Forklifts

Discussion in 'My Shapeways Order Arrived' started by stonysmith, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. stonysmith
    stonysmith Well-Known Member Moderator
    I will make no excuses.. I can't paint. I'm extremely grateful to Walter Smith, @southernnscale, one of my customers who sent me this photo:
    Flatbed Trucks: http://shpws.me/lmjY
    ForkLifts: http://shpws.me/ngPG

    ForkLift3.jpg

     
  2. CristobalGordo
    CristobalGordo New Member
    That's great. I would include a coin in the photo just to put it in a scale context- just my 2 cents (literally haha).
     
  3. stonysmith
    stonysmith Well-Known Member Moderator
    As it happens, Walt just sent me another photo:
    CoinLoading.jpg
     
  4. stonysmith
    stonysmith Well-Known Member Moderator
    One more:
    DSCF0695.jpg
     
  5. CristobalGordo
    CristobalGordo New Member
    My Lord that is a huge penny!
     
  6. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    Inflation hampers sales of forklifts, experts say :D
     
  7. UniverseBecoming
    UniverseBecoming Well-Known Member
    ^^ HAHA! :laughing:

    Great work fitting all that detail into those tiny areas while still sticking to the design rules! :eek:

    I find it amazing that someone can even paint anything at this level. They must breathe really really carefully! :laughing:
     
  8. stonysmith
    stonysmith Well-Known Member Moderator
    One small note that I left out. Notice that the forks OPERATE! You can slide the forks up and down to any position.
     
  9. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    Hmm. Need to find a way to power them, and one could do away with the whole railroad setup and just play warehouse.
    (Maybe resistance-heated nitinol wire would work for operating the fork, and magnets on a track under the layout for moving the whole thing ?)