Beautifully Painted 3D Printed Sculpture

Even though we have over 40 material options at Shapeways for you to choose to 3D print with, sometimes you are looking for something a little different.  By post processing the 3D printed materials yourself, you can take your design in a whole new direction, be it functional or aesthetic.  PIXOLforge has taken our polyjet acrylic material known as Frosted Ultra Detail on Shapeways to a whole new level painting his sculpture with matte scale model paint after a quick cleaning with mineral spirits.  Once the paint was dry he hand rubbed down his 3D print with artist oil to get this amazing result.

high detail 3D print painted

What processes do you use to take your 3D prints to the next level?

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  1. Glenn

    Beautiful. Love the antique carved bone look. And it really shows off just what is possible with that material.

  2. Adela

    Wow, I love it! The material now looks like a hybrid between wood, bone and seashell.
    Sweet job!

  3. Duann

    I know, amazing isn’t it @Glenn

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