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75mm Carthago War Elephant

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Hugo Pereira, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Steve and LH

    I would definately contact Hugo about this as you say not beyond correcting but a pain ....it would be good for him and the caster to be aware

    Nap
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  2. Landrotten Highlander Active Member

    Will do, as far as I am concerned it is not a problem, it just gives me more time to study the kit and think of a plan of action re painting.
    At present I am studying Advanced Manufacture, and this type of problem is extremely difficult to model - could be a PhD subject if I were to find sponsors (hint. hint. hint)?
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  3. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Kev - as I said, unfortunately, this is a commission job, so is not my kit. I will pass on the comments to the customer and see if he can contact RP. It is a real shame that something of this complexity and quality has this flaw, but then, it is a moulding problem which can be common.(y)
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  4. Landrotten Highlander Active Member

    The University of Strathclyde - which is the one I am studying with - has built the AFRC (Advanced Forming Research Centre), and this centre's work is focussed on translating academic understanding of the forming processes into real-world industrial scale applications. They have large teams that are purely involved in creating virtual models to predict the mechanical properties (down to the crystalline level) of any process/shape while it is being shaped, BEFORE this is done in the real world. They do this so that designers can use these virtual models to improve their designs and at the same time reduce both manufacturing costs, AND reduce time from design board to product ready for assembly.

    For instance: one company involved with the AFRC has designed a wrapping machine for shrink-wrapping tall aerosol cans - something that is very difficult if not done correctly. Their machine was developed from concept to 1st production machine in less than a year. No real-life prototypes were built - the first machine produced was the first machine installed in a real-world production line, and worked perfectly from day 1, reducing cling-film used for wrapping by 70%. And this was only possible because they took the time and effort to research and model in the virtual world ALL mechanical and physical processes involved in this process.
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  5. yellowcat Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    I guess in simple plain English is to do your pre-production homework to make sure everything works and fit properly to avoid any final production mistakes and recall.
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  6. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Mr. Peter

    Thank you so much for your words... The elephant its very complex piece in resin casting... Because its very big the material had his behaviour... I check it a few elephants and everything is alright, but I will talk with Yiannis and tell me to pay attention to this detail...

    Thank you so much Sir for your patience, but pack 800 figures and 3 busts isnt easier... My apologies for any inconvenience...

    With best regards
    Hugo Pereira
  7. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Helo Mr. Valiant

    Thank you for your comment Sir... I will check it...

    With best regards
    Hugo Pereira
  8. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Mr. Alex

    Thank you so much for your comments...

    I will check this and Im here if there are any problem... The mold of the elephant is very complex... Nevertheless I will contact my partner...

    Thank you Sir.
    With best regards
    Hugo Pereira
  9. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Mr. YellowCat

    Thank you Sir for your words.... Its what I told you... The elephant body is a very complex mold but I will talk with my partner to avoid problems. If there are any problem, Im here for what you need...

    Thank you Sir.
    With best regards
    Hugo Pereira
  10. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thank you for your response, Hugo, I appreciate your input. From my experience in casting and moulding from my years in a related industry, this is clearly a mould problem, either from being demoulded too soon or distortion of the mould in casting. I have absolutely no doubt that the master will be perfect, due to the processes by which it was conceived and executed. I fully appreciate the complexity of the item and there are some very fine castings in the kit, which makes it all the more disappointing that there is this odd distortion on such a large component.:(
  11. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Thank you Sir...

    I will talk with my partner... The other inputs that I had are very positive... Gave me congratulations for the model and the lines mold are very small... But I will check this... Thank you Sir for help RPmodels grow and be better. This is very important to RPmodels, my team and me...

    With best regards
    Hugo Pereira
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  12. JOEYR New Member

    Hi guys,

    could someone post a picture of the problem? I recieved my order yesterday and everything looks to match just fine. I would be verry much curious about to see what the problem is.
    Btw my elephant is number 84 out of 200.

    JOEY
  13. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Mr. Joey

    Im very happy because everything its fine... I hope you like it...

    Thank you Sir.
    With best regards
    Hugo Pereira

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