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  1. Female Thor! She was done long before Marvel announced their new female Thor, I just never got around to painting her until now. The idea for the design was to end up with something that would be a mix of the movie Thor costume and Comic Thor. In the end, there's a lot more movie Thor in her with some Comic Thor accents. The cape pegs into her back and can be removed. She was 3D printed at 7.36 inches so she'd be as tall as her Marvel Select counterpart. I don't know if the issue was scaling paired with the printing inaccuracy when you scale things up, but the hands pegs came out sorta loose and I had to glue them in place. The rest was fine. I tried a few new paints on her. Got tired of the bad coverage of some of the cheap acrylic metallics and purchased some citadel paints for the hammer, gold and skin, too. The quality turned out to be worth the price.
  2. Thanks Mer-Man! It would be doable but there's too many downsides to it right now for me to do it. Some of the thinner joints and areas like the wrists would have to be tweaked to be strong enough and the current (cheaper) plastic wouldn't be able to retain all the detail, you'd have to use one of the more expensive plastics, which would put the price to around $30 or so per figure. The current plastic is also very easy to paint, its not water tight by default so it absorbs paint nicely giving a great coverage and eventually becomes very scratch resistant whereas the more expensive plastics would be harder to paint too. I may do some tests down the road, but for now it's too much trouble
  3. Render of the 3D model with some of the other gear not used here and an open top version.
  4. Another 3D printed figure. Printed through Shapeways: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/Strangefate I made different kinds of gear that i can mix and match andshould allow me to create other agent-ish characters down the road. Painted with Acrylics with a Krylon Finish.
  5. Hey guys, I finished another custom last week. She was made again all in 3D and printed online through shapeways... then assembled and painted with acrylics. The sword was 3D printed too, was just an old sword I had lying around made years ago. I did learn that I need to make blades slightly thicker
  6. Another 3D printed figure (the 3rd!), using my base mesh. Dr. Fate has always been one of my favorite characters so ever since I decided to give 3D printing figures a try, I've been looking to do my own version of a Dr. Fate. Since it required more time modeling etc I had to postpone her until my action figure base was more robust and tested. She was painted with cheap acrylics and sealed with a Krylon finish. I used finger nail polish and a brush on glossy finish to bring some gloss back into the gold parts. -For the cape I tried a new elastic material. The upside is that it is very flexible, and the downside is that the prints are not as clean or sharp as the regular plastics and the surface is a bit rougher, which I didn't mind much for something like a cape. Another upside of the material is that it's even less watertight than the regular one, which lets it absorb more paint, bonding better with it and making it literally unscratchable. So far she's the figure I'm the most happy with, in part because she didn't have eyes for me to mess up while painting, thank god for helmets.
  7. completely forgot about this thread! AFR, the texture comes from the figure parts being printed with the wrong orientation... a problem that has been fixed since then (my bad). The new figures come out all smooth:
  8. I think she looks the same way she always looked again now. I imagine DC didn't get much love for the new look, even tho I think she's not the regular PG but a different one stranded on earth 2 ? Comics have gotten so much more confusing since that reboot... I suppose I could have given her bigger... friends yes, just wasn't worth it for me as I just wanted a new figure to test prints. If I do a proper PG in the future, I'll make sure to put more weight in the right places.
  9. Finished my second custom. Was done using the same base I created for Songbird with a slightly tweaked face and 3D printed. She's 6.5 inches tall but also prints well at 6.2 to go with the 6 inch lines... I just prefer the 7 inch quality lines better myself. I picked powergirl because I still had some joints left to tweak on my base, and powergirl was quick and easy to do, plus gave the chance to also try out capes. Painted with cheap acrylics and coated with Krylon. I noticed from the earlier songbird figure that the paint becomes unscratchable on this plastic. It's not watertight until coated so it absorbs the paint and coat and after a while you can't damage it at all with fingernails and you don't have to worry about paint rubbing and scratching.
  10. They turned out really great, instantly recognizable. Some of the shots work really well too
  11. Thanks captain! I painted and assembled the second print. This one was closer to 7 inch lines. First custom I painted so there were some things to learn... but after many painting accidents I got her done and coated. The eyes I ruined and had to redo, don't look as good anymore :/ Having all details sculpted in, made it rather easy to paint otherwise, which of course did nothing to prevent my many, many painting accidents. Some pictures below. There's some stepping artefacts here and there from the printing orientation which I hope will be fixed when I upload the (hopefully) last version to shapeways with some further joint tweaks, 1-2 small fixes to prevent paint rub and the print orientation thing... I just haven't been paying much attention to that one. I've also updated the shapeways entries: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/Strangefate
  12. Glad you like it Joe! I forgot to mention that the figure is on shapeways too: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/Strangefate I need 1 last print to tweak some joints that were too hard to plug in (had to use a small drill to widen the wholes slightly) and after that I'll make some simple instructions about the assembly (don't plug left arm in right shoulder etc) and let people order their own prints, so everybody can have their own custom!.
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