Tuesday, December 25, 2007

3D Challenge #020: Windmill

For this challenge I've created a Diorama with a desert Windmill and a railway Water Tower.

Filesize: 5,1 Mb (SU6)
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Grendizer Saga

Grenzizer Saga has begun.

You can download models from the "Grendizer Saga" collection in the Warehouse.

List of Models part of the collection:
(smaller items are still in WIP)
- Grendizer (work in progress)
- Grendizer Spacer (work in progress)
- Space Research Center #1 (2.66 Mb)
- Space Research Center #2 (3.89 Mb)
- Koji Kabuto's TFO (2.05 Mb)
- Koji Kabuto's JFO
- Double Spacer (1,75 Mb)
- Drill Spacer
- Marine Spacer
- Ultra submarine
- Cosmo special
- Boss Borot


- King of Vega (1.60 Mb)
- Hydargos
Mother Birn (878 Kb)
- Minifoo (718 Kb)
- Midifoo (1.14 Mb)

- Skull moon Base (3.92 Mb)

Space Monsters:
- Gorgon (ep. 04) (2.55 Mb)
Original post: 12/27/07

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Go Nagai's Spaceships

Have made these 3 Spaceships for the 3D Cahallenge #018.

Koji Kabuto's TFO (1975-76) From the Go Nagai Grendizer anime serie TFO: A small, earth-made flying saucer, often used by Kouji to assist Duke Fleed in Grendizer.

2,05 Mb (SU6)
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Hover Pilder (1972-73)
The control center of Mazinger Z, the Hover Pilder is a small, lightly armed flying hovercraft with outboard VTOL fans at the ends of its wings, that folds and lands inside the head of Mazinger Z. When it makes a link with the giant robot, its pilot yells, "Pilder On!"
It is later replaced by the upgraded Jet Pilder, which had more normal wings and a single VTOL fan in the center of its underside.
- Length: 5.6 meters
- Width: 3.2 meters
- Height: 3 meters
- Weight: 260 kilograms
- Maximum Altitude: 10,500 meters
- Ascent Speed: 120 kilometers/hour
- Maximum Speed: Mach 3
- Output: 20,000 horsepower.
Filesize 1,44 Mb (SU6)

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Big shooter (Steel Jeeg 1975-76)
Steel Jeeg is formed by combining the parts released by the jet Big Shooter, piloted by Prof. Shiba's lovely assistant, Miwa Micchi Uzuki.

Filesize 1,13 Mb (SU6)

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Saturday, December 8, 2007

3D Challenge #018: 1 Person Spaceship

My entry for the 18th 3D Challenge with "One person spaceship" subject.
A selfmade cardboard spaceship made of carton, pvc pipes and carton sealing tape.
This time I tried to handle with textures.
The scene below is composed with some of my models downloadable from the 3D Warehouse.

Filesize 1.35 Mb (SU)
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Sunday, December 2, 2007

3D Challenge #017: Ponte dell'Accademia (1933)

My second entry for the Challenge: Ponte dell'Accademia - Venice- Italy

The Ponte dell'Accademia (1933) is one of only three bridges in Venice to span the Grand Canal. It crosses near the southern end of the canal, and is named for the Accademia galleries. First suggested as early as 1488, a bridge was not constructed until 1854.

The original steel structure, designed by Alfred Neville, was demolished and replaced by a wooden bridgeby Eugenio Miozzi in the 1930s, despite widespread hopes for a stone bridge.

The second bridge, in a dangerous condition, was razed and replaced by the present bridge, of identical construction, in 1985.

Filesize 1.83 Mb (SU6)

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Model is Google Earth ready

Friday, November 30, 2007

3D Challenge #017: Bridge

Here's the new entry for the weekly Challenge. It'a a typical Venetian Bridge.
It doesn't really exist but it's a mix of elements of other bridges of the lagoon city.

This is also my 50th model in the Warehouse.
Filesize: 885 Kb (SU6)

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

CardBoy Calendar 2007

Model Created using the Original Calendar 2007 Paper model made by Mark James.
Just a funny thing to replicate so I hope he doesn't mind if I use his model for mine....

