Author Topic: Flight of the Wind Dragon  (Read 4912 times)

Offline uncle les

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Flight of the Wind Dragon
« on: January 12, 2014, 07:48:08 PM »
More 3d printing experimentation.  This was downloaded from http://www.thingiverse.com/make:52394, printed at 75%, assembled, airbrushed, detailed and all before my sixth coffee went cold.




The fun only stops when I have to sleep..  or go to work..  or both.
 ;)

Offline Madhatter

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Re: Flight of the Wind Dragon
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 09:47:24 AM »
Wow, cool subject and extremely well painted. Very nice indeed
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Re: Flight of the Wind Dragon
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 02:11:53 AM »
Very nice.
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Offline Alvis 3.1

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Re: Flight of the Wind Dragon
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 04:44:56 AM »
Cool subject! The guy in red looks like he's looking at that wing joint and wondering "Is it supposed to make THAT noise?"

:)


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Offline uncle les

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Re: Flight of the Wind Dragon
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2014, 11:32:44 AM »
Cool subject! The guy in red looks like he's looking at that wing joint and wondering "Is it supposed to make THAT noise?"

:)


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Yeah - he does doesn't he ?!   Here's his bro after collecting what I imagine would be the raw crystals for refining into their special fuel to power the Wind Dragon...


.. all up - 45mins to print, 2 mins to assemble, 10mins to paint.   Not bad for instant karma !!

Offline Kerick

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Re: Flight of the Wind Dragon
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 04:17:21 AM »
Is he carrying a bucket of sugarless gummy bears? That will power something :o

Offline uncle les

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Re: Flight of the Wind Dragon
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 08:13:26 PM »
Is he carrying a bucket of sugarless gummy bears? That will power something :o

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Offline Camthalion

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Re: Flight of the Wind Dragon
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2014, 07:21:57 PM »
Very cool.  nice work

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Re: Flight of the Wind Dragon
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2014, 02:56:25 AM »
Looks fun, weird but fun. So how did the cost of printing compare with a kit of similar size (approx) ?

Offline uncle les

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Re: Flight of the Wind Dragon
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2014, 04:10:43 PM »
Looks fun, weird but fun. So how did the cost of printing compare with a kit of similar size (approx) ?

Cost of printer is in the thousands - cost of ABS used around 60 cents. So, it's prohibitively expensive on its own when the method is considered, but it's waaaay cheaper than resin when you consider the media.  Obviously it's not the only thing I got the printer for so as I entertain myself between "serious" projects the cost will be buoyed accordingly.

Serious projects you ask ?  I make masters for Eureka Miniatures as a weekend hobby.


and up until now I would use the carve up a piece of plasticard to do the job and then cast in resin via RTV.
 


As of last month I start the process by rendering up a base to work from via Sketchup, convert, make watertight (virtually) and then print in ABS. 

Following that I continue with the object as if it was a plasticard scratchbuild model but the hard work of 90 degree angles etc has all been done.

This BTR40 was made for Cancon 2014 as a teaser for Eureka to sell ( which they did )  It began as a file on a Friday night, printed on a Saturday, fixed up on a Monday night, RTVed on a Tuesday night, demoulded and cast on a Wednesday night, painted on a Thursday, transported on a Friday and sold on Saturday.  Previously this process would have taken more hours over a longer period.



If you look closely you can see the "contour maps" resolution that occurs on angles..  we're working on it .. early days !!
 :)
 

Offline uncle les

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Re: Flight of the Wind Dragon
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2014, 04:51:02 PM »

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Re: Flight of the Wind Dragon
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2014, 05:40:33 PM »
Absorbing all this.  Creative, different, and loaded with character  :)
Tractor/loader with crystals is cool extra touch  8)