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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2008, 04:10:07 AM »
Wow nice visuals, looks like something straight outta Tron! 8) 8)

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2008, 07:52:09 PM »
Wow nice visuals, looks like something straight outta Tron! 8) 8)

It does doesn't it  8),..good old Tron.

Anyways, an update.



The machine was ready building this morning.



First we have to let it drain a little before cleaning the parts.



This is the state it's in right now, I did some sanding, glued the "panda's" in and put some primer on it to get some contrast in the picture, because the resin itself is translucent and you wouldn't see much in the picture.
It looks like we have "offsetting" in real life also.

click to see the Original size :





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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2008, 08:19:47 PM »
Extraordinary work !

The perspective creates the misalignment illusion with the 3 Pandas..

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2008, 08:25:56 PM »
Beautiful and the "so called" misalignment is there.  This shows the result of work instead of argument.
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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2008, 08:37:01 PM »
I second this.
Really nice work HPO!!
Seems like a combination of lightening/bulbous bolts created the illusion of misaligned "pandas"
To try to replicate perfectly Raj's drone, we should add:
  • Noise: approximately 20%
  • Gaussian blur: around 3 pixels
Did I miss something? :)

And also replicate the photographics condition: a 370 pixels object lenght in a 1600*1200 photo at 72PPP.
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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2008, 08:52:59 PM »
Thanks all,...I was indeed not trying to exactly replicate the angle of the picture, the sun was to high up anyway.
It doesn't look like it, but it was in between some rain showers  8)


Here is a detail photograph of the arm, I don't know how big I can go with pictures in this forum :P
But as you can see there is still some work to do

(Edit: see picture in nemo's post below)

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2008, 08:56:25 PM »
Wow!  This is so cool!  8)

HPO,

I don't know how much this venture costs but how much more does it cost to make many?  Have you thought of selling them as a kit model?  I'm very interested in one  :)

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2008, 09:00:39 PM »
You've really done a lovely job so far and a great service to panda's everywhere :)  Excellent !  Cheers

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2008, 09:09:58 PM »
Click the small image would open the large initial view in the browser

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2008, 09:27:27 PM »
Wow!  This is so cool!  8)

HPO,

I don't know how much this venture costs but how much more does it cost to make many?  Have you thought of selling them as a kit model?  I'm very interested in one  :)

No I have not thought of that,...but the way it's build now is way to expensive for mass production, even when we would make some silicone moulds of the parts it would  still be a little expensive and the series will be small, but when the drone is finished I will  make a calculation for a small serie with castings in silicone molds if you like.

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2008, 09:34:37 PM »
Hey, HPO.....as a professional model builder myself, all I can say is......Very Impressive.  You have a lot more detail than I anticipated.  I assume you are using automobile  spray paint? The four wires are well done.  These projects are a lot more work than most people would imagine.  It's not something for a spare Saturday afternoon.  Lot's of time is involved in technical and industrial model building.

 Last year I built,  for clients,  models of future UK and Italian aircraft carriers, plus the planes on the deck. :)
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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2008, 10:07:10 PM »
Hey, HPO.....as a professional model builder myself, all I can say is......Very Impressive.  You have a lot more detail than I anticipated.  I assume you are using automobile  spray paint? The four wires are well done.  These projects are a lot more work than most people would imagine.  It's not something for a spare Saturday afternoon.  Lot's of time is involved in technical and industrial model building.

 Last year I built,  for clients,  models of future UK and Italian aircraft carriers, plus the planes on the deck. :)

Hey Douglas thanks,...No it's an industrial paint for plastics and metals, it's a 1 component primer, but we do also use some automobile paint from ALSA , specialy MirraChrome for  mimmicing Stainless steel, we have a paint booth at the company and use SATA sprayguns and  Harder & Steenbeck airbrushes.
I have spraypainted the arm with an airbrush with a bigger 0,6 mm needle.

Very interesting btw, those aircraft carriers, any pics?  :P
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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2008, 07:53:48 AM »
Love it! :o And yeah, casting these in resin will bring the cost way down if you can produce some nice silicone molds. We do a ton of that stuff in the prop making we do in the 501st Legion and it's pretty cost effective. Fragile though, dropping most resins will break them, some are a bit more flexible.
More than anything, wow is all I can say, and I will be ordering one for sure.  8) 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2008, 08:31:58 AM »
Will be ordering one , too § Your work is  " fantastique " !!

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2008, 11:36:21 AM »
Love it! :o And yeah, casting these in resin will bring the cost way down if you can produce some nice silicone molds. We do a ton of that stuff in the prop making we do in the 501st Legion and it's pretty cost effective. Fragile though, dropping most resins will break them, some are a bit more flexible.
More than anything, wow is all I can say, and I will be ordering one for sure.  8) 8) 8) 8)

Hi Endzone,...I like Star Wars myself,...you probably use hand casting resins, because of you saying they are fragile. Maybe it's interesting for you to know that there are resins that are as strong as real plastics.
But you need vacuum casting machines and ovens for them, if you have the time the following movie will let you see how we produce the castings.

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