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William Roberge
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Posted: 14 April 2013 at 12:21pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

So, not wanting to start a new thread for this I'll post it here. My wife wanted to re-paint a chair for our Play/family room using cool/fun colors, when my girls pointed out to her that she painted the chair in Galactus colors she looked at me and said "Great! Now you have me doing it!"....



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Tim O'Neill
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Wouldn't it be more appropriate to paint the dining room chairs in Galactus colors rather than the play room chairs??

Great pics, Bill!!  Good to see you are infecting your family with your passion for Galactus.



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Sean Guo Hua
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Finally assembled my B9Creator DIY 3D printer. Here are my first prints at 75 microns (equivalent to 338 dpi):





With the original red resin, it is difficult to see surface details so I added a black and white version. We can see some banding but, hopefully, the latest upgrades to the machine will eliminate them. New resins will also help printing at 50 micron resolution (equivalent to 508 dpi).

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3D printing is quite fascinating.  When the prices come down, one will definitely be in my future.
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Sean Guo Hua
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Yes, 3D printers are still expensive. However, there are now some quite capable desktop DIY models costing about 2k-3k compared to multiple of 10k for professional ones. That is about the price of a gaming computer or 10 Bowen statues :)

Of course, those machines, such as the B9Creator, have to be assembled, calibrated and so on... There are more user friendly models such as the Form 1 but its minimum feature size is 300 microns which is too big for my purposes.

And here is a profil view of the heads:



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Jodi Moisan
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Posted: 22 April 2013 at 7:56am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Those are awesome. Can they be painted?
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Sean Guo Hua
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Posted: 22 April 2013 at 10:12am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Thanks Jodi. Yes, they can be painted.
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Jeffrey Rice
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Posted: 22 April 2013 at 10:44pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

That is fascinating! Did you just get the 3D printer? 

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Sean Guo Hua
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I got my printer as a kit late last year but assembled it and started using it only recently, after a couple of months reading their help forum :)
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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 23 April 2013 at 11:20am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Bill, I love the Galactus color palette. How long until the girls want their rooms done that way? =)
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Steven Myers
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I did some statues recently. This one was the hardest:
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James Gouldsmith
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Here's the FantastiCar Mark 01, aka the 'Flying BathTub. Click thru to see all the pics and read Reed's presentation.

***Edit - I'm getting a hotlink warning for the pair of pics I tried to show. They're off my own page, so it shouldn't be a problem. But the page link works.


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Jodi Moisan
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Steven those are too cute!!!
James that is pretty cool, great job!!!!!!!!!
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Andy Mokler
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Pretty cool Mego sized Superman:
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Jodi Moisan
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Taking some ponies to Chicago
WWE Diva AJ Lee Pony for AJ Lee


WWE CM Punk Pony for CM Punk




Captain Britain Pony for Alan Davis


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Jeffrey Rice
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Joni, your ponies are the best!! 
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Sam Houston
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I thought some of you here might enjoy this:

The Secret Story of Toys http://geektyrant.com/news/2013/8/10/the-secret-story-of-toy s-behind-the-scenes-look-at-toys

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I cannot believe, Jodi, that you were successfully able to wrap Alan Davis's costume design for Captain Britian around a HORSE!

Well done! Beautiful detail work on the WWE ponies as well!

 

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Ryan Maxwell
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Jodi, I'm blown away again.  Even if there were scribe lines on the ponies, I couldn't paint them nearly as well as you do. More fantastic work!!
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Jodi Moisan
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Thanks everyone!!! I really appreciate the kind comments. The uniform of the Britain pony was what worried me, that the shape of the pony would alter the look too much and would not stay true to the character. Means a lot that you feel it was successful.

The AJ pony took forever, the mane would not take any dye and so I had to get a brown wig and reroot the hair. I must have taken too much hair for each hole, it ended up splitting the head. I do the hair last so I had to replace the head and repaint it. Some times the new head does not match up well with the body. I was worried I would have to paint the whole thing over and it took me forever to do the shirt front so I really did not want to do it again. The ponies are so little the brush I use to paint her "Love bites" on her shirt, has about 3 hairs in it.

Everyone seemed to really like their ponies. Which made me very happy.



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Jason Mark Hickok
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The ponies were amazing! I know Alan Davis loved his! I would have
liked to seen A.J. Get hers.
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Jodi Moisan
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AJ is adorable, a tiny little thing. She loved the pony, she had given Big E a hard time for having one when she didn't. She knew who I was and started jumping up and down when she saw it........................wait.....jumping up and down...............Ohhhhhh now I see why Jason wanted to see her get her pony. ;0)

 Jackson was so cute when he got his picture with her. He said he shaking.


 
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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 15 August 2013 at 4:29am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Very cool, Jodi. Who would have thought customizing ponies would lead to this! 
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Jodi Moisan
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I know Eric, it is all so strange.  This past summer I was contacted and invited to go to the My Little Pony Con in NYC to sit on a panel about customizing the ponies. I thought I was being punked.

One thing I will say, that is cool about the ponies, when I give one to a person, no matter how famous or just a regular person like me, they get a big smile and look just like a kid again. I LOVE that!!!!!!  I am honored to be able to give someone that happiness. 


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