Did you have much issue with your scaling for the forearm? I had a few issues where the inner part slots into the actual forearm itself
So I swapped the nozzle out, trying a .6 mm one now. I dusted off the drive gear but Ill take a look tomorrow to see if the teeth are warn off, thank you for the advice!Usually thats a sign of a nozzle clog or extruder drive gear being messy or worn out teeth causing it to slip when pushing filament in. Looks amazing do far, love it!
Ill have to look into the all metal extruder, I replaced my Ender 5 with an all metal a few years ago, probably should do the same for the CR6Pretty much this.
Running PETG I am more or less swapping a nozzle after every other full spool run through.
The all metal extruder replacement for the CR6 is a game changer over the stock plastic one.
I guess I got lucky as far as now the forearms are looking to be okay. I haven't finished painting the left one, but so far the plate thing seems to fit well into the main body. I haven't tried locking it in with the locking key though, and I haven't put the straps into it yet either, so I will have to see if everything is well with that.Did you have much issue with your scaling for the forearm? I had a few issues where the inner part slots into the actual forearm itself
Thank you, yah I will probably see if I can strengthen any of the high stress points, and very good advice for having some stuff to repair at a con!It's always a good idea to back prints with something. Whether that's fiberglass and resin or epoxy and strapping backing prints that'll take high stress, like thighs, backplates and chest pieces, will save you some heartache at conventions. I recommend having some sort of epoxy and strapping with you at cons to fix layer cracks when they happen, as well as some black acrylic paint and a sponge to blend the front of the crack. At the end of the day prints can still fracture at high stress points no matter how many perimeter walls you slap on, layer delamination is the nature of the beast for 3D prints.
Also r73 great detail on the forearms, those are always my least favorite part to finish!
You've been very lucky then! I printed the gauntlets at the standard size and the locking lugs where the other part hinges off was cutting into my forearms, took me 2 attempts to get it right hahaI guess I got lucky as far as now the forearms are looking to be okay. I haven't finished painting the left one, but so far the plate thing seems to fit well into the main body. I haven't tried locking it in with the locking key though, and I haven't put the straps into it yet either, so I will have to see if everything is well with that.
Also to this, I yolo'ed it and haven't scaled anything yet and its come out fine so far, but I know for sure that I will have to scale the thighs and leg armor
Yeah, I am in $200 in RPETG whether I use it or not. I bought 4 spools of IC3D 2.5kg coming into it, and I am fully prepared to use it.So crunching the numbers, I have used the following amount of PLA, with the bulk being printed with a .4 mm nozzle at .2 mm layer height, 15-20% gyroid infill, and as minimal supports as I can comfortably print with:
(All numbers are from the slicers, assuming a successful print every time, and including a few pieces I have not printed off for the waist yet)
Chest Armor: 1048g over 121 hours
Shoulders: 666g over 80 hours
Forearms: 656g over 88 hours
Waist: 1023g over 75 hours
Giving me a grand total of 3393 grams of PLA and just a little over 15 days of print time!
Cost waist where I am at for the armor from the waist up (minus the helmet):
Files: $100 (Got the bundle with all the weapons and shoulders)
Filament: $67 (Roughly $20 a 1 kg roll)
Paint: ~$60 (this one is tough as I used a number of rattle cans I had left over, on top of buying more that were used in other projects too)
Straps: $28 so far
All in I'm at $255... Wow when you don't look at the receipts it doesn't sting as bad. But this is a dream of mine and I'm going to see it through! There's probably places I could have saved some money, paint especially.
I may still run into that issue as I haven't really worn the forearm armor for more than a minute or two, and not with the long sleeve shirt that I want to wear under the armor yet. This weekend I'm hoping to put a little more time into it this weekend so I will report back and possible ask for assistance.You've been very lucky then! I printed the gauntlets at the standard size and the locking lugs where the other part hinges off was cutting into my forearms, took me 2 attempts to get it right haha
I had to use armoursmith a heap to get the thigh and calf armour to fit, although I do have very solidly built legs which I knew was always going to be an issue
Looks awesome so far! The yellow is a real nice pop of colour
Thank you, I am really happy with how it is coming out. I was worried it would clash a little with the mostly black and metal but I like the contrastLooks great! That yellow is still so amazing
Mate it's looking amazing!Finally got a full fit test of everything I have printed now. I did run into the issue ReservedTaxo mentioned with the forearms, they were cutting into my wrist when I had them "fully assembled" with the plate and everything, and just generally restricted movement. While a future improvement could be reprinting them, I really like how the paint job came out on them and don't want to redo them right now, so I might just wear it without the forearm plates attached.
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The only thing I have left with this is attaching the elbow guard to my right forearm armor. From here Im going to have to work up the confidence to print off the thigh and leg armor. I just ordered another .6 mm nozzle for my CR-6Max to cut down on print time. I have an gap week next week due to me getting a new job so I'm really hoping to get most of my stuff printed so I can paint it that week.
It definitely makes me want to add more of the green to my suit, instead of it mainly being greyThank you, I am really happy with how it is coming out. I was worried it would clash a little with the mostly black and metal but I like the contrast