Making Toys For My Toys

Update: The RC transmitters are now available in the Spinneyworld shop. You can also get them as STL files if you want to print your own.

The product development process for the Spinneyworld shop is not very organised. I have a lot of ideas for things that need designing, and a lifelong problem concentrating on what I should be doing. Sometimes, the only way to get anything done is to trick my procrastinating brain into making something that isn’t on the to-do list.

Which is why Action Man now has a radio control transmitter.

I sat down with Blender yesterday, and built the model up based on photo reference, printing test pieces last night.

There are some changes needed before it sees production. The main one is to the trigger, which was super fragile, and pinged off as soon as I put the controller into the figure’s hand.

The final version will be available in 1:6, 1:12, and 1:24 scales, and this post is partly another psychological trick, designed to shame me into getting the work done, rather than sitting on it for a few more months.

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