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Jabba's Rancor. (posable figure)

by Geoffro, published

Jabba's Rancor. (posable figure) by Geoffro May 23, 2014

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Just didn't have the personal time to complete this project sorry :/ but at least a Rancor came out of it :)

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How to Print:
Parts: Print as you wish, as a whole plate or in pieces, or in sections - all files are included.
Infill: 10% infill on all parts except the arms I suggest at 30% to support the underneath of the balljoint. The hands and forearms need to be sturdy.
Shells: No more than 2, if you do you will need to slightly sand the balls to get them to fit in the joints. this is designed with a high tolerance to print at 0.2mm or below.

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Beautiful model!

Thinking about why there aren't more Makes:

1) People tend not to print Makes on Thingiverse. I've published things that I know lots of people are making, because they email or message me, but very few get around to taking photos and uploading them. So don't take 'no makes' as an indication that people don't like it. If you're in lots of collections and have lots of likes (which you do) that's probably more relevant.

2) It looks challenging to print, which might intimidate people into not trying the print:

  • The parts look like they're not designed to be easily 3d printed, so they'll need lots of support, which is intimidating to many people. If you posted a pic of what some of the parts look like on the print bed, that might help people overcome that concern.
  • The parts are packed several to a file, so I can't try to orient them individually for print. Can you break them into one file per object?

3) And, of course, it's described as parts for a game, but there's no game. So perhaps people are waiting for that?

As a suggestion, if you want to promote your sets and game, keep releasing parts this impressive, and in each one link to the others so each one boosts the previous ones. That approach worked well for DutchMogul!

SOOO excited to see this develop. Let me know if you need gameplay beta testers. The wife and I would love to give it a shot.

If you have any ideas for actual gameplay mechanics I'd love to hear them, for now i'm just basing it loosely on an online game structure, where you have your main character each and build your respective side that way. The only thing I've set in stone is that between each faction, there will be 5 main characters to choose as your leader, obviously possessing different strengths and weaknesses. I plan on printing armour and other things that can be bought and added to characters later on for upgrades to stats etc, so rather than it all being paper driven it is just as visual.

what software did you use to design this amazing piece?

Blender, it's a very full featured program and best of all, its completely free!

great work man! My makerbot arrives tomorrow and this model will be one of the first things I print.

good luck! I know that feeling, it's like waiting for christmas day and you are 5 years old again lol.. it's awesome

Two words: Brah Voh!
I'm interested in the ball joints, how well do they work?
I assume the non-flat parts like upper leg had to be printed
with supports, was there excessive cleaning to get them to mate?

cheers, the only joints that needed a tiny bit of sanding was the ball joint at the tops of the forearms and the wrists, but we're talking a tiny tiny sand just so it wouldn't push the ball joint back into the section it comes out of. The rest should pop in no probs. The hollow section has 4 splits in it that allow for the slight tolerance with the ball, so those don't split when you pop the joints in either.

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