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Episode 59 SIDE B - Ben's Magic Box


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Great job Ben! These figures

Great job Ben! These figures that you have designed look like Dougram crossed with the Dorvack power armor. I love it. Unfortunately I live half the country away so I can't make it to the FOE Gallery show. But I'll be following the progress.

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Posted by BraveMSW on 5 February, 2013 - 19:04
Sweet! Congrats Ben! I

Sweet! Congrats Ben!
I watched a old Some Assemble Required shows you were on recently. It's cool to see your "coming of age" so to speak.

I just learned about shapeway this week. On MacrossWorld some members have made their own option parts. Very intresting. I agree with Adam, this tec is where it's at right now. People can do things from their homes they never would've imagined without a big scale big budget

Anyway, I'm off to go check out the links.

Def do a CollectionDX exclusive.

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Posted by Demonseed on 5 February, 2013 - 21:35

Thats too awesome ..... more, more!! I really like the coverage of seeing the process in action. The future looks bright for customs, imagine 5 or 10 years down the road. One thing they will need to do is to create a program where people can just create things intuitively through shapes and measurements in a simple manner --- without the need to learn CAD or something like it. Also an automatic painting system just like the 3d printer, where you can just use standard paints from a hobby or arts supply store.

Imagine making your own Zentradi Battle Pods , RDF Destroids and your own missile effects for something like Yamato Valkyries with a 3d printer.

I collect Marvel Legends figures and I imagine creating figures of my favorite characters.

Ben keep it up, and keep us posted with mini episodes like this, was very enjoyable!

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Posted by blade-edge on 6 February, 2013 - 05:49
Thank you guys so much for

Thank you guys so much for the support. The CDX color release has gotten a lot of comments, so we will definitely have to figure that out for the future. Please do make sure to check out the show, look for coverage, and check back on FOE's site when the show items go up for sale on their website, especially since it sounds like the weather is going to be lousy for the opening so there should be plenty available for online.

I had a blast doing this little interview and getting to talk about what I've been up to, so I'm really thrilled that other people are enjoying it.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 6 February, 2013 - 15:23
Ben: Awesome imagination and


Awesome imagination and initiative! Best luck going forward.

Great B-Side Adam.

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Posted by Hellbot on 7 February, 2013 - 14:03
So great!

Ben this is fantastic. I had no idea you'd taking this so far. Seeing your stuff at the summit was cool but you have not slowed down. And congrats on getting a 3d printer. It sounds like that has really freed you up to iterate and just have fun trying things. I hope you'll do more of these!


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Posted by Novacaine31 on 11 February, 2013 - 12:08
Thanks so much, Ted! It's

Thanks so much, Ted! It's been full steam ahead since the Summit, and the printer definitely sped things up. You've been busy yourself, and have definitely pulled ahead of me in the cool factor ;)

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 12 February, 2013 - 17:53