Also called an "exploded" skull. The jaw is removable.
My first 3-D print through Shapeways was of a bird skeleton, currently a member of my Mythic Articulations menagerie (www.mythicarticulations.com
). I remember waiting anxiously for it to arrive hoping that it would stand, that I had balanced the skeleton properly. It did, and I had, but it was a painstaking process. My work has become more and more intricate and each time I send a file to Shapeways I cross my fingers, hoping my ‘mental’ prototype will prove accurate. The ability to have an actual prototype would allow me to design more quickly, affordably and with great detail in the most challenging pieces, as this seems to be the current direction of my designs. The pieces I create can be a great learning aid, to get people interested in the skeletal system and biology in general. What they may ordinarily think of as boring, takes on a whole new "life" when applied to mythical creatures and beasts of legend.
I also just really, really want a printer of my own. I would name it Priscilla and love it and give it all the resin in wants.
This model would be my head if I won.
This model has not been tested, but passes all initial and wall thickness checks.