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 From:  Phil (PHILBO)
1410.1 
After my last experiment with Printapart, I wasn't exactly thrilled.

I have found a new vendor that can read MOI files directly (no exporting to STL!)

These are for a tabletop war game called War Rocket that is based on 1950's style spaceships.

I redid the first ship to match the style that I ended up creating for the second ship.




Here is the result. It's 1 inch long.



It will be cleaned up and then a brass master will be cast. From there, we will be mass producing them and selling them for the game.

Here is a render that I threw together with the 15 day trial of Hypershot.



Michael....thanks for making my job so easy with MOI!

EDITED: 3 Mar 2008 by MICHAEL GIBSON


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 From:  Crusoe the Painter (CRUSOE)
1410.2 In reply to 1410.1 
Wow, glad to hear that!

Still having fun here, each rp place is run differently. And their rules are always different.
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 From:  CLEENRMN (MIKEELLIS)
1410.3 In reply to 1410.2 
i like it really nice work thanks for sharing
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 From:  jbshorty
1410.4 
hey, that looks like a "boy" plane.... :|
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 From:  Michael Gibson
1410.5 In reply to 1410.1 
Wow, awesome results there both in the physical part and the renderings.

Thanks for showing your progress, it would be cool to see a photo of your final metal piece too!

- Michael
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
1410.6 
Added to the Special Thread GAllery :)
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Is beautiful that please without concept!
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 From:  Fitz (3DARTZ)
1410.7 In reply to 1410.1 
Wow, great stuff.
What is, in general, the price/time frame for getting the Brass Master produced?
thanks
Mike Fitz
www.3dartz.com
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 From:  Phil (PHILBO)
1410.8 In reply to 1410.7 
The pricing is in the mid $40's for the complete rapid protoype and brass master with a 2 to 3 week time frame.
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 From:  WillBellJr
1410.9 
I LOVE IT!

I already enjoy using MOI to recreate spaceships and buildings off of Analog SciFi magazines and other references - being able to then have those objects molded could really become a fantastic hobby / pass time!

Keep us informed as to which molding haus you recommend!

-Will
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 From:  Fitz (3DARTZ)
1410.10 In reply to 1410.8 
Wow, really?
What is the vendor you use?
Email me if you would rather not publicly post the venodor
thanks!

Mike Fitz
www.3dartz.com
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 From:  Phil (PHILBO)
1410.11 In reply to 1410.10 
It's a new start-up. I'll email him tonight and post the information if he's ready to go public.
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 From:  Fitz (3DARTZ)
1410.12 In reply to 1410.11 
Thank you,
I appreciate it!

Mike Fitz
www.3dartz.com
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 From:  Phil (PHILBO)
1410.13 In reply to 1410.12 
You can contact Todd at

http://www.ninjamagic.com/contact.html

He is currently doing this as a start up in the evenings. He is still working on getting his pricing structure right, so it might be more than he charged me. I liked that he can work with the MOI files directly without going to STL.
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 From:  Fitz (3DARTZ)
1410.14 In reply to 1410.13 
thank you for the link.
I've nothing needed to be casted at the moment, but its good to have
this in the vendor list.

thanks!
Mike Fitz
www.3dartz.com
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 From:  Crusoe the Painter (CRUSOE)
1410.15 
Wow, $40 for a print and brass master?

Guess I'll have to chat him up.
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 From:  Phil (PHILBO)
1410.16 In reply to 1410.15 
Just remember that his pricing structure isn't set in stone yet and it may be more. He's still figuring out his sweet spot to be affordable, but yet still turn a profit.
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 From:  Phil (PHILBO)
1410.17 In reply to 1410.16 
Here's the picture of the investment casting.





I'm really excited at the results. The detail looks to be well preserved.

Thanks for looking.

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 From:  Ed
1410.18 In reply to 1410.17 
That's great! What is a brass master? Is it used to make a mold to mass produce the model using another material? What will the finished game pieces be made of?

Ed
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 From:  Michael Gibson
1410.19 In reply to 1410.17 
It is a great result Phil!

Just the right amount of starting detail for that sized piece, and like you say it has been well preserved.

Did you end up doing any other prep work on the rapid prototype piece like sanding etc... ?

- Michael
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 From:  Phil (PHILBO)
1410.20 In reply to 1410.19 
Thanks guys.

The printer is actually doing all the cleanup and prep work. So I will just receive a clean piece.

One down...15 to go.
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