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silver glossy scarab pendant [message #26655] Thu, 28 April 2011 03:25 UTC Go to next message
avatar dadrummond  is currently offline dadrummond
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Just received a print of my scarab pendant in Silver Glossy. Superb results: all the details, plus the silky smooth shininess that I've been hoping for from the very first print. Check it out.

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Shapeways, printers, polishers: incredible job! I'm deeply impressed.


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Re: silver glossy scarab pendant [message #26657 is a reply to message #26655 ] Thu, 28 April 2011 04:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Spectacular!

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Re: silver glossy scarab pendant [message #26658 is a reply to message #26657 ] Thu, 28 April 2011 04:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Awesome!
icon14.gif  Re: silver glossy scarab pendant [message #26683 is a reply to message #26658 ] Thu, 28 April 2011 14:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This one is really awesome !
Re: silver glossy scarab pendant [message #26700 is a reply to message #26655 ] Thu, 28 April 2011 16:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Is the gold look from the lighting?


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Re: silver glossy scarab pendant [message #26709 is a reply to message #26700 ] Thu, 28 April 2011 18:13 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Mostly lighting, though the silver has a hint of gold, like most real silver -- think good old sterling silverware.


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Re: silver glossy scarab pendant [message #26734 is a reply to message #26709 ] Fri, 29 April 2011 13:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Whatever the tint is from, it makes it look doubly gorgeous. Impressive result here! I wish I could afford something in silver... Heh, maybe after a few more shop sales...


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Re: silver glossy scarab pendant [message #26813 is a reply to message #26655 ] Sun, 01 May 2011 17:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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One of the coolest pieces ever...
Re: silver glossy scarab pendant [message #26814 is a reply to message #26813 ] Sun, 01 May 2011 17:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, this is definitively one of the most perfect objects I ever seen here. The model is perfect. The aspect is perfect.
Very professionnal. Congrats.


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Re: silver glossy scarab pendant [message #26831 is a reply to message #26655 ] Mon, 02 May 2011 11:29 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I made a picture of it as well when we were going to ship it, shall I share it? Very Happy
Re: silver glossy scarab pendant [message #26833 is a reply to message #26831 ] Mon, 02 May 2011 13:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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By all means, share a photo! (My photography studio for these pictures was a piece of paper with a ring of packing foam around it to diffuse the light.)

I'm so thankful for the comments; they really are too nice! Made my month.

There's still a few things I want to change about the model which are specific to the silver process. To compensate for slumping and deformation during the polishing process of the direct-metal prints, I left larger gaps between the wing covers than one would like. The silver process (wax print, lost-wax cast) appears, at least in this one example, to produce a dimensionally faithful model, with big gaps, so the compensation now looks like a design flaw.

This sort of problem has probably cropped up in other people's models as well. It may be possible to design a model that works well for both DMP and lost-wax. However, a silver-specific model seems the easiest solution.

[Updated on: Mon, 02 May 2011 13:34 UTC]


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Re: silver glossy scarab pendant [message #26834 is a reply to message #26833 ] Mon, 02 May 2011 13:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here they are!

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Re: silver glossy scarab pendant [message #26835 is a reply to message #26834 ] Mon, 02 May 2011 13:52 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks, Maartje! Super-cool of you to take these. The side views came out particularly nicely. And the leaf photos give me some ideas... Smile


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Re: silver glossy scarab pendant [message #26836 is a reply to message #26655 ] Mon, 02 May 2011 14:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Your welcome Cool
Re: silver glossy scarab pendant [message #26847 is a reply to message #26836 ] Mon, 02 May 2011 16:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@dadrummond I included your scarab in the "Cool Models" section of this month's Community Newsletter. Congrats on a gorgeous design. Smile


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Re: silver glossy scarab pendant [message #26850 is a reply to message #26847 ] Mon, 02 May 2011 17:00 UTC Go to previous message
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Thank you so much!


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