Cyberman Action Figure Upgrade

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Cyberman Action Figure Upgrade by 7777773 Dec 22, 2012

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Same as the earlier Cyberman, but poseable.

I've been working on making printable moving parts since before I ever posted my first submission to Thingiverse, and I'm still terrible at it. I'm pretty sure this is the first submission I've made public that actually has any moving parts, and it's not perfect. If you have any suggestions or critique, please don't hesitate to share... My goal is to eventually get a reliably reproducible open source template to build custom printed action figures with 80's-era GI Joe action figure levels of articulation.

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Printed on PrintrBot Simple (no upgrades).
This was great to print. Needed support material on arms and legs. Total print time probably around 8hrs !
I scaled the head up and am printing it in Laywood now !
This is great. Printing now to celebrate Cybermen Day! inkfactory.com/blog/deals/marketing-mix-up-results-in-cybermen-day-instead-of-cyber-monday will tweet @inkfactory

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Print. Assemble. Upgrade. Print the pins in ABS. The actual parts can be PLA, ABS, whatever. You may need to play with downsizing the pins by 2 or 3 % - I designed in a very small amount of space but every printer is different.

The arms aren't great. They print but need external support. I think I'll need to make elbows to help them sit better on the build plate, but this project has already taken forever so I'm releasing as-is for now. Consider the arms and knees an in-progress feature to be improved at a later time.

<p>Printed on PrintrBot Simple (no upgrades). <br>This was great to print. Needed support material on arms and legs. Total print time probably around 8hrs !</p>

<p>I scaled the head up and am printing it in Laywood now !</p>

<p>This is great. Printing now to celebrate Cybermen Day! http://www.inkfactory.com/blog/deals/marketing-mix-up-results-in-cybermen-day-instead-of-cyber-monday will tweet @inkfactory</p>

<p>Must say the print looks really good. Only a couple of issus. Had to use Rafts and Supports for the Arms, which lead to a bit of extra work. Without the support the arms wouldn't stick to the platform. Anyone else end up breaking the head while putting the pins in?</p>

<p>There were a number of things I wanted to fix on this model but never got back to. I always intended to make it print without any support, for example... I'll get back to it eventually, but free time hasn't been all that easy to find</p>

<p>Awesome work! And, of course, I love the subject! I'm looking forward to seeing where you take this figure template.<br>I was working towards a similar open source articulated figure template which culminated in my Voltron model. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:33270 By using hinge-pins and Tony's rotating pins, the model has a really great range of motion.</p>

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<p>Really nice, why not slice the arms in half, print the sliced parts face down, then glue? Would eliminate the support...</p>

<p>I'd planned to have already made the arms articulated at the elbows and wrists and just print the pieces vertically, but have not made myself revisit them lately. I guess part of what's been slowing me down is trying to design a good hip joint... I want to avoid the internal rubber band that GI Joes used and try to stay 100% printed, but haven't thought up anything that works yet.</p>