Interest in MMORPG Figurines?

Hey I was thinking about making personalized miniature figurines of people's MMORPG characters. All MMORPGS would be available for the service, except World of Warcraft, because that one already has a figurine service, using 3d printers and theres no way I could ever beat that. I wanted to know if people would be interested in it. I would also make NPC's like the big bosses etc. I myself don't play a MMORPG but I quickly made a Runescape character and a figurine of it as an example, see the image below. I'm planning to make the commercial ones a little bigger, around 15 cm in height(this one is really small), so those would also have better detail. You can see I made this character quickly, it still has a beginner's equipment!

Topic by merijnvw 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


A Dover Demon figurine?

I live in Dover Massachusetts, and today I visited the historical society.  The volunteer their said they were looking for figurines of the Dover demon (a creature that was sighted in Dover, and is a pretty big deal in some countries).  I decided maybe I should try finding a figurine, but I haven't had much luck.  Does anyone know where I could get some?

Question by simplicity is key 9 years ago


Blank Nutcracker Figurine?

Just wondering if anybody knows of a place I can find an unpainted wooden nutcracker doll? I want to make a personalized one for a family member for Christmas. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Topic by mrrentalshoes 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Help needed: How to fix a small figurine (not porcelain)

Does anyone know how to repair small figurines. Not porcelain, but maybe gypsum, another one i think is limestone. I have a small dragon, but its head broke off, and then another dragon that broke in 2 places. any suggestions on where i can find some guidance on how to repair it? thanks Attached are 2 pictures of the breaks

Topic by ebaskin 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Giving Commands to a Figurine to be Read Digitally

I'm trying to incorporate a series of RFID tags and readers for a project concept I'm working on. I have next to no RFID knowledge and mainly work as a conception-est. The problem I'm having right now is having an RFID or something similar inside of a figurine respond to a command given from another RFID reader or chip. I've played with the idea of putting and RFID reader inside the figurine, but threw that out due to space constraints. While the size of the figurine is not set in stone, I'm estimating somewhere between 2"-5" and there are other components that need to fit inside.  Basically, the command that is given heals the HP etc. of the figurine when it is touched to the the figurine (The HP and other values are recorded digitally).  I'm sorry if I'm not very clear. I guess a good analogy would be the Kartoz if anyone has heard of that. But instead of the reader in the Main bunny, the reader is in the  tags. And each "Tag" has a different function.

Topic by DestatiOverload 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Molding with no Special Equipment

Hi, say I want to make a lot copies of a clay craft, and I don't have a special oven to mold brass stuff etc. How can I do it? So I prefer to mold in room temperature. I don't care a lot about the material, just if it isn't something weak, like gypsum. thanks.

Topic by merijnvw 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How should I make a right side wing using only the left side?

I have a little ceramic figurine. IT'S LEFT wing (opposite of one shown) is broken and has been lost. Now, I want to somehow use IT'S RIGHT wing (pictured) to make another left wing for it, through casting, molding, clay baking, using foam or whatever. I don't have access to anything high tech. Basically foam, clay, etc. but no molten metals or anything. Any ideas? I mean, it would seem simple enough to just make a mould with the existing wing and use it as a mold to make a new one, but the wings are obviously mirror images of each other, so not only are they on the opposite side, they're sort of reflected. Here is the wing I have, I need to create the other. Thanks,

Question by macgyverunigrad 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Little magical dancing toys... how do they work?? Answered

I was in Italy, and I saw a few street vendors selling these little paper figures in the form of Disney cartoon characters that would dance when music was played. They had little strings for legs, and they seemed to hover magically in the air and bounce around in time to the music. When the vendor turned down the volume, the little thing stopped dancing. I looked at the back of it, and all I saw was a little strip that looked magnetic. I am mystified. Does anyone what these things are called or how they work?

Question by jessejwk 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Rice Cooker Burger, Robot Zombie Figurine, Cup Sphere Lamp

  Rice Cooker Burger Robot Zombie Figurine Cup Sphere Lamp Resurrect a Motorcycle Make Bath Bombs Cheap Masquerade Masks Hybrid Solar Panel Arduino on a Perfboard Rope Bridge Bookshelf Upgrade Your Promo Camera Iron Man Make a Talking Clock Coffee-Stained Coffee Table Simple Microscope Webcam Make a Garden Fountain  

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


3d modeled figurine of my Mass Effect 2/3 custom character?

