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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

    Well, this part is "with" filling. The former parts were "without" filling. I'm still experimenting with different methods.

    New micro-SD-card bought. Printer is at work. Again right upper body. Cross fingers it'll solve the problem.
     
  2. narfi

    narfi Lost

    Ok so the other parts are completely hollow and "filled" actually means honeycomb which I beleive is pretty strong structurally. Uses some 2x-5x the material (pure guess....) and ends up very strong. I like it!
     
  3. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    No, not that much. It's kinda 20% more material. But it doesn't really matter. Material is one of the minor parts of the costs. Even printing time doesn't increase much. I expect material costs of ~30 Euro for the actual figure. The hollow parts were the result of another software for generating print programs. As far as I can see I can reduce the infilling rate (plus consumed material and print time) for most parts. No need to make the parts that strong. Another way could be to increase the wall thickness and remove infill again. As mentioned: I'm still experimenting.
     
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  4. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Up and down. Printer thought it could be a good idea to save some material last night when I was sleeping:
    20160301_214140.
    I stopped the print in the morning. No clue what this new mess around is. Left shoulder is very good. A bit frustrated I decided to print the head as next:
    20160301_213850.

    It's not very good but acceptable. Tomorrow I'll start the right upper body again ... but will monitor the print this time.
    Crazy: Meanwhile I have to look up to her - LOL!

    (I hate that bastard of a tablet for the bad photos!)
    Mena Oris 12
    Mena 12.
    Well, the right ear is a bit lacerated. The left one looks better.
    Most likely we'll have a small photo session featuring old fellow "Prototype" next week.
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2016
  5. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Okay, second try with right shoulder failed again. This time at 30 mm hight. Looks like the 3d-model causes the problems. I have to contact my modeler.
     
  6. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Got another version today. It didn't work at first try. I couldn't cut it. Damn, I hoped to continue tomorrow.
     
  7. This is so cool! Ty for showing this...

    I can't wait to get a printer like this someday.

    But eh, all I will probably do is entertain myself by causing drama by making a bunch of penises to leave in my friends cars so they or their wives find it and blame each other.
     
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  8. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    ROFL! Really cool! Could be a good business idea: print special dildos :wink:

    I'm too lazy to continue with Mena Oris atm. Probably at the weekend.
    But hey! Great Moment for Mena today. She met the ghost of one of her ancestors! Sir Marley Oris - lol!
    Another Oris.

    Found this tonight:
    https://www.myminifactory.com/category/scan-the-world
    That's an interesting project.
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2016
  9. narfi

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  10. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Okay, I got the final model of Mena Oris. A few corrections and exported as a new file. Hopefully I can sort the problems out.
     
  11. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Mena Oris 14 and 16
    20160307_011034.
    The right arm while prepairing the right upper body again. I had some problems with intersections. Hope it's solved now. I will print it tomorrow.
    It will be the last part (... the ashole of this project). No clue if I'll print the seperated blades as well. Probably later when I run the second version of the figure. Additional I consider to make a base with her name.
     
  12. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Well, fourth and fifth try to print Mena's right shoulder failed again. I'm desperate. No clue what to do now.
     
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  13. narfi

    narfi Lost

    I have absolutely no idea how any of this really works, but could you rotate your model 180 degrees in the software (so that instead of facing you it is facing away) then print the left shoulder (which is actually the right shoulder in its new position) The end piece would be the same, but the software would perhaps see the geometry or something in a different light from a different angle?

    (sorry if I sound clueless (I am) just trying to think outside of the box for you)
     
  14. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Well, I'm a bit late. This fucking shoulder part was a bad 3d-model. Finally I could repair it. But than the printer got broken. It's at the seller for repair and some tuning now. I remember well the "Medium Golden Woman Statue" I once owned to decorate my apartments. This statue of Mena Oris will be the equivalent in real live.
     
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  15. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Puhh, finally! Got my printer back at Saturday and printed this fucking idiot bullshit right shoulder. I will print her left blade seperately and let the desastrous right blade as it is. I hope I can finish her at Monday and will ask my photographer for a date with her. Later I will paint it in bronze or copper or brass and get more photos. So no bad blurred pictures taken with my tablet but good pictures - even from details - hopefully until next weekend.
     
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  16. narfi

    narfi Lost

    nice, cant wait to see it!
     
  17. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Well, I'm close to give up. Nozzle heater doesn't work anymore. I can't print the blade. Bahhhhh!
    Too much bad luck menwhile. I tend to give back this printer as well - or smash it to the wall. Would mean: No cheap good 3d prints. I am really pissed of all this Chinese stuff. The dream became a nightmare.
    I will cancel the photoshooting and the scheduled website as well. Doesn't make sense to publish it. Neither process stability nor good results. Too much costs and effort.

    My local dealer is a manufacturer as well. Probably we can develop our own printer together. I will ask him.
     
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  18. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Here is my balance:
    3d model: $400 (20 x $20/hr)
    3d printer: $480
    material (filament, colours): $50
    print time: 140 hrs (= lifetime of the printer, insignificant costs)
    CAD time: 15 hrs (x $60/hr = $900)
    assembly and paint time: 15 hrs (x $25/hr = $375)

    The printer didn't survive. Means: I would need a new printer for every single project of this kind and trash the old printer. I ask: who would accept that his new coffee machine fails after 100 cups of coffee?

    Funfactor: -1 (frustration)
    Learnfactor: +1 (high - no more machines from Chinese manufacturers!)
    Costfactor: ±0 (unsatisfactory)

    Conclusion: It's not worth to continue with such things. I'm at $1000 already without profit. The idea was to offer such unique statues below $1000 and make profit. Nice dream ...

    However, I will probably send all the parts to Shapeways and ask for printing costs. Just to get an imagination of the value of my 1000mm-$1000-Mena Oris-statue.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2016
  19. San

    San

    Have you heard of Fiverr?
     
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  20. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Holy shit! The printer works again. I just tested to heat the nozzle today and it worked. So I could print the last two missing parts of Mena's dagger. Right now I glue her together. What a glorious mess! Must be a defective contact. My local dealer offered to me to substitute the heater by a better one. Probably it'll help. Hope dies last ;-)
     
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