Please visit his site
All credits and copyright for the original design to Mark James.

Filesize 618 Kb (SU6)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

3D Challenge #015: Lighthouse

This time I've prepared 4 models for this challenge.

Kálfshamarsvík Lighthouse
Google Earth ready

Filesize 1 mb (SU6)
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Lady Isle lighthouse
Google Earth ready

Filesize 4 mb (SU6)
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Lighted Buoy

Filesize 2 mb (SU6)
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Lonesome Lighthouse

Filesize 1.3 mb (SU6)
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Thursday, November 15, 2007

S.I.D. 1st place

My S.I.D. Model reach first place in the 3D challenge #013.
Filesize: 1.5 mb (SU6)

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Shure 55 Mic final model

Final version of the classic Shure 55 Microphone.

This microphone is ideal for public address or theater-stage sound systems, as well as for broadcasting, recording, and other sound applications where a stand-mounted microphone with a classic look is desirable.
* Classic appearance, modern performance
* Frequency response tailored for speech, vocals and instrumental music
* Cardioid directional pattern for optimum performance in adverse acoustic environments
* Shock-mounted cartridge minimizes stand-transmitted noise, ensures quiet operation
* Rugged die cast case and mechanical design for reliability under rigorous conditions
* Self-tensioning swivel mount, permits tilting through 45° forward and 80° backward

Filesize: 1,35 Mb (SU6)

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Friday, November 9, 2007

"Wonder Radio " 1st place

My model for the 3D Challenge #012: "Wonder Radio" reaches first place.

Filesize: 5 Mb (SU6)

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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Shado models

I've had a model of UFO alien Ship to the composition.

Filesize: 481 Kb (SU6)
And this is what I'm working on: Moon Mobile. The serie will continue with other mobiles...

Friday, November 2, 2007

S.I.D. - Space Intruder Detector (1970)

My first model from the Gerry Anderson TV serie UFO (1970)

"In orbit around the Earth to a distance of 36.000 kilometers, the satellite of location and comunication (abbreviated SID) is the alarm system constructed ad hoc from the SHADO. S.I.D. contains the most powerful computer constructed from the man,and it is able to locate and follow the UFO in arrival from enormous distance. Thanks to a revolutionary vocal circuit, the computer is able to supply a vocal comment to the control center on the Moon. The importance of Sid is inestimabile: the satellite is a vital ring in the system of land defense, and must be considered a primary target for the attacks of the enemies."

Filesize 1.5 Mb (SU6)
Model partecipate in the Sketchup 3D Challenge #013.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Shure 55 Microphone

This is a custom replica of the famous Shure Serie 55 microphones.
Model was made only with reference images, so dimensions and details could be not exact.
Work is still in progress.

The Model 55SH Series II microphone provides the Shure classic UNlDYNE® II design coupled with modern acoustic components to meet today's performance standards. This microphone is excellent for vocal pickup with its characteristic Shure presence peak.

The 55SH Series II microphone has a cardioid polar pickup pattern that minimizes sound pickup from the rear of the microphone. This allows the Model 55SH Series II to be used in close proximity to loudspeakers without creating feedback problems, and it can perform under adverse acoustic conditions where omnidirectional microphones cannot.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

3D Challenge 012: "Wonder Radio"

My model for the 3D Challenge #012: "Wonder Radio". An old style radio inspired from the Wavebands stage in the Disney Wonder.

Filesize: 5 Mb (SU6)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Cubic Skyscraper 2nd place

Cubic Skyscraper reached 2nd place in the 3D Challenge #009 ex-equo with ChrisBence and Flagfreak models.


3D Challenge 010: 3 Wheels car

This time I think I've missed the Challenge topic but I've made a model I like.
This is a modern version of the old tricycle

Filesize 2 Mb (SU6)

Model rendered with Kerkythea
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Monday, October 8, 2007

Barber Shaver

I prepared this model for the 3D challenge #009 but at the end wins the Skyscraper Facade challenge.

Filesize: 1 Mb

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Friday, October 5, 2007

Time Machine Wins!

Time Machine model wins the 3D Challenge #008.

