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Using 3D Printing Technology to make Dino Riders Armor
« on: September 06, 2013, 08:14:41 PM »
I had a strange thought this afternoon about 3D printers after I saw an episode of The Big Bang theory featuring the topic. I did a google seach and came across this article:

http://patchesofpride.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/adventure-team-fan-creates-his-own-toys-using-3-d-printing-technology-produces-118th-scale-mobile-support-vehicle-mummys-tomb-atv/

In the article it talks about a CAD designer who is also a toy fanatic and recreated old vintage toys for GI Joe in a new scale/size for his modern Joe toys.  How cool would that be if some hobbyist could remanufacturer rare Dino Riders armor pieces or perhaps modify existing designs to make some truly wicked custom dino riders that look like they came straight from Tyco.

The article mentioned 3d printers can be obtained for as cheap as $500... anyone game to try?


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Re: Using 3D Printing Technology to make Dino Riders Armor
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013, 09:12:20 PM »
its not a bad idea, but you would not only need the printer but also either a somewhat talented 3d modeller, or a 3d scanner and the original part, and then even after that it would be nice to be able to turn around and sell the parts but I personally would be afraid mattel would be litigious.  It's a great idea however, especially if you live near one of those maker bot workshops you can just rent it out for an hour and make really high quality duplicates

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Re: Using 3D Printing Technology to make Dino Riders Armor
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013, 10:31:59 PM »
The vintage transformers collectors ran into this plight some years back with many of the weapons and accessories for the toys bringing huge prices, and there also being many of the toys which were battery operated and would wear out cogs, gears and other moving parts.An entire aftermarket formed around casting and creating reproduction pieces, even decal sheets for the various toys and many specialists began rebuilding and offering repaint services as well as custom creations. It was found to be viable to create garage castings of these parts and offer them through the secondary market without much repercussion, as long as they were clearly labeled reproductions and used for the intention of restoring and repairing vintage toys that had become problematic.
  The toy companies in general are not going to have an issue with restoration of their older and now canceled lines as long as the intention is not to bring to market something that misrepresents their own efforts or impinges on their current market.
  For the type of pieces you are needing, you do not need a 3-d printer, just a person who is adept at casting from an original piece and then someone willing to loan theirs for a recasting.
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Re: Using 3D Printing Technology to make Dino Riders Armor
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2013, 10:42:25 PM »
seriously I am stumped as to why I didn't think of just casting them sooner, I am ordering some oomoo and smooth cast soon to cast my sculptures, I will just try it out on my strutho radar disk too,

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Re: Using 3D Printing Technology to make Dino Riders Armor
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2013, 10:50:34 PM »
seriously I am stumped as to why I didn't think of just casting them sooner, I am ordering some oomoo and smooth cast soon to cast my sculptures, I will just try it out on my strutho radar disk too,

Happy casting !!! ;) ;D ^-^
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Re: Using 3D Printing Technology to make Dino Riders Armor
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2013, 04:39:46 AM »
I could really use a strutho radar dish ;) !

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Re: Using 3D Printing Technology to make Dino Riders Armor
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2014, 12:21:41 AM »
So....any luck on that casting?
Judging by the lack of activity on this thread, I'm guessing it was a dud :(

It would be awesome though if someone ends up shapewayzing or casting armor bits...
I would go so far as to help sponsor casting materials if funds were the issue.



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Re: Using 3D Printing Technology to make Dino Riders Armor
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2014, 12:28:24 AM »
Well it would work ok I imagine you can check out my other casts, in my art thread, just haven't had a lot of time and filling the gaps in the dish poses a problem