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3D Printed Bally Drop Target

Discussion in 'Projects & Mods' started by Rascal, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Rascal

    Rascal Active Member

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    After repeatedly breaking old brittle drop targets, I thought I would try to make one before I buy new. I may have to print the whole set (11) in a couple different colors. They may not be as nice as originals with the little devils, but I could always add decals. What do you think?
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    nice
     
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    Awesome. I'm surprised the community doesn't make more of it's own parts and just share the files. Then we'd have a database of parts at our disposal.
     
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    nice!
     
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    Pow, Biff, Bam, Zap !
    In case anyone is interested how the 3d printed Bally drop targets turned out. I printed 11 drops in two colors and installed them tonight and put them through the torture test. All is good.
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    wow looks good
     
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    Wow Rascal, really nice!
    I have been threatening to get a 3D printer.
    It would be a work purchase of course, Ha!
    But the possibilities for mods and parts are
    endless. What would you recommend for a brand?
    Mike
     
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    Definitely do your homework before you buy. I started with a PLA printer but I am thinking the next one will be SLA resin printer. The advantage with SLA is no visible layers as it prints upside down within a liquid resin, but the printer I use now the PLA (or ABS) plastic is on a spool and no matter how fine you make the layers, they will always be somewhat visible. There are so many things available to print in pre-made 3d models, you won't know where to start. And if your really good at designing the possibilities are endless.
     
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    I forgot about this one. Every time I make one of these little skull pistons I end up giving it away. Made a new one today and painted it up quickly and found a spot near the piston shots. What do you think, don't look too bad.

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    Sell it on Pinside, you'll be rich;)

    Nice work!
     
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    What are they worth? I'll make up any number of them for the right price.
     
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    3x to 1000x your cost + shipping

    Really depends on your cost and what the modding market will bear
     
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    Yeah I like the way that looks, skull pistons....looks really good on a Metallica pin. They both look good by the way, but I really like the way you painted the first one with that rustic look. How did you do that?
     
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    That was a stock photo from the Thingiverse website where I downloaded the 3d model. I spend less than 5 mins painting mine but the rustic look could be achieved with a little more time and color selection.
     
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