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  1. Agpanda liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in 3D printing coins   
    Just an update, here it is in the flesh :


    (Hologram and private key to be added)



     
  2. Kman liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in 3D printing coins   
    First thing I have never used CAD previously and have zero artistic skills
    I used a free online CAD program below to design my coin, a physcial crypto coin for a next gen cryptocurrency called Komodo.
    https://www.tinkercad.com/
    Using another company called Shapeways to print the coin (they do everything from plastic, ceramics, metals, precious metals such as gold, platinum and silver.
    https://www.shapeways.com/
    Really happy how it turned out, a high relief coin attempt using the KMD octogon logo with a recess at the rear to fit a hologram to cover a private key.




     
    First version I ordered is polished brass plated in rhodium then in 18k Gold and will be delivered in about 10 days.  If it turns out nice I will look to get some solid silver, gold and platinum versions created for the Komodo community.
    All in with shipping it cost 113 euros delivered, for a 1 off custom coin that is amazingly cheap
     
    How they make the gold versions :
    "
    Gold Overview
    See full material information for Gold here.
    Look and Feel
    All Gold products go through extensive hand-polishing to give them a smooth, shiny finish. 14k Gold has a subtle, warm coloring, while 18k Gold is brighter and more vibrant. 14k Rose Gold has a pinkish tint, and 14k White Gold looks like silver with a hint of gold.
    14k Gold consists of 58% Gold, 31% Copper, 10% Silver, and 1% Zinc.
    14k Rose Gold consists of 58% Gold, 40% Copper, 1% Silver, and 1% Zinc.
    14k White Gold consists of 58% Gold, 24% Copper, 9% Zinc, and 9% Nickel.
    18k Gold consists of 75% Gold, 10% Copper, and 15% Silver.
    When we hand-polish your Gold model, some material will inherently be worn off. Please note that the volume of your finished product may be up to 10% less than the original model due to shrinkage and polishing loss.
    How it's 3D printed
    Gold models are 3D printed using a complex five-step process. First, the model is printed in wax using a specialized high-resolution 3D printer. It is then put in a container where liquid plaster is poured in around it. When the plaster sets, the wax is melted out in a furnace, and the remaining plaster becomes the mold.
    Molten Gold is poured into this mold and set to harden. The plaster is broken away, revealing your new product. The product is then carefully cleaned and hand-polished to give it the trademark Gold luster. Please be aware that polishing can wear down or fill in very fine details and edges. Polishing also removes a bit of material from your product in order to smooth it out, so the exact volume may be slightly smaller than that of your digital model."
     
     
     
  3. Kman liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in 3D printing coins   
    First thing I have never used CAD previously and have zero artistic skills
    I used a free online CAD program below to design my coin, a physcial crypto coin for a next gen cryptocurrency called Komodo.
    https://www.tinkercad.com/
    Using another company called Shapeways to print the coin (they do everything from plastic, ceramics, metals, precious metals such as gold, platinum and silver.
    https://www.shapeways.com/
    Really happy how it turned out, a high relief coin attempt using the KMD octogon logo with a recess at the rear to fit a hologram to cover a private key.




     
    First version I ordered is polished brass plated in rhodium then in 18k Gold and will be delivered in about 10 days.  If it turns out nice I will look to get some solid silver, gold and platinum versions created for the Komodo community.
    All in with shipping it cost 113 euros delivered, for a 1 off custom coin that is amazingly cheap
     
    How they make the gold versions :
    "
    Gold Overview
    See full material information for Gold here.
    Look and Feel
    All Gold products go through extensive hand-polishing to give them a smooth, shiny finish. 14k Gold has a subtle, warm coloring, while 18k Gold is brighter and more vibrant. 14k Rose Gold has a pinkish tint, and 14k White Gold looks like silver with a hint of gold.
    14k Gold consists of 58% Gold, 31% Copper, 10% Silver, and 1% Zinc.
    14k Rose Gold consists of 58% Gold, 40% Copper, 1% Silver, and 1% Zinc.
    14k White Gold consists of 58% Gold, 24% Copper, 9% Zinc, and 9% Nickel.
    18k Gold consists of 75% Gold, 10% Copper, and 15% Silver.
    When we hand-polish your Gold model, some material will inherently be worn off. Please note that the volume of your finished product may be up to 10% less than the original model due to shrinkage and polishing loss.
    How it's 3D printed
    Gold models are 3D printed using a complex five-step process. First, the model is printed in wax using a specialized high-resolution 3D printer. It is then put in a container where liquid plaster is poured in around it. When the plaster sets, the wax is melted out in a furnace, and the remaining plaster becomes the mold.
    Molten Gold is poured into this mold and set to harden. The plaster is broken away, revealing your new product. The product is then carefully cleaned and hand-polished to give it the trademark Gold luster. Please be aware that polishing can wear down or fill in very fine details and edges. Polishing also removes a bit of material from your product in order to smooth it out, so the exact volume may be slightly smaller than that of your digital model."
     
