Introduction: T-rex (Turn Almost Any 3d Shape Into a Real Object)

First I want to apologise for not making a step by step instructable, but I didn't think it was necesary, considering that we used the same tehnique shown in my previous instructable "Turn almost any 3d shape into a real object"  that explained the Anubis project. Now we want to show you our new T-rex project we've been working on since we made that first instructable, so this is more like an update, so you can see what else you can do using a turning table on a hot wire cnc. We used a bigger hot wire cnc and bigger turning table for the bigger pieces, but the process was the same.  In the pictures you will also see how we made texture and painting. I hope you enjoy my instructable and also don't forget to vote in the  "Make it real challenge". I will answer your question as always, in the comments section bellow.
Thank you!


Openyourmind made it!(author)2013-06-18

Wow ! Really amazing, guys !
You are goddamn good artists.
What kind of "glue" did you use to attach the legs to the body ? Expending Polyurethane foam ?
And which kind of paint ? Is it acrylic ?

maggiemoore2k17 made it!(author)2016-12-19

nice t-rex i am working an a book report visual with my 4th grader. book on dinos; report in 3-d on dinos due in early march. need very simple step by step visuals on how to build a dino around 10 feet tall on a low budget. single mom. no help from the father or the welfare system, working three jobs and living with parents after divorce. mom and dad is who i am to my 9 year old son, Wilhelm. this book report is an exciting and fun challenge, hope the dino turns out the way we think it will. need visual ideas eveyone, thanks. Maggie.

propart made it!(author)2014-01-12

You got it right both times. :) thanks

MakeItWithJason made it!(author)2013-11-21

This is the BOMB-DIGGITY!

Thanks for posting

rau.gabriela made it!(author)2012-06-03

this looks really cool, keep up with the good work, and good luck with the contest!

poofrabbit made it!(author)2012-05-13

As always a fantastic piece of art!! Well done!

khalil42 made it!(author)2015-08-28

واقعا آفرین

mickkell made it!(author)2014-05-26

How much to rough cut one out and ship it to me?

propart made it!(author)2015-02-03

Hehe I don't know, but foam is usualy expensive to transport because it's very light and very big so they use volumetric priceing. Better if I send you the cutting path and you build a turntable for your cnc.

mickkell made it!(author)2015-02-03

I don't have a CNC that big but a cut path would be great.
Thanks for the reply,awesome job.
Might have to make one just for this purpose.Great Halloween prop.
thanks again,

magmarketing made it!(author)2014-01-19

Hallo, realy nice work. I have just one question.

How you protect EPS from damaging, I can see that people can touch your sculpture, and what kind of paint you using to get so shine and strong sculpture?

propart made it!(author)2014-01-20

Also the paint should be waterbased and if you want it to be shiny you should try a waterbased transparent varnish

propart made it!(author)2014-01-20

Depends on the country you're in. We made this t-rex in Turkey and we found there an epoxy resin, very strong and not damageing the eps. In USA you can find all kinds of styrofoam shells. Polyureea, styrospray, styrocrete.

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