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Inquisitive Dragon [message #46905] Fri, 13 April 2012 01:51 UTC Go to next message
avatar TurtlesAreCool  is currently offline TurtlesAreCool
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The dragon arrived, nearly a week early. I noticed an odd scent as I carefully cut the tape on the box. A stronger scent of charred cardboard and melted plastic wafted from the open box. He paced the bottom of the box, pausing occasionally to spit small gouts of flame ineffectually at the borders of his cardboard prison. I had some difficulty calming him down and coaxing him into my hand, but I managed to escape with only a few singes.

Fortunately, after a bit of food, he was agreeable enough to allow me to take a few photos. He seems to be enjoying himself at the moment as he inspects the unfinished projects on my worktable. Unfortunately, he will certainly attempt to demonstrate his incendiary prowess again. If you'll excuse me, I need to prepare a containing pen for him - his early arrival caught me woefully unprepared...

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[Updated on: Fri, 13 April 2012 02:08 UTC]

icon14.gif  Re: Inquisitive Dragon [message #46908 is a reply to message #46905 ] Fri, 13 April 2012 02:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Lightbringer  is currently offline Lightbringer
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Awesome job. Is the body hollow? I don't see the drain holes in the photos - very well disguised if it is.

-Lightbringer
Re: Inquisitive Dragon [message #46910 is a reply to message #46908 ] Fri, 13 April 2012 02:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I can tell you that the body is supposed to be hollow. I'm not sure if it actually is, though. I would need to get an accurate weight and see if that lines up with the expected weight of my expected volume of stainless steel/bronze.

I did put about 5 drain holes on the bottom of the model (picture not shown here), but I can't see the drain holes on the final product. I don't know if they filled up during the bronze infusion or during the printing.

I'm very happy with how this turned out. I am concerned that I may have cheated the rules by making impractical drain holes. I already cheated shamelessly on the strictest interpretation of minimum thickness. Since I don't want Shapeways to lose money, I will probably upload a new copy with slightly larger drain holes (I believe they were 1mm across per instructions)
Re: Inquisitive Dragon [message #46913 is a reply to message #46910 ] Fri, 13 April 2012 03:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar arklan  is currently offline arklan
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looks excellent.
Re: Inquisitive Dragon [message #46918 is a reply to message #46905 ] Fri, 13 April 2012 08:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar MichaelMueller  is currently offline MichaelMueller
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looks really great in stainless steel!!


Michael Mueller
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Re: Inquisitive Dragon [message #46982 is a reply to message #46905 ] Sat, 14 April 2012 13:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar CharGyse  is currently offline CharGyse
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Wow, that turned out really nice! I'm convinced, I really need to get playing with stainless steel.


Enjoys spending 98 hours a week learning, making and designing stuff. The picture of me as a kid is... pretty much what you're dealing with.
Re: Inquisitive Dragon [message #46988 is a reply to message #46982 ] Sat, 14 April 2012 15:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar DarioScapittaDesign  is currently offline DarioScapittaDesign
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Shocked Veeeery nice! It looks like coming directly from the Middle Ages...

The Steel texture is perfect for it!

Cool and very well designed!

Dario


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Re: Inquisitive Dragon [message #46997 is a reply to message #46905 ] Sat, 14 April 2012 18:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar TurtlesAreCool  is currently offline TurtlesAreCool
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Thank you, all. The stainless steel is not cheap, but I think it was worth every penny.
Re: Inquisitive Dragon [message #46999 is a reply to message #46997 ] Sat, 14 April 2012 18:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar WillLaPuerta  is currently offline WillLaPuerta
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It certainly was. That looks great!


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Re: Inquisitive Dragon [message #47031 is a reply to message #46905 ] Sun, 15 April 2012 14:59 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Fairesure  is currently offline Fairesure
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Wow! Awesome beast! Surprised

 
   
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