Ok, I'll probably be one of the first to admit it's a bit childish, geeky, and frivolous, but I've really been looking for a way to get my custom character from the Mass Effect games OFF of the tv screen, and ONTO my bookshelf... I was considering using 123d catch and screencap the character from multiple views, but that would only get me standing views of the character. I want a figurine holding a Geth sniper rifle, and looking bad@$$... anybody have any ideas/sources?

Question by sjeenyus 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


bonding ceramic art to pane of glass?

I'm looking to bond a bifurcated ceramic fish figurine to a glass window, such that half the fish is outside (exposed to the elements) and half is inside the house. The fish figurine is not perfectly smooth, but it's close. I live in Ohio, so external temperatures will range from 0 f to 100 f. What do you recommend? B.

Question by rkgfish 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Oscar the grouch sculpting video time lapse feedback?

Hi guys i made a video time lapse.. it's my 3rd one.. its not the greatest but i wanted to get some feedback from you guys i think i found a good angle to show how i sculpted the figurine let me know what you think https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-sculpey-Oscar-the-Grouch-Figurine-wi/

Topic by mstyle183 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How can I make a 3d mold for soap making? Answered

I have some small figurines that would be cute as soap.  can anyone provide advice on how I can make a 3d mold?

Question by katawomp 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Looking for some suggestions to repair an guitarist anime figurine, Alters Azusa Nakano is her name. Answered

I have an anime figurine made by alter. She is a Azusa Nakano with a cool guitar. A very cute figurine I must say.Anyway uh, she took a little tumble and her guitar got slightly damaged, specifically the tuning knobs up top did, four were lost and one was damaged a little. So I am trying to figure out how to make new knobs, how doable is this? They are roughly 1.6ish mm in diameter pearly white discs that have slightly sloped edges, so they are circles but rounded on the corners instead of perfectly flat. Oh and they are super thin.there is a little stick attached to the disc which connects to the guitar. So in short I am trying to figure out how to make little white plastic lollipops. I can paint some parts if I have to, or use a little metal if it is safe. Any suggestions? Sorry for bothering you all. I am a noob, i know, and I bow to your greatnesses. :P? Oh the included picture is her with her guitar intact. It is one someone else took, not of my figurine but rather the same make, so I am not claiming credit for the awesome photography, but what I am looking to make are the white things up top. I ordered a set of jewelers drill bits and some steel wire which I think might help out a lot. Also my dad is a model railroader and I was thinking his skills may help me where I fall short. Anyways thanks in advance.

Question by JonPWills 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Im making a huge Cardboard etched model , which kind off wallhanger should I choose?

I`m making this model out of laser etched carboard, it will be 5 meters in diagonal. https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-print-models/miniatures/figurines/sexy-naked-woman-001 what kind of wallhangers" are the best to put this on the wall and remove it the prettiest??

Topic by DIAGONALLIS 1 year ago


Lego meets Arkham meets Toy Story....

I saw this on Make this afternoon, and thought I'd pass on a direct link to the creator, Mike Foy.  He's got seven pages of variously brutal, brutish, or just post-apocalyptic Lego minifigs and scenes.  The couplet is especially chilling -- sort of a mashup of Shelley and Kayyam. Thousands of souls with faceless faces Roaming the world in desolate places.

Topic by kelseymh 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Snow Globes

This is a fun winter craft project and/or holiday present! Make a Snow GlobeEveryone loves snow globes, except perhaps those with hearts that are two sizes too small. It's easy to make your own, featuring an object that means something to you or to the globe's delighted recipient. You can choose something traditional, such as a little plastic Santa, or something unexpected — maybe a golf tee or a figurine of a licensed cartoon character. Pink flamingoes are always appropriate.Read more: http://tinyurl.com/6x56f3

Topic by DinaC 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


What changes need to be made to a 3d printer and or software to mill/route with it?

