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CNC routing 3D models

Postby mangozac » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:24 pm

Hey guys,

So last week I had by CNC router cut out some simple parts for Seb that I had modelled in 3D (in Rhino). The results turned out so well that I was thinking how else I could apply it! I was running a 1mm diameter cutter for Seb's parts but I'm now looking at 0.5 and 0.3mm cutters which would be able to do some pretty fine parts.

The problem with going to such tiny cutters is that machining times go through the roof, so the smaller the part the better! The big advantage though is unlike 3D printing it should give an almost flawless finish (or at least a non-porous part which is easier to clean up).

One such part I was thinking of was a 28mm figure. Although I had a dismal failure trying to sculpt a 28mm figure from scratch as a pilot for my Centurion model and have now got a friend with better sculpting skills doing it for me, I realised that perhaps machining up the base naked figure from a 3D model and then physically sculpting clothes over the top could work well.

So do any of you guys have a female 3D model in a neutral pose that would be suitable for this experiment? Obviously it would need proportions more suitable for miniatures rather than an ultra-realistic form (if I'm going to be really picky I love the proportions of the Statuesque miniatures kill-team girls). 3DM, STL or STP format would be preferred, as once I import into Rhino I would have to split the figure down the middle so that I can machine it as two halves.

Thanks guys!
Oh yeah I can make that....
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Re: CNC routing 3D models

Postby Fleafa » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:15 am

You're welcome to either of these:
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I can adjust proportions if you sketch over my images.
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Re: CNC routing 3D models

Postby mangozac » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:18 am

Wow thanks Ben. That first one would be perfect! Are the clothes/accessories separate pieces? Are they your own designs? I'll send you an email ;)
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Re: CNC routing 3D models

Postby Fleafa » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:03 am

Both my own, neither finished!
Clothes are separate, but the tights are part of the first one's legs :)
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Re: CNC routing 3D models

Postby mangozac » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:09 am

Very cool! You've certainly got the 3D modelling and anatomy skills!
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Re: CNC routing 3D models

Postby Fleafa » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:25 am

:| Thank you!
My anatomy is getting better but still has a long way to go.
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