More mini pieces…

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More mini pieces…

So, at the moment, I am really juggling three different builds: I am doing updates on my full scale R2-D2, I am working on a dome for BB-8, even though I am definitively #NOTBUILDINGBB8 .. and then I’ve got this 50% scale build.

The biggest drawback of changing from 40% to 50% build, is that the pieces I had done for my 40% build is now totally useless, so back to scaling up (and fixing some issues with the model) and printing.

This is what the last couple of days have rendered:

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These under shoulder details are really tiny. They have been printed with a layer height of 0.05 mm and was printed in two halves, that was just glued together.

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This image is taken through my magnifying glass. Building really wreaks havoc on your fingernails and dries up your hands.

Check out the detail on that print, however…

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Not printed quite in the same detail level are these shoulder hydraulics. They will look great when sanded and treated with rub and buff though.

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The booster covers now in correct scale. The leg struts that I printed last week fits great!

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To get a comparison to the full scale: Here is the newly made Large Data Port … or should I say the Tiny Data Port?

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The new ankle details.

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The new ankles. See that little crack..? That is a small crack when printing in ABS…

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Another small crack on the other side..

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But no where near as bad as this big one that went half through!

I will do a post about how to fix these things in the future without having to do a totally new print.

 

 

By | 2016-12-06T00:00:09+00:00 August 31st, 2015|Building, Mini-R2|Comments Off on More mini pieces…

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