I have a Robo 3D R1+, and am about to mount a rotary tool flex shaft on the carriage, other than mounting the dremel what other changes need to be done.  My biggest concern is the software, mattercontrol is what I'm using atm (the stock software that came with it). some of you may wonder why or what I'm going to do with it, yes,  1) because 2) whatever I can do with it.  (to clarify further, will I be milling pcbs or making neet figurines out of brass, aluminum or wood?, yes to those as well)

Question by JasonS104 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Custom Power Supply for Lemax Products

Curious if it would be possible to make a custom power supply for the Lemax Halloween town.  We end up with a tangle of wires every year, and I saw recently This on Amazon and thought it might work.  The only problem I run into is that the bigger Lemax products (houses and spot lights) use 4.5v where as the smaller figurines use 3v.  I've seen a lot of computer PSUs used for benchtop power supplies but none have a 3v or a 4.5v output.  I'm fairly competent with electronics, so I understand this might be more difficult than it's worth.  

Topic by cyranohadden 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Anyone knows how to DIY a Solar Turn Table?

 Hi All, I have been trying to DIY a solar powered turn table, those made for spinning small figurines round and round. However, the research I've done so far on turning dc motors as slow speeds have not been so successful. Things like using PWM, variable resistors, all doesn't seem to work well with a solar panel. Does anyone have any idea how I can approach this? Thanks! A sample is www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.6184

Topic by edwardchuajh 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Best Material to Use in Toy Manufacturing with 3D Printer

I don't really have any background in manufacturing toys but a guy in my warehouse is trying to create some prototypes on the side for a line of figures. He compares them to these Monsters in My Pocket toys: http://i1.wp.com/pixelvulture.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/90s-Kid-Monster-in-my-Pocket.jpg And these Muscle Men: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/6SfDGf7b4_o/maxresdefault.jpg They look like they're made of rubber. I was wondering what material you'd suggest for creating durable prototypes of similarly sized and shaped figurines? 

Topic by PlasticPanama 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Toys and things you have sitting on your desk/PC

Does anybody here have toys or other funny things sitting on their computer desk or PC?I have a little Master Chief figurine that my friend gave me, it came with a Halo 3 Xbox 360 controller. He has a bubble gum wrapper for a cape. I call him Bubble Chief.The other one I have is a papercraft model of Mister Chief. Click here for a funny comic type thing involving him.Instructables has applied some nasty compression to these pictures, so here's links to both on Flickr.Bubble ChiefMister Chief

Topic by Aeshir 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


lost wax casting: what material is the best for pouring metal into?

So I made a rad Yoda wax figurine recently and I'm looking into converting him into a aluminum via the lost wax casting method. I've seen some other instructables on casting the metal into plaster of paris, but that doesn't seem to preserve the very fine details that I want. There are a few other methods I've seen on other forums, like mixing fine sand with plaster and making a ceramic mold...I have even wackier ideas like using fireproof cement, but I haven't seen anything online to support using it...what other ideas can you think of that don't involve expensive investment powders I have to buy online? 

Topic by jtrainer1 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Free 3D Prints for Tips & Tricks!

The first 10 people who enter the Electronics Tips & Tricks Contest this week (6/25/12) and have their project featured will get a free 3D print. All prints are going to be made on our Objet printers and must fit within the bounds of 3" x 3" x 3". If you don't have files that you want printed, you can receive a 3D-printed Instructables Robot figurine instead. Some featuring guidelines for Photo Instructables are as follows: Has an original, unique and/or compelling idea Title fits and explains the project All photos are original Contains at least 3 photos, and at least 1 image of the final project All photos are in focus with correct lighting At least 2 paragraphs describing project inspiration, process, outcome, challenges, etc Reference links and files if required

Topic by randofo 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Obama's Inauguration.... Made from LEGO...

