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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Porcelain 3D printing makes me a potter!
Porcelain 3D printing makes me a potter! [message #136888] Sat, 13 February 2016 07:18 UTC
avatar mizu_labo  is currently offline mizu_labo
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It was so wonderful moment when I received the parcel from Shapeways. I was really astonished by the Porcelain outputs. The porcelain 3D printing evokes the creativity.
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mizulabo
Re: Porcelain 3D printing makes me a potter! [message #136902 is a reply to message #136888 ] Sat, 13 February 2016 16:49 UTC
avatar Magic  is currently offline Magic
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Yes, I agree with you. That's why Porcelain is one of my favorite material. Very nice first Porcelain print. I am sure this will not be your last one...
;-)


So many things to design, so little time...
 Topic: Miniature figures, that you can pose.
Miniature figures, that you can pose. [message #136908] Sat, 13 February 2016 19:34 UTC
avatar Jettuh  is currently offline Jettuh
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Hey all,

Just wanted to share something I've been working on.
It all started by trying to make interlocking FUD figurines in scale 1:87.

And although the first test print was fine, other test prints were way too fragile :(
http://i.imgur.com/vW0E5rb.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/4TptBHt.jpg

This was the first test printed where only the torso could move.
It was my first time painting in over 20 years :-)

Second idea was scanning my colleague at work and use his arms as a clickable (ahum, i mean gluing) part.
But this idea didn't work out too well either (it wasn't bad, all those tiny parts were just shitty to handle).
Maybe I can work on that in the future!

So with those test printed that failed (broken when trying to move their arms or rotate torso), i actually noticed that having the parts separately (torso and legs) wasn't that bad:
http://i.imgur.com/nGhmcWj.jpg
So what you're seeing there is a firefighter with different legs (not glued in that picture).

My paint skills are still not great, but this will give you a better idea:
http://i.imgur.com/Gqlkc3D.jpg
Normally you would glue the parts together before painting, but this way i was able to make a good picture :)

Another example:
http://i.imgur.com/61OwEOD.jpg
In this example a guy texting on his phone, you can decide if he walks or not and maybe even rotate his waist a bit when you glue them.

What do you all think?
Miniature sets where you can choose what the person is doing (walking, standing, texting, checking his watch) etc. it can't be that bad of an idea right?

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