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Custom Items: Lobster, Axe, Mace, ...

Postby woody64 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:59 am

Here are some custom items from my 3d print productions:

Bishop:
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Axe and Mace
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Lobster and Pallasch
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Re: Custom Items: Lobster, Axe, Mace, ...

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:41 pm

Whoa those are cool. Some very nice work there! The weapons there are great. While the weapons look great the lobster tail helmet is perfect. I used to restore armour, much of it was 17th century stuff and grew to really love those helmets.

Could you give me your view and experience of the 3d printer? My buddy and I have been looking into getting one. Any info you have about them would be great.

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Re: Custom Items: Lobster, Axe, Mace, ...

Postby Kevin1990 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:26 am

and the amazing woody comes to classic castle :D
welcome woody, as you know I find all your creations amazing :)

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Dont forget the other stuff:
like the vampire set, Pumpkin, Medieval hat, merchants hat
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=398497
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Re: Custom Items: Lobster, Axe, Mace, ...

Postby woody64 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:45 pm

Heir of Black Falcon wrote:Could you give me your view and experience of the 3d printer? My buddy and I have been looking into getting one. Any info you have about them would be great.

I do this service via shapeways only providing the designs. But the printers are rather costly ....

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Re: Custom Items: Lobster, Axe, Mace, ...

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:26 pm

Woody,

I had never heard of shapeways so thanks for the info. The price of some of the nicer 3D printers has come down and looks like this will continue so in the not so distant future we were looking at getting one.

Thanks again!

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Re: Custom Items: Lobster, Axe, Mace, ...

Postby woody64 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:42 pm

Heir of Black Falcon wrote:The price of some of the nicer 3D printers has come down and looks like this will continue so in the not so distant future we were looking at getting one.
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But beware the printer needs a minimal wall size of 1mm. Also my first attempts were on older ones and the results where ugly.
What do you mean with price come down (which type and which price?)

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the rest can be seen here, when public: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=403139

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Re: Custom Items: Lobster, Axe, Mace, ...

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:45 pm

Woody,

When I first looked into 3D printers I found only 15-20,000 dollar units. Now there are some that are several in the 6-8,000 range that look decent. We also what found what they call a home 3D printer for 5,000 that does things up to a 5x5x inch limit. It also requires min. thickness of about 1mm if I remember right. I may go and get a demo done to see what the differences are between it and the larger older machines. http://www.desktopfactory.com/

Hope that helps.

Could I ask how shapeways does pricing. Not sure their online info has all the answers I am looking for and wanted to know what you thought of doing things there.

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Re: Custom Items: Lobster, Axe, Mace, ...

Postby woody64 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:42 pm

Heir of Black Falcon wrote:Could I ask how shapeways does pricing. Not sure their online info has all the answers I am looking for and wanted to know what you thought of doing things there.


at
http://www.shapeways.com/materials/
you will find more about materials and printers

A result of a $5000 printer would be very interesting ...

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Re: Custom Items: Lobster, Axe, Mace, ...

Postby Seikfreid » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:46 pm

Wow, these are some of the best customs I've seen. I did not know that you could use 3D printers for making accessories, but I guess it does make sense.
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Re: Custom Items: Lobster, Axe, Mace, ...

Postby woody64 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:58 am

Here are some recently done photos of my items dealing with "Castle" topics.

German style Lobster
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Ancient Spartan, but sword and shield could also be useful for castle topics
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Merchant
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Straw hat
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Fantasy Warrior (Mace and Shield, Helmet by BrickTW)
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Lobster
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Lance
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Pallasch
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Re: Custom Items: Lobster, Axe, Mace, ...

Postby J_MAN » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:05 am

Your lobster helm and pike are pretty cool. BTW, what is a 3d printer? I've never heard of one.
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Re: Custom Items: Lobster, Axe, Mace, ...

Postby woody64 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:52 am

That's a very good video from my printing provider showing the whole process chain.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQoTro9WfbQ

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Re: Custom Items: Lobster, Axe, Mace, ...

Postby VanHel » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:06 am

I really like the Bishop hat, are you thinking of selling these at all?
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Re: Custom Items: Lobster, Axe, Mace, ...

Postby divonic » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:17 pm

hey VanHel check out http://www.shapeways.com/shops/MinifigCustomsIn3d for Woody's Minifig Customs in 3D Shop.
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