Time Machine, anyone?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by ARMORMAN, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. Thanks for the reply Armorman. I hope you're OK with the Omnidroid (Wow! That's a cool model). I mostly haven't been checking with site owners on these unless they're site expresses some concern about image use, though I'm only posting tiny thumbs with links to their sites. I'll certainly take anything off if someone asks, of course. I think for practically all designers, this site will be beneficial because, I hope, it will make the sites easier to find by a wider audience.
  2. Al hazlet

    Al hazlet Member

    Pretty, but fiddly looking. I think it's something to do with how Pepakura makes 3D to 2D.
  3. raingrass

    raingrass New Member

    Thanks - looks great
  4. davelant

    davelant Member

    The Time Machine, Maria, and other models by the same designer are now available in higher resolution formats, including .pdo.

  5. sherban

    sherban Member

    Thank you for the link, davelant
  6. Ditto thanks for that link, davelant! Now the Time Machine graphics are perfectly scaled. I am totally and utterly impressed with the work of this designer. His finished "Maria" looks amazing. I'm definitely doing that one next. It's not for beginners, though. No flaps or step-by-steps here. His Maria and Talos figures are big. I estimate 10" - 12". I'll be watching for his 2001 pod.

    Paper Hollywood


    My dream come true.
  8. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

    PDO Files

    Hello davelant,

    I downloaded two of your beautiful models - the time machine and the robot Maria from Fritz Lang´s silent science fiction masterpiece "Metropolis".
    However, I am a Mac user and I cannot open the pdo. files with either Photoshop or Acrobat Reader.
    Would it be possible for you to post them in jpeg or pdf format?
    Another option is to mail or PM me the files as jpegs, if you have the time. I would appreciate it very much, because I really would like to build the Maria robot model (and build a small diorama for it) and the time machine, and paint it with gold paint.

    Thank you in advance. My direct mail is bengt@freden.se in case you´d like to use it.

    All the best,
    Bengt :smile:
  9. davelant

    davelant Member

    The honor is misplaced. They are not my models; I merely found them, and I do not know how to translate the patterns into another format. Clearly, there is a need for a pdo reader for Macintosh (and Linux, which is much the same thing, these days.)
    Dave Lanteigne
  10. jparenti

    jparenti Member

    Okay, so, uh... how exactly do I open it? Pepakura? It wouldn't open when I tried. Am I doing something wrong? It's asking for a password. (If I have to pay for it, show me the line and I'll stand in it!) :)
  11. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

    PDO files

    OK, Dave,

    I see. That´s too bad - there are many MacOSX users out there. Thanks anyway. Do you have a link to the page of the model designer? - perhaps he ( or she) could help me out.
    If there is anyone that has printed one of these models, I would be immensely grateful if you could scan the pages in high resolution and mail or PM me JPEG files of them.

    Still hoping,
    Bengt :rolleyes:
  12. sherban

    sherban Member

    Hello Bengt,
    Check your mail and see if that pdf conversion works for your station
  13. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

    Maria Robot Model from "Metropolis"

    Hi all,

    A BIG thank you to Andreas/'panzer' in Germany for mailing me the hi-res JPEG files for the time machine model!

    I really would like to have the Maria robot model, too. Is there anyone who has downloaded this model who could convert the PDO file to JPEG for me?
    If you happen to have it, please forward it directly to my mail address above, or via a PM. Thanks!

    I found these links on Starship Modeler Discussion Forums: http://www.starshipmodeler.net/talk/viewtopic.php?t=53345 and although the downloads are JPEGs, they are unfortunately very low-res, like the one below of the Maria model:

    Bengt :wave:

    Attached Files:

  14. jparenti

    jparenti Member

    I hate to ask, because I don't want to impose, but could I maybe get those jpegs, too? My version of Pepakura doens't like this file.
  15. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

    Time Machine JPEG Files


    I have deleted my JPEG files, because my mail box became to full to receive the last couple of pages.
    I converted and saved them as TIFF files (100 Mb each), which is a bit big to send by mail.
    Andreas - could you help jparenti out? I am sure you will be rewarded somehow. Thanks.

    All the best,
    Bengt :wave:
  16. panzer

    panzer Member

    I'll convert the files. :)


    I've had the same problem first while opening the files from this page. Is it possible that you've tried opening the model with Pepakura Designer? The designer protected his files only for this application but opening should work with Pepakura Viewer 2.
  17. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

    Maria Robot Model from "Metropolis"


    You are indeed a good friend in need! Thank you for making the Maria robot model files available. They display the same super-high resolution. I saved them on my HD as lossless, uncompressed TIFFs.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Now I am going to make some paper tests. I am thinking about letting my local print shop print them on Canford matte silver paper on a laser printer.
    We´ll see what works out best. I will post some pictures if I complete the model.

    All the best,
    Bengt :wave:
  18. jparenti

    jparenti Member

    I'm so excited! My very own time machine model at last!
    Thank you so much for the help guys!
  19. aphelion16

    aphelion16 Member

    If I only had the time......

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