My 500€ kit

Andy the Sheep

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In a few days I will be "on half pay"... well not really half as the pay reduction is far lower than 50%, but, anyway, three of my colleagues and me are leaving permanently our activity waiting for our pensions (please, do not ask for details, it is difficult to explain it in my native language, I think it could be almost impossible in a foreign one :cold-sweat:).
Anyway, as a gift to our former colleagues I proposed, and they accepted, to build a scale reproduction of the historic monument standing in the middle of the main courtyard of our working place.
The making required a photo survey of the monument, the transformation of the pictures into a file that could be fed to a 3D printer, all done by a local specialized 3D printing firm. Moreover, some details had to be cast in resin to maintain an adequate level of accuracy. I just had to use sandpaper and files, a lot of good old "elbow oil" (literal translation of an Italian way of describing an intense manual working activity), assemble and paint it, add some details (mainly the glasses on the standing figure) and cement the model to its Plexiglas base.
It was not a difficult job but for the constant fear of a catastrophic mistake, considering the cost of the whole enterprise and the fact that my 3 colleagues had put their faith and money in the enterprise. If not enough, we are all married and extra costs could have lead to very difficult explanations at home :anguished:.
Here are some pics. Hope you will enjoy.
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stillp

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8th Alpini? Are you in Venzone?
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John Race

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Hi Andrea.

Hope you will post some more of this build as it happens.

"elbow oil" , as you say, here it would be very similar as elbow grease
 

stillp

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I don't know why, that motto seemed familiar. Now I have to remember where I've seen it before!
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MikeC

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In a few days I will be "on half pay"... well not really half as the pay reduction is far lower than 50%, but, anyway, three of my colleagues and me are leaving permanently our activity waiting for our pensions (please, do not ask for details, it is difficult to explain it in my native language, I think it could be almost impossible in a foreign one :cold-sweat:).
Anyway, as a gift to our former colleagues I proposed, and they accepted, to build a scale reproduction of the historic monument standing in the middle of the main courtyard of our working place.
The making required a photo survey of the monument, the transformation of the pictures into a file that could be fed to a 3D printer, all done by a local specialized 3D printing firm. Moreover, some details had to be cast in resin to maintain an adequate level of accuracy. I just had to use sandpaper and files, a lot of good old "elbow oil" (literal translation of an Italian way of describing an intense manual working activity), assemble and paint it, add some details (mainly the glasses on the standing figure) and cement the model to its Plexiglas base.
It was not a difficult job but for the constant fear of a catastrophic mistake, considering the cost of the whole enterprise and the fact that my 3 colleagues had put their faith and money in the enterprise. If not enough, we are all married and extra costs could have lead to very difficult explanations at home :anguished:.
Here are some pics. Hope you will enjoy.
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Hi Andrea,
A fantastic build and a credit to you.
I used to collect furniture from around your area, and bring it back to the UK. there was a roundabout and on it was a big chair, I can even visualise it now. Good luck with the retirement, there are a lot of us on this site.
MikeC.
 
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