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Rose Keeper Awesome model 3D printed steel model by Mani Zamani


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Thank you so much, Shapeways and Mani for more on the story behind this stunning model.

After yesterday's post, I went searching for everything I could find about Mani and his models. So impressive. I would love to be able to buy The Samurai Poet as a gift especially, but couldn't find it for sale anywhere.

I was inspired to order as many ball and socket joints from Japan as I could find and read as much as I could about the various manufactured joints available.

For myself, I'm mainly interested in buying joints to make custom stop motion armatures for my animations.It would be a dream come true if they could be made/printed in hard steel at some point. I am not equipped to machine my own parts from balls and rods. The plastic joints, while fine for posing models, unfortunately can't hold firmly enough between small incremental poses for frame by frame animation.
#1 Shelley Noble (Homepage) on 2009-09-26 14:13 (Reply)
Hi there

i designed some ball joint system for stanless steel and i am waiting for next week to have them shiped to me and i will post the resultes on forum
and shortly my shop will be available ;-)

thank you sooo much for the suport

#2 Mani (Homepage) on 2009-09-26 14:59 (Reply)
Oh. My. God. Yes, please!! Waiting by the computer for your shop!
#2.1 Shelley Noble (Homepage) on 2009-09-26 16:57 (Reply)

Can I say that the RoseKeeper, his looks and design (and the back story - is there a longer piece to go with the brief summary on your site...?) are wonderful!

Am right there with Shelly in waiting for the shop - hopefully it means you're looking into making a number of these guys? Though my purpose is I am starting out in photography and looking for interesting little models.... I came across the RoseKeeper whilst looking for lay models; as standard commercial action figures are... well not quite interesting...

Amazing stuff!
#3 DuCakedHare (Homepage) on 2009-10-20 10:45 (Reply)

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