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Old 28-08-2011, 10:45 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I know I already started the Solid Works Eagle in my other thread some time ago, but to get a clean view on the progress I thought it would be a good idea to give it a fresh start.

So in the next few weeks I will be showing the build process step by step.
Of course my goal is to create a truly accurate and easy to build 22" eagle ( at first the second model )

So, starting of with the CM by fare the most important part, and most difficult to get exactly right :































As some of you already know, my name is Curt, Nico is just a forum name I used to use ;-)

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Old 28-08-2011, 02:45 PM   #2
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Hi Curt,

OMG right before your eyes..... Nice work.

I have a feeling this will be a very interesting thread....
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Old 28-08-2011, 03:11 PM   #3
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Thanks Bernie ;-) Same here, don't know what it is, but I'm feeling some kind of a vibe
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Old 28-08-2011, 05:32 PM   #4
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So, can this software talk to CNC machines?
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Old 28-08-2011, 05:49 PM   #5
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hehehe, yes it can :-)
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Old 28-08-2011, 11:52 PM   #6
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Oh yea! Looking forward to more and a finished product!
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Old 29-08-2011, 05:57 AM   #7
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screen shots are one thing, but to get a real good impression of what it really looks like, a good render is so much better to do that ;-)


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Old 29-08-2011, 06:11 AM   #8
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Nico - are you saying that this last image isn't showing a real model but "only" the rendered image/CAD ????



Unbeliefable ...



Great work
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Old 29-08-2011, 07:41 AM   #9
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Thanks Oliver!

Yes it is a render, one of the reasons why it looks so real is, because of the very slight sss (sub surface scattering) so the material is just a little bit translucent
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Old 29-08-2011, 04:48 PM   #10
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Great job Nico... I think you could team up with the Capt' on this one or go it alone.
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Old 29-08-2011, 06:50 PM   #11
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Nice. Could you elaborate more on what the final goal for this model would be? Garage kit in resin or what?
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Old 30-08-2011, 07:29 AM   #12
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Well, the idea is to at least model it in such a way that it can be easily produced (and easily build), so who knows where it will end :-) I'm sure it will get interesting when we are a few pages further in this thread ;-)
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Old 30-08-2011, 02:30 PM   #16
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Absolutley stunning!
One of, if not the most amazing pictures I've seen here.
Brilliant work indeed.
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Old 30-08-2011, 02:50 PM   #17
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Thank you so much Howard!!
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Old 30-08-2011, 03:03 PM   #18
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Funny idea to make it look like an unpainted model.
I already have made many positve comments on the old thread, years ago. Then you suddenly dissapeared for a long time. Nice to see the project continuing and to have you back, Nico.
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Old 30-08-2011, 03:24 PM   #19
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Hi Ron, thanks! and indeed glad to be back :-)
This one really is much better than the old one, it's much more accurate.
Also the paneling is a lot better now and all side faces of the panels are now perpendicular to the body, instead of having just straight cuts.

Also the shelling is a lot better, overall thickness of the model is now 1.5mm
and also now every surface has a fillet, that wasn't possible when using Rhino 3d (not at that level)
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Old 30-08-2011, 09:09 PM   #20
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Hi Curt, of course SolidWorks is much better than Rhino for modeling printable objects. I can remember your Chessna Cockpit, when you started to use SolidWorks. In the meantime, I also built my 3D Eagle in Cinema 4D. I just never textured it. What happened to your first prototype CMs?
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