From Design to Manufacture

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From Design to Manufacture

Post by Armortek » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:54 am

A short video on the steps from design to manufacture - let us know what you think ....:

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Re: From Design to Manufacture

Post by Kevin Hunter » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:26 am

Oh, I do hate going first! :oops:

Personally I quite like it. Anything that helps to show the world the complexity, detail and skill that goes into developing your models is great advertising. If I were to add anything I would perhaps include a brief glimpse of the earlier stages too...… such as measuring the original mudguard, and producing that in Solidworks. That way the journey "from design to manufacture" may be more complete?

But - as I said - I like it.


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Re: From Design to Manufacture

Post by Chris Hall » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:16 pm

I said to Mark a long time ago that, like the Royal Family, it "doesn't do to shine too bright a light on magic" :wink:

It's all beyond me - I just love that you do it !

Having said that, what has always fascinated me is how you actually design a 1/6th scale model. It's not just measure the Real Thing and miniaturise. It's how to break it down into constituent parts, and how to fit all those parts together in a relatively simple way. And how to allow for the 'modern' bits, like motor mountings, drive / track chains, recoiling gun mounts and LED's in machine guns. Now THAT'S magic !


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Re: From Design to Manufacture

Post by Marco Peter » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:46 pm

Nice, I love 'behind the scenes' shots!

Would love to see the inside of the machine too, that actually is the most interesting part of the whole process..

One advice: a stabilised shot looks so much more professional then (what looks like) an iPhone video. ;-)
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Re: From Design to Manufacture

Post by Robert E Morey » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:28 am

For a basic steps video this is good - I like it. But I am an engineer and I do similar things <not tank models unfortunately> - I would like to see some more details like a bit more on the CAD and design. And actually cutting metal <machining> added. Perhaps show the size of material that part comes from - that's always eye opening. I remember the video of Mark forming the Tiger turrets by bending them from a flat plate - that was impressive. I like all the details Armortek shares about making the kits. Its great to see a start to finish version.

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