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#1 TonyT

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 03:38 PM

https://www.gumtree....tion/1264440166

 

Drool


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 03:44 PM

Oh yeah...............so here is an idea, and I know there may be a tirade...and it only popped into my head because it is early here in B.C., but with all the threads about 3D printing and such, maybe we should all chip in and get a 'communal' 3D printer and get one of you computer experts out there ( which by the way I am NOT) and take on one or two things for each other...................... now before the flood of all the practical "Why we can't " stuff comes flooding my way, it was only a random thought and a "What IF" idea, and I know there is a LOT more to doing this than just printing a dream up....... we do " what if models', so here is a " what if" idea. Is this not how we got into the air and to the moon....................  'what if'??  just food for thought and discussion... who knows...................

 

And yeah , Tony, lets dream, and while we are at it , lets dream big , dreams are free.....


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:00 PM

Like our own version of Shapeways?


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:03 PM

 

 


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:24 PM

Like our own version of Shapeways?

Yeah................. I know it's probably far fetched, but yes, that is what was buzzing around in the space between my ears......


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:41 PM

And , also there is SO much talent on this site it would be a shame not to tap into it.......  just a random thought


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 06:08 PM

We could call it “Airways”.

Just a thought.
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Posted 22 January 2018 - 06:48 PM

Maybe we are on to something? I like the  'new company' name Bruce :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 06:51 PM

Oh yeah...............so here is an idea, and I know there may be a tirade...and it only popped into my head because it is early here in B.C., but with all the threads about 3D printing and such, maybe we should all chip in and get a 'communal' 3D printer and get one of you computer experts out there ( which by the way I am NOT) and take on one or two things for each other...................... now before the flood of all the practical "Why we can't " stuff comes flooding my way, it was only a random thought and a "What IF" idea, and I know there is a LOT more to doing this than just printing a dream up....... we do " what if models', so here is a " what if" idea. Is this not how we got into the air and to the moon....................  'what if'??  just food for thought and discussion... who knows...................

 

And yeah , Tony, lets dream, and while we are at it , lets dream big , dreams are free.....

It is not the printer that is the problem. Adequate 3D printers are available for $500 and up. That is chicken feed in terms of industrial machinery costs. A mere piffle.

What really costs is the creation of the digital file from which the item is printed.  That takes weeks of intensive labor. Who is going to pay for that?  You ask it be done for free? Who is going to donate all the dozens or weeks of man-hours of intensive labor to create the 3D drawing? For free? Get real guys. Besides even if we could find such a person he would never finish it because the guys would constantly be complaining about the size and location of the rivets, panel lines, etc.

I do like the original idea but it is what we call a pipe dream.

Another pipe dream, which I liked, was to scan a smaller scale model and print it in 1/32 scale. So far that too is a pipe dream, as has been pointed out by a computer guru or two on this forum quite recently.

Another not so pipey a pipe dream is to make the model from scratch. Gee, what a novel thought. Make a model from scratch, just like real model builders used to do as a matter of course in the 1920's, 1930's, 1940's.

Gosh, real model builders. 

Whodathunk it?

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:01 PM

Not my dream

 

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:21 PM

It is not the printer that is the problem. Adequate 3D printers are available for $500 and up. That is chicken feed in terms of industrial machinery costs. A mere piffle.

What really costs is the creation of the digital file from which the item is printed.  That takes weeks of intensive labor. Who is going to pay for that?  You ask it be done for free? Who is going to donate all the dozens or weeks of man-hours of intensive labor to create the 3D drawing? For free? Get real guys. Besides even if we could find such a person he would never finish it because the guys would constantly be complaining about the size and location of the rivets, panel lines, etc.

I do like the original idea but it is what we call a pipe dream.

Another pipe dream, which I liked, was to scan a smaller scale model and print it in 1/32 scale. So far that too is a pipe dream, as has been pointed out by a computer guru or two on this forum quite recently.

Another not so pipey a pipe dream is to make the model from scratch. Gee, what a novel thought. Make a model from scratch, just like real model builders used to do as a matter of course in the 1920's, 1930's, 1940's.

Gosh, real model builders. 

Whodathunk it?

:o

Can I CLEAR up ONE thing PLEASE??????????????????????????? I did NOT ask it to be done for FREE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I REALLY wish we could get off that band wagon, we all KNOW it is expensive and if we can DREAM as to what is the title of this original post, they why can't we have a hypothetical conversation...............the other post here regarding someone who was asking for deal, got an ear full, probably because like ALL of us he was asking with not really knowing all it entails, and after all it is all about economics. One never knows unless one asks................. I guess we are all too serious here... I should have known and left well enough alone. My apologies to you Tony for even engaging I hope I didn't ruin your initial thought in your post.....


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:01 PM


I can't get excited or drool. It's a tool for talented people who can do CAD. Bit like looking at a £5,500 cello thinking I could actually play it.

I have also come to the conclusion that the only way to see a 1/32 plastic Draken is to get the card model and copy it in styrene card of various thickness, scratchbuilding stuff like landing gear.

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:32 PM

I think i could be in on this, brilliant idea!  I have been knocking around the idea to do something state side with a reliable partner.


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 10:23 PM

I can't get excited or drool. It's a tool for talented people who can do CAD. Bit like looking at a £5,500 cello thinking I could actually play it.

I have also come to the conclusion that the only way to see a 1/32 plastic Draken is to get the card model and copy it in styrene card of various thickness, scratchbuilding stuff like landing gear.

Tony

 

Here's a start:

 

SAAB_J-35F_Draken_0012.jpg

 

Richard

 

Love the cello analogy


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 11:24 PM

Nice drawing, I'd love one like that for a Mosquito and Spitfire.... that's sweet






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