:22

I got my Form2 resin prints today they turned out great! you can see the difference between the two printed versions granted i could probably make the left one print out nicer if I spent more time making better supports.

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Tau B'ob
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Re: 3D printing stormsurge some arms

Post#10 » Apr 22 2016 05:11

Hi, best work I have seen so far. I too would like to get some missile arms or the cad file for ordering them myself from shapeways

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