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Here be Kraken! [message #22216] Thu, 06 January 2011 10:45 UTC Go to next message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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First, the 88mm version, Kraken printed in white detail.

http://www.stop4stuff.com/images/squid-whole-hand-sml.jpg
http://www.stop4stuff.com/images/squid-arms-close-sml.jpg

And then the scaled down 18mm version, Kraken in Crystal, printed in transparent detail.

The raw piece from Shapeways has dull and rough surfaces. These pictures were take part way through the polishing process.

http://www.stop4stuff.com/images/squid-in-kite-on-worktop-sml.jpg
http://www.stop4stuff.com/images/squid-in-kite-in-hand-sml.jpg

And after more polishing, back lit by LED,

http://www.stop4stuff.com/images/squid-crystal-led-light-sml.jpg

The design was a little foray into using Sculptris to try my hand at organic modelling. The Kraken in Crystal are destined to be made into earrings (once I figure out a wire cage style bezel) and the larger version may end up in a glass jar as a kind of Victorian (steampunk) specimen type prop.

Re: Here be Kraken! [message #22233 is a reply to message #22216 ] Thu, 06 January 2011 16:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wow nicely done !

If only that yellowish epoxy material was white clear huh? great idea!




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Re: Here be Kraken! [message #22244 is a reply to message #22233 ] Thu, 06 January 2011 18:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Cheers Smile

The yellowish tinge doesn't really matter for the Kraken in Crystal model, if anything it should help to add to the aged 'steampunk' look when I finally figure the mounting.
Re: Here be Kraken! [message #22345 is a reply to message #22244 ] Sun, 09 January 2011 05:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Why dont you build one using Shapeways? Make a 2 part bezel that is clamped together with rivets or screws. That way you can add gears at the connector parts Smile Maybe an LED or two for effect Smile Maybe even give the bezel a nice Art Deco design motif maybe of seeweed or sea shells.

Just my 2 cents Smile

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Re: Here be Kraken! [message #22347 is a reply to message #22345 ] Sun, 09 January 2011 08:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That's certainly an idea Ray, and one I have been contemplating, however with the now strict 3mm wall thickness enforcement on stainless steel, I don't think it could be viable. (in my mind the bezel needs to be a metal of some sort to be for them to be steampunk)
Re: Here be Kraken! [message #22359 is a reply to message #22347 ] Sun, 09 January 2011 14:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ok, then switch it up a bit... Have two 3mm wires designed to be the bezel, then add rivet/screw holes at key points, Then have prongs also in the 3mm wire spaced evenly around the piece. Just an idea Smile


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Re: Here be Kraken! [message #22360 is a reply to message #22359 ] Sun, 09 January 2011 14:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That's inspirational Ray Smile
I can do that kind of thing with materials i've got here at home

Thanks
Re: Here be Kraken! [message #22388 is a reply to message #22360 ] Mon, 10 January 2011 02:59 UTC Go to previous message
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Glad i could help! Metalwork is my specialty... I'm just now learning 3d Smile

Again, awesome design Smile


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