I am ID student from Austria (2nd term) and I’m a bit disappointed with my university’s course offer regarding traditional model building (foam, uriol, molding etc). I searched the Internet for resources without finding out much.
Does anyone know of good instructional DVDs or books (or hidden YouTube content:)) on the subject, any level (basic preferred)?
I had the same problem when I was in school (1969-1973), but didn’t have the internet as a resource to work through it. What I found in the way of “books” were virtually all oriented to architectural model making; somewhat helpful, but not very specific with regard to how to generate shapes that industrial designers work with.
Your “hidden YouTube content” suggestion was a good one. Of course, it would be helpful to know a few keywords to use in the search engine. Like: foam modelling, which immediately brought up the following. When the vids end there will be a column of “similar” videos on the right side of the screen. In a lot of cases, when “model” or “modelling” is used you will find “model railroad landscape” examples, but it’s all useful information.
There is a very informative thread somewhere back in the CORE archives, I’ll see if I can locate it for you.
Here’s another one (found in the right-hand column).
There is a lot of information buried here on CORE, and a resource I forgot to mention is the “Search” engine at the upper right of the screen. When using it make sure to select a “forum” to search, in this case… Materials and Processes. Type in a topic; foam, modelling, foam tools, etc.