Where Have I Been?!

Short answer: at home, up to my eyeballs in work.  Fortunately, I have a bit of a reprieve today, since I'm waiting on a tool I need for my next job.  So, what have I been doing?  Well, in addition to desperately trying to keep up with trimming the vegetation, a task made damn near…

Get Your Tiny Tanks Now, Before the Prices Double!

So, for those of you who don't know, Shapeways recently changed its pricing algorithm due to increased cost of operation and a changing market.  Most models increased in price very slightly, but where it was most noticeable was in the miniature wargaming market.  For 28mm figures, and especially vehicles, it wasn't so bad.  However, I…

I Do Not Work in Sales, I Design Products

This post is meant, mainly, for LinkedIn.  I would like to clarify what it is that I do.  I am a self-employed product designer.  I have never worked in sales, nor is that likely to change, as I do not have the personality for it.  However, I can understand the confusion, owing to the highly…

A Point or Two About 3D Printing – In Russia / Пункт или Два иро Трёхмерное Печатание – в России

As you may know, Shapeways is a fairly large company with designers and customers all over the world.  As such, they ship to every country... except Russia.  I suspect the reason is because, even though the company is based in New York City, it's actually chartered in The Netherlands, which is a member of the…

Несколько Пункты о Валидации

Оригинальный пост:  https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/a-few-points-about-validation/ Те из вас, кто знаком с Шейпвейз, читающие это, будут знать, что их производственная команда имеет рекомендации по проектированию.  Эти рекомендации различаются в зависимости от материала, и включены в материальной странице.  Вот страница материала для лазерного спеченного нейлона/пластика, из которого я обычно делаю модели.   https://www.shapeways.com/materials/strong-and-flexible-plastic Эти рекомендации являются именно: рекомендации.  Они не…

Third CAD Tutorial

I've just finished uploading my third CAD tutorial to BitChute!  In this lesson, I show you how to make this: This is a Carthaginian quadrireme hull, minus any oars or masts.  This particular design is based on the Marsala ship, which was discovered off the coast of Sicily in 1971.  I had a request to…

My New 15mm Challenge

Relax, relax, this is a self-imposed challenge.  See, I recently uploaded my 37th tank model in 6mm (1/285) scale, and I noticed that I have the exact same number of historical tanks in 15mm (1/100) scale as fictional tanks.  Well, one of them (specifically, the Bolo Mk 33) isn't in 15mm scale, but it's the…

Update on the Tank Collection and Database

I have been playing around with my tank database a lot today, organising it and dreaming up lots of projects to include, as well as sorting out the various requests I have yet to complete.  Below is a screenshot of the tank collection as it currently is, however, this no longer includes everything. I have…

Airship Database

This post is the beginning of an airship database of the Nine Empires.  It will constantly be subject to change, and a shortcut will be under the "Nine Empires" tab at the top of my site. From left to right, the columns denote faction, type of airship, number of levitators, and names of indivual ships/models…

Surface Ship Database

This post is the beginning of a surface ship database of the Nine Empires.  It will constantly be subject to change, and a shortcut will be under the "Nine Empires" tab at the top of my site. The left column denotes the faction, the middle is the ship's type, and the right column denotes the…