woody64

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  1. Im planning to make a series of mocs based on the artist Keith Roccos paintings from Napoleon's Italian campaigns. Cheers everyone

    Cool some further MOCs based on Roccos' paintings. I love them and can't wait seeing more ...

    Woody64


  2. Awesome!!!!!!!!! I love Lego British Army things like this. :bonaparte:

    Here's my version of the British horse artillery:

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    Tizian made a more accurate job for adding details on arms, legs and helmets.

    Woody64


  3. Can that be used to make Cypress tree for less than $10 a pop?

    Can you give me a reference about the Cypress tree you mean.

    Currently I have no idea about the costs. Since it's then mainly driven by the resin costs it should be affordable (comparable to resin molds).

    If you know the volume of the cypress tree it would also be easy to check the costs with the available 3d printing (in transparent the result should be fine).

    Woody64


  4. Today I found this crowd funding project of an affordable 3d printer.

    www.indiegogo.com/veloso3dprinter?a=549798

    It's using resin.

    Take a look in the middle of the page on the printed item and check out the photos looking on the small items.

    Rather cool.

    Take also a look on the printing video to see how the items are created.

    It's said to cost $4k which is really affordable.

    To my point of view with this device you can do

    • prototyping
    • small series
    • colored prints

    I personally want to get one (started my own crowd funding project today ... )

    Woody64


  5. I have personal experiance with products from shapeways, especially Mingles. While the quality isn't on par with Lego or other custom houses, it certainly gets the job done with the custom designs.

    Yeah, it's not molding. That's sure. But the tooling costs for molds are to my knowledge >10k. And here you get a part done for EUR 2,5.

    If you take a look on the transparent detailed material the result is very good. What's currently unsolved for me is coloring, since it has to be done by the enduser and need also certain skills.

    Woody64


  6. awesome stuff there!!!

    do you have some experience with fabberhouse?

    Yes. The most critical thing with these designs are the material and the surfaces.

    Currently I achieve the best results with the transparent detailed material from shapeways. With WSF polished you also get very fine results.

    Please beware that all the photos show a macro view of the objects. With current printing techniques this may look a little bit grainy. If you resize the photo to original minifig size it's not as visible.

    On the other hand the detailed material show really good results also in bigger resolutions. But it's more expensive!

    The material used by fabberhouse is very nearby the material used by LEGO, but the granularity and surface can't be reached.

    You will find some material comparisions in my facebook notes:

    http://www.facebook....507714?sk=notes

    Take a look here for my ABS (fabberhouse) testprints:

    http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=465364

    and here's one with white detailed

    http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=5062863

    (ABS, White Detailed, TRansparent Detailed, WSF)

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    In the shapeways forum for further materials also resin is discussed. That would also be very interesting ...

    Woody64


  7. I startet some years ago with building custom parts via 3d printing (using shapeways). I think I was the first doing that. Recently I did a search at shapeways over the keyword LEGO and found a lot of followers with a lot of interesting parts for customers.

    I think giving an overview would be helpful (showing some examples of my personal taste):

    (this list will grow during the next days - first starting with some favorites)

    (Please beware the delivered items will be mainly uncolored since coloring has to be done by the buyer)

    Take your own tour: Search for LEGO items

    Woody64


  8. Cool overview over a possibility to build up Napoleonic troops without custom things.

    All examples are very nearby the originals and the choice of the bodies is the best one achievable.

    As mentioned the bearded ones could also be used on the French side.

    Woody64


  9. I use "Clear Inkjet Water Slide Decal Paper" mold only black lines, I do not color, I give it the color with the airbrush on all pieces, with a masking.

    the problem of decals made with the printer, is....

    (We would recommend that if you do use a colored background (plate, mug) that print in black ink. It is safe to use the color ink but keep in mind that the ink is translucent. So for example; if you print a blue star on a red mug the blue star will not be as vibrant, it will now have a purple hue.) :pir_bawling:

    when you have fine lines, masking is a problem.

    I think I have not understood this point.

    You use the airbrush to apply colors and you use masking to apply the different colors?

    Do you have any pictures of these technique?

    Woody64


  10. forgive, is professional deformation by modelist,we are too perfectionists. :pir-sweet:

    an example of my patience. Polish Lancers en 54mm (height of the figure)

    Polish Lancer 1

    Polish Lancer 2

    one of the two you should see,without login.

    sei perfezionista?

    Since I've done 54mm very long (decades) ago I can see some incredible details ....

    Woody64

    these are good! but is it possible to make the swords and hats look a little less bumpy? it looks odd with everything else so smooth.

    Yeah that's the unsolved topic by now:

    - the surface of the material results in this bumpy look. But that's only so clear visible in the macro zoom of the photos. The photos are often 2 or 3 times larger ... There's already the smoothed version of the WSF material (pWSF) which is much better then before.

    - there are 2 further materials available which result in a much smoother look even on the bigger pictures but they are far more expensive.

    Here's a photo of the other material:

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    Here's oncemore the result of pWSF showing the Minifigs in a comparable size to above and also in a compareable size to the original Minifig size. Any you see it's not that visible ...

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    how did these hats work out? make em yourself? anyone got a tutorial?

    The procedure is:

    - 3d design via cad program

    - upload to shapeways

    - ordering

    - shapeways uses 3d printers to build the items

    - after receiving applying a coat of acrylic colors.

    see also

    http://uglyduck-bric...ys-minifig.html

    Woody64


  11. incredible, the 3D printer will be a revolution. For now the results I'm still a little "porous"

    is less tiring, your way of my, compliments.

    Do you mean the porous surface?

    If so, then that's true in the photos. But if you minimize the photos on the screen to minifig size, you won't see it.

    Woody64


  12. Many pieces are made by me, I build miniature models, tanks, figures

    That looks really interesting.

    Do you have any further photos of the end results. A complete Minifig using your custom parts.

    As I have seen you first build the master part and then you mold it.

    What material did you use?

    Woody64