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US ARMY M-1917 DA.45
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December 05, 2011, 05:01:19 AM
The pistol in the picture was purchased in 1960. The Army had 'surplussed' all their stock to major retailers, who sold them for a pittance. A history of the weapons can be found at:

http://www.pbyrescue.com/weapons/m1917/m1917.htm

The renders took less than a minute each, and are 'pure' TC.

Constructive criticisms will be appreciated.

Don

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* December 05, 2011, 06:34:50 AM
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Very impressive excellent renditions.

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* December 05, 2011, 06:55:00 AM
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oooooh yeah!

I say many hours went into making that drawing. Very nice. Care to show us render that took less than a day. :o

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* December 05, 2011, 07:47:17 AM
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Excellent work, Calvin.

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* December 05, 2011, 10:35:24 AM
#4
Fantastic work!!

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DonCW
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December 05, 2011, 02:51:02 PM
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Great work Don.  It's nice to see you took the time to draw the internal mechanisms.  Thankx for sharing.

Gaz

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December 06, 2011, 04:13:53 AM
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Thanks to all for the kind words.

timB said: "Care to show us render that took less than a day."
 ??? I'm not sure exactly what you're asking ... can you re-phrase?

Don

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* December 06, 2011, 11:47:23 AM
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Thanks to all for the kind words.

timB said: "Care to show us render that took less than a day."
 ??? I'm not sure exactly what you're asking ... can you re-phrase?

Don

Don, I think Timb means if you can do this render in less than a minute, it would be nice to see what you can achieve with a render that takes a long time. A compliment.

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December 07, 2011, 09:40:39 AM
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i enjoy browsing through those images. Very nice illustrations.

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December 08, 2011, 05:13:29 PM
#9
Very nice Don! I love the exploded view too.

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December 09, 2011, 04:05:15 AM
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Thanks for looking, guys.

Brad: Ever since I saw your Anaconda, years ago, I've had this project in mind.
         Is there anywhere online that still has that? Alfred Kypta's site had it for a long time, but appears to have folded a few months back.

EDIT: Googling turned up:
http://www.creative-3d.net/3DGallery.cfm?Software=TurboCad
which also has a few other stunning TC renders.

Don
« Last Edit: December 09, 2011, 04:38:49 AM by Don Ritchie »

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December 09, 2011, 07:03:44 AM
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Nice job on the pistol Don. The handle grip looks like it might have been challenging.

It is amazing how few parts go into something like that. I remember watching a documentary on design and one component was about how design was an integral part during wartime as well. One of the examples cited had to do a WWII machine gun and getting the number of parts down to a bare minimum. One guy did what he thought would work and it did, then someone else redesigned and it had fewer parts yet/ But it caused frustrations out in the battle filed because it was prone to jamming. Sorry, I don't remember the model in question.


December 09, 2011, 07:58:10 AM
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Don:
     The stocks were done by lofting. Only 6 profiles, but a lot of trial-and-error fiddling as usual. The thing that gave me most problems was getting everything to fit together correctly.

You said: "It is amazing how few parts go into something like that."
     Well, there are ~50 parts ... which isn't all that bad considering that about half of those are screws, pins, and springs. But, yes; the fewer parts, the fewer things to malfunction. Usually. ;)

Best regards,
Don R

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December 21, 2011, 08:47:01 AM
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Thanks for looking, guys.

Brad: Ever since I saw your Anaconda, years ago, I've had this project in mind.
         Is there anywhere online that still has that? Alfred Kypta's site had it for a long time, but appears to have folded a few months back.

EDIT: Googling turned up:
http://www.creative-3d.net/3DGallery.cfm?Software=TurboCad
which also has a few other stunning TC renders.

Don

Nice find Don. Plenty of good TC renders on that site. I noticed Alfred's site was down as well not too long ago. I wonder how his jewelry business is going?

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December 29, 2011, 04:28:10 AM
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Don:
     The stocks were done by lofting. Only 6 profiles, but a lot of trial-and-error fiddling as usual.


See my Topic : http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,7812.0.html

may help you with your lofting :-)

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