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Phelps3D Autobot City G1 Metroplex Parts

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3D model description

I bought a used Metroplex toy and he had several parts missing. Here are all the parts I have designed for this restoration project. I think my bed was a bit loose or I may have bumped the table when I was printing the tower block.

I was using the Longer Orange 10 3D Printer and Longer Standard Resin.

Please note that while resin 3D printing is more accurate with details, they can still vary greatly from print to print.

This is mostly due to the “bleed” factor of the UV light exposure. What I did was to take the still slightly uncured parts and place them into their post holes to sort of “scrape” away excess prior to fully curing them under a UV lamp. (Note also that the white tends to change color after curing. Mine had a bit of a yellowish/red coloration. Sunlight UV curing may be a better option for white.)

Also, standard resins are quite brittle and do not have much flex to them. I made sure to run a 5 mm drill bit through the holes after curing to ensure their tolerance was correct. I did it after because there is always some shrinkage when the objects cure.

3D printing settings

0.05 mm layer height
10 seconds per layer exposure gray
15 seconds per layer exposure black

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • G1_Metroplex_AntennaGun (repaired).stl
    • G1_Metroplex_CityTower (repaired).stl
    • G1_Metroplex_LeftFist (repaired).stl
    • G1_Metroplex_Missile (repaired).stl
    • G1_Metroplex_RightFist (repaired).stl
    • G1_Metroplex_SlammerTankMain (repaired).stl
    • G1_Metroplex_SlammerTankPost (repaired).stl
    • G1_Metroplex_SlammerTankTurret (repaired).stl

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  • Publication date: 2021/01/18 at 22:19





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3D Printing Nerd, been using FreeCAD since 0.13. Work with both FDM and Resin 3D printers. Can do commissions, but mostly non-organic models.

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