Welcome at FreeTime Toys

Hello everybody and welcome here. This blog will be dedicated to the few toys projects I will do during my free time. You can expect some toys rehab, some design adaptation and some brand new design.

If you are here you probably know my taste for Jumbo Machinder, so most of my projects are related to those big guys. Hope you will enjoy it.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Clear Doublas virtual concept

The good thing with 3D is that once you have your model and a few textures, you can decline it and just do what's on you mind. It's a bit the case here as I've push my modeling quite far to get a decent and optimize 3D print of Doublas in small versions. With the influence of a post on TBDX BBS with clear toys, and also with the influence of the Incubot Sofubi, I wanted to try a little render test of a clear Doublas and a version with paper inserts. And also because I'm waiting my 3D print for a long long time and there's huge amount of delays in the orders, I had a bit of time to try it.

The fact that the 3D model is not just the exterior surfaces but there's all the details of the inner surfaces and the connections parts, make this super interesting with a clear render as this create interesting refractions.

Could be fun to produce that little guy one day, well after all the stuff I have to do before, like painting the Q9 for example and doing some new characters also. Good stuff with that kind of versions of Doublas, no paint is required :))

So here's the clear version of it.

 And here's the version with paper inserts.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

18cm Q9 ready for paint

Just wanted to give a little update on one of the projects as it seems that I've been super busy with 3D modeling lately on other stuff like the Doublas and kept the other one on the side. I've order a few 3D print and it always take some days before they arrive, so it's time to focus on some sanding, cleaning and painting.

The 18cm version  (7.08 inches) of little Q9 is now ready for paint. I'm quite anxious as I'm going to try the airbrush on that one, but I will probably need to do some tests just to be sure not to ruin everything now.

So here's a few picts of it before this step.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mini Q9 Not for sale anymore

Just a quick news. I've remove the Q9 from the Shapeways store.
My sample was in a box for two weeks and when I've pick it up this week end, some parts were super yellow.
So I've decide to remove it as  I don't want to have people disappointed with that. If I buy something I want it to be cool and durable, so I can't sell something that doesn't go in that way.

The good news is that I'm working on something that might solve that and even be more interesting. Well, I hope so :))

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Quick Update

Super quick update. Here's the model with the hand, only a few hours to go for the final technical part (the part I hate the most) and it's going to be ready for 3D print.

There's maybe a few things that need to be improved on the hands. But the overall feeling is there.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Coming Soon...

Hello all.

Ok, here's a little sneak peak of what's coming next. For the little story, in my "free time" planning I wanted to focus on the painting of the Q9 I've printed a few weeks ago, and then start the modeling of the Jaguar leg. But the last print I've done was so amazing in quality and detail, and since it's a temporary offer as the print technic might not be available for some time, I've decide to rush on something else I wanted to do later after all the other stuff.

Well I guess you will recognize this famous character. The idea is to print it also in two size, 18 and 10 cm so that both the little Q9 will not be alone to play.

As you can see it's missing the hands for the moment, it's one of the tricky parts to model and I hope to have some time this week end to finalize the modeling as I also need to finalize the overall technical parts like connecting joints and all that.

Can't wait to get see this guy printed with the semi- transparent look.
But I already wanted to share this with you.