Thanks guy... I'm gonna try and get it as accurate as possible.. gonna take my time and not rush anything!Solander said:Oh yeah, love your approach on the detailing, man ;D
Can't wait to see You adding all those elements, dude - going to look killer!
Yeah I was thinking about that... it was either gonna be a toos up between the Frosted or the White Detail which is something new I think... haven't tested it yet, but am probably gonna do a test run of a couple of small pieces first in different materials to see just how the detail comes out. BTW - Your wife's jewelry looks beautiful.Ian said:Shapeways is excellent. My wife actually has a store there and has printed a bunch of things.
My recommendation, based on my testing of their materials sample kit, would be "Frosted Detail Plastic".
It's pricer than their basic "Strong & Flexible Plastic" but offers much greater detail and paintability.
I've thought about the scratching... but alot of the buttons, switches, knobs just wouldn't look as good and the GB fans themselves would tear it apart! I may end up scratching a couple of them, but I'm sure i'm not the only one that would want the accuraized parts for their kit. I just got some more really good detailed pics of the restored Ecto with alot of good shots of the back that are gonna help get these peices alot more detailed. I just hope that when the parts come back from the printers that they will look as good. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. If they don't, I'll probbaly end up scratching them but at least I tried! The biggest thing I'm trying to tackle is the scale/measurement system that Shapeways uses. If I can master that, then I shouldn't have a problem.CTspeedshop] Wicked Detail!!! [/quote] Thanks bro! [quote author=Quaralane] Definitely looking good here [/quote] Thanks Q... I just hope they come out looking as good once printed. [quote author=Grendels said:It will look great if you can pull it off. But a question: Why go to all the trouble to 3d model this? It looks like it could be scratch built pretty easily.
Pretty much yeah... it may seem like I'm wasting time, but it actually isn't... it doesn't take very long to make the details in 3D... and if I mess something up I can always go back and change something before printing out the complete piece. You don't know how many times I've started a console over again. There's a couple I still have to fix before I'm happy with them. I couldn't do that if I scratched it. If I glued a bunch of buttons on a piece of styrene, and I had to redo it, I'd have to rip off everything, sand it all back down, and start over again from scratch, but in 3D I can just move the button over, or remove just the misplaced one and/or place them anywhere I want them. Really makes things so much easier. I know some of the finer things won't print (like the wires) but I can always use real wires to make em in the build. Personally I'm surprised no one has actually made an entire printed kit yet. Think about it... would you buy a complete kit of something like a good 1/10th scale Probot... now think about this... what if you could print up the entire kit completely accurate to the original and if you didn't like the details you can fix them before it's printed. You print up just the parts you need... I think it would be an awesome thing to do. Who knows... if I can get the details printed properly I may attempt it... a completely printed kit! What do you think?Grendels said:Now I understand, and thank you for the response. If the printers do a good job at fine detail, then you will have much better parts. If not, it is only time lost and maybe you can add the small details that are missing from the consoles.