Surprising how many paper mini skills are coming into play developing flats. Even the paper cutter and 3d printer have been enlisted.
Essentially the same process, as in literary making paper mini. However thats only phase one, then transfer to plaster blocks and curve out before pouring pewter. Having trouble with getting the plaster blocks and alignment right but printing a frame system to sort that out. Using fimo for quick prototypes.
Having a solid mini which is also flat is different to both paper minis and 3d minis, like the best of both worlds.
Cheers Okumarts, experimenting with pewter is a bit scary. Need to use the hob to melt it but only when the Mrs is out. I will be in 10 worlds of pain if caught using her posh cooker . Fimo also allows progress when shes in.
have you tried casting with non-molten metal instead like resin ? freaks the significant other a whole lot less.
Sort of! I once used some two-part epoxy-resin to make a wheel for a model that the part had been lost
I first made a mould by pressing an original wheel into Blu Tack. I gave the original part a light coat of cooking oil to prevent it sticking into the Blu Tack and also so that the resin doesn't stick either.
I gave it about two days to fully cure.
Once cured and removed, you can see there were a few air bubbles in it. They might have even been gas from when the glue dried.
I filled the holes with more resin and filed off the lip from the edge that was at the top of the mould.
Left: new wheel Original part : Right
I wouldn't use two-part epoxy-resin again for anything other than I've lost a critical part!. If I were to make a lot of items, I would use rubber for the mould and proper resin bough from an art shop - it flows better and so is less likely to bubble.
wyvern: surfduke: You should be able to post links to any files or images already on a website somewhere by just adding the URL when you set-up a post using the full "Create Post" Forum post editor (i.e. NOT the "Quick Reply" version).
May 27, 2020 10:20:28 GMT -9
wyvern: I've found Photos loading the first image slowly every time I've switched on the computer in recent times. It's been OK after that, but seems like it can't quite remember how to do it just after it's been woken up...
May 27, 2020 10:17:36 GMT -9
surfduke: Do you want a preview pdf of the Jupiter 2 here? If so how do I post it.
May 27, 2020 0:39:56 GMT -9
Vermin King: That would explain why 'Photos' loaded slower this weekend. It was 'improved'
May 26, 2020 8:07:25 GMT -9
wyvern: It wasn't some fresh Windows "improvement" then... I noticed the icon for the MS image viewer, "Photos", changed a few days back as well. Doesn't seem to have changed the app, as far as I can tell. Yet.
May 26, 2020 4:26:25 GMT -9
lightning: Glad that only a restart was involved. I wouldn't have the energy to much more today :-)
May 26, 2020 3:01:39 GMT -9
Vermin King: I had a scare and a half. Went to open a pdf for the first time today and nothing happened. Checked All Programs and saw that Reader updated on 05/23. Restarting fixed it. Whew
May 25, 2020 10:56:44 GMT -9
Vermin King: His eyes must not be as old as mine
May 21, 2020 11:12:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I always thought Tirick was a little mad.
May 21, 2020 7:11:40 GMT -9
Vermin King: Really worn out tonight, so when I'm like that I just look for things I used to have, but don't any more. I got the Zippy models and am rebuilding my Tirick/TCF Gaming folder. How the heck would anyone build his 1/1000 Battletech mechs without enlarging
May 20, 2020 17:12:58 GMT -9
Toman: yea I have been. pretty cool project. I've done a few scratch builds like that but not as large. cutting individual stones or carving stones in foam sucks.
May 19, 2020 16:50:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Anybody else following Mauther's home-made Playmobile castle build? Looks really good so far
May 18, 2020 18:13:38 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Good point. Maybe make the wing feathers seperately so that the wind could get through them?
May 14, 2020 6:10:23 GMT -9
squirmydad: We had two operators for the hawk though, one to carry the weight and the other to flap the wings.
May 13, 2020 11:02:25 GMT -9
squirmydad: Probably silk and dowels. I assisted in the construction of a giant hawk puppet for an indoor show, probably about the same size as that pegasus.
May 13, 2020 11:01:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: It's got to be really light. The article dealt with parade puppets. I don't think I'd want to be trying to control that in a stiff wind
May 13, 2020 4:21:20 GMT -9
lightning: that's a nice pegasus!
May 13, 2020 4:10:32 GMT -9
shep: Will it fly, if you move the wings fast enough?
May 13, 2020 1:10:51 GMT -9