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little scorpion bead : possible materials [message #56464] Thu, 08 November 2012 10:21 UTC Go to next message
avatar skoell  is currently offline skoell
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Hi everybody !

first sorry for my english i'm french.

I Work on a scorpion for a jewelry for my girlfriend.
you can see it @ http://www.shapeways.com/model/765933/scorpion-or-hd.html?li =

I would like it it in black gloss and gold, but the model is small, the legs are fine.

Question 1 : do you think it s possible in platted gold and gloss black glass ?

i see the instructions, especially the "sand castel" explanations, it say " you should imagine it in wet sand"
i dont imagine my scorpion in wet sand !
but i've saw an another scorpion on the website in gold and legs seem fine too

what do you think ?

Question 2 : another way

if it's not possible in glass or metal, i can buy it in black detailed or in frozen utlradetail ...
how to have a very gloss aspect or a gold aspect ?
paint, varnish, resin...acrylick, epoxy, polyurethane... ???

thanks for your answers

Regards

Julien
Re: little scorpion bead : possible materials [message #56526 is a reply to message #56464 ] Thu, 08 November 2012 23:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar JACANT  is currently offline JACANT
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Your model looks very small for it to work.
There may be a different approach. These models have been made by leaving the excess powder inside the model. There was a thread on this but I can't find it. Maybe you could ask stop4stuff how he did it.
http://www.shapeways.com/model/247466
http://www.shapeways.com/model/248103


jacantdesign@gmail.com
Re: little scorpion bead : possible materials [message #56548 is a reply to message #56464 ] Fri, 09 November 2012 11:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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Your scorpion looks to be about the same size as this one here http://shpws.me/llFs. If the legs are at least 2mm thick minimum, then they should be ok for the gold effect stainless but the problem area will be the thin part pf the claws - these will need to be thicker to support the weight of the claws.

As for my models that JACANT referenced, they are the models converted to hollow space within a block by creating a very small hole/tunnel joining the model to the outside of the block, the shapes you see are trapped support material within a solid chunk of Frosted Ultra Detail.

Paul



Re: little scorpion bead : possible materials [message #56555 is a reply to message #56548 ] Fri, 09 November 2012 13:50 UTC Go to previous message
avatar skoell  is currently offline skoell
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thanks

i saw this scorpion i think legs are same size one mine.

so the model is in route to the printer, expecting it will be good. i will see

regards

 
   
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