Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Whatever could it be?!

Well obviously it's a model of some kind of boxcar.
But what road? What era? I can hear you now, "Details! We want details!".
Well your going to have to wait. I like to tantalize some.
Here's what I am prepared to tell you.
What you see is the assembled parts of a car that we're working on. What makes this special is that all the parts you see were 3D printed.
The resolution that was used for this first print is nowhere near fine enough for us to release this as a kit at this time. Particularly the roof. The print lines are very much in evidence.
But for purposes of checking the CAD work, and other features it's quite adequate. We will be reprinting these parts in a far finer resolution for the final pattern and then resin casting the production run.
This I believe is the way to go with current technology. If you're capable with the CAD software, very stunning patterns can be had. But there are still some detail parts that still need to done the old fashioned way. Things like upper door track covers, ladders, grabs,etc.
I'm very excited about this project and am very much looking forward to getting it to market. I think it'll be a winner.

2 comments:

Daniel Sobieck said...

It took me a while, but I figured it out. I will remain silent. I don't think that anyone has ever done this car before.

Dan Sobieck

Randy Hammill said...

I know what it is!