How II 0x03 – Build a replica Apple III

As I continued to work through the history of Apple computers, building 3D models of the product lines of the ’70s and ’80s, the Apple /// was next in the queue. The main trouble is, I don’t have an Apple /// to reference. I’d have to work from documentation and photos.

When approaching my most complex 3D model to-date, I decided to document the procedure from start to finish.

This video combines:
– Over 20 hours of screen recordings, using iDraw (now AutoDesk Graphic Pixelmator ( and AutoDesk 123D Design ( to create a 3D model.
– 20-30 minutes of sanding, polishing, and finishing.
– Another 2-3 hours of painting (drying time cut, so you’re not literally watching paint dry).

Sped up by 20x to 100x, it all takes about 15 minutes.


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