Been screwing around with my 3D dyes this week, trying some stuff I haven't tried yet. These both are technically "failures" due to some small errors, but they still look pretty sweet despite the F-ups.
This first one, I tried to fade the inner surfaces down and the outer shell surfaces up, thereby creating a lighting source. The lightest shade needed about 20 seconds more, whoops. Also, the vinyl I used is some ancient stuff we found rolling around on the floor of ...Tim?'s place last week. It is cheap, brittle, cuts like a bastard, and leaves GOO on the disc, particularly where I removed the stamp. You can see the places where goo was left as I weeded more and more vinyl. It masks the dye while absorbing some itself, so when you first pull it out of the pan the disc looks great. After a little Goo-Gone the bald spots appear like magic. I'm not talking about David Copperfield type stuff, I mean the crappy sort of magic you find in bad neighborhoods, like "and now I make your wallet disappear", sort of thing.
This second one was an attempt to place an empty beach ball inside a larger one, but I got confused mid-process and removed some vinyl a bit too early, some vinyl a bit too late. The drafting and cutting process was a nightmare. I can't figure out how to get two spheres inside one another at different angles on Mathematica, so I just had two full printouts of spheres layered with the vinyl atop that. Deciphering which lines needed to be cut was mind-boggling when confronted by that spaghetti mess of lines. You can see the two points on the small sphere where I took the vinyl off a bit early, ruining the 3D effect at that spot. Still, the Denim Blue mixed with the pink/purple plastic followed by some light Scarlet for the inner sphere turned out pretty.
Now that I have that all sorted out and my lessons learned, I'm ready to rock the house with the next attempt. I plan to install this smaller ring
inside this larger ring
and it should look fairly dope. The drafting was all done pre-vinyl so I had a chance to color-code the different pieces. That should help avoid untimely weeding blunders.
If anyone wants this on their disc, shoot me a PM. All I ask is that you pay shipping both ways and send me a cool patch, preferably from a local club or pro shop. I need a white Star/Goldline/ESP something or other that isn't too domey. The other day I dyed a GlowChampWhippetX and the extreme dome caused the vinyl to wrinkle worse than a pile of wet laundry. It resulted in a bleedbath, to say the least.
We are not like those other golfers. We throw our clubs and keep our balls where they belong. -Ol' Bob