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Offline Goober5000

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HLP invaded by Carl!
See here and here for background.

So, after some consultation with Admiral Nelson and Galemp, I've been able to arrange to have the high-poly Shivan model made into a real-life plastic figurine. :)



It is made of ABS plastic (good strong stuff; the same thing that Legos are made of) and can fit into a 6" high cube.  It will arrive in time for BrickFair, so we ought to be able to kick off the HLP Carl exchange in style. :)

Now here's the thing.  Getting the model made required an investment from the HLP fund.  So, for anyone who wants to use the Shivan model for the HLP Carl exchange (or any other purpose, for that matter), we are asking for a donation to be made.  $10 is suggested.  Once the model itself is paid off, surplus donations will go into the HLP fund just like any other donation.

Thanks should go to Venom/Nico for creating the original Shivan model, to Galemp for fixing it up and exporting it to the required format, and to Admiral Nelson for finding the model prototyping site.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2008, 08:08:17 pm by Goober5000 »

 

Offline Retsof

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Sooooo If I wanted my own Shivan model what would I do?  (Not that I actually expect to get one).
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Nice. No LEGO-Con for me, but I did sign up already for this exchange. Carl may be getting some nice South Beach sun. :cool:
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Offline Goober5000

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Sooooo If I wanted my own Shivan model what would I do?  (Not that I actually expect to get one).
Submit the model file here and ask for a quote.

 

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I think he means he wants his own. To keep.

It's a bit pricey...
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how much do you need to recieve total?
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A mini-Shivan through your letterbox...yikes. Is that the actual figurine or just the 3D model? Just wondering if it'll be made of coloured plastic. Is it posable?

 

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how much do you need to recieve total?

With shipping and taxes it's about as much as it costs to run the server for three months. You can find the total if you're interested.

Is that the actual figurine or just the 3D model?
That's a render of the 3D model they'll be using.

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Just wondering if it'll be made of coloured plastic.
It will be solid black, but if anyone wants to paint it...

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Is it posable?
Nope, sorry. Articulation is theoretically possible but only with trial and error. So far I've only ever seen ball joints done with any success, so unless you want it to flop around limply we're going for a sculpture and not a figurine.
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Ummm, where can I find the file for this model? I REALLY want to start messing about with shivans :D
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Yep model source ftw :yes:

we are asking for a donation to be made.  $10 is suggested.  Once the model itself is paid off, surplus donations will go into the HLP fund just like any other donation.

FAir enough, but TEn quid each?
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Ummm, where can I find the file for this model? I REALLY want to start messing about with shivans :D
For the POF file, it's floating around somewhere.  For the model prototyping file, ask Galemp if he'd be willing to share it.


FAir enough, but TEn quid each?
If you want to borrow the plastic model, then yes.

$10 is about the lowest possible amount we could ask for and still be able to pay it off within a barely reasonable period of time.  Of course, we could charge a higher price and get it paid off faster, but I doubt many people would care for that.  (But we're always happy to be surprised. :))

$10 is about the price of three cups of coffee at Starbucks, or two movie tickets, or one gourmet hamburger meal.  I don't think it's an unreasonable request.

 

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okay, how much did the model actually cost? (the one being made)
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Yep £10 isn't much i tend to see money in value=beer (10 =3.5pints)
For the Carl-share/holiday thing, do you expect people to pay full whack or say a subsidised value if it makes enough stops? :confused:

*dang i missed it, but outta curiousity, how much did carl cost to (eventually) produce? $40?

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Yep £10 isn't much i tend to see money in value=beer (10 =3.5pints)
Bear in mind that £10 is worth about $18.50. :p


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For the Carl-share/holiday thing, do you expect people to pay full whack or say a subsidised value if it makes enough stops? :confused:
Huh?


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*dang i missed it, but outta curiousity, how much did carl cost to (eventually) produce? $40?
If you know of a hosting plan that will let us run HLP for three months for $40, please let us know. :p

 

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I'd rather have hard-light for three months than a plastic toy.
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Did the money for this come out of the HLP Server fund?

If so, this seems like a colossal waste of three hundred odd dollars. I'd much rather see the $330 I donated a few months ago go to keeping the site alive for a little longer than go to making a 6 inch tall piece of plastic that I'm never gonna see.

EDIT: my opinion got ninja'd by Dekker!
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It's an investment, see.  We talked it over among the admins before we decided to purchase it.  We'll be using it for the HLP Carl exchange -- as mentioned -- as well as for other promotional stuff.  Think of it as the HLP Mascot.  If we ask for a donation whenever somebody wants to use it, then once it's circulated among enough people, it'll be repaid.  And afterward, surplus Carl donations will go to the site fund.

Keep in mind that we have a rather sizable balance remaining in the site fund, even after the model purchase.  Several people mentioned that they'd like to see the money used for something beyond just the routine server bills.  Well, this is one of those things.  None of the money is going into the admins' pockets; it's all going to HLP one way or another.

 

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I'd gladly send $10-20 to give Carl a Miami vacation. He can puff away at a Cuban if he wants. :pimp:
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It's an investment, see.  We talked it over among the admins before we decided to purchase it.  We'll be using it for the HLP Carl exchange -- as mentioned -- as well as for other promotional stuff.  Think of it as the HLP Mascot.  If we ask for a donation whenever somebody wants to use it, then once it's circulated among enough people, it'll be repaid.  And afterward, surplus Carl donations will go to the site fund.

Keep in mind that we have a rather sizable balance remaining in the site fund, even after the model purchase.  Several people mentioned that they'd like to see the money used for something beyond just the routine server bills.  Well, this is one of those things.  None of the money is going into the admins' pockets; it's all going to HLP one way or another.

What if, y'know, someone doesn't send it back/breaks it?
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