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You may have noticed that our website has experienced the need for some update in the last few weeks. If you had some difficulty completing any product purchase in our shop now you can try again without worry, we should have solved every problem!

Actually, the main question remains: what’s going on with JellyModels? Well we are working on some big news! We can not yet anticipate much because so many things are on the way but we can tell you that these things will have to do with assembly kits and our narrow gauge products. You want some more clues? Take a look at the latest Independedent Modeler blog post.

Stay tuned!


After collecting so much interest about some samples that we presented at the recent Novegro and Colonia fairs, we have decided to put into production a new range of JellyModels kits starting from the freelance draisine kit.

Freelance Draisine Kit

Freelance draisine

The first of these kits is already on sale in our online shop: it is the small freelance draisine kit that you may have already seen running as a prototype on Tiny Tracks during some occasions.

The kit is designed for the real modeler who likes to create and customize his own scale models. But that’s not all! In the package you will find much more: links to digital content regarding the kit and a fantastic paper die to create your “2D printed” prototype of the draisine!

The assembled and finished version of the little draisine will be soon available and equipped with HM-01 Hakotetsu drive by Tomytec.

Meanwhile, just take a tour of the kit construction in our blog!


It’s been a month from Novegro fair, here are some postcards from Hobby Model Expo. Thanks to all our clients and to those who visited us at Lo.Co Models stand. We collected a lot of interest around narrow gauge and the new model trains we had brought to the fair.
Special thanks go to Club Treni Brianza for the interest and sympathy they shown, they talk about JellyModels on their website: check this out!
Stay tuned because more new stuff is yet to come!


15 years ago (the 23rd of February 2001) the adventure of the Russian space station MIR came to an end. That was the end of the adventure of the first long time human settlement in the outer space that had operated for 15 years then. It was the 29th of February 1986 when Russia (at that time still the USSR) had started to assemble the first modules of the space station MIR (Russian word standing for both “world” and “peace”). Eventually, the financial effort for the maintenance of MIR and, at the same time, the new International Space Station ISS made the Russian space agency take the decision to put the old MIR out of service (october 23rd, 2000).

Then here come JellyModels and a young Milanese dreamer with the project to make an exact 1:15 scale copy of the space station MIR. The commitment was to make an architecture model of the space station using the modern technologies of additive manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing). To make such a big model it was clearly necessary to subdivide the space station into its basic modules and study a coupling system to assemble the modules into their correct position. Furthermore, in order to print the biggest modules, we had to subdivide them again into more parts. To print the single pieces we used printers of a technology called FFF (fused filament fabrication) or FDM (fused deposition modeling). This is quite a diffused technology but, since we are talking of big volume parts, there are not so many printers capable to carry out this work. In addition, the bigger is the part to be printed the bigger is the risk of waste and the longer is the necessary printing time. Eventually, we must say that drawing a good 3D model and tuning the printing file are not activities within everyone’s means.

To show the outcome of this job we prepared a gallery of pictures. Thanks to the photographer, Dino Bertoli, and thanks to Salvatore Saldano, manager at FabLab Milano for the support during the development and printing of the space station MIR. Actually, we eventually made two space station models: one in black colour and one in white colour!

Enjoy!


 

 

Grazie all’invito dell’A.C.S. (ASSOCIAZIONE COSTRUTTORI IN SCALA) di Carrù – CN – abbiamo avuto l’opportunità di partecipare alla manifestazione che si è svolta a Genova il 5 e 6 dicembre scorso e che ha attratto durante questo weekend una grande quantità di modellisti e semplici curiosi.

Più di tutto però è stata l’occasione per tastare l’interesse dei visitatori per la stampa 3D e per le grandi possibilità che questa tecnologia apre alla realizzazione di modelli nuovi e personalizzati.

Tante sono state le domande dei modellisti intervenuti e tanta la curiosità per le potenzialità e la flessibilità offerta dalle varie tecniche di digital fabrication.
La nostra preseza ci ha confermato che tanta è ancora l’opera di divulgazione da fare per far conoscere queste tecniche costruttive ma, allo stesso tempo, notiamo come sia già alta l’aspettativa, almeno da una parte del mercato.

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E adesso una carrellata di immagini dalla fiera!

Si va a cominciare:

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L’interesse dei modellisti:

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Omaggio al trentennale di Ritorno al futuro:

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Le dimensioni contano:

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