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  1. Print the frieze,good idea, this time I saw Mr. Chuck's method of making the frieze. I accidentally saw a video of using a printer to make patterns and then transfer them to other objects. With his permission, he agreed that I use screenshots to introduce his methods to members in forum. 1. 2.Spray a protective film, which he also provided. 3. 4. 4.Put in water for 30-60 seconds, the bottom film will separate. 6.Transfer to the surface of another object. 7.According to him, it takes 15 minutes at 80-100 degrees Celsius. Indeed, this step is some troublesome, I will do some experiments next month. . Jack
  2. First of all, thank you very much, Mr. Passaro. You have made it a reality. More importantly, you have not only given me, but also given all members the opportunity to participate in this project. You have taught everyone the skills of making the whole project, so that the fans not only enjoy in making(this model), but also learn the knowledge of ship model. I really enjoyed the process. I would also like to thank the enthusiastic members who participated in this group project together, and many members provided valuable modifications (design of the carvings), and thank MSW for this communication platform. Thanks, Jack
  3. Hi garyshipwright, I'm so sorry I misunderstood your needs....If you want to buy CNC engraving machine, the cheapest one(Desktop level) that can process products in batches, it will be over $1200 in China. I see the price on eBay seems to be more expensive. Machines below this price may have some problems, such as durability and accuracy. There is a very cheap machine, estimated to be only about $600, which has become a "toy machine" in China, which is not good enough for processing products. If it's industrial grade, for example, the machines used in furniture factories will be more than 10,000 US dollars, and the CNC milling machines used in furniture factories of my friend's will all cost more than 15,000 US dollars. -This kind of machine is only a "cheap industrial machine" made in China. Using these machines requires CAD software, at least 2D graphics files. If you need to carve relief, you need 3D models. What's important is that CNC engraving machine doesn't come with software, especially CNC programming software, which is very expensive. The cheapest software I use, rhinocam professional version, costs 2500 dollars, rhino6 needs 999 dollars, and zbrush2018 for relief needs about 980 dollars... But the CAD software has a free version. If you've never learned to program, it's very difficult to program 3-axis or 4-axis or even 5-axis machining, except for 2D cutting. By contrast, the laser cutting opportunity is much simpler. The laser cutting machine only needs 2D graphics files. In China, the price of this kind of machine is $700-2000/3000 , and there is processing software attached. If you need to cut a thick board, such as 8mm or more, you need to choose a machine with high power. The power of laser tube needs to be more than 100 / 130W. The high-end machine is just priceless. I just mentioned by the way that a person I know, his laser cutting machine is in the nitrogen container, and the wood cut by his machine has no burning trace. He said that his machine can easily cut 2-3cm wood board, and there is no trace of carbonization. He "bragged" to me that his machine is worth $1,000,000. Jack
  4. It looks nice. Did you put a layer of wax on it? Wax oil? I'm sorry that I can't provide cherry carving sets this time...., because I can't solve the problem of color difference. Jack
  5. Hi garyshipwright! If you can carve a figure head with sculpture mud by yourself, then convert it into 3Dmodel with 3D scanning, and then.... then ....if you are willing to pay for the express delivery from China to the United States - about 30 dollars, I can carve a boxwood one for you free, Why use sculpture mud instead of wood? Because you can modify her, and you can carve a large one, such as 30cm high, which will be easier and get more details. I will help you modify this 3D model until it matches your ship model - scale and posture. Then reduce it to a ratio of 1:48, and use NC technology to restore your own works. But if you don't have time and you are willing to pay for the sculptor, I can help you find a professional sculptor. He can carve a figure head according to your sketch or reference photos, and then I will carve one for you free. Jack
  6. Yes, I sent the first six sets to the agent yesterday. The agent has received them this morning and sent them to the United States from DHL this afternoon. It happens that the first six members are all in U.S.A. I have sent the second batch to the agent this afternoon. Tomorrow, the agent will send the second batch to DHL for sending out. merry Christmas to every one in advance! Jack
  7. Thank you verymuch for your kind words Mr.Chris Watton,and thank you very one! First of all,many thanks to Mr.Passaro and MSW,thank you for your support and help. The carving sets are available and ready for sale now.I will send PM to every member who participates in the reservation purchase.For technical reasons, my sponsor link will have to wait a few more days, but this does not affect your order.This is a complete set. On the left is the packaged look. On the right is all the carvings and the Gifts of polishing brushes & latex finger covers. Jack
  8. Hi every one! I have finished 10 sets arm-parts. This time, I redesigned the fixture and optimized the processing procedure. So this batch of products is very successful. Except for the first three test products, the last 10 are all excellent products with almost no defects. And I'll finish the remaining 10 sets soon. Unlike Mr. Chuck's figurehead, the arms of all members' figurehead have been glued with German glue. I have also made some simple polishing for everyone, and I will remove the base for your folks. I use a strong plastic box for packing, and each carving will use a breathable bag for packing one more time, so as to prevent moisture and It has some compressive strength. I promise that if it is lost in transit, and if it is not caused by your own reasons, I will resend one set to you free of charge. I will complete the application of MSW's sponsor in these days, and then it will be released officially . I will inform every member according to the previous pre-order. You can buy them or give up. Natural wood has natural texture. I have scrapped all carvings with black spots, but natural texture cannot be avoided. If you can't accept these carvings with color difference and wood grain, you can consider purchasing resin casting sets. Thank you! Jack
  9. I think this discussion is very good, because I have been thinking that using CNC machining parts will make all models look the same, which will make the model making become a boring thing? That's going to take away the "soul" of model making. When I see so many opinions, I think it's very good.
  10. The postage for my express delivery from China to the United States is $26, which is the price obtained through the freight forwarder, including the agent's customs clearance fee, but this is the price of 500g, more than this weight, $6 per 500g. Then I have to send the package to the agent. The total price is $30. It's hard for me to imagine that the kit costs only $13.14 and includes postage. There used to be a micro model kit in China's market, but it's only a cross-section model. The price is about $26, but the postage in China will not exceed $1.50. So....
  11. Hi everyone! Today, I am very happy to see that Mr. Chuck released his photos of drop and figure soldiers assembled on the quarter Gallery, because this is my biggest concern. With 3D simulation, it can match the actual model without face-to-face communication and modification. In fact, Mr. Chuck didn't give me any detailed bodyplan. He asked me to calculate it from the original draught... This is the body part of all the figure heads in the first batch. And the first one of arm part made today. Jack

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