A solution for printable & higher capacity half mags, under the Worker Talon platform. They are modular, disassemblable, screwless, glueless, tooless, and effortless to assemble.
Designed with the intent to far exceed worker's 17rnd capacity, even for small build-area printers. It utilizes a FoamBlast drum spring, like my previous iteration of KaThanha mags.
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- 2x ThanhlonBody
- 1x ThanhlonFollower
- 1x ThanhlonSleeve
- 1x FoamBlast Drum Spring
^To expand capacity (optional):
- 2x ThanhlonExtensionBody
- 1x ThanhlonExtensionSleeve
Yes, only from build plate. And only for the mag body sides
<.25mm Layer height. .4 to .5 Line width. Play around with your layer/line settings by adding/subtracting increments of .01 until you see the knurls render. It should be one layer of lines, just like the slicer image shown
These mags feature a type of pseudo knurling/guide-rail pattern on the inside walls to help smoothen feeding. The biggest reason friction builds up from inserting too many darts is because they rub on the inside walls; changing the grain orientation on the surface that makes contact with the darts into being parallel with the movement of the darts seems to make a profound difference.
Thus, these tiny lines tricks your slicer into making the print grain parallel to dart travel. This way I can force the top wall into correct orientation on a multitude of printer setups without having to manually mess with wall orientation settings.
Locking tabs now feature friction fitting concave and convex grooves along the sides to help lock in the dove tails and protect against sheering motion.
Second mag catch slot:
Much like KaThanhas, there is a secondary lower mag slot that's in-line with Hasbro's mag release position. You can just shorten your blaster and ditch the adapter.
You can stick the mags end-to-end and "jungle" them through the ExtensionSleeve.
- Vase Mode
Using the Spiralize Outer Controur option or "vase mode", you can slice the included sleeve files labeled vasemode (OPTIONAL) in order to get super clean low profile vases. Super fast to print, beautiful, and surprisingly durable.
If sleeve too tight:
It's likely sagging from the area the supports were holding (at the bottom of the mag). Simply sand or melt with a lighter and press in a bit at that region. Or, supports were not sufficiently removed.
Overinsertion into adapter:
Sometimes the insertion stops on some adapters are a bit too small. It's optional to take off the supports on one side of the mag to mimic the dimensions of actual talons; you can leave a bit at the top to guarantee stopage
Expanded capacity jams:
When using the extension sleeves to increase capacity, manually inspect inside wall of the mag to make sure there are no burs (especially the interface edge where mag bodies contact each other), and that your lines are smooth. If they're somehow rough from extrusion error, some quick high grit sandpaper aught to do the trick
Dovetails Too Loose
If the dovetails are too loose, you can use a lighter to melt the sides downward; this will force them to make more contact.
Bottom base sleeve too loose
Boil the sleeve for 10 seconds; your print will contract by a few microns in the xy
Fitting spring in
Sometimes drum springs will be concave outward and the sharp edge will catch against the walls, resulting in difficulty fitting them into the spring rest. You can easily just crease the tab inward so it doesn't catch against the back wall
In case the spring rest sags too much during the bridging, such that you can't insert the tab of the spring throgyh; you can gently melt that bridge with a lighter and press it up with a toothpick.
Maximize cooling when doing overhangs to ensure they don't fuse to your supports. Make sure there's less than 3 layers of separation so as to not have your overhangs bulge (which may cause tightness).
- Mag Too Tight
Z height approximation is always rounded to the nearest layer height, hence why I recommend going <.25 to best capture the 20mm thickness of the mag. Printed magwells are also generally tighter than Worker's. You can shrink it by ~2% Z as you see fit or print in fine layers.
[2019/3/1] Shadow edit; added a small fillet and adjusted feed height down slightly, just on the off chance something gets caught. Body version is now 1.1
[2019/3/4] As it turns out, supports add differing amounts of mass depending on people's setups. Widended that gap in sleeve that touches the support areas of the mag bodies to17.6mm to accommodate more printer setups. This error is likely due to the fact that Z is always rounded/approximated
[2019/3/6] Included an asymmetrical variant and accompanying base cap, akin to actual Talon dimensions, minor mistake on the detent channel on the sleeve was fixed
[2019/3/17] Uploaded new cross compatible Follower, now with improved knurling to render on more printer setups.
[2019/3/20] Updated everything to version 1.2 to simplify versions. Now reorganized into two zip files for Symmetrical mags, and Asymmetrical mags.
[2019/3/31] Uploaded a v1.3 version of the follower. Nub and height are a bit narrower, so it should give more gap tolerance to work with, in case follower is too tight
[2019/5/9] Uploaded STEP files
[2019/5/17] MAJOR Update version 1.3. More pronounced chamfered and filleted corners, better drumspring rest and more clearance space to insert. Halfpipe cut lowered to accommodate worker's new Swordfish adapters. Also included a new LowProfile sleeve
[2019/6/10] STEP files uploaded. Vase mode sleeves working release now available. Images included.