     
     
  4. Kman liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in 3D printing coins   
    First thing I have never used CAD previously and have zero artistic skills
    I used a free online CAD program below to design my coin, a physcial crypto coin for a next gen cryptocurrency called Komodo.
    https://www.tinkercad.com/
    Using another company called Shapeways to print the coin (they do everything from plastic, ceramics, metals, precious metals such as gold, platinum and silver.
    https://www.shapeways.com/
    Really happy how it turned out, a high relief coin attempt using the KMD octogon logo with a recess at the rear to fit a hologram to cover a private key.




     
    First version I ordered is polished brass plated in rhodium then in 18k Gold and will be delivered in about 10 days.  If it turns out nice I will look to get some solid silver, gold and platinum versions created for the Komodo community.
    All in with shipping it cost 113 euros delivered, for a 1 off custom coin that is amazingly cheap
     
    How they make the gold versions :
    "
    Gold Overview
    See full material information for Gold here.
    Look and Feel
    All Gold products go through extensive hand-polishing to give them a smooth, shiny finish. 14k Gold has a subtle, warm coloring, while 18k Gold is brighter and more vibrant. 14k Rose Gold has a pinkish tint, and 14k White Gold looks like silver with a hint of gold.
    14k Gold consists of 58% Gold, 31% Copper, 10% Silver, and 1% Zinc.
    14k Rose Gold consists of 58% Gold, 40% Copper, 1% Silver, and 1% Zinc.
    14k White Gold consists of 58% Gold, 24% Copper, 9% Zinc, and 9% Nickel.
    18k Gold consists of 75% Gold, 10% Copper, and 15% Silver.
    When we hand-polish your Gold model, some material will inherently be worn off. Please note that the volume of your finished product may be up to 10% less than the original model due to shrinkage and polishing loss.
    How it's 3D printed
    Gold models are 3D printed using a complex five-step process. First, the model is printed in wax using a specialized high-resolution 3D printer. It is then put in a container where liquid plaster is poured in around it. When the plaster sets, the wax is melted out in a furnace, and the remaining plaster becomes the mold.
    Molten Gold is poured into this mold and set to harden. The plaster is broken away, revealing your new product. The product is then carefully cleaned and hand-polished to give it the trademark Gold luster. Please be aware that polishing can wear down or fill in very fine details and edges. Polishing also removes a bit of material from your product in order to smooth it out, so the exact volume may be slightly smaller than that of your digital model."
     
     
     
  5. Kman liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in 3D printing coins   
    First thing I have never used CAD previously and have zero artistic skills
    I used a free online CAD program below to design my coin, a physcial crypto coin for a next gen cryptocurrency called Komodo.
    https://www.tinkercad.com/
    Using another company called Shapeways to print the coin (they do everything from plastic, ceramics, metals, precious metals such as gold, platinum and silver.
    https://www.shapeways.com/
    Really happy how it turned out, a high relief coin attempt using the KMD octogon logo with a recess at the rear to fit a hologram to cover a private key.




     
    First version I ordered is polished brass plated in rhodium then in 18k Gold and will be delivered in about 10 days.  If it turns out nice I will look to get some solid silver, gold and platinum versions created for the Komodo community.
    All in with shipping it cost 113 euros delivered, for a 1 off custom coin that is amazingly cheap
     
