(Topic ID: 227819)

X-men wolverine mini-bust


By koops

7 months ago



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“Would you like a 3d printed Wolverine mini-bust?”

  • Raw print unpainted (optional to have printed supports to protect it during shipping) 0 votes
  • Primed + sanded but unpainted 2 votes
    13%
  • Primed + sanded, base colors painted 0 votes
  • Fully painted 13 votes
    87%

(Multiple choice - 15 votes)

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#1 7 months ago

I thought i'd start a thread over here to stop spamming into the xmen club thread ( https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/x-men )

Basically I've made a mini wolverine bust that is a replica of the existing wolverine figure but will fit onto the newton ball mod.

The purpose was to retain a more original style of the machine while still getting to use the newton ball.
Some other users have said that their original wolverine fitted onto their newton ball but my glass would hit around face level.

I had a 3d printer so thought i'd give it a shot.

My intention here is to *maybe* see if there is much/any interest in making some of these for people.
These would be more of a kit/"self paint" mod.

I might also explore doing a painted version to see how long it take and if it would could be done for a reasonable price.
Or maybe something in between where I do the main colors and leave details to others.

Painting took me quite for the first one but I was learning a few things along the way that I could maybe streamline a few at once.

Will update this with all the pics.

Note: the one below was printed at 0.2mm ~ 10 hours print time.
All newer ones are atleast 0.1mm ~ 18 hours.

I've tried 0.05mm ~ 2 days of print time but they've all failed to get past 50% of the print so far.

Various states of processing.

Raw, cleaned, primed, painted

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Latest Update
Workong on mounting solution and hardware.
Will try out melting a bolt head into the base of one of the failed prints.

Print a sample maximum resolution and compare to 0.1mm when painted with primer.
There may be little to no difference once primed for printing so an extra day of printing.

#2 7 months ago

I would of totally bought one of these if I stilled owned my xmen. Nice job.

#3 7 months ago

I would take one but would like a painted 1 as my artistic skills are lacking.

#4 7 months ago

great work ... you know that I support it ... hahaha

#5 7 months ago

Looks good.

#6 7 months ago
Quoted from koops:

Some other users have said that their original wolverine fitted onto their newton ball but my glass would hit around face level.

This is a really cool project...great job! FYI, to get the original to fit, you need to cut his belt off. Once you do that, he will JUST clear the glass. He also needs to be positioned just right to avoid the moving ramp.

#7 7 months ago

Been working on figuring out how to nicely mount it.

Have put a long thread in the model and a washer to stop it pulling out.

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You can either attach with double sided tape or use a mount (preferable) I’m still designing.

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The mount sits inside the pop bumper and is attached to plastic that sits on top.

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The mount rests on both the inside of the pop and the newton ball cover. This way there should be little to no stress on the plastic itself.

Takes about a day and a half for a single print.

Ive has one print failure so far and that was just a support that broke off mid print (didn’t see it as I was at work).

So 3 partially primed (I do atleast 3-4 alternating color prime
coats) and sanded.

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I’ll probably try a batch of 5 before doing any more as they are quite the time sink.

#8 7 months ago

Definitely want one. Very nice, well done job. If you know what you want to sell them for, and if you can ship to the US, I'm in.

#9 7 months ago
Quoted from jimjim66:

Definitely want one. Very nice, well done job. If you know what you want to sell them for, and if you can ship to the US, I'm in.

Same

#10 7 months ago

Don’t own one yet, but I’d buy a painted one for when I do own it.

#11 7 months ago

If you cut the belt off the existing (usually broken) Wolverine, it fits fine on the newton ball pedestal, and the scale is nicer. But if you want the X-Men belt on, this is the only way to go.

#12 7 months ago

Gotta say... I love what I am seeing here. Thanks to the community for keeping the newton ball mod going all this time. I love that this thing is still being added to. This game is so much better and I don't regret the work that it took to get it to exist.

