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Crawling Hand - "The Thing" [message #63084] Sat, 02 March 2013 07:08 UTC Go to previous message
avatar BenTaubert  is currently offline BenTaubert
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Hi everyone!

I'm rather new to the whole creating models for fun thing, as it's always been project related when I get things 3D printed.

As you can imagine I was super excited to get this thing back! I wasn't sure if i'd be opening a box of broken nylon toothpicks or the strange lattice hand I sent off to shapeways. I was thrilled when I opened the (excessively well packaged) box, it turned out just perfect!

The next challenge was to dye the thing red. I had read up a bit about dying the WSF material, but wasn't sure if my thin wire-frame design would just melt or warp at a certain temperature. I ended up using Red "iDye" fabric dye, heating up the water to 65 degrees C in the kettle, and soaking the hand for around 6 minutes. Checking the colour every minute or so. This worked perfectly, the colour turned out a nice vibrant, consistent red.

Anyway, enough blabber for now. Enjoy a few photos of "The Thing", before and after dying Smile

http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_911814_846546_1362202119.jpg

http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_911814_846549_1362202121.jpg

http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_911814_846774_1362221277.jpg

http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_911814_846560_1362202153.jpg

http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_911814_846775_1362221281.jpg

Check it out in my shop for more photos and information!
http://shpws.me/nhG1

[Updated on: Sat, 02 March 2013 10:50 UTC]

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