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 Topic: Ornament shells in color plastic
Ornament shells in color plastic [message #98977] Sun, 21 September 2014 00:42 UTC
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Today I received a couple of eggish shaped ornament shells. I need to figure out if I should leave them as is, polish them, or maybe coat them with a clearcoat. The colors are close to what I wanted but slightly muted like all color prints seem to be. These have no hint of warping probably because of the shape.

First http://shpws.me/vJVS
This guy has color disks separated by small grooves so its similar to the first test piece I did for lathe tests
https://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=20413 &start=74&

Any slight groove seems to grow because of plastic shrinkage so it's not a good idea to do this. On the other hand it is lathe-able but I would be afraid of revealing any white material within the cores of the disks. Photos as taken from the shipping bags.

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The second http://shpws.me/vK0W is smooth and has more potential. No nasty grooves and nice color transitions.

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These might look good illuminated from within. More photos as progress pregresses!

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