Archive for Neptune 2

PLA And Wood Filler

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2022 by getbent57

Am still working on the Robocop statue, > here at Printables.com.  Have most of the parts glued together now.  But before that finished need to fill some gaps.  Have seen videos of people using wood filler to do this will PLA.  Picked up a small tub.  First off this has a very strong smell.  So make use you have some windows open when using it.  Did some of the bigger gaps.  It was simple to use but at pain at the same.  Going to let it dry over night.  Will be back with an update if it turned ok, or not.

gCreate Official Rocket Ship Update Again

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2022 by getbent57

Getting close to finished the gCreate Official Rocket Ship 3D model I am working on.   The smoke base is done.  The sliver paint I got for the rocket turned out great.  Only need two coats.  However the flame part need more work.  Put about five coats on this orange and it still looked bad.  So decided to go with some red.  One other thing I should have done before painting was test fit the parts.  Turns out need to do some light sanding.  Have to be careful not to mess up the paint.

gCreate Official Rocket Ship Update

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2022 by getbent57

Got some more paint on the gCreate Official Rocket Ship 3D model I am working on.   Was looking for some sliver paint.  The only one I could find was Folkart Silver Anniversary Metallic.  Put the first coat on the rocket.  It turned out much better than I though it might.  Have three coats of white now base/smoke part of the model.  Have a few coat on the flame part, but think it needs some more.  Once it’s done will take some pictures.

Robocop Statue Yet Another Update

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2022 by getbent57

Yet one more update post about the Robocop statue, > here at Printables.com I am working on.  Have more the parts glue together now.  For the most part they were easy to do.  Add some glue and the I would use rubber bands to hold them together until it dried.  The tricky part is the legs.  Was trying to figure out how to hold them in place.  At first was going to do each leg separate.  That didn’t work.  So, glued them at the same time.  Then managed to get a band in the right place to hold.  After that put some paint bottles in front and back of the feet to stop it from moving.  This seemed to work.  As I am typing this, just finished doing that.  Will check on it tomorrow.  Fingers crossed it holds.

gCreate Official Rocket Ship Another Update

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2022 by getbent57

Have another update on the gCreate Official Rocket Ship 3D model I am working on.  All the parts are printed and have them primed as well.  The first try at printing the rocket if failed.  So when I re-printed it add more supports.  Then when I was taking that off, two of the little feet parts broke.  So just glued those back on.  My goal now is to paint it.

gCreate Official Rocket Ship Update

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2022 by getbent57

In my last post talked about how I want to print the gCreate Official Rocket Ship. Have printed the smoke base.  That took just under 13 hours.  Did that overnight and then the next day gave it a coat of primer.  Next up is the main part of the ship.  That is where I ran into some trouble, it failed.   One of the outside rockets broke some how.  Luckily I was home to check on it every now and again.  So was able to stop it from wasting any more filament.  So re-sliced the file with add supports from the program it’s self and ones I have added.  Hope that works.  Will be back with more updates.

gCreate Official Rocket Ship

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2022 by getbent57

gCreate_Official_Rocket_ShipLong before I ever got a 3D printer, was just thinking about them.  Found this, gCreate Official Rocket Ship, very cool model on Thingiverse.com.  Was going though some old bookmarks and this was there.  So this is what I will be printing next.  It’s going to take many hours.  I just put a new 1kg spool of filament on the printer so I will be good to go.  All so think this model will be simple to paint.

Meshmixer

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2022 by getbent57

Autodesk_MeshmixerForget how many posts I have made about the Robocop statue, > here at Printables.com, I am working one.  All the parts printed.  Have started to glue all the pieces together.  Ended up breaking two of them for the right arm.  There are six parts in that STL file that print at the same time.  This is how Meshmixer comes in.  The program lets you edit files.  So imported the right arm and the deleted the stuff I don’t need.  Then exported it back out as a fixed STL file.  Loaded that up into the slicer and printed it.  So much better than reprint all the parts over again.

Mouser – Articulated Model

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2022 by getbent57

Mouser_Articulated_ModelHave been playing lots of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.  Got thinking what other Turtles related models out there can I 3D print.  Came across a very cool looking articulating Mouser > here.  It comes in parts some which are optional.  Which I think is cool.  Maybe I print two.  One with a closed mouth and the other open.  Will be adding this to my very growing must print list.

Robocop Statue Another Update

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2022 by getbent57

Have another update on the 3D printed Robocop statue, > here at Printables.com I am working on.  All the parts are printed now.  The legs took the longest time.  Just under eight hours each.  Now I am working on cleaning up the parts.  Used support rafts on the parts.  Need to do some light sanding.  After that will start gluing them together.  When it’s prime and paint time.  Once It is all glued together will take some pictures.