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Re: UGSF Proteus

Post by Tesral » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:53 am

What scale did you plan to print it in?
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Re: UGSF Proteus

Post by WarpNein » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:51 pm

Tesral wrote:
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What scale did you plan to print it in?
1/2500

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Re: UGSF Proteus

Post by Tesral » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:33 pm

WarpNein wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:51 pm
Tesral wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:53 am
What scale did you plan to print it in?
1/2500
That will be a beast indeed.
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Re: UGSF Proteus

Post by Griffworks » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:54 am

That'll be a most impressive size!

That'd be around 27" to 29" at 1/4105-ish scale, right?
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Re: UGSF Proteus

Post by WarpNein » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:00 am

Griffworks wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:54 am
That'll be a most impressive size!

That'd be around 27" to 29" at 1/4105-ish scale, right?
25.25" I'm still setting up the pieces and repairing them. I'm also waiting for payday so I have some cash to print off a proof with.

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Re: UGSF Proteus

Post by WarpNein » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:33 am

I haven't been sitting on my ass. Turning this into a kit was almost as annoying as modeling the geometry in the first place. I get 68 pieces of varying complexity. The geometry needs a final check before I load it up to Shapeways. I expect some of the very fine tines will be unprintable even at 1/2500, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it sometime this week.
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Re: UGSF Proteus

Post by WarpNein » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:32 pm

Currently talking with Shapeways customer service about getting this to where it needs to be. They're reviewing the .stls now, hopefully I'll have some idea of whether they will print and if so, how much they will cost very soon.

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Re: UGSF Proteus

Post by WarpNein » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:04 am

Okay, I need some serious feedback from you guys now. The .STLs are nearing ready status. I've done a couple of test uploads and they appear to work. There's just a couple more issues I'm working out, then I'll print a proof set and do a separate build thread for that. Given that AST has been my home base for this project, I'm thinking a portion of any sales of this kit I make should go back to the site. The question is, how much should something like this realistically cost? The initial tests I've done show some pretty wild price fluctuations, but suffice to say versatile plastic is the best option for keeping the costs to something approaching reasonable (I've split the kit into six different packages, though that could increase depending on the level of detail people demand.) Obviously Fine Detail Plastic aka FUD would be the best option for surface detail, but Versatile Plastic (WSF) would be the best price wise. FYI, the Fusion Drive as a separate piece is about $65 in Versatile Plastic and $140 in Professional Plastic.

So, real talk. At the end of 6 months of mucking about in CAD, Max, Netfabb and now Meshmixer, does anyone actually want to build one of these and what's a realistic price that you, the market, would be willing to bear?

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Re: UGSF Proteus

Post by kobayashimaru » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:25 am

Long form AST inbox headed your way, WarpNein,
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in thanks for watching this awesome ship-build

I do want to say thanks for the following sentiment;
Given that AST has been my home base for this project, I'm thinking |I'd like to make a voluntary donation to keep AST running, if/when I am able to do so|.
Thank you, WarpNein,
that is an awesome philanthropic sentiment
How folks choose to make voluntary donations to AST, to keep AST operational, is left up to them,
though without philanthropic folks doing what they can, AST would not be the awesome place it is.

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Re: UGSF Proteus

Post by Griffworks » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:15 am

I don't have any input, because I'm not sure exactly what you need/want?

Well, other than to say that I love the work you've put into it. It'll be a nice, impressive model when complete. Of that I have no doubt!
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