Introducing Spitfire Company 3D Print + EVA foam

What should be call ourselves?

  • Leave it as Spitfire Company?

    Votes: 12 60.0%
  • Fireteam Spitfire?

    Votes: 5 25.0%
  • Fireteam Dauntless?

    Votes: 2 10.0%
  • Fireteam Intrepid?

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • Spitfire team?

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    20
  • Poll closed .

SI3RRA 117

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Small update: got a a “few” free minutes to play with some armor.
First: got the base color on the Deadeye chest! This was a total of 30 pieces. So...... lots and lots of seams. I threw in the towel on the sanding and just painted the thing. Have a lot of fancy red, white and black to do. But hey it’s got paint!

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Second: was able to assemble a couple of shins and apply some filler primer. Still more sanding to do on these
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Last: while all this was in the works. I attempted to test my large print area. Printing a thigh piece as one. YAY no seams!! This is sure to be a game changer! Also trying some Amazon Basics PLA to cut down costs of filament. Bought these as a multi pack so ended up being $13 per roll. Printing large piece as one uses a lot more supports and a lot more plastics. So hopefully this will help.
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Well that’s it for this one! Until next time, happy building.
 
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DefineLuck

Member
Looking awesome! What method do you use to glue/connect your pieces? Sorry if you covered it previously, I did not see.
 

SI3RRA 117

Well-Known Member
Looking awesome! What method do you use to glue/connect your pieces? Sorry if you covered it previously, I did not see.
I weld/melt them together with a wood burning pencil. Melt deep on the inside and try and smooth the pieces together on the outside. I haven’t had too much luck with adhesives.

The shins in the pics have a removable relief to slide foot in. So those will have a visible seam.34E0BDAB-DB02-48FF-815E-3C637B27CE27.jpeg0BD91FE0-589E-4E7B-ACE7-420E519C5996.jpeg
 

SI3RRA 117

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Little bit of progress on the builds.
Well my budget PLA didn’t pan out. Nothing but clogged nozzles, wasted time and a few more gray hairs. So I sent that stuff back and tried some new stuff I’m quite happy with. Also ironing out the kinks of stepping up tbe nozzle size. This has definetly knocked down some of the print time of these larger pieces. Think I might need to buy some larger spools of filament, they disappear quick on these large print.

So anyway, pics or it never happened right? Here’s the latest pieces.

I like the way these turned out. Big thanks to CarterBuilder12 for the awesome files!!!
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And then we got some finger bits. Just waiting for the moment one of these turns up missing.
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So Feeling good about the printer finally putting out some decent pieces.
So hopefully things will start coming together here pretty soon. I guess that’s it for the moment.
 
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SI3RRA 117

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Another small update:
Been a printing fool as of late. Got almost all of the leg armor printed.
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And we got some more paint on the Deadeye build. My son laid out the scheme. I was impressed. He put a little more effort into this unlike the single stripe on the forearms. He based it on one of the H5 fotus schemes. Sad thing is he’s pretty much already outgrown it, chest is definitely on the small side. But I didn’t see it taking 2 yrs for me to get this far. But oh well I’m going to see them through. They’ll look good an some mannequins.

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Still a lot left on it to do with lights weathering a padding still left.
 

SI3RRA 117

Well-Known Member
I know I know, I should probably let this thread die already. 2 years? Amazingly the things still some what fit! So we’ve made a little more progress on Spitfire Company and made another silly little video. This video finally includes the Deadeye armor set. I can see these suits almost completed. But I feel like I’m 90% complete with 90% to go.
Most of the armor is held on with duct tape. My son still can’t see out of the helmet. ITs just the 3d Printed buck I’m working on, and so and so on. Then all multiplied by 2!! :rolleyes: Along with the “new” to us, “old” house projects we be also had a new member of the family come along. He’s now 6 weeks old and someday will have 2 sets of armor to play with. Haha I’ve been tempted to 3d print him a Micro chief helmet. But wife doesn’t find it quite so funny. So ya, the whole armor making has really been put on the back burner. But!!! I finally got some sanding out of the boys and I was excited to get out and make this short little video.

See here’s a few pics of the test fit we turned into a little video shoot.

The video was my first video using a new program called Lumafusion. I’m doing all this video filming, editing and effects on my iPhone 5. Not exactly what the program was designed to run on. So sorry for the abrupt end. It would crash every time I would add another clip. So I definitely need to come up with something different to do the action videos I want to do. I love the program just need to run it on a something with a little more processing power.

Anyway here we go:
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And the vid:

Thanks for sticking with me on the long post. Hopefully things here will settle down a bit,then I can get caught up with things on the forum and get back to building. Sorry for the out of sorts post. It’s been so long I don’t even remeber where I left off with things!
 
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