#13 7 months ago

X-Men Newton ball mod using the original toy with the belt dremeled off so it will under the glass:

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#14 7 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

X-Men Newton ball mod using the original toy with the belt dremeled off so it will under the glass:[quoted image]

How do you secure Wolverine once the base is drilled off? I've ordered the newton ball mod and will be getting it next week. My wolverine broke in the back as the previous owner loosened the screws to make it more the switch sensitive. This let Wolverine move back and forth on the thin plastic. By the time I got it, the damage was done and it was close to breaking.

#15 7 months ago
Quoted from TwilightZone:

How do you secure Wolverine once the base is drilled off? I've ordered the newton ball mod and will be getting it next week. My wolverine broke in the back as the previous owner loosened the screws to make it more the switch sensitive. This let Wolverine move back and forth on the thin plastic. By the time I got it, the damage was done and it was close to breaking.

Wolverine is hollow, and once you dremel the belt off you have clear access to the inside. I just made an aluminum L-bracket out of a piece of scrap metal with two screws that secured to the top of the Newton ball mod roof (small machine screws, counter-sunk so on the inside they don't interfere with the ball movement, then use nuts to secure the L-bracket to it) and another two screws that secured to what was left of wolverine's lower back (the bash function really messed these toys up over time). If there's nowhere to connect a vertical L to the back of wolverine, you can fashion a crossmember and connect that inside, then attach the L to that. No one sees that once it's installed, so it can be ugly as long as it works.

#16 7 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

Wolverine is hollow, and once you dremel the belt off you have clear access to the inside. I just made an aluminum L-bracket out of a piece of scrap metal with two screws that secured to the top of the Newton ball mod roof (small machine screws, counter-sunk so on the inside they don't interfere with the ball movement, then use nuts to secure the L-bracket to it) and another two screws that secured to what was left of wolverine's lower back (the bash function really messed these toys up over time). If there's nowhere to connect a vertical L to the back of wolverine, you can fashion a crossmember and connect that inside, then attach the L to that. No one sees that once it's installed, so it can be ugly as long as it works.

Thanks. Makes sense. I'll have to make a cross member. The back that connects to the moving part is completely missing on mine.

#17 7 months ago
Quoted from TwilightZone:

Thanks. Makes sense. I'll have to make a cross member. The back that connects to the moving part is completely missing on mine.

I will say that you should be careful with the roof when you drill it. The material is kind of brittle. Use a sharp drill bit and maybe masking/painters tape the top before you drill it.

1 week later
#18 6 months ago

Update.

Hadn't done much in the past week pinball mod wise as I got a new machine so these got put on the back burner.

My first test batch of 4 i've just finished priming and sanding (~ 5 or 6 layers total) and will start with masking and initial painting this week.
Still need to finalize the mount design as i'm not totally happy with it.

Initial thoughts on cost and time required to make the painted ones it's defiantly not worth it from my perspective.

time involved vs what they'd cost vs what i'd someone would pay are so far away from each other its not funny (no one would buy these at $450USD a piece nor would I want to sell them to someone at that price).

I'll take one of them for my own machine and offer another to a local guy near me that wanted one. That leaves the 2 or 3 finished painted ones that can sell at some reasonable price.

I'll still think about the self paint/kit versions on demand if anyone wants them otherwise people can just do what vireland is doing and chop the original.
Those kits should be fairly cheap @ $30~$35 (plus shipping) which I think is pretty fair.

#19 6 months ago

Pm sent.

#20 6 months ago

I see that price perfect!

4 months later
#21 68 days ago

eh ... I think i'll just release this model into thingiverse and let anyone that wants one print it, paint it and mount it themselves.

Work is leaving me with very little time to do any of this and 4 months is long enough to know that I'm not going to get around to it to be satisfactory.

I'll find all the models I have so far (partial mount model) and upload them.

I have 6 available in various stages any aussie guys can have for free + shipping.

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Added 65 days ago:

edit: all gone.

#22 65 days ago

Uploaded to thingiverse if anyone wants to print it themselves.

Also makes a nice paperweight (add lower infill to make it heavier).

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https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3558591

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