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    Something new cooking - Puddles Pity Party

    Hello all.
    My manufacturing/creation has taken another step forward.
    As a pioneer of 3d printing on the boards, you've seen plenty of my marrying 3d art with traditional styles.

    However, my trusty printer has been retired after a fantastic haul of 2700 hours.

    I have added something new to my toolkit - a DLP resin printer.

    Printing in resin is not for everybody - stinky, messy, tad bit expensive...but the results are phenomenal. I had fantastic prints on my old printer at 100microns, but in resin, I can achieve 50microns.

    This jump forward was spurred by a deadline I am trying to meet. For those who know me, you are aware I have a Plan A, Plan B, Plan C...and if I get into trouble I am resourceful enough to figure it out (ala Mego Shark anyone? lol)

    I am seeing Puddles Pity Party again in a couple weeks.

    If you've not heard of him, I encourage you to head over to Google, YouTube and enjoy his voice.

    I am doing a VIP session with him and my wife - and in doing so, I want to present him with a gift - his own custom Mego.

    I have contracted a sculptor to get his head done.
    My awesome friend who has made some outfits for me is tackling his suit.
    I have to work out some props...but it is coming together.

    Alas, checkout this incredible resin print.
    This is right out of the printer after a quick rinse in alcohol.
    No sanding - no post prep.
    It is UV activated resin, so I do have to put the part in direct sunlight for a few minutes - but I have a UV lightbox to use, so win win.
    The UV radiation fully cures the resin - hard enough it can be drilled, sanded, etc...

    Enjoy

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    The results are phenomenal. Look forward to seeing the finished results, and hearing how the event went!

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    So jealous, I'm a big fan. Was just listening to him sing "Royals" on the drive home. Looking forward to this, it looks excellent.
    WANTED: Dick Grayson SI trousers; gray AJ Mustang horse; POTA Fortress signal-flasher--top mirrored portion or mirror sticker; POTA Forbidden Zone prison doors, walls, bar; minty Wolfman tights; mint Black Knight sword; minty Launcelot boots; Lion Rock (pale) Dracula & Mummy heads; Lion Rock Franky squared boots; Wayne Foundation blue furniture; Flash Gordon/Ming (10") unbroken holsters; CHiPs gloved arms; POTA T2 tan body; CTVT/vintage Friar Tuck robes, BBP TZ Burgess Meredith glasses.

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    Looks good Chad!
    Fresh, not from concentrate.

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    man - that's smooth. I look forward to seeing this completed. Great run with your 3d feed printer. That is a bunch of hours on one of those, and you produced some remarkable items with it.

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    Wow! That came out GREAT! Exciting stuff Chad, looking forward to see what you do in the future!

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    Brilliant Chad!

    Absolutely Brilliant!! 3D Printing sure has come a long way!

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    I have always wanted to see the dude live.

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    Thanks everyone.
    Yes, my Makerbot had a good run. It still might be fixable, but right now it is sitting on the floor out of the way. I've messed with it and messed with it...something is wrong with how it heats. I have replaced the part and a new issue developed with heat...soooo I dunno.

    If I don't replace it, I certainly will miss some of the "tricks" I could do with it. For example, I could print my Clash of the Titan shields as a "flat" piece...and use heat to shape it into a functional shield.

    This Puddles guy...I have watched him for years and admired from afar.

    Then, he hit mainstream and got on America's Got Talent....and a tour ensued.

    We have already seen him live, and loved every bit of it. He has a way of bringing your heart right into your throat. His voice is amazing, and you get a very good feeling just being in his presence.

    So, I want to make him a present as a small token of fan appreciation. Dunno if he gets inundated with fan gifts, maybe he doesn't get anything at all. In either case, he's getting one of my pieces of art to hopefully appreciate as much as I appreciate what he's given me.

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    new printer is chugging away. Pulled out my stock hands and pennywise shoes, re-ripped em for the new software.
    The Boy designed me a suitcase prop.
    This resin printing...omg....awesome.
    Course, it is slooooooooow....but worth it. 5 1/2 hours to do the suitcase alone.

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