Bateriaphage Virus Model

Discussion in 'My Shapeways Order Arrived' started by rcshop, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. rcshop
    rcshop New Member
  2. leorolph
    leorolph New Member
    that is cool..... would look good more natural also.
  3. rcshop
    rcshop New Member
    What do you mean, "would look more natural"? :p
    That's the way it does look naturally. The bateriophage virus is ver mechanical looking by nature.

  4. leorolph
    leorolph New Member
    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:)
  5. rcshop
    rcshop New Member
    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.
  6. Invicta_NC
    Invicta_NC New Member
    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 :blush: Added to wishlist. Thanks for doing this!
  7. vess
    vess New Member
    I really like it! Don't think the legs are too fragile, are they?
    can Bacteriaphage think?
  8. lensman
    lensman Well-Known Member
    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.