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Bateriaphage Virus Model [message #44490] Sun, 26 February 2012 05:11 UTC Go to next message
avatar rcshop  is currently offline rcshop
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It came out nicely. Thought the legs might be to thin, but it's just great

The model can be found here:

http://www.shapeways.com/model/486486/bacteriophage_virus_mo del.html?gid=sg125984

http://www.shapeways.com/openfile/486486/photos/photo71334.jpg

Re: Bateriaphage Virus Model [message #44491 is a reply to message #44490 ] Sun, 26 February 2012 05:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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that is cool..... would look good more natural also.
Re: Bateriaphage Virus Model [message #44493 is a reply to message #44491 ] Sun, 26 February 2012 06:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What do you mean, "would look more natural"? Razz
That's the way it does look naturally. The bateriophage virus is ver mechanical looking by nature.

http://www.mining.ubc.ca/cerm3/T4%20photomicrograph1.gif
Re: Bateriaphage Virus Model [message #44494 is a reply to message #44490 ] Sun, 26 February 2012 06:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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they are mechanical looking, but they are also living.. notice the curvature on the head and spider like quality of the legs, also it looks like a second bend in the legs. Its a nice model, I'm just saying its an option:)
Re: Bateriaphage Virus Model [message #44507 is a reply to message #44494 ] Sun, 26 February 2012 18:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ah, sorry. You had a "...." in your reply so I didn't know what you were refering to. Yes, of course thinner legs would make it more natural. But there's a limitation to how thin Shapeways can print the legs in SWF. So to have thinner looking legs would require that the model be scaled up, while keeping the legs the same thickness, and I wanted a model that fits int he palm of your hand.

I think the number of bends in the leg depends on what strain of bateriophage. I modeled it off the version on wikipedia, whcih has one bend.
Re: Bateriaphage Virus Model [message #64647 is a reply to message #44507 ] Fri, 22 March 2013 08:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I like that. It sort of reminds me of some alien probe/bouy from the original Star Trek. I have a very eclectic collection of models on the shelf Embarassed Added to wishlist. Thanks for doing this!
Re: Bateriaphage Virus Model [message #64677 is a reply to message #44490 ] Fri, 22 March 2013 18:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I really like it! Don't think the legs are too fragile, are they?
can Bacteriaphage think?
Re: Bateriaphage Virus Model [message #64691 is a reply to message #44490 ] Fri, 22 March 2013 22:38 UTC Go to previous message
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Cool. I had someone request a keychain for her boyfriend based on one of these back in 2010. He worked in a lab somewhere, as I recall. I had no idea what it even was when she asked me to model one. http://shpws.me/luQY

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