UGA Sanford Stadium

Made by request, I present to you, Sanford Stadium at the University of Georgia. This is the biggest miniature stadium so far, 8 layers of Proofgrade Maple Plywood, with the recent changes to the Glowforge servers, this print was completed in just over 15 minutes. Settings were Draft score, SD Graphic engrave, and Proofgrade cut.

I increased the size of the model because of the number of layers involved, to maintain proportional accuracy with the real-world structure, and I think that the finished model displays well.

Enjoy. :slight_smile:

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WOW! I LOVE the layered stadium models. I can only imagine the challenge of creating the files though. Great work.

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Love, love, love! Go dawgs!

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These stadiums (and Arch) just blow me away

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Well, y’all got my last Likes for the day; I’ve got to wait 11 hours till I can go spread good cheer.

How long does it take to assemble something like this? I’m going to do some closepup viewing of the model, but for now, tell me: is it all stacked on a lower full part (no undercuts), or do you have to create support structures for some of the stadium exterior?

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The multi-layer models have alignment holes that I use to make the assembly go a bit quicker, I cut 2mm round toothpicks in half and glue them into the lowest layer. Each subsequent layer uses the toothpicks as guide pins as they are lowered into position. Some of the models include supports, but they are more cosmetic details than actual support mechanisms. Support for the parts that overhang are considered in the formation of the layers and placement of the guide pins.

Average time of assembly is about 90 minutes, which includes removing the mask paper, locating any small parts that have fallen through the crumb tray, and gluing everything together.
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Nice. Spent many a Saturday there watching games. What fun!

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Between the Hedges masterpiece!

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I am loving all these stadiums!

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Love your series of stadiums. Miniature anything always strikes a chord.

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