I got some sculptey in the mail yesterday, so decided to try and have a go at making the ankle strap holder.
I did it purely by eye, looking at lots of images of the real mags and trying to copy it, but its quite hard since the shape is unorthodox.
Not sure how they created the original back in 1989.
Anyway, here's what i've come up with so far after a few hours, excluding the slits for the straps. I figure I will have to bake it first, harden it and then do the slits and further modifications. I put some cling film over the shoe and then sculpted straight on them.
Do you think it looks too big? it's quite hard to sculpt all the curves, especially by hand. I guess we can call this method "ClayMag"!
Looking good, man.
As for the size, it's probably close to the right size for the real Mags, but it may be a tad too big proportionally on the K-Mags.
Either way, it looks a million times better than what came with those shoes.
i cut it down a bit from the back as it was too thick.
trying to see if can make it more accurate
That looks very neat, though slightly over sized(?). Maybe the colour makes an optical illusion. What size are your shoes?
I have been reading up on PEPAKURA and learned that you can design complex parts like this in Sketch-Up (which I am becoming proficient at) so allowing me re-model my version (1st attempt didn't have the bubble in the back) to look closer to the part as well as allowing me to plan the compartment for the power supply.
If you do make this pepakura file, could you link it to us here? It wouldn't matter about what scale you set it to because we can always edit that after we download it. I've been using pepakura for about 4 years. I'm actually going to start a portal gun with the program this weekend.
FRONT [inside showing cutout for power supply]
Excuse my "stitching" of these piece as it seemed no matter how many times I drew and re-drew, so parts would not go solid, so cross stitching was the only way to get the solid look, or parts would have been a wire frame. This is my 3rd attempt at this part and last night I decided to do something a little different and here is the result. There is still more work I could do to this part, but it it s start anyway.
great job. how long did it take you to model that? looks great, the shape is spot on.
Cavx, would you like that unfolded for Pepakura? If so I can take a crack at it if you would like.
ok, once i have a final version and want to make a mold in silicone.
once thats done, what would be the best material to use to cast this ankle strap piece in?
i know you can get some rubbers and plastics, just not sure which would be a good one.
a hard plastic like the current kmags one or a liquid rubber material?
never done any mold making or casting before, so this should be fun!
still working on the ankle piece, need to improve it in many areas.
A pepakura heel cup would also be nice.
A pepakura toe cap would be helpful too, but you don't have to do that since you're already doing so much.
I made a start the heel cup this morning. This part is difficult.
If anyone has successfully removed their sole inserts and can scan the part flat and would care to post an image of that, please feel free to do so.
I made a start on the clear sole, but have put it in the too hard basket for now. I would like to have another go at doing this. You can see what I have done HERE.
It's worth noting that one side doesn't lay quite flat, but a slab would still fit in place of it.
I can always try to scan the pieces and photoshop them together, BUT based on the markings on the inside I think these are each scaled to fit the different sizes, so you may need to pull off your own inserts to create new inserts for your Mags.
[quote=TheNickFox;2255403I can always try to scan the pieces and photoshop them together, BUT based on the markings on the inside I think these are each scaled to fit the different sizes, so you may need to pull off your own inserts to create new inserts for your Mags.
That kind of surgery is something I am hoping to avoid here. I mean , what is the worst that can happen? The purchase of a new pair of shoes?
Anyway, 1 step closer with the heel cup.
Feed back please.
The reason I have given you guys a 'side view' is that you should be able to right click the image and "save as", then open in Paint and draw on the grid if you think the profile needs re-shaping. Post it here and I can then redraw these mods in 3D and then get it converted to a PEP. In the mean time, I will continue working on the inside to make it an actual 3D part.
Any that version looked wrong, so here is my latest.
And quickly back to the Ankle Buckle.
Bottom left is my latest attempt at this part.