    How they make the gold versions :
    "
    Gold Overview
    See full material information for Gold here.
    Look and Feel
    All Gold products go through extensive hand-polishing to give them a smooth, shiny finish. 14k Gold has a subtle, warm coloring, while 18k Gold is brighter and more vibrant. 14k Rose Gold has a pinkish tint, and 14k White Gold looks like silver with a hint of gold.
    14k Gold consists of 58% Gold, 31% Copper, 10% Silver, and 1% Zinc.
    14k Rose Gold consists of 58% Gold, 40% Copper, 1% Silver, and 1% Zinc.
    14k White Gold consists of 58% Gold, 24% Copper, 9% Zinc, and 9% Nickel.
    18k Gold consists of 75% Gold, 10% Copper, and 15% Silver.
    When we hand-polish your Gold model, some material will inherently be worn off. Please note that the volume of your finished product may be up to 10% less than the original model due to shrinkage and polishing loss.
    How it's 3D printed
    Gold models are 3D printed using a complex five-step process. First, the model is printed in wax using a specialized high-resolution 3D printer. It is then put in a container where liquid plaster is poured in around it. When the plaster sets, the wax is melted out in a furnace, and the remaining plaster becomes the mold.
    Molten Gold is poured into this mold and set to harden. The plaster is broken away, revealing your new product. The product is then carefully cleaned and hand-polished to give it the trademark Gold luster. Please be aware that polishing can wear down or fill in very fine details and edges. Polishing also removes a bit of material from your product in order to smooth it out, so the exact volume may be slightly smaller than that of your digital model."
     
     
     
  6. lucioelv liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in Today I bought (Non PM).....   
    Never been in to jewellery and watches etc. but the last few months ive been looking at some nice watches, most way out of my price range.
     
    Just ordered one of these, not cheap but love the simple design and ceramic casing -
     

  7. Pampfan liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in What should I buy?   
    I agree with pampfan, if your in the US go for eagles.
  8. Pampfan liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in What should I buy?   
    I agree with pampfan, if your in the US go for eagles.
  9. gazer liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in Sovereign Photo Thread...   
    Quintuple 1980 & 1981 sovs
     




  10. K_theepan liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in Sovereign tubes   
    Hatton Garden order arrived today - 25 sovs to fill tube no. 1
     
     

  11. Chugnstack liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in Sovereign tubes   
    Just grabbed another 12 sovs from Hatton Gardens.
    2 1/2 tubes full.
    17 1/2 to go until target
     
  12. mr-dead liked a post in a topic by Stu in Sovereign tubes   
    @mr-dead
    https://www.coininvest.com/en/tubes/tube-25-x-sovereign-1-4-oz-britannia-1-4-oz-queen-s-beasts-empty/
     
  13. Numistacker liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in Rolex watch advice please   
    Some very good fakes here -
    http://trustytime01.com/
     
  14. Numistacker liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in Rolex watch advice please   
    Some very good fakes here -
    http://trustytime01.com/
     
  15. Chugnstack liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in Sovereign tubes   
    Just grabbed another 12 sovs from Hatton Gardens.
    2 1/2 tubes full.
    17 1/2 to go until target
     
  16. Chugnstack liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in Sovereign tubes   
    Just grabbed another 12 sovs from Hatton Gardens.
    2 1/2 tubes full.
    17 1/2 to go until target
     
  17. Chugnstack liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in Sovereign tubes   
    Just grabbed another 12 sovs from Hatton Gardens.
    2 1/2 tubes full.
    17 1/2 to go until target
     
  18. Chugnstack liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in Sovereign tubes   
    Just grabbed another 12 sovs from Hatton Gardens.
    2 1/2 tubes full.
    17 1/2 to go until target
     
  19. SilvergunSuperman liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in What car do you drive?   
     
    Same here, I did a direct access course then bought a thundercat followed by a zx7-r ninja.
    Great fun but all car drivers are out to kill you.
  20. nr73 liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in What car do you drive?   
    like the jags too, was also considering and XKR-S
  21. Numistacker liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in What car do you drive?   
    I thought the rear leg room in the 911 was token jesture, in the DB9 its about 1/2 the space again.
    Will have to check I can cram my 8 year old daughter in first.
  22. ChrisSilver liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in What car do you drive?   
    Getting the itch to trade up shortly.
    Went to see an Aston DB9 last weekend and want to check out a maserati gran turismo before making my mind up.
    Wont do the stacking fund any good but I get to play James Bond
     
    Went to check this one out :

     
  23. ChrisSilver liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in What car do you drive?   
    Getting the itch to trade up shortly.
    Went to see an Aston DB9 last weekend and want to check out a maserati gran turismo before making my mind up.
    Wont do the stacking fund any good but I get to play James Bond
     
    Went to check this one out :

     
  24. ChrisSilver liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in What car do you drive?   
    Getting the itch to trade up shortly.
    Went to see an Aston DB9 last weekend and want to check out a maserati gran turismo before making my mind up.
    Wont do the stacking fund any good but I get to play James Bond
     
    Went to check this one out :

     
  25. Quicksilver liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in Britannia Photo Thread...   
    2014 6 coin proof Britannia set

    2012 1oz gold Britannia