Anyone who pays attention to the hobby at this point has heard about the wonders of 3D printing. The idea that you can design something in CAD, and actually model it and print it in 3 Dimensions. Previously restricted to very high end production processes, these 3D printers are becoming more common place.
With this in mind, GeneralsJoes is very proud to introduce the latest sponsor to the site Yetibrew Design, who works with Shapeways to produce manufactured 3 dimensional components for G.I. Joe vehicles!
Their first item is a “Dragonfly Upgrade” kit of sorts, which includes two fins for the side of the copter, as well as a replacement chin gun, both of which harken back to a bit more realistic “Huey Cobra” design aesthetic. These items are hard plastic, clean cut, and fit very nicely into the vehicle they’re designed for. No cutting, no trimming, no worries, just plug ’em in slap some paint on ’em and enjoy!
The coolest thing here, too, is that the proprietor of Yetibrew Design is also a fan, and wants to make items with a fan appeal.
Please check out his site at Yetibrew Design and take a peek at what he’s done so far, but best of all keep in mind everything that could be coming down the pipe. Some great potential here. I have a set of the Dragonfly parts in hand, and they are extremely well produced. A full review is coming, but for now, enjoy the images of these great items: