Licensing, copyrights, etc.

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Za Rodinu, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    ok mate good point

    make sure you keep us updated

    did I also mention the Avro Anson another one of my favourites :biggrin:
  2. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    It Looks like you will soon be up and running.

  3. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Mine too, since that good old Airfix kit from the 60s :)

    Give me time, I managed to make a certain fighter fuselage core in 4 days using that cutting plotter as a cookie cutter for bulkheads! The song of the thread is:
  4. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Thanks Tom :)

    I've been using CAD applications from the early 80s, and when I was doing airmodelling I used it a lot but to generate plans and printing parts to cut off by hand. However with the new tools I'm making very efficient use in cutting parts straight from the computer, and I'm not even talking about 3D printing (yet!).

    The "cookie cutter" I mentioned is:

    Remember me saying that my facilities were limited? I'm thinking of renting a workshop sooner than later :)

    1:6, did you say? Hmmm... Too early, let me get this 1:30 business rolling and then I'll think of a proper niche.
  5. TiredOldSoldier

    TiredOldSoldier Senior Member

    I recall being puzzled by some early model boxes NOT having the name of the subject but only something like US Bomber or German Cruiser, wonder if copyright had anything to do with that.

    Copyright is possibly the most abused legislation existent, and basically encourages litigation over innovation.
    The above being mostly due to frustrating searches for out of print books by minor authors that no publisher dares to reprint because it's impossible to identify who owns the "rights".
  6. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Or at the time they were simply too generic, early model designers often had no idea what their subjects looked like :) (current ones sometimes don't either ;) )
  7. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    I know I've been under the radar for a long time, but I've been awfully busy :)

    I have been doing a lot of master building work which includes a lot of experimentation with methods and materials. Most have been failures as this is a new modelling field for me, but most of the lessons have been learnt already.

    Some of the failures were quite frustrating, others were rather comic. For example I learnt one simply can't do larger two part molds for resin. I found this out when I poured the resin and the damned thing started squirting and squishing all over the place! My forearms were encrusted in running polyurethane resin, and when it congealed I had a problem as I have somewhat hairy arms! Epic! No photos as I was too damned busy trying to contain the flood :lol:

    Anyway, I'm getting somewhere as you can see by the piccie :)

    Attached Files:

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  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Excellent work
    thank you for posting
  9. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    Keep up the good work and I hope that you are thinking health and safety with working in Resin.

    Looking good so far.

  10. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Believe me I know, Tom. I use a vapour mask, gloves, goggles, storage and work is outdoors, and I have a supplier that delivers next day, so materials are ordered "just in time" and in only needed quantities only. This was unexpected and the resin flowed past my gloves onto my forearms. The mould you see in the pic above is an outcome of a "lesson learned" as it is single shell only, with no possibility of leaking. As a consequence It is not only much safer but more efficient and economic as well.
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  11. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Kepp em coming, you old dog.
  12. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Time to bring this thread back from the deep, ideas and methods have matured a bit since. Right now I'm waiting for the UPS Storch to bring me this:

    so I can make little chairs for Tom's boys to have a rest :lol:

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  13. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Nice looking stools.
  14. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Thanks! Those are not mine, and are 1:12th scale which is standard for the dolls house market. This CNC router I'm buying, after I become proficient with it and use of materials, both artificial and natural, will open up a tremendous view on that market and also in 1:6th. To be quite frank I'd never considered this scale and I believe it must be supplied to the eyeballs in high quality items and I have no idea what kind of niche I might eventually fit in. I may start thinking of this, browsing the appropriate forums etc, for the time being I have to get this working to the appropriate standards concentrating on 'Britains' scale.
  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I want a Mill-it-mini now.
    I don't need one.
    I just want one.
  16. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Get Rory at Stoney CNC. No need to tell him I sent you but it's worth a laugh or two! He's on holidays now, just give him a break, he was already saying he was dropping the whole case on top of my head as he flew southwards!

    Get ready to loosen up your purse strings, as there's the extra hardware AND the software if you're going serious. As my accounts guy said "Have you gone mad?" This was my reply:

  17. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    While I wait for the mill, here's another fine photo taken from Trelleborg, a chemical supplier who may be providing me with this sort of polyurethane blocks. The colours are not my responsability, someone at Marketing was being a show off :)


    But in any case that's what my machine may do, either big (600mm platten) or small as in the post above.

    Also, for my models I'm going to need decals to my special needs and off the usual commercial scales. It is my pleasure to say that has been taken care of already :)
  18. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Board, CNC Milling, For the Purpose Of.

    Dimensions: 1220mm x 2440mm, thicknesses: 1mm to 30mm

    Unit price: $1 to $10, according to thickness

    Minimum order : 500 sheets.

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