Thanks guys! I was originally planning not to post until my next version is done. I'm glad I did because all of the feed back is very encouraging.
This is amazing, so far certainly the most detailed thermal detonator model I've seen! Well done Jason, the sounds and lights turned out excellently too! You are turning into - or already are - a true 3D artist! Ever considered giving lessons? I would be interested Xmas is coming and I plan to persuade my family to give me a 3D printer.
Thank you! 18 months ago I didn't do any of this stuff, other than make things like the odd costume, furniture or website. Designing models and having them printed was pretty cool, but the immediacy of being able to design something and have it exist in the world a few hours later is really a thrill. I nearly don't know how I could have lived without it. I'm a "learning by doing" type of person when it comes to this stuff, and I always recommend to people to start with a specific project in mind. Make something specific and useful. Work on it as often as possible, try different things, and be willing to start over. Eventually you'll have learned quite a bit and you'll have something to be proud of. The next step is to make something else!
Oh wow, I really want one! Maybe you should do a small run if your time permits ;)
Not to get ahead of myself, but I look forward to sharing the next version and I am considering my options.