Great work on the Lassetter parts, I'm really looking forward to seeing how these all come together.
Joatrash wrote:Mike: a 12"-15" Vera is certainly doable but I'll have to split it into two or more pieces. (I could actually print a 1:1 Vera, piece by piece if I wanted to... I have all the parts more or less ready except that I'd have to go back and make them all hollow... hmm... I wonder what that would cost! The 7" I did was actually pushing the rules a bit because they're not allowed to print gun-like objects in the Netherlands, where Shapeways are located. If you want something gun-like printed, you either have to model it in pieces so that it in no way resembles a gun OR make it very small... like 5" or something.
Parting Vera out, on Shapeways, would be awesome. It would be perfect, if you offered all the "Custom"/"Add-on" parts for vera (i.e. suppressor, Magazine, Grip, Stock, etc.) separately. That way, It would not look at all like a gun, or even gun parts (other then the grip, and maybe the magazine, and each person could by just the parts they feel they need. If someone wanted to buy all the add-on, and can afford the real base gun great. If another person wants to just buy a AK airsoft off of ebay, and wants to use some or all the add-on's to dress it up they can. Or if a person can only afford some of the parts, and wanted to just dress up a Nerf, they could. But, personally, I only see it working if the parts were listed separately.
Actually, I don't know what it's like to list stuff on Shapeway's, but separately is usually best. I mean, as truly awesome as your Lassetter kit is, it way out of my price range, and I only need about half of those parts, if it was listed separately a person could by just what they need, and do the rest \themselves. But then that is just me, and i do think it is fantastic, that you are offering these great items to us at all. I have one of your little Vera's ,and it is one of my favorite pieces in my collection.