New toy on its way....

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by juno, May 10, 2006.

  1. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm getting the smaller of the two (MDX-15). Oh, and I ain't makin' no Vaders. He's so scary :p
    http://rolanddga.com/products/3D/combo/mdx15/default.asp

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    Fast forward. It arrived.

    Made my first machined "thing" (other than engraving some text in MDF) -- the 3D model of Serenity by Sean Kennedy. This is only a one-sided piece as I didn't have enough machinable wax to do both:
    [​IMG]
     
  2. KevVader

    KevVader Sr Member

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    Hey, how about a Vad....oh...nevermind. :p
     
  3. JHVanOphem

    JHVanOphem Well-Known Member

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    But... but.. there is a Vader right on the sales page. So I guess you have to make one... its your destiny.

    OK, seriously.. how about greeblies? Everybody likes greeblies.
     
  4. Bobbywan

    Bobbywan Well-Known Member

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    NICE. B)
     
  5. b26354

    b26354 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    you could make model parts:

    dropship_parts

    you could make prop parts:

    wood_grips

    you could make props:

    acrylic badge

    you could do small engraved prop parts (the selector switch text and grip logos)

    selector

    All made with my MDX-20
     
  6. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Congrats, We all know who will be getting a lot of PM's :)
     
  7. Force Commander

    Force Commander Well-Known Member

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    I bought one of these last year. It is a great toy. It has been a year of really getting the time to learn it, and while there is still more to learn, I love it.
     
  8. falken108

    falken108 Well-Known Member

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    We have a roland at work.
    Not sure of the model number though.
    I know it cost 11 thousand.
    We also have an eden sla machine.
    If only I had some cool models to "print" off.
    Scott
     
  9. DaddyfromNaboo

    DaddyfromNaboo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Aw man ...
    That thing really rocks . And of course, pm on its way :D

    Michael
     
  10. Jedi Lawja

    Jedi Lawja Well-Known Member

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    WOW. I had no idea Rapid Prototype hardware was available at such low prices. Looks like a lot of fun.

    Jay
     
  11. DrStranglove

    DrStranglove Sr Member

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    Any one have a "Z" Printer???


    Saw one of them at the war and was just stunned...
     
  12. thuth

    thuth Well-Known Member

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    Do any of you guys with these rapid prototypers do commissions?
     
  13. TFrosst

    TFrosst Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What kinds of materials cna be used in this machine?
     
  14. Force Commander

    Force Commander Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(TFrosst @ May 11 2006, 11:27 AM) [snapback]1242571[/snapback]</div>
    Brass is the hardest substance. The issue become having the correct endmills to do the job on the harder substances. I waited years before I was actually able to get one. I am not disappointed. While it has its limitations, it is just a matter of working around them. My first completed project (something to cut my teeth on) was this ROM Spaceknight.

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  15. RedTwoX

    RedTwoX Sr Member

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    Oh the possibilities. I'm quite envious

    Congrats Juno. Have fun. Post lots of show off threads.
     
  16. bcgd

    bcgd Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Now I know how to make friends quick around here. How much was that? :lol
     
  17. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Any of you guys with these machines should offer your "Services",
    I'm sure that RPF Members would make it worth your while.

    I REALLY wish I had one of those "Toys"... :D
     
  18. Stormy320

    Stormy320 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have an idea of what this is and does. However, could someone give me a brief overview on what it does and how does it do it.
     
  19. b26354

    b26354 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Stormy320 @ May 12 2006, 05:28 PM) [snapback]1242973[/snapback]</div>
    A real simple explanation would be: it's a computer controlled dremel. Stick a block of plastic/resin/machinable wax in it and it'll move the cutting tool around in 3 dimensions removing material until you're left with a model of the part . It's called SRP (subtractive rapid prototyping) as opposed to 3D printers which build up the model a layer at a time.

    To build up really complex models you have to start thinking like a model kit designer though. I use mine to build mould masters out of resin (complete with pour spouts, airways and keys) so that I just need to pour silicone over the 2 halves of the master which then fit together ready for resin to be poured e.g: Machined master on the left, silicone mould on the right, cast part at bottom.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Made my first "thing" machined -- the 3D model of Serenity by Sean Kennedy. This is only a one-sided piece as I didn't have enough machinable wax to do both:
    [​IMG]
     
  21. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice work juno. I wish I had that "Toy"..
     
  22. SPDOmegaRanger

    SPDOmegaRanger Well-Known Member

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    Very kick * love the Serenity mold aswell
     
  23. Force Commander

    Force Commander Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(juno @ May 28 2006, 08:34 PM) [snapback]1252382[/snapback]</div>

    Looks great. I'll have to give the wax a try here soon.
     

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