LEGOLAND California has a new scene on display from now until Memorial DayThe 56th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony !!Barack Obama and over a thousand other plastic figurines will be attending and Oprah Winfrey is rumored to be somewhere in the masses tooQuote from LEGOLAND" Mini-figures include President-elect Obama and his family, Vice President-elect Joseph Biden and Jill Biden, President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Lynn Cheney along with former President George Bush Sr. and Barbara Bush. Other mini-figures depicting ceremony participants include: Senator Dianne Feinstein, Dr. Rick Warren, Aretha Franklin, John Williams and performers Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo-Ma, Gabriela Montero, Anthony McGill, the Unites States Marine Band, the San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco Girls Chorus. "

Topic by =SMART= 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


3d Scanning Howto? best recommended? DYI vs purchased

Hey gang! So, I am in need of some help.   The end goal is to make some  1x1x1 or 2x2x2 inch figurines of my kids. (  Think DnD wizard with my sons face") as the end goal. Right now, I am wondering if anyone has any success with the Scanning side of things.  Can you recommend a DIY 3d scanning solution? On Friday, I took my Nikon DSRL and put a 2"x2"x2" clay figuring on a rotating table and took some pictures, and uploaded it to 123d Catch.  I took about 30 pictures and uploaded them.  some where ignored because of lighting maybe. I have search for 3d scanning on instructables, and found quite a few, but it would be too costly to try them all, so I though I would ask in public chat if anyone has good success.   (I know I can spend 1500 on the maker scanner, but thats crazy expensive for a toy) So putting this out there for anyone to help me out

Topic by menglor 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Choosing my 1st 3d printer

So I have been considering to purchaser my own home 3d printer for a while now, but I am not sure which go for as I am happy to spend around about 500Euros or so on a 3D printer but I would prefer one that can use at least 2 colours. I would mainly be using it to create still like little figurines and statues. I have enough skills in 3d modeling that I don't need a store or 3d model assets but that would be nice. tho I am use you can use any 3d model files that you can download online. I came across this one for $100 http://www.peachyprinter.com/#!methods/cjg9 I was using this website to look for affordable 3d printers http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/affordable-3d-printer/ But I guess what I also want to ask isn't just what are peoples suggest 3d printer to choose from but also what things should I look out for when buying one such as maybe special filament used or poor quality 3d prints noise problems or slow speed?? so any suggestions what ones to go for or what ones to stay away from Many thanks.

Topic by BolaGaming 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Miniature chainsaw, mortar and ping pong blower

(a few tiny ideas) Basically a toy chainsaw that can cut through paper. Using hobby-R/C-like parts such as those tiny light motors would be a start. Reduced size, like a cellphone at most, mountable on a figurine soldier would be great. The miniature mortar should throw marbles on "mortar trajectories", you should be able to set the angle of the launch and (optionally) somehow the speed, though this wouldn't be necessary if the angle part is done well and the power is relatively constant at all shots. For ease it should be built only for angles above 45 degrees and the angle slider (or whatever the solution) should have marks (ticks) such that a user can remember and even create tables if he so wishes, in his war against coffee cups. Simplest solutions of "powering" would be rubber bands or coils from broken toys. A ping pong blower would be a tiny but strong fan (brushless outrunner motor) that keeps a ping pong ball "levitating" in mid-air straight up, but most excitingly even blown under an angle too. This wouldn't be a problem (physics takes care of it alone) just that the mount of the fan (ducted or not) should be operated and tilted as needed. This "levitron" would be a nice display on the desk running as long there's juice in the battery or else. Sorry if I'm not posting in the right place, these are just some ideas i'd love to build but i'm too clumsy and lazy :( Though my source of inspiration is the variety of USB gadgets commercially available, i'd like these to be more "free" and simpler if possible.

Topic by screwgravity 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


China's first Maker Faire !

