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Everything posted by kmanstudios

  1. So I see with your reply. Always nice to learn a new trick 🙂
  2. Once I can afford some PVA I have a print I want to do that needs it because of the delicate nature of the design. It was one of the last designs I did before surgery and could still sculpt reliably.... I was thinking about @fbrc8-erin when I painted the snail creature. I know she likes red and, well, I promised a red print a long while ago. The funnly thing is that some of the BBs and lead shot bounced into the infill areas, so they rattle a bit if you shake it 😛
  3. Excellent Source...Thanks! 🙂 But I also find the irony...if that is your only printer, then you have to outsource the part so you can print again. ....Sometimes, I am just too easily amused.....😄
  4. If you can set the temperature of the core, set it to the materials softening point and pull it off. If not, use a finely controllable source of hot air and heat it with that focused on the plastic. I have no idea how to square the brackets. Sorry....
  5. Yeah, but PVA can be used for things with spindly parts like fingers or hair and it comes off very cleanly. But for this, I learned a lot about using the breakaway which was fun 🙂 I have two to paint and one to finish printing and then paint and I think I have one more design waiting to crawl out of me wee pointy little head.
  6. Ran out of PVA and desperation did the rest 😆 I did learn to alter the design structures to hold up with the extra strain of pulling that stuff off (no spindly areas). It can be tough getting it off the model cleanly and also printing with it with the type of things I posted here can cause it to clog a bit. I learned that if you do a 'fake material change' to back it out and feed it again will get it to unclog and get right back to printing with it. Yay S5 sensor 🙂
  7. Oh, no PVA 🙂 All printed with PLA and White Breakaway. Manually pulled off with needle nose pliers and an x-acto knife to get at the breakaway and pry it off.
  8. On average, the print times are around 7 days. Here are a few more that I got pics of:
  9. These are some weird critters I have been making. One of the changes I made in my design is to not make such spindly things because I ran out of PVA materials. I had two spools of White Breakaway. I also tried to print without supports as well as experimented with PLA supports as well and eventually wound up with a mix of PLA and white breakaway supports. But first I designed a couple of things that did not require supports. This just some odd thing I made while trying to work in a basically 'primitive' style. I printed this on my UM3E with the wobbly head. So, layers are bit more
  10. Not sure I could offer anything more than a demonstration of techniques. If you can form a picture in your mind, you can do it. 🙂 Precise vocabulary on the fly is difficult.
  11. I have some really bizarre things I will take pics of tomorrow to post. I actually did those way back in the S5 beta test machines and testing some cool materials. The guys stand on their own. So, I got lucky with the balance in the sculpt. Oddly, the idea sprouted out of another visual pun during that time:
  12. This is a sculpt I actually did pre-surgery. I just got around to painting it. First off, this was printed on my UM3E with the wobbly head. It was never meant to be a show piece hence the visible layering and such. But, I thought it had a bit of charm to the concept. So, Painted them eventually and this is the piece: apologies to Billy Joel.......
  13. About 8PM Local time (Brooklyn) a 7.5 day print finishes. I will let it sit overnight to cool and be much easier to remove from the bed in the morning. Then I will put finished prints on the bed and take pics. Got some really odd stuff coming out as soon as I get pics taken tomorrow.
  14. It is good to be back. 🙂 I will have more prints to post soon.
  15. I have actually used this feature many times. Just be aware that if you use an image with bad, low-rez size you will see the individual pixels as a layer. And best to convert to BW image so there is no guess work with a colour photo.
  16. 😆 So true!!! One of the frustrating things is my lack of ability to keep an image in my mind like I used to. So I can only work for a short period of time before I lose the image and have to stop. One of the reasons I have not finished Cousin Eerie himself. I cannot figure what to do with the legs in the display because I cannot figure much else to put into the room. I do not want to replicate 'Uncle Creepy's" display. One of the fun things about doing the Cousin Eerie head was deciding what to make it look like based off the original art direction. For instance, he has
  17. Thanks to you guys 🙂 You know what is really funny to me? Even now when I work, say in 3DS MAX (Which I have used since version 1 way back in '91) I still retain a lot of muscle memory. So when I am working, my hand will go to the proper place and then I have to sit there and wonder what my arm was trying to use. I will look at the area my hand is at and think "Now, what am I trying to do..." 🙃
  18. Okay, it has been a long time since I posted any new prints. For full disclosure, a couple of years ago I had major surgery on the major aorta that feeds the femoral arteries and the left branch ripped. Lost a lot of blood and had a minor (Thank goodness!!!) stroke. It has impacted me in ways that impact my planning and visual processes. Not gone, just limited and slowly getting better. But, wow, am I slooooowww....... So, I had made this previous print before the stroke but printed and painted it after the stroke: So, this spring I started one of the companion pieces:
  19. Not that I notice. What the lack of a priming tower means for me is a lot less time and loss of very expensive PVA material. I will be posting prints soon so you can see what is going on with my prints. I am just a bit slow these days. When I post, I can tag you if you want. That way you can see 🙂 But, if you want to see an old print, here is a view of earlier work...
  20. Also note: For some reason that I cannot explain, I do get a bit of what I call PVA dandruff, but not a compromised support. I also do not use the priming tower when printing. That may be why I get the dandruff 🙂
  21. Huh...Well, it is good to have a cold pull just to be sure 😉. I have an S5 (early beta machine) and I do notice that if the fan is not running properly (maybe dirty or whatnot) it will do that. So, if the print you did afterwards did not take as much time, it may not have been enough time for it to heat up and create issues. Note that this is not the same as a clogged nozzle. Just bad heat creep that mucks things up. At least that is what I surmise about the fan/heating issue I have seen. I also am still on 4.4 (just got internet after about 8 months now and slowly knocking out thi
  22. Not knowing the slicer you are using, I would ask if the visibility of the infill is turned off.
  23. Errrr, vile = file. I do not type well these days. 🙂
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