Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
100% Stainless steel Including Tim the pilot in SLS and a lether backpack for retrorobo
this work comes directly form my inspirations based on 50's SciFi themes and modern super robot animes
For more documents about how I did it please visit my website (the Toy design section): www.manizamani.com
Posted by Mani Zamani at 6:55 AM
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Shybot was a project and a research for my plastic course at Design Academy Eindhoven which I focused my researches on analyzing the techniques of vacuum forming for making kit runners. my aim was to design a kit model of a posable robot action figure by using just 2 affordable poly styrene runner. so affordable, fun to make, fun to pose and customizable.
all the steps are done by using balsa wood for the base of each individual part, vacuum forming these parts to reach the final polystyrene parts that are close to what will be when the parts are cut out of the runners (well if its not clear just take a look at the pictures ;)).
Posted by Mani Zamani at 11:11 AM
Wooden Queen was my first attempt toward creating an action figure based on one of my characters with the use of wood. unfortunately having almost no time on my own, instead of using hard wood I decided to go for Balsa soft wood for the body and with use of hard bubinka wood for ball and sockets I created a solid joint system to be able to pose it freely. the whole process of design was very primitive (this is a 3 years old work and during that time i was not aware of the wonder of 3D print technology).so I created the character and its technical solutions in 3D and I printed out the technical sheets and simply I started carving balsa based on this data. the result was a bulky satisfying little wooden queen ;)