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Models on Shapeways

Postby gbtrains » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:48 pm

Hi
Just to let you know that I have now got a shop opened on the Shapeways site called (models in miniture).
At the moment I am working on some light signals but will later add more to the stocks.

All prints in Frosted plastic seems to come out well but at a cost so i am working most to be in white plastic as this will cost a third of the price of the frosted plastic.

I am working in LWO 11.3 cad models and transfers to shapeways in obj files.

With Kind Regards

Graham :ugeek:
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Re: Models on Shapeways

Postby gbtrains » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:31 pm

Here are some what I have made ,hopefully for the Leeds Layout.Just need to get the fibre optics sorted out then they will work well if possible.

Hope you enjoy the pics. :lol:
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Re: Models on Shapeways

Postby Kupzinger » Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:18 pm

Hi,

that looks really good! Also what can be seen below the signals. Maybe you want to try some gray powder color to get rid of the shiny surface of the signal bridge.

Very curous about futher images
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Re: Models on Shapeways

Postby gbtrains » Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:40 pm

Hi Kupzinger

What kind of Gray powder could I use as I will be getting the shine off soon.
I did use a matt paint but still in working progress and will try and keep you all informed.

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Re: Models on Shapeways

Postby Kupzinger » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:22 pm

Hi,

I do not know the correct translation of Pulverfarbe in English. Basicaly, it is a kind of powder with just the pigments in it.
See eg. https://goo.gl/images/87bXdD

I hope that helped
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Re: Models on Shapeways

Postby dkightley » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:32 pm

The literal translation of Pulverfarbe using Google's translate page is "powder colour"....and the cited web page shows a range of powder paints aimed at modelling.....something I've never heard of or seen before.
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Re: Models on Shapeways

Postby Kupzinger » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:16 pm

Hi,

That stuff is very popular here. You need some way to fix it though, if it is attached to models that will be handled by hand. In this case, where the signal bridge gets mounted on the layout and probably sits there without anyone touching it, the mere color without fixation paint will do.

People use non-glossy hair spray for fixation sometimes.

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