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  1. This is my latest attempt at a female action figure body.This female android was actually my first idea for a super articulated figure. But after some thinking I decided to start with a more muscular male character first since it would be easier to put the joints into a body that would not be so thin. I turned out to be right. The female figure works nice as well but is a lot less sturdy then the male figure. I actually had to glue some parts together to ensure stability while the male buck simply snaps together without any gluing. I also gave her less articulation in the hands since the joint
  2. Thanks again everyone. I am happy you like those guys. :-)
  3. Thanks Brothershane! Since many people wanted to see what a painted figure looks like. So I went ahead and painted one. Unfortunately once painted the build lines are much more visible on the figure. I had to put on quite a thick layer of paint to get rid of them. I may print the figure on a better printer one day and give it another paint job. The joints all still work as does the storage of the weapons. Although there is some paint scrapping once you remove the weapons a couple of times.
  4. Basically you have to design an object on your computer with a 3D modeling program. The data of that model then gets send to the 3D printer. The printer adds very thin layers of plastic on top of each other to create the object. Here is an article that explains it in detail: http://www.3dprinter...-is-3d-printing
  5. Thanks Joe! The printing time is about 40 hours. But I have to spread the printing over a couple of days since my printer is not big enough to print all the parts at once. Designing the original figure took a couple of weeks until I got all the joints just right. The second one went a little bit faster since I had the first as a template. But I still had to try out the new joints, weapons and other stuff which took up time as well.
  6. I have updated my 3D printed action figure. I thought the design of the first version was a little bit plain. Now the figure wears a more interesting armor and also has a second helmeted head. This also makes him look more futuristic then the previous version. Since the first figure was never able to hold his rifle too well I gave the new version two small guns instead. Those fit pretty well and allow a lot of poses. They also fit into the new backpack. Here is the updated construction rendering of the 3D printed action figure. It can now move the head up and down as well as to
  7. Thanks. I believe there will always be room for traditional sculpting and painting. But sculptors/ customizers who will learn this new technology will have an amazing new tool at their disposal.
  8. Thanks! The surface of the figure is still quite rough. That is why I did not paint it. Right now it looks better unpainted. I have some leftover parts from test prints I might paint just to see how it looks. At 4" the joints would come out too brittle and unprecise to still work. It would have to be printed on a very precise and expensive printer to work at that scale.
  9. Thanks guys! This figure was just done to see how far I can go with 3D printing. I have no plans to mass release him at this point. I am thinking of maybe offering him on one of these 3D printing sites but the stuff there tends to be expensive so he might end up beeing too expensive to sell.
  10. Hello everyone! I hope this qualifies as a custom figure. I recently got into 3D printing and I was wondering how far I could take the functionality of my models. This is my first attempt at a figure with proper "action figure" articulation. It worked out pretty well. It basically works like a snap together model kit. It has about 30 points of articulation. I had to do some sandpapering in order to make everything fit together but that is something one should expect when 3D printing. The figure holds firmly together and all the joints have a nice range of motion. The seam lines are a lit
  11. This is my first animation with a character I created last year. It is basically about whales in giant mecha suits defending humans against evil aliens. There is quite a bit of text to read in the beginning but it gets quite action heavy in the end. Or at least as action heavy as my humble animation skills allow me to do. :-) This is also the first time I tried toonshading my characters. So I hope you will enjoy it. http://www.mechawhales.com/ Here are some screenshots from the animation: I also plan to release a PVC figure with limited articulation of that character. Her
  12. Here is the final part of my article. In this part I talk about the packaging for a mass produced figure. Since the fairy character is not mass produced yet I am going to use the box of one of the two figures that are currently available at www.scheer-imagination.com for this part. I also uploaded a little video showing a test for the sturdiness of the packaging given to me by the company. You can find the article at: http://www.facebook....988158584?__a=1 Hauke
  13. Hi again! Part 9 is now up. The prototypes have finally arrived. The big difference between the prototype and a mass produced figure is that the prototype comes disassembled. I show the prototype with all his parts to give an insight into how the figure is actually constructed for production. http://www.facebook....988158584?__a=1 Hauke
  14. Hi again! Part 8 of the article is up now! It shows the first painted version of the figure and I talk a little bit about colour correcting the things that are not quite there yet. http://www.facebook....988158584?__a=1
  15. Hi!Part 5, 6 and 7 of my article about getting resin figures produced in China are up now. With the sculpt of the figure being finished I tell a little bit about giving painting instructions to the manufacturer in China. If you are interested you can check it out at: Insight into figure production part 5, 6 and 7 - Hauke
  16. Hi! There is a new part of my Facebook article about figure production up at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scheer-Imagi...88158584?ref=mf This part shows the first pictures of the actual sculpt I have gotten from the manufacturer. I then show how I use Photoshop to change those pictures in order to show the manufacturer what improvements I want to get made. Enjoy, Hauke
  17. Hi! My name is Hauke. I am new to these forums but have been a customizing my own characters as action figure for a long time. A couple of years ago I switched to designing my characters by computer. However I still wanted real life representation of them so I switched to getting resin prototypes made in China. A lot of people have asked me questions about how I get my custom resin prototypes produced. So I put an article on my facebook page that will document the production of one of those figures. I have the first three articles up that tell something about the design process and the r
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