|little scorpion bead : possible materials [message #56464] Thu, 08 November 2012 10:21 UTC
Hi everybody ! |
first sorry for my english i'm french.
I Work on a scorpion for a jewelry for my girlfriend.
you can see it @ http://www.shapeways.com/model/765933/scorpion-or-hd.html?li =
I would like it it in black gloss and gold, but the model is small, the legs are fine.
Question 1 : do you think it s possible in platted gold and gloss black glass ?
i see the instructions, especially the "sand castel" explanations, it say " you should imagine it in wet sand"
i dont imagine my scorpion in wet sand !
but i've saw an another scorpion on the website in gold and legs seem fine too
what do you think ?
Question 2 : another way
if it's not possible in glass or metal, i can buy it in black detailed or in frozen utlradetail ...
how to have a very gloss aspect or a gold aspect ?
paint, varnish, resin...acrylick, epoxy, polyurethane... ???
thanks for your answers
|Re: little scorpion bead : possible materials [message #56548 is a reply to message #56464 ] Fri, 09 November 2012 11:48 UTC
Your scorpion looks to be about the same size as this one here http://shpws.me/llFs. If the legs are at least 2mm thick minimum, then they should be ok for the gold effect stainless but the problem area will be the thin part pf the claws - these will need to be thicker to support the weight of the claws.|
As for my models that JACANT referenced, they are the models converted to hollow space within a block by creating a very small hole/tunnel joining the model to the outside of the block, the shapes you see are trapped support material within a solid chunk of Frosted Ultra Detail.