I Can’t Believe it’s 3D Printed : Amazing Detailed Miniature Model

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When I first saw this image on Flickr by Chuck Doan I really could not understand why it was tagged with Shapeways. It wasn’t until I flicked back to previous images that I could actually see that this chimney was 3D Printed at Shapeways in Frosted Ultra Detail then painted with AMAZING accuracy to be one of the most mind blowing miniatures I have ever seen. 

Chimney installed

3D Model chimney

Scale check


All images by Chuck Doan on Flickr… Awesome work….


  1. TurtlesAreCool

    Wow, that is truly amazing. The first picture looks like a real, full-size building.

  2. Anonymous

    Hi, I saw your work and I find it extraordinary how it could be just printed in so much details

    I make small scale architectural models , and was wondering if you could shed some light as to what type of software, 3D scanner/printer and router, mould making machines and tools would aid this slow and painfull creative/development process? I started it 17 years ago and technology did not exist for thss type of thing as far as I could gather, I want to resume my work but even though there is a lot of stuff on the internet I really need the advice of someone who has been doing something along similar lines
    I came across your name via reading bathtshebas website comment
    I hope you dont mind and can find a minute to give me some direction
    Many thanks
    sibere rodrigues

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