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  1. #11
    You have my attention Deadmeat3d love the injector would be interested in how you go with that , keep us posted :)
    coffees fer girlies , nice cup of tea if yer bloke with an almond slice or Batternburg Cake :) Yes and its late I know just spent four hours watching Autocad tutorials and now I cant sleep lol !
    Last edited by Fivetide; 14-08-2013 at 03:26 AM.

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    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by Fivetide View Post
    spent four hours watching Autocad tutorials and now I cant sleep lol !
    Been down that road a few years back but fine with it now, if you get stuck give me a shout. You can do a lot with it with just a few simple commands. ..Clive

  3. #13
    That little machine looks like it will be very useful when up and running. War gaming figures sounds interesting, I make small scale dolls houses and have considered doing some "derelect" structures for the WG market. I think making the moulds for your figures (I presume not flatback) would be quite difficult as I believe the most common method is wire errosion. Do you sculpt your figures yourself? Interested to hear you cast resin into silicon at present, I do a bit of white metal casting (centrifugal) into silicon moulds. G.

  4. #14
    Fivetide
    Re: Hello from Nottingham

    You have my attention Deadmeat3d love the injector would be interested in how you go with that , keep us posted :)
    coffees fer girlies , nice cup of tea if yer bloke with an almond slice or Batternburg Cake :) Yes and its late I know just spent four hours watching Autocad tutorials and now I cant sleep lol !
    Hi Fivetide,

    yeah its almost ready to go! Just need to hook my compressor up to ensure the pneumatic's are working fine, then it'll be time to get the mould done! There is a german company called Hasco who make small mould blocks, so can pick up everything i need from there, bar the actual cutting of the tool. I tested the PID lastnight with the thermocouple, and worked a treat, definitely better than the old dial one.

    GEOFFREY
    Re: Hello from Nottingham

    That little machine looks like it will be very useful when up and running. War gaming figures sounds interesting, I make small scale dolls houses and have considered doing some "derelect" structures for the WG market. I think making the moulds for your figures (I presume not flatback) would be quite difficult as I believe the most common method is wire errosion. Do you sculpt your figures yourself? Interested to hear you cast resin into silicon at present, I do a bit of white metal casting (centrifugal) into silicon moulds. G.
    Yeah i hope it will be. I managed to track the original manual down online, so have good reference for it. Ah nice, have your pictures of you work? The WG scenery market is becoming a flooded area, so make sure your product is different, and well priced ;). Whats flatback? Hehe, this is why im here, to find the best way to go about making the moulds. I dont sculpt myself, i generally get 3d artists to sculpt stuff and then i print it off my 3d printer and cast it in resin. Ill attach some photos at the end of my work. I just picked up a centrifugal casting machine and vulcanizer off ebay dirt cheap (infact you can see part of it in the pictures) as the mis-spelt centrifugal, so no one else found it.

    Heres some pictures of my stuff.

    3D render of the model
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    Resin cast of the torso (you can see the blue 3d print just behind it)
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    Baby version of the torso as i was play about.
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    Front render of a spaceship
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    Rear render of a spaceship
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    3D print ready to be moulded
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    Finished model cast in resin and built
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    Just another view
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    Front to an engine port
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadmeat30 View Post
    3D print ready to be moulded
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    3D Printer ??????????????

    Tell me more................
    John S -

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    I have a 3d printer, its a Solidscape printer able to print to 13 microns on the z axis. It prints in wax, so can be used for the lost wax casting method. Can print out some amazing details.

  7. #17
    Cool and only about 16K but impressive. ..Clive

  8. #18
    How much ? PM me if you want.
    John S -

  9. #19
    Wow awesome stuff ..!!!

    Fiction is far more plausible when wrapped around a thread of truth

    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  10. #20
    So onto the milling machine. You say I'm best concentrating on a smaller but highly accurate machine. What kind of working area should I be thing about? Slightly bigger than the mould plates I'll be using? Also what accuracy can be achieved? What kind of price should I be budgeting on such build. I don't have endless amounts, but happy to be looking at few thousand.

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