Monday, July 30, 2012

coin project

So I thought I would do a two part post about these coins that I have been working on for the Village of New Paltz.  I believe the cat is out of the bag.  I am about to get really busy with other projects so here are the preliminary designs in all their glory.  I love all of them.  The top, faceted edge, was my fave.

  This was a VERY difficult project to undertake.  First, I didn't know if it could be done.  I was confident in my CAD work but truthfully I was not quite sure if the detail would come out in the 3d printing process.  When you work with a group of people it can be hard to get all of the details in.  There was a lot of back and forth to get it just right. A little change here.  A little change there.  It got a little crazy.

  I have to admit, in order to bridge the gap between the school and the village I decided to not charge for my time.  I also did a lot of the negotiation with the casting company to get them to donate a lot of the work.  I think that with the next project, that will change. As a lot of you know I undervalue my work and time.  For me that is okay but you should NEVER undervalue another persons time.  A lot of people helped with this project and it is till going and going and going. Soon to be finished.  Thanks for all the help.

  This first post will just include the renders.  The next post will include the 3D prints and then the actual cast coins. The final coin is a little larger that I would have liked.  It was hovering around 44mm last time I checked. Not too bad but we are for sure getting out of the coin realm and into the the medal or medallion range.  Anyhoo I should have more photos in a couple of days.