Thanks to Cartographer Tom for the rendering.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

3D Challenge 008: Time Machine

This is my 3D Challenge # 008 model: the Time Machine.
A mix between h. G. Wells and Timanice Time traveller.

This is the travelling in time mode

Filesize: 4 Mb (SU6)
More pictures in the 3D Challenge 008 Web Album

Monday, September 24, 2007

3D Challenge 007: Fountain Pen

This is my model for the seventh challenge.
My favourite fountain pen: Rotring 600

1 Mb (SU6)
Modelling time: 2:15 Hours

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Robot's hands

A small review of the evolution of my robot's hands
First one is from the Robbie model (yet unpublished in the Blog) from the "Forbidden Planet" movie. The hand shuold be like a glove 'cause in real model there were a man inside it.

Second one is from the Getter Saga. A typical hand from japanese anime of the Seventies, it could be used for a very big group of mecha of that time. This hand couldn't work but I think was very easy to be drawn.

Third is a more realistic (!) hand from an yet unpublished little robot: Nono's hand from the 1980 cartoon "Ulysses 31". This is not the original hand but a personal revisited version. Three fingers still seemed to be the best solution for this model.

Last one is from the Bix robot, yet published in the Blog. It remembers the Terminator hands.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Corefighter FF-X7

The original corefighter of the Gundam RX-78 Serie.
High detailed and fully colored model.

The FF-X7 Core Fighter was an integral part of Plan V of the Federation, forming a module of interchanging commando for the RX-78-2 Gundam, RX-77-2 Guncannon and RX-75-4 Guntank. Developed from the Hervic Company, that it developed also hunting FF-6 TIN Cod and FF-S3 Shaverfish, the primary scope of Core Fighter was to protect the data collected from the learning computer of the Gundam, working as vehicle of escape in case of damage or destruction of the robot.
Core Fighter was armed with four Vulcan light guns of 25mm mounted in the nose and two small missile launchers on the fuselage with 4 ammunitions each one.
- the wing span is 6,8 mt
- full load weight 8,9 tons
- propulsion supplied by 6 rockets
- the estimated maximum speed of Mach
The concept of Core Fighter was used in much piece of mobil suits until at least the UC 0153 in the LM312V04 Victory Gundam.

You can use Layer panel in SU to switch between Flying Mode and the Mobil Suit mode. You can switch Cockpit, Rear Wing, Front and back under carriage, Side Wings.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Getter Machines

From the genius of Go Nagai here are Getter Robot (1974). With the combination of 3 ships it will get 3 different robots. The strange was that different parts of fighters became different (bigger, smaller, different shapes or disappered) from one transformation to another.

Getter Eagle (Red)
Modelling time: 4:30 Hours
File size: 590 Kb

Getter Jaguar (White)
Modelling time: 2:00 Hours
File size: 806 Kb

Getter Bear (Yellow)
Modelling time: 1:50 Hours
File size: 598 Kb

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Studies for buildings and electric co.

Considered the archtypal exponent of Futurist architecture right up to the end of the nineteen-thirties even though he was by no means the only one, the megalopolitan visions of Sant'Elia (1888-1916) are still a constant ideal point of reference within modern and avant-garde Italian architecture.
Born in Como, after qualifying as a master-builder he went to look for work in Milan, where he opened his own office.
He was one of the founders of the "Nuove Tendenze" group which in June 1914 exhibited at the "Famiglia Artistica" gallery.
Immediately he became an adherent of Futurism and "Lacerba" magazine for 1 August 1914 published his manifesto: L'Architettura Futurista.
Himself a socialist, in July 1915 he enlisted in the army along with the other Futurists and the following year he was killed taking part in an assault.
Stylistically influenced by the rigorous Viennese school of Otto Wagner and by the "vignettism" of Hoppe, in his representations of architecture there is an evident awaeness that the measure of the New City will be not the single building but the urban structure understood as the whole of its organic and interconnected relationships, recognising that the only starting point must be the "tumultuous life" of big cities.

Study for building (1913)
Filesize: 120 Kb

Study for building (1913)
Filesize: 56 Kb

Study for Electric Co. (1913)
Filesize: 182 Kb

Study for Electric Co. (1914)
Filesize: 515 Kb