Fun with EXAscan: Porsche 962 Model Scan

Lately, for no particular reason, I’ve been really digging the Porsche 956/962 Le Mans racers of the 80’s and 90’s.  Fancy that.  Me.  Into cars.  Who knew?  So, I got a Tamiya kit of the 1990 Repsol Brun 962C.  Instead of building the plastic model, I thought it would be way more fun to build … Continue reading

Issac Theatre Royal Plaster Restoration

I love this blog, I really do.  And part of the reason why I love it, is because it connects me with all sorts of people, all over the world, doing cool stuff.  I was driving down the highway one day, and my phone rang, and this guy said “Hello there, my name is Corin, … Continue reading

Giles G-200 – Gear Leg Fairing Tooling Design

Making the overall shape for the gear leg fairings, as I described here, is really about 1/3 of the way to making the molds.  Granted, from my perspective, it’s the most fun part of the design process, but there is a lot of work that goes into taking that macro shape and turning it into … Continue reading

Finally, some Giles G-200 progress. Finite Trailing Edge Thickness Airfoils in Rhino3D

Now that we’ve got some projects cleared off, I’ve finally had time to return back to the Giles G-200.   It’s amazing to me how when you come back to a project after working on some truly difficult stuff, suddenly the things that were so hard on that earlier project are now much easier.  Such … Continue reading

Hey! I’m on ENGINEERvsDESIGNER!

The episode of ENGINEERvsDESIGNER that I was interviewed for a few weeks back is now up.  It was a blast talking with Adam and Josh about everything from reverse engineering to cake baking.  You can check it out here if you like.

T-Splines Tip: A different way of matching T-Splines to NURBS surfaces/VSR Analysis

Well, this has been a crazy few weeks, much to the detriment of my blog.  We’ve laser scanned a classic race car.  James is right now flying home from Texas after doing some scanning work on a Gulfstream 2.  Tomorrow I’ll be out near Reno doing some laser scanning.  Unfortunately, very little of this current … Continue reading

Learning modo – Square One

Image courtesy of Mike James – Mike James Media Every year I try to tackle one new piece of software.  This year, I’ve decided to dive right into the sub-d world with modo.  Generally speaking, you can divide modeling software into two categories – NURBS modeling packages like Rhino3D, Alias, Catia and such – and … Continue reading

Convair 240 – T-Splines Nose/Cockpit Modeling

One of the hardest parts of modeling an old airliner like this is the front – there’s a lot going on surface wise.  Furthermore, when making a surface like this with traditional NURBS modeling packages, there’s a lot of small transitional surfaces to make it all work and flow nicely, which means that it’s difficult … Continue reading

48″ Convair 240 for Electric RC

My whole love affair with CAD/CAM got started about somewhere around 2004 when I decided to start building balsa model airplanes again.  I was very involved as a kid in building and flying radio control aircraft – mostly Antiques/Old Timers, which are pre WWII designs.  But, with college and work and such, there was a … Continue reading

Giles G-200: Cowling Design Progress

Well, I suppose this post is going to wrap things up for the year.  I’ve spent some time this week working on various projects, and also upgrading our office space (more on that in a week or so), but it feels good to be finishing out the last work day of the year making some … Continue reading