April 6th was a long night that would be followed by an even longer day. Hours stretched like taffy as the Airplane pulled me across time zones. I was on my way to the Shenzhen Maker Faire which was being put on by Eric Pan, the founder of one of the largest open sourced businesses I know. Eric is a visionary, and his vision to inspire more makers in China connecting them with a global maker movement through the concepts of openness, sharing, and innovation inspires me and hundreds others to come to Shenzhen to share in the first Maker Faire in China! Hours ago I was at Instructables cooking my Last Breakfast for the office and gaving my Last Hugs. Qarly, my new friend, had helped my stay up all night organizing my tickets and suitcase. She went with me to the Payless shoe store on her bike as I walked barefoot. Yes, I started my journey shoeless. I had traded in my Vibrams at REI for a large backpack so I could cram as many arduinos and 3D printers into it as possible before leaving to go spread the good words. Here are the good words as I see them right now: "It Can Be Done." Yes, with a solid mission, a relentless attitude and accepting being shoeless (or jobless, or hungry, or ...) it's possible to accomplish the things you dream. Boom, back in that tin can flying over the Pacific. My schedule starts with a trip to Hong Kong to meet up with instructable's member Prank. Alex Hornstein and I had recently completed an adventure in 3D printing called the Pocket Factory in which we traveled across America seeking the business models behind low cost 3D manufacturing. He is now back in east Asia being the revolutionary philosopher engineer he is. I land at 8pm and head out into the city of the future. Hong Kong is a city of millions, beautifully lit tall buildings, zippy public transportation, and the largest pay inequality in the world. Looking out the window I keep wondering if this is the rich part, or the poor. Then I was there. I made it to IFC - a gigantic mall in the heart of Hong Kong. The metro stop inside it is called "Hong Kong Station". Yep, shopping is big here. We hung out on the roof of IFC talking projects. Without giving too much away too soon let's just say Alex is on his way to revolutionize the micro solar industry. We took the familiar ferry route home and I spent the night organizing and updating the social world since I knew in a few hours I'd be in China... and in China, no one can hear you tweet. Before I knew it I had to be off! It was 6:20am (HK time) and the ferry leaves at 6:40, I had a long day ahead of me and I haven't slept yet. Holy crap! I ran and got right back on that ferry from Lama to the mainland. Passing all the tall buildings once again and rushed onto the MTR. As we sped along the Hong Kong landscape of tall towers slowly turned into green rolling hills and the people on the train spoke less and less english. I crossed the border into Shenzhen and it was there I met Ani, the Monk. What a beautiful lady! We had a great conversation involving LOTS of smiling, drawing and almost no words. She was from Hong Kong and we were now friends. We traded bracelets and now I have one more reason to learn Mandarin! I finally made it all the way to Xi Xiang, the metro stop which was walking distance to the Maker Faire! I was getting pretty excited, I had lugged all this stuff across the world, and finally I was going to meet the makers of China! After a long and potholed walk I finally made it to the gate where a nice young Chinese lady helped me carry my stuff, we walked down a long outdoor hallways at F518 the "First Experiential Sharing Space in China" which was filled with sculptures and art. Billboards around me advertised hip hop dance classes and robots peeped from the windows. I knew I was in the right place. Right near the entrence of the Maker Faire was a strange robot. It was the size of a small house and it served books. They have robot libraries in Shenzhen. Wow! The more I learn about this place the cooler it seems! The faire is a large three story space with a media space on the first floor where people can buy "chinese make" a magazine called Radio that has been teaching people how to make stuff since 1955. The publishers of this magazine are also the ones who do the translation for Makezine! The second floor is filled with long tables of makers, a huge hall filled with running robots, dancing droids, DIY laser 3D scanners, touchless IR interfaces, octocopter (no, not tacocopter) and all the awesome stuff you'd expect to see in San Francisco, except this is Shenzhen. There are makers everywhere! Upstairs there are people making clay figurines, another instructables user - Star - runs a workshop around Canidu (yes, you can do!), her company which makes an electronics learning tool. This movement is obviously global and the Shenzhen Maker Faire has pulled makers not only from all over China, but all over the world. Eric Pan, the founder of Seeed Studio employs 70 people through an open source project and through this faire has inspired hundreds. At the after party, you can really tell how proud Eric was to have brought amazing makers like Mitch Altman and David Li from the Shanghai hackerspace together. Eric has a new project in the works right now. He's soon to be a father! I can only imagine how proud he will be when baby Eric Pan picks up his first blinky LED kit. Now that's some serious making! +Bilal Ghalib PS. Eric in the last picture is not dead, only extremely exhausted!

Topic by lamedust 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago