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About trooper96

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  • Birthday 05/06/1965

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    Ninety Six, SC, USA
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    Model Aviation, Backyard Astronomy

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    Carolina Garrison

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  1. I’ll start a thread in the 3D section with all the details. In the meantime, here are some pictures of the assembled blaster. Now for some sanding and painting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Not the finished product yet, but I was especially pleased with how some of the debossed text on the blaster came out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Left side complete. The pictures are just a mock-up held together with gorilla tape. No glue yet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. It’s really my prototype for this model. I’ll see what came out good and what needs improvement. There have been a few details that need attention, but on the whole, I’m very pleased with the way it looks so far. I could definitely see myself trooping with this blaster. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Left rear quadrant of the blaster on the printer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Right half complete! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I acquired a Creality CR-10S printer a little over a week ago, and started printing my model. I divided the main body into 4 parts to accommodate the printer bed size. I will print attachments and accessories separately. I’m printing on the highest resolution setting, so it’s taking a LOOOOOOONG time. Here’s a little progress... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Just got this photo from the guy printing the blaster for me. I’ve got a very good feeling about this! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Thanks for the tip about the grip design. I did some work on the grip today. Actually, I started over because the rounded edges on the first model caused subsequent features to fail when I tried to suppress them. It’s all good, though. I’m much happier with the new model. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I think I have an idea how to round out the front, back, and bottom surfaces of the grip. Stay tuned. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. When I was modeling the grip, I used the largest radius could on the edge that still allowed the width of the grip texture to remain. I can take another look at it, but I’m not sure how much larger I can make it.
  12. Just for fun, here’s the blaster without the solid supports for the folding stock and scope rail. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I made a couple of modifications to the model. I added a knurling to the front sight guard and a scope rail retaining screw. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Thanks. It could be done. My thought here was more to strengthen the fragile plastic arms on the folding stock. In this regard, the design intent was more to make a durable "trooping blaster" than the more aesthetically pleasing separated folding stock. You may note I did the same with the scope rail, adding a filler/support between it and the receiver body. I am not opposed to separating the folding stock in another version of the blaster. It would probably mean printing the folding stock separately from the main body and making a provision for anchoring the front end underneath the barrel shroud. After printing the prototype (which is now underway), I will have a better idea about what changes to make in the next iteration.
  15. Yeah, still trying to figure out how to make the modeling software wrap that pattern around multiple surfaces. I’ll try to add that feature later. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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