Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Parting line close up

  Just wanted to show a close up of an organic parting line. The base metal block has to be milled to the shape of the red area before I can start cutting out the head.  There is some very expensive software that makes this line automatically.  I am writing a lot of this stuff on the blog as a help to others maybe trying to do things on a budget, so I wanted to show a pic of how to part it manually.  It is quite painstaking and gets boring, but it is possible to get a parting line without spending a fortune on software.  Which is good, since I do not have a fortune.

  This mold is taking a long time to design, but as you can see it is far more complex than the others. Each piece has to be carefully looked at and parted. I hope it turns out. I know something will pop out of it, but will it be good enough to offer to others?  I am as curious as any on this.

   I got the Amazon archer back from Shapeways done with the FUD material. Overall it looks pretty good. It is a bit tall. I would share a pic but the stuff is clear and does not show up well in pics. I am going to be getting some more stuff done through them.

  Anyhow, I got to get back to work. More boring surfaces to create through heads and arms.........

1 comment:

  1. This is a very interesting series of posts. I never knew how much work went into making minis. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing how some of the process goes.