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|Posted by: Elvetian October 21, 2015 02:47 pm|
| Hi Together,
since a very long time i admire the highest of all Romanian orders.
Order of Carol I.
Of course as it's very rare so it's very expensive.
So what to do when you still want to have at least a copy ?
Build it in 3D and let make 3D-print.
Well, first things first and that's building.
Any comments welcome
Forgot to show how it should/will look when the modelling is finished.
As all the original pieces are handmade there is allmost none which looks like another.
As you see on the 3d-model the wings look different, that's because i took another as master then the one original below.
|Posted by: Ferdinand October 22, 2015 12:37 pm|
| Congratulation for the effort to reproduce a rare item. I will follow the progress as i am willing to reproduce a rare aviation badge, so, i might...actually for sure will have something to learn.
Keep us informed!
|Posted by: Elvetian October 22, 2015 06:51 pm|
Which aviaton badge you want to reproduce ?
I'm glad you like what i do.
I will mark the order clearly as a repro on the backside, never know.
Came a bit further today.
The eagles head i will keep for the end as it's the most difficult part.
Like allways positiv and negativ comments welcome.
|Posted by: Tyke October 22, 2015 11:13 pm|
|Looking good. Keep going.|
|Posted by: Florin October 23, 2015 05:52 am|
| Impressive achievement, "Elvetian".
And, if you want to share with us another kind of information:
What design software are you using ?
What type of 3D printer do you own ?
Are the various colors obtained directly through the 3D printing process ?
|Posted by: Elvetian October 23, 2015 08:33 am|
glad you like it.
I use Rhino-3D for modelling. It's a Nurbs-software.
The printing i let to the proffessionals. Means i will send the STL-file to a company to print it.
The print will be a plain color.
As you see some things like the feathers and legs are bulky, eg. sharp edches, and need to be shaped manually. I will have to add a lot of detail by carving manually.
This could be done in 3D, but takes much more time then doing it manually.
Aside that it will look more realistic when done manually.
After that i will make a silicon-mould and cast the pieces in resin.
Or will see if somebody can make me casts in aluminum or bronze.
|Posted by: Elvetian October 23, 2015 06:15 pm|
| Worked this evening on the crown.
Tommorrow want to finish the medalion on the rear and if it's enough time to start with king Carols portrait on the front medallion.
|Posted by: Florin October 24, 2015 01:11 am|
Thank you, "Elvetian".
I noticed your software in this list:
|Posted by: Elvetian October 26, 2015 09:31 pm|
| Finished this weekend the medallion on the back.
As i wasn't happy with the crown i started over from zero and made it new. Like it much better now.
Next step is now the portrait of King Carol I. on the front medallion.
|Posted by: Elvetian October 27, 2015 08:28 pm|
| Did this evening the medaillon in front with King Carols portrait.
I took a copy of the actual portrait, then painted it completely in gray.
After that beganto paint the raised face areas with lighter greys and the recessed areas with darker greys.
Then loaded that painted portrait into the 3D program and made a highfield from this bitmap.
It's something like creating a reliefmap in which lighter areas get raised more then darker areas.
It still will be necessary to carve/smooth a bit the portrait on the master. But that will be a easy task.
Now onto the most difficult part, the eagles head.
That will be a challenge for me on this piece.
|Posted by: Elvetian October 29, 2015 02:30 pm|
| The 3D modelling is finished.
Now need to look for a company who can print it in 3D.
Then have to carve the 3D-printed master manually.
Doing a mould in Silicon and making a resin-cast.
Will post the next time when i get the printed master.
Any comment welcome.
|Posted by: Tyke October 30, 2015 01:18 am|
|Posted by: d1ragos October 30, 2015 05:58 am|
|Posted by: Ferdinand November 05, 2015 07:23 am|
I would like to reproduce 8 fighter group's badge.
|Posted by: Elvetian November 05, 2015 09:58 am|
Want me to do it for you ?
It's quite a easy task.
Just would need to know how the attachments look in the back and if the plane is a separate piece.
|Posted by: LimbaNoastra April 15, 2017 11:39 pm|
| You can easily 3d print this medal if you have your concept ready.
Here is a guide how to do it if you're a beginner : http://3dinsider.com/3d-printing-guide/
Pretty easy I believe.