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Joe-Bouza
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Re: Any Model railroaders out there?

04-11-2013 11:03 AM in reply to: jmola

Hi jmola

 

Space! thats thats a great thing you came upon. Thanks for the heads up. I've been reading on that very condition and will plan to have sidings at either end.

 

One thing bumming me out - on a 4x8 ther is enough room for landsacping and a passing siing on the out side? I hat 18" rads and want to add a passing wiit 22" :/ and that leaves a sliver on the outside. How did you deal with that?

 

I enjoy seeing your layout?

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Re: Any Model railroaders out there?

04-11-2013 11:19 AM in reply to: troma

Its not unusual for the production company to do most of the work on the computer, then they use a 3D printer to create an initial oversized positive which is detailed and finished by hand.  That gets used to create the mold for the finished product.  Direct 3D printing the finished product doesn't work so well, as the low-cost material doesn't hold up and the high-cost durable material won't print the fine details very well.

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Re: Any Model railroaders out there?

08-20-2013 07:41 AM in reply to: troma

troma wrote:

Looks like you guys could use a 3D printer!  Or would that take the fun out of it?


We recently installed a 3d printer at the office.  I made a couple of defensive walls for my toy army men and painted them up.  They came out looking decent.  Up close you can see some of the artifacts of the printing process byt it looks good from a couple of feet away.

ADL_Long.jpg

 

ADL_Med.jpg

 

ADL_Close.jpg



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Re: Any Model railroaders out there?

08-20-2013 08:14 AM in reply to: loboarch

That looks too good for battle-equipment! :smileywink: Ever think about creatively simulating some aesthetic plasma or bolter damage?

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Re: Any Model railroaders out there?

08-20-2013 08:19 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

What do you think those gaps are in the left part of the longer wall?  (Ok those are actually some problem the 3d printer had, but I can imagine it is battle damage.)

 

I usually paint my models pretty clean because I am not so great a simulating battle damage.  My marines are all the new guys!  :smileyhappy:



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Re: Any Model railroaders out there?

08-20-2013 08:24 AM in reply to: loboarch

Yeah, I can tell - they're all green...

 

The battle damage can be art in itself; if done well, it can even tell a good story!

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troma
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Re: Any Model railroaders out there?

08-20-2013 10:34 AM in reply to: loboarch

loboarch wrote:

troma wrote:

Looks like you guys could use a 3D printer!  Or would that take the fun out of it?


We recently installed a 3d printer at the office.  I made a couple of defensive walls for my toy army men and painted them up.  They came out looking decent.  Up close you can see some of the artifacts of the printing process byt it looks good from a couple of feet away.


I'm not familiar with the process of 3D printing at all.  Did you paint by hand after printing?  Or do you mean you digitally painted them and the printer handles colour along with shape?

Very cool pictures, thanks for posting.


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Re: Any Model railroaders out there?

08-20-2013 01:21 PM in reply to: troma

Sorry I was not clear.  The walls were painted by hand after the print was complete.  Here is a picture of what they looked like before painting.  These happened to be printed with clear resin.  We currently have white and red too but a whole rainbow of colors can be used.  Each print run however has to be a single color, so if you want different colors you have to print you models in parts and assemble after the fact.

 

ADL_clear.jpg

 

 

Here is an image of the model in the computer version before printed.

 

computer ADL.jpg



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Re: Any Model railroaders out there?

09-12-2013 08:12 PM in reply to: Joe-Bouza

This is about as high-tech as it's going to get for me:

(20mm gauge in case you're interested.)

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Good enough for me and my girl!


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Re: Any Model railroaders out there?

09-12-2013 08:32 PM in reply to: troma
My son and I used to cover the entire living room floor with his layouts. He was never satisfied unless every piece of track was used.


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