On my way to Area 51 in New Mexico

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On my way to Area 51 in New Mexico

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I saw this model on MyMiniFactory and I couldn’t resist it. The problem was, it was meant for 3-D printing, so it was hollow. I used ZBrush to slice and to fill the hollow parts, however their 2020 upgrade has a problem with the size update, so after making some parts twice, I started using Aspire to adjust the size to scale to fit against the other parts.

The size is 20-inches long by 15-inch high. I applied Bronze metal coating. Since my plans were to coat it, I just used a 2 x 10 and a 4 x 8 Douglas fir which gave me better strength than using MDF.

Gary
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WOW!!! Great job...

Thanks for sharing....
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Nice job Gary.

Unless I'm missing something here, I think Area 51 is in Nevada.
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Unless I'm missing something here, I think Area 51 is in Nevada.
No wonder I got lost.

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You think YOU got lost...what about those poor ET’s?

(Great job on the project, Gary!)
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That looks great... The metal coating makes it.

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Whats the name of that stl please?
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Wonderfully detailed Gary..and Big! :)
NICE job!
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Fan-freaking-tastic!!!!!
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I live in Roswell, NM. If any CNC users ever get lost and fine themselves headed this way, give me a text, and I'll give you a guided tour while I pick your brain! TFS_Roswell@hotmail.com

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Beautiful piece of work. Looks amazing and slightly scary at the same time. How many slices did this take? And did you do 1-sided or 2-sided slices? Thanks...
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Thanks for all the compliments.
Whats the name of that stl please?
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How many slices did this take? And did you do 1-sided or 2-sided slices?
It was about 24 different slices. Because it was hollow, I had to take it into ZBrush to fill each piece. The problem I had was ZBrush's size update has a bug so after making several parts twice, I started resizing in Aspire to the part I made previously. Everything was a double-sided cut.

When Toys and Trifles posted, that's when I remembered there were Aliens in New Mexico.

Gary

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