yesterday I made up my 3d version of my rifle design for the Rhal Kutrie, and I gotta say I'm pretty psyched about it. I don't think this will count as us starting the build early as I'm not working on it really until I get the print (and it's only the rifle) but either way I'm still excited about it. I ordered the part to be 3D printed by shapeways.com, for those of you interested in getting some 3d parts printed for cheap they are a good site. Again it is my design that I created and then made into a simple 3d model (or 2.5d for those of you who are professionals in this field more experienced than myself) and I sent the model to their website and chose a material to have the part printed in. Here is what the part looks like with neat sketchy line art in sketchup.
I probably won't get the part until xmas or right before or after it. It does take a while for them to print in the material I chose, but I can't wait. I really need to finish another of my builds first, but that one I will keep secret for now. I am gonna do my formal blognouncement of my partnership with Kamm soon, as soon as I have some photos to show off his work so you nerds can drool over it. I guess I just announced it, but I will make a formal post soon on that. More details to come. Here are more sketchy images of the rifle, it's gonna be a large part and I can't wait!