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Progress!...well sort of.

Permanent Linkby Jay on Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:27 pm

Exciting news! Had a chat with some of the new custom bits websites and got a decent quote on casting custom parts! Whoop! Will solve my head issue and hopefully open the door to lots of cool ideas. The downside is I need to provide a sculpt, something I can't do, however I have a plan! I found some paper craft unfolded Helghan assault heads and hope to downscale, match 28mm and build loosely using plastic card. If that fails then will give good old green stuff (which is doomed to failure) however this is the really cool part. I used to be fairly decent at 3d Studio Max and after getting some quotes from 3d printers I think this maybe the way forward, well in a convoluted way anyways. Model in Max and/or Zbrush. Convert if need be in AutoCad, send to 3d printers, get my picture perfect master, send off and cast. The whole process will probably cost upwards of £50 but I think it'll be worth it.

On a different note I've found a good palette (thanks Matt) and will be hunting around for the best paints to make the job easy of batch painting without to much mixing. After uni is out the way it's full steam ahead!

Oh and I've started a SM Army in time for 6th.....Doh.

Please excuse my chaotic spelling and grammar, I am Dyslexic, to my friends that means I am retarded and should always wear my water wings and helmet.

Smoke me a kipper i'll be back for breakfast
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Re: Progress!...well sort of.

Permanent Linkby estarriol on Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:09 pm

Depending precisley on your timescale, I might be able to help with this.

Being involved with castings and mouldmaking, and possibly even having access to a rapid-prototyping machine that is.

Of course it depends on just what your after as an end result of course, but....

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