|Jun 29, 2013, 06:01 AM|
Just saw a article about Superman and Ironman in one of the Swiss top 3 newspapers.
|Jul 14, 2013, 08:33 PM|
Ottos 3D models are pretty much ONE OFFs !
They are not Mass producible because of all the Carving.
I have Guillermo's , Angel Wings, plus Flyguy 62 and 46's in stock.
The 3d stuff was never intended for everyone.
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|Jul 14, 2013, 11:07 PM|
Canada, AB, Airdrie
Joined Aug 2012
@BOB...They do look awesome. And as Walter said he would try to make one (with assistance of a sample of how to do it), I'm sure there would be many more model makers wanting to try as well.
|Jul 15, 2013, 12:46 AM|
Joined Aug 2011
I'll give it some thought. One issue is how to describe the process. This build process is more sculpting than building and the product does take a fair stick to fly. Superman was carved to the Flyguy drawings from 1 lb foam block.
|Jul 15, 2013, 01:28 AM|
Joined Nov 2010
Maybe the FlyingFoam.com folks could offer some advice.
Wouldn't it be awesome to hang a 'hotwire hand' on the end of a robotic arm! I wonder if anyone's ever done that? But to do a complex shape like a human the programming is a monster task.
|Jul 15, 2013, 08:43 AM|
I am sure that a 3D hot wire could be done.
But at what cost ?
Heck, I could CARVE them out of a big Styrofoam Block in my CNC
but that would require 15-20 hrs machine time. do the math ...
3D parts will also require a large box and much higher shipping.
Here's an example of why not:
I tried making those Skeleton Dino Models out of Plywood, scaled up to 4-8 foot size.
Oh boy everyone wanted them for the front yard until they got a price.
Ref pix below.
The cost of JUST the plywood was putting people off let alone the CNC time charges
and even that left nothing for the massive engineering time invested.
I saw a very similar offering at a Dino Museum in Colorado that had been
done on a CNC Plasma cutter in 1/4 Steel it was $750.
What Otto has done is to take off the shelf parts as much as possible.
Like Manikin Heads and large Styrofoam Balls and then added other unavailable
parts by carving.
Beyond that he "simply" used his aviation intuition and experience.
My involvement was very minimal.
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Hmmmm??? maybe Otto should try something in the Mothra and Godzilla genre.
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