Thanks to Mr. Al Dewar!

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Re: Thanks to Mr. Al Dewar!

Postby skifflebits » Thu May 02, 2019 6:50 am

And yet there is only one bits.

Begging the question of how the bits can be so singular.
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Re: Thanks to Mr. Al Dewar!

Postby Deborah J » Thu May 02, 2019 11:03 am

skifflebits wrote:And yet there is only one bits.

Begging the question of how the bits can be so singular.

Perhaps you're going to be the founder of a new bits dynasty?

There are a few other people with random Js in their names, but I'm the only one who's surname is just the letter J and nothing else.
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Re: Thanks to Mr. Al Dewar!

Postby SarahJaneFan » Thu May 02, 2019 12:36 pm

Deborah J wrote:
skifflebits wrote:And yet there is only one bits.

Begging the question of how the bits can be so singular.

Perhaps you're going to be the founder of a new bits dynasty?

There are a few other people with random Js in their names, but I'm the only one who's surname is just the letter J and nothing else.


Unless your name is actually Deb Orahj.
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Re: Thanks to Mr. Al Dewar!

Postby skifflebits » Thu May 02, 2019 4:28 pm

My name is actually skjfflebits, but I spell it with an i to save space.
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Re: Thanks to Mr. Al Dewar!

Postby skifflebits » Tue May 14, 2019 3:32 pm

Al has been answering some questions on GB. Apparently he mentioned they had a Mutt and Kroton designed in CAD, and would release the digital files into the fansphere if he could ever find them.

Also note his statement on the limits of swapping body parts.

That Mutt figure would be a wonderful addition.
Al - I agree and if i can find it i'll happily disseminate the CAD

Does rotocasting significantly drop the overall production cost of figures?
Al - No .. we looked at this .. its cheaper in theory but the flip side is the production rate sucks .. its so slow and the weight of the plastic parts goes up so it uses more materail

There is no one proposing making any new figures like this ... but if the CAD is still there i'll make it available .. that the main point ... sadly

On tooling there is a very serious limit to what can be mixed and matched OR replaced at low cost .. no such thing as low cost in terms of tooling really .. the idea of swapping in and out body parts is to a greater extent a non starter .. its just insanely expensive .. tool cleanup and repair. recasting etc .. not viable. .. but i like the ideas .. good for customs?
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Re: Thanks to Mr. Al Dewar!

Postby skifflebits » Mon May 20, 2019 10:52 pm

Small "Al Update."

On GB he's saying he might release the CAD files for the Mutt from "The Mutants," as well as for an 11/12 console room that never saw production.

Hmmm...
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