astarothxi wrote:Idk if this would be the right place to ask but what about weapons from other shinkis? ex: i have arnval tempesta and i would very much like to get her full arms accessories but don't wanna spend $200+ just for 6 parts. Would it be possible to print those parts up?
the difficulty is not the resolution or limitations of the printer, or even the expense of the process, rather, it is very difficult to duplicate an existing object exactly as-is in CAD, every little detail has to be measured, and not only is this tedious, it is also a big pain in the butt. Even more so if the drafter doesn't have the parts he/she is trying to draft. The more of an exact replica you want, the more difficult and tedious it gets. However, making something that looks very similar
to the parts is relatively easy. The reason I was able to make this model so quickly and easily was because I was just giving it arbitrary dimensions until it looked right. The same thing can be done with the armor parts you want, but without something to measure off of, it will never be entirely accurate.
Also, depending on the size of the armor parts, it may actually be more cost-efficient for you to buy a FAP and the sell off what extra parts you have, as 3D printing in a high detail medium like the guns above is not cheap.
That being said, if you want to post some scale pics of the parts you want with rulers in the shot I can do some quick approximated sketching and see how tough it'll actually be. And if you do so, remember that I can really only get good dimensions off of a side when it is facing directly at the camera, think of it as if you were taking a picture of the shadow cast by the part.