The weekend was a flurry of painting! 4 cockpits is a lot of painting, that's for sure!
I finished the parachute canister on the F4 with some green nylon material I picked up at the fabric store, and added a cut off from an old ratchet strap as the tie down for it. This, of course was painted grey to hide the awful red color that it came in. The HDU gauge backs and hoses were put in last.
The cube showed up at 9 am Monday. I helped load it up, then John and I headed to the studio to show them how they all assembled.
Our next tv commercial gig is going to be kinda cool, so I can't wait to start that build. Miniatures are my favourite! That should start soon, but in the mean time, I've got lots of 3d files to come up with for it. That should be almost as much fun!
When I lent my services to a collegue who was working on a film about 12 years ago, I was introduced to the world of cnc. I remember watching this huge machining centre milling out a slab of mdf and turning it into a fantastic set of gears. I knew that it would have taken me hours to achieve the same thing with traditional power tools. I decided then that I would invest in a cnc router for my own business Oxenham Design. At that time I could turn on a computer, but even to check email seemed like a crazy set of operations. I persevered and learned every piece of relevant software I could get my hands on. I am now fortunate enough to be using Vectric's ASPIRE software, and Techno cnc routers, which has helped us to create some amazing projects, both in part, or in full. I thought that this blog would be a great place to share "behind the scenes" adventures with the software, materials and equipment we use, as well as the projects we build.