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Printing the Taui Teleporter

2020-03-11 by David

After a couple of weeks' delay due to one of the step motors on the 3d printer jamming, I've finally managed to get it working enough (while waiting for a replacement motor) to crank out this great print of the new Taui Teleporter!

 

It's pretty much a one-piece print, with a few separate parts for the various customisation options....




Starting with the teleport pad, you'll need to print a pad surface and surrounding ring. This has a little space underneath for adding LEDs, of course!

 

The photo above shows the standard hexagon pattern pad.....





... while this image shows my own customised arrangement, to match my Tau models. There are various geometric shapes, none of which are sculpted on to the model. So you'll need to print the shapes you want and arrange them yourself to match your own army.





Next comes the large body of the teleporter! This is mostly hollow, with 1.5~2mm thick walls, allowing you to add LEDs inside the teleporter structure, should you wish to.





The last part of the print is the control console. The console has a large curved surface (touchscreen?) and curved stand, which can be added to the outer rim of the pad wherever you want.

 

 

 

The console even has a hollow pipe underneath, which means that if you drill a small hole in the surface of the pad's outer rim (once you've decided on the location of the console), then you can poke LEDs through to light up the console screen!

 

 

 

Here are the contents of the Teleporter set. I decided to glue my console onto the left of the pad steps, to keep with the asymmetrical feel of the Tau design ethos.

 

 

This model will be hitting the paint desk tonight, and should be ready for release this weekend!

 

Watch this space......

 


Tags: taui  printing  assembly 


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