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Phase III: May I introduce Mena Oris, High Elf, blade artist

Discussion in 'Life, the Universe and Everything' started by Jamira, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    I wasn't sure until this evening if I should start a new thread about my 3D printing projects. Now I am!
    Here comes Mena Oris:
    Mena Gear 02.

    Phase III means I will print a 1:2 scaled model (= 1 meter high in this case) with a pretty cheap printer (WANHAO Duplicator i3, ~$400).
     
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  2. narfi

    narfi Lost

    nice! looking forward to seeing your progress. I have loved your projects so far.
     
  3. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    It starts with a good, waterproof 3D model:
    Mena 00.
    ... based on several series of screenshots from another online game:
    Blog Mena 01.
     
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  4. Very nice, did you use Zbrush to do it ?
     
  5. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Since my printing volume is limited to ~ 150x150x150 mm I had to split the model. I will post the ongoing progress here.
    For now I got 01:
    20160219_001912.
    66 g PLA, 5:35 h printing time
     
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  6. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    No. I got the model from my service partner. I am a mechanical engineer. I can do rectangular works only ;-)
     
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  7. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Mena Oris 02:
    20160219_032352.
    In total 120 g PLA, 10:50 h so far
     
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  8. Mega

    Mega Chaotic Good

    This thing aint gonna move when you've finished making it, is it???


    (Just joking - very very impressive!) :thumbsup:
     
  9. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    I like it as well. If it'll work as hoped the complete team of eight characters will sit together in a 1:2 scaled diorama with a small cute woodelf who is a reminiscence to Wistrel (kick ass elf):
    Characters 01.pdf
    For now let's try to build Mena. I had a lot of bad attempts during the past. I should bring at least one to a good end.
     

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  10. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Ehrm wait ... probably it'll walk one day when folks start asking me to print other avatars on demand ;-)

    I have still a statue of Jamira Atrox Slicer in mind. But MA pissed me of that bad, I'll need some time before I can start with it. Pretty sure btw. one day it'll happen. Nine years even ...
     
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  11. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Mena Oris 03
    20160219_151137.
    In total 183 g PLA, 16:05 h so far
     
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  12. Good luck on the birth - she's a tall one :baby:
     
  13. narfi

    narfi Lost

    So I am not sure exactly how this works, are they solid or hollow pieces you are making to fit together?
     
  14. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    It is a solid 3D model. I slice it into smaller parts and cap them. So the pieces are solid again. The printing software makes them hollow. Wall thickness ~1 mm.
    print model 01.

    That's good for low printing time and saves material. The parts are steady enough this way. Keep in mind: we talk about a statue, not about a toy for kids.
     
  15. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Yep, she is.
    This will not be a high quality figure. It'll be a low quality cheap one. But hey, she will be impressive!
     
  16. Mega

    Mega Chaotic Good

    I bet you already have 100 each of those little minifigure paint pots in grey, brown and flesh tone right? :biggrin:
     
  17. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Well, it should be dark blue and dark gold ... kinda. Dunno yet. But probably you are right: I will need a lot of color for ol' Mena. This is one of the next issues to test.

    Small update: Mena Oris 04:
    20160219_224247.
    In total 226 g PLA, 20:25 h so far
     
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  18. Mega

    Mega Chaotic Good



    Just dont sleep. :sleep:

    (I didn't remember Jeff Goldblum being in this btw)
     
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  19. Nor Alien

    Nor Alien Wisker Fish

    Looks freaking awesome!, can't wait to see the finished product! :geek:
     
  20. Looking incredible - I want one :dancinggirls:
     

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