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Emblem & coin [message #15099] Thu, 22 July 2010 21:19 UTC Go to next message
avatar rob3d  is currently offline rob3d
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Never used Shapeways before so I thought I'd give it a try with a project I'm working on. The source material is a shoulder tattoo my buddy has. We're building him a computer for his 30th birthday and we wanted an accent piece of some sort to go on the humidor were using as a case.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_cqEihfW-P-s/TEivFUzn7pI/AAAAAAAAAH8/0TbOAIJlXdg/s800/step1.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_cqEihfW-P-s/TEivFk6Q9oI/AAAAAAAAAIA/UVYueyrQmlM/s800/step2.jpg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_cqEihfW-P-s/TEivFse-U4I/AAAAAAAAAIE/9kNyi3fZa0s/s800/step3.jpg

The last photo is the emblem mounted into the humidor. It came out better that I ever hoped for. I'm really impressed with the quality and speed in which Shapeways delivered.

I also had a small SS piece printed doubled sided about the sized of a poker chip for myself.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_cqEihfW-P-s/TEivF1FXwcI/AAAAAAAAAII/QFqaw-hIZRM/s800/extra.jpg
Re: Emblem & coin [message #15102 is a reply to message #15099 ] Thu, 22 July 2010 21:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wow, I'm really impressed with how faithfully you managed to replicate the tattoo. The case looks fantastic with the boss mounted in it.

Andy
Re: Emblem & coin [message #15103 is a reply to message #15102 ] Thu, 22 July 2010 22:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar rob3d  is currently offline rob3d
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Thanks! Smile
Orginally I wasn't going to do any of the lettering. I was worried that the SS wouldn't be able to handle the detail as some of those grooves are a tad under 1 mm but in the end I said what the heck and went for it. I'm really glad I did the letters came out perfect. Again I'm really impressed with shapeways and will most definitely continue to be a customer.
Re: Emblem & coin [message #15113 is a reply to message #15099 ] Fri, 23 July 2010 10:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Excellent modelling and printing. Somewhat confused at the computer?/humidor/XBox controller holder, but it looks good Confused

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Re: Emblem & coin [message #15124 is a reply to message #15113 ] Fri, 23 July 2010 14:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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lensman wrote on Fri, 23 July 2010 10:39

Excellent modelling and printing. Somewhat confused at the computer?/humidor/XBox controller holder, but it looks good Confused

Glenn


Lol, Thanks!

Well my friend is a bit of a retro game junkie, so the computer is outfitted with emulators for almost everything. So now while having a fancy looking Home theater pc for his new flatscreen he will also be able to play Super Mario Bros. and Street Fighter 4 on the same set-up.
Re: Emblem & coin [message #15178 is a reply to message #15124 ] Sat, 24 July 2010 11:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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this is truly awesome, Ive been designing similar things for printing myself recently and Im really glad to see the detail thats possible in SS
Re: Emblem & coin [message #15179 is a reply to message #15178 ] Sat, 24 July 2010 12:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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love the design, and how to managed to stay true to the original tatoo. print looks great.. i love how that stained wood box and how the crest is highlighted by it. very awesome project Smile

the stainless steel coin looks very nice aswel. i was thinking of having some sort of coin for the space ship i am making. something to put in the stand for it. but was unsure how much detail would be printable. that coin looks nice Smile
Re: Emblem & coin [message #15181 is a reply to message #15179 ] Sat, 24 July 2010 16:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What a gorgeous project! You're friend is very lucky to know a talented guy like you.

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Re: Emblem & coin [message #15183 is a reply to message #15099 ] Sat, 24 July 2010 17:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Everyone!

The coin surprised me. I wasn't sure the initials would show up at all. But they show up very nicely considering the size. Here's a size comparison to a quarter.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_cqEihfW-P-s/TEsm0yyyliI/AAAAAAAAAIY/OVIYpj20df4/s400/CoinSize.jpg
Re: Emblem & coin [message #15185 is a reply to message #15183 ] Sat, 24 July 2010 18:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Have you considered removing the letters and making it a little smaller and thinner then putting it up for sale? Depending on price, I'd probably get one!
Re: Emblem & coin [message #15232 is a reply to message #15183 ] Mon, 26 July 2010 10:41 UTC Go to previous message
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your friend is soo lucky!

 
   
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