Mold/casting has begun! Radar is next to take the plunge into silicon! These feel great in hand now that they are solid (3D prints were hollow). After labels and paint are added I won’t be able to hold on to them for long! Sales starting soon!
3D prints have arrived and are perfect! The last image/vector is the mock up for laser cut face plates for the Dragon Radars.
I guess it’s time to start documenting this project! All hail the 1 million projects at a time life style!! I am happy to say I’m bringing something to life that has never existed accurately in the real world. The Dragon Ball Radar and a set of Hoi Poi Capsules all from the friendly folks at Capsule Corp.
The 3D designs were produced by a new friend on RPF who resides in Australia. He was very helpful in polishing these designs before they were sent off to the 3D printers at Shapeways.
Getting there, lots of paper paneling to go
Planks! Sooo many planks! The basic layout has been cut and mocked up (2D). The white panels in the middle of the columns are the sheets of glass that will be shelves with the non existent alcohol bottles. Next step is to start constructing the frames and glue the paper walls.
Halloween is approaching so once again MICA has asked me to build something for the big party in Main Building. Last year was the near accurate R2-D2 build for the Star Wars theme. This year’s theme is Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Each room will be decorated to match a scene in the film. I’ve been asked the build the glowing bar in the Gold Room.
I’m going to use thin 1x2 planks and build three column frames and then build the top overlaying box. Each frame will be lined with white paper and clamps lights will illuminate the whole piece from within (yeah, there’s a tight budget).
Test fit with Tommy as my racing model. LED lights added behind screen, inside will be painted flat black and graphics for the exterior. Also adding a pull away sheet to block all outside light.
ohh yess, I own an arcade game
Mock up of frame with seat for scale
Backyard wood shop, stools as saw horses
Where have I been? Everywhere! and now back in Bmore with a long list of projects coming up…
here’s a teaser of one of the many to come