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Dragon Head

Postby llwood » Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:39 am

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Re: Dragon Head

Postby llwood » Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:40 am

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Re: Dragon Head

Postby llwood » Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:41 am

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Re: Dragon Head

Postby ChrisInEstes » Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:38 pm

Impressive. Did you use any 3D models in that, or just a ton of different tool paths?

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Re: Dragon Head

Postby llwood » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:06 pm

Thank you. No 3D models, just a bunch of different toolpaths in VCP. A fluting toolpath was used for the neck frill, profile toolpaths with a 90 degree vbit for the horn and eyebrow, vcarve toolpath for the eye and teeth, texture toolpath for the face, 1/8" roundover bit for the base of the crown, 1/8" end mill to cut out the bricks, etc.

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Re: Dragon Head

Postby ChrisInEstes » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:10 pm

Wow... That's a lot of tools and tool paths and depths to keep straight. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Dragon Head

Postby tonydude919 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:11 pm

That is neat, like your design.

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Re: Dragon Head

Postby sailfl » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:04 pm

Nice job. I like the brick boarder. Very creative. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Dragon Head

Postby tatinc2000 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:02 am

Very cool!
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Re: Dragon Head

Postby martin54 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:28 am

Very nice job Andy, reminds me of a dragon in a film but can't think which one :lol: :lol:
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Re: Dragon Head

Postby RenzFab » Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:30 pm

martin54 wrote:Very nice job Andy, reminds me of a dragon in a film but can't think which one :lol: :lol:

looks to me like Falkor from Neverending Story
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Re: Dragon Head

Postby PaulRowntree » Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:42 pm

RenzFab wrote:
martin54 wrote:Very nice job Andy, reminds me of a dragon in a film but can't think which one :lol: :lol:

looks to me like Falkor from Neverending Story

Falkor yes, and perhaps a viking ship figurehead ...
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Re: Dragon Head

Postby martin54 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:00 pm

PaulRowntree wrote:
RenzFab wrote:
martin54 wrote:Very nice job Andy, reminds me of a dragon in a film but can't think which one :lol: :lol:

looks to me like Falkor from Neverending Story

Falkor yes, and perhaps a viking ship figurehead ...


Paul, yes could have been a viking figurehead, looked at quite a few of those lately while looking for Norse designs to go with the Celtic ones I have :lol:

Anyway it's a neat job, like the frame which is a bit different to most frames you see.
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Re: Dragon Head

Postby llwood » Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:44 pm

sailfl wrote:Nice job. I like the brick border. Very creative. Thanks for posting.


Thanks. I originally wanted to make the frame look like stone. A dragon is kind of medieval and I thought it would be cool to have a border that looked like a stone wall, which is also medieval. However, the irregularity of stone was too much of a hassle, so I went with brick instead. It's MUCH easier and still gives that feeling.
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Re: Dragon Head

Postby llwood » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:05 am

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I modified the Dragon Head design so that the Dragon is now breathing fire. Although I see a few slight ways the design could be improved, overall I think it's pretty good, and I really like the way the fire goes outside the frame. Big thanks to Marty for doing such a great job on cutting and finishing.

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