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Dog Bust [message #54359] Fri, 21 September 2012 21:27 UTC Go to next message
avatar matb63  is currently offline matb63
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Hi guys, Ive been getting things printed from shape ways for a while, but this one is probably my best achievement yet.
Every now and again, we have to look after my Brother-in-Laws dog. And one time i decided to make a 3d model bust of him. This is how that turned out.

index.php?t=getfile&id=20786&private=0

Recently I decided to get the little guy printed, so here is that.

index.php?t=getfile&id=20787&private=0

What I did next was fill him with a mixture of plaster and air dry clay. To give it a more realistic weight. As i printed it hollow to save money there.
I then primed it and copper leafed it.

index.php?t=getfile&id=20788&private=0

I was pretty happy with that, but I wanted it to look more like a 500 year old roman bust on display in the vatican or something. So I used a chemical which ages the copper, and I ended up with this. Which I'm pretty happy about.

index.php?t=getfile&id=20790&private=0

So I've managed to get hold of a base for it which should be delivered in the next few days, so keep your eyes peeled to see him mounted in all his glory.

Hope your excited as I was with the project.
Cheers
Matt






Re: Dog Bust [message #54390 is a reply to message #54359 ] Sat, 22 September 2012 16:02 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar MichaelMueller  is currently offline MichaelMueller
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Hi Matt,

wow, this looks great and the patina is awesome!
How did you "copper leafed" it and what chemicals did you use? Can you tell a few more details?

Michael


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Re: Dog Bust [message #54391 is a reply to message #54390 ] Sat, 22 September 2012 16:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar matb63  is currently offline matb63
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Hey Michael, the copper leaf was a little tedious. It's basically super thin sheets of real copper, which you apply with a soft brush after laying down a light coat of adhesive tot he surface. All the nooks and carnies made it a little bit of a challenge, specially since it was my first time trying to leaf something.

The chemical I then used is "Sophisticated finishes, Patina Green Antiquing Solution" its basically Ammonium Chloride and Copper Sulphate, which ages the copper. That I just painted over the finished copper leaf and let it work its magic.

Hope that help,
Cheers
Matt
Re: Dog Bust [message #54394 is a reply to message #54391 ] Sat, 22 September 2012 16:29 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar MichaelMueller  is currently offline MichaelMueller
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Hi Matt, thanks for the details. This is really cool way to pimp plastic prints!
You also did a great job by modelling the dog!
Michael

[Updated on: Sat, 22 September 2012 20:43 UTC]


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Re: Dog Bust [message #54410 is a reply to message #54394 ] Sun, 23 September 2012 03:13 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar LincolnK  is currently offline LincolnK
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Wow! Great job!

Lincoln


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Re: Dog Bust [message #54495 is a reply to message #54410 ] Wed, 26 September 2012 05:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar CactusBones  is currently offline CactusBones
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Love this! I have been thinking about coating some of my plastic prints with stainless steel paint. I will try to remember to share here if I do.
Re: Dog Bust [message #54990 is a reply to message #54359 ] Sat, 06 October 2012 21:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar MichaelMueller  is currently offline MichaelMueller
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Hi Matt,

you should add a tutorial to the "post production forum" ...
http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=thread&frm_id =95&
This is a great way to inprove plastic prints!

Michael


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Re: Dog Bust [message #55037 is a reply to message #54990 ] Mon, 08 October 2012 17:30 UTC Go to previous message
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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Excellent work. Modelled in ZBrush? Love the patina on the model.

Glenn


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