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Some enginering solutions

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by DrLutz, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. DrLutz Member

    Country:
    Israel
    In order to cast figirine in some pieces we have to make our model in pieces. I think - to cut completely finished figurine is the wrong way to make it 'tec-friendly' for further moldmaking and casting.
    Here I want to show some useful solutins in figure engineering.

    I start with the manniken - as everyone do it:
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    The figurine will worn a long gown so let's add some dress:
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    With a knife I show where there will be cuts
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    The manniken baked. Now it's time to dissect it.
    As you can see it made of sculpey mixed with FIMO. It's easy to cut it with a knife.
    The same manniken we can do using any epoxy clay. In this case we have use a fret-saw for manniken dissection.
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  2. DrLutz Member

    Country:
    Israel
    Part two
    How to make pins.

    I like to use hexahedral pins to precise connection of the detais.
    First of all I need some hexahedral tubes to make. I use furniture wrench, vaseline and some quick-hardened putty
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    As you can see - the wrench. One tube is ready, the second one is still on the wrench. Don't fotget to apply some vaseline on the wrench BEFORE applying the putty on.
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    Then I make pins. I fill Quick-wood epoxy putty inside the tube, wait untill putty is almost cure (approx.15-20 minutes) and push out the pin using the same wrench
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    To compete prepairing of pin it's better to cut a bit it's second side and to make it shorter as you can see on previous photo
  3. DrLutz Member

    Country:
    Israel
    Now everything is ready to assembling.
    Drill a cavity for a pin on one part. Let the cavity to be big and deep enough to mount in a sharp end of the pin.
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    Then fill all the cavity around the pin with epoxy putty.
    If you are using hexagonal pins it's have to be enough only one pin to connest two details. I don't know why but here I made two pins....
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    When pins are completely cured on their places, drill symmetrical cavities on the second detail for slots (I hope slot is a correct word in english. In russian we usually call it mama and papa. Guess who is who).
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    Then fill some more putty in the cavities and connect both details together.
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    Don't forget to apply some vaseline!

    The same prosedure is for head and chest
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    ...and for chest and hips - here you see both parts of hips and their slot for the chest part
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  4. DrLutz Member

    Country:
    Israel
    At the end we have the same manniken uou can assemble and disassemble again.
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    Now it's time to sculpt
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  5. DrLutz Member

    Country:
    Israel
    The figutine is partislly finished.
    But holly hands - where are they???
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    The cavity for a shoulder
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    filling the cavity with quick-wood
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    With the wrench you can press slot directly - with no pin prepairing
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    Putty is cured. Wrench is out. Work a bit with a sandparper around.
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    And here is the pin for the shoulder:
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  6. DrLutz Member

    Country:
    Israel
    The finished miniature
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    The advantage of such type of details connectoim using hexagonal pins is that you can connect details precisely.
  7. DrLutz Member

    Country:
    Israel
    Or you can make more parts for convertion.
    Here is another hand with another shield.
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  8. btavis Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Just fantastic.
  9. dario966 New Member

    Gaspodin Lutz,
    Господин!
    great!
    очень прекрaсное дело
  10. georges64 Member

    Country:
    France
    Awesome,I realy appreciate the 'lesson' (y)
    georges
  11. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Highlyappreciatedmy friend. Youhave putted a lotof work for this lesson and demonstration. And i must admit that to my calculations all the mechanical preworking you do for making specific pins and everything is too much time consuming . But its worth the work for sure as you can handle the figure anyway you like it .

    GREAT OFFER my friend !!!

    Costas
  12. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thanks for sharing your technics!Great figure!
  13. Graywolf Active Member

    Country:
    Turkey
    Great technique,great SBS and great figure. Thanks a lot.
  14. frank h Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Thanks for sharing

    Got to ask will the figure be comercially available
    It looks great

    Frank (y)
  15. nagashino New Member

    Vlad

    That is excellent - just the sort of SBS that makes this Planet such a worthwhile visit.

    Of course, with the different sizes of wrenches available (we call them Allen Keys in UK, by the way) the technique would be suitable for all scales of mannequin.

    Many thanks for taking the time and effort to show this - much appreciated

    Regards

    Phil
  16. Manfred Active Member

    Thanks for the workmanlike sbs (y) .

    Really helpful for engineering and will be saved.

    Manfred
  17. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Vlad,

    very helpful SBS !!!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers,
    Markus
  18. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for sharing this with us Vlad. This sort of thing is what makes the Planet so special. Lots there for us to learn from - I look forward to seeing this one painted up! ;)
  19. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    Clever and informative.
    Thanks for sharing Vlad.

    Cheers
  20. Joe Hudson Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Vlad,

    This was a very good sbs, thanks for sharing it. BTW the figure looks pretty cool.

    Joe

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