gnat
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Legendary Defender of the Printer

Dec 28, 2018 10:02 pm

Being a bit of a Voltron nut I was thrilled to find Juri Pranjic and his wonderful work.

Waiting on my MK3 to arrive and printing other stuff first I had visions of printing his original Voltron at 200% scale for a ~34" piece of awesome. Running it all through Slic3r, however, woke me up to the realities of print speed limitations as I am not interested in spending the next ~400 days printing it all out :(

I settled on having a nice bust for now while I wait on his new version to be complete (Red and Green are done and he is working on Blue now). So here is Voltron's head at 300% scale printed with the 0.4mm nozzle with a 0.1mm layer height. I still have a lot of work to do, however, as I intend to sand it down smooth and paint it up proper.

The head piece (forgot to get a print of it when it was done printing) took 55 hours, the face/jaw/pin took 19 hours, and the horns/neck took 29 hours.

Interesting points (for me anyway):
  • Tip to tip the head piece is 220mm long
  • The head was almost unrecognizable due to the volume of support material which took a few hours to remove
  • The top inside of the mouth showed me what bad air temp control can do to a print (it was maybe 30mm off the bed printed on supports and there is lots of thread separation)

On to the important part!
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Re: Legendary Defender of the Printer

Dec 28, 2018 10:03 pm

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Re: Legendary Defender of the Printer

Dec 28, 2018 10:04 pm

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rob.l6
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Re: Legendary Defender of the Printer

Dec 29, 2018 9:11 am

Can you stick some leds behind his eyes? Please?? 8-)

gnat
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Re: Legendary Defender of the Printer

Dec 29, 2018 3:52 pm

rob.l6 wrote:
Dec 29, 2018 9:11 am
Can you stick some leds behind his eyes? Please?? 8-)
Yeah it really begs for that, but my CAD skills are way too basic for me to have removed the eyes and turned them into lenses. :(

Bytor
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Re: Legendary Defender of the Printer

Dec 31, 2018 12:41 am

How about making your own Voltron action figure, with the separate Lions.
https://io9.gizmodo.com/building-this-t ... 1441747800

Unfortunately the guys MiniFactory page isn't active any more and the files are not available for download. I do, however, have the zip file someplace on one of my computers...
3D printing newbie - wanting to learn :D

- 1st "printer" TIKO 3D
- 2nd PRUSA i3 MK2S (with MMU to be installed)
- 3rd PRUSA i3 MK2S (with MMU to be installed)
- 4th PRUSA i3 MK3

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Re: Legendary Defender of the Printer

Dec 31, 2018 4:45 am

Bytor wrote:
Dec 31, 2018 12:41 am
How about making your own Voltron action figure, with the separate Lions.
https://io9.gizmodo.com/building-this-t ... 1441747800

Unfortunately the guys MiniFactory page isn't active any more and the files are not available for download. I do, however, have the zip file someplace on one of my computers...
That's the one this head came from. I linked to the modeler's Paetron page in my first post (to give him proper credit). He is also working on a new version which is more of his own take. So far it is looking very cool and I can't wait until he's done.

I did want to do the full set of lions, but I want to do them at a high detail (.05 from a .25) and scaled up. Unfortunately Slic3r is telling me (and it has been pretty accurate so far) that it will take well over a year to print. I'll wait for his new version.

I will say that his use of "transforming" isn't what I expected if the head is anything to go by. To transform it to the head of the Black Lion you actually have to pull the jaw pin, close the mouth, and re-insert the pin. You also have to swap the horns/crown with a different piece. Still an awesome static model, just not a substitute for the real toys.

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