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

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

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That is neat, like your design.

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Nice job. I like the brick boarder. Very creative. Thanks for posting.

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Very cool!

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

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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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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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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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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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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.

Andy

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