little scorpion bead : possible materials

Discussion in 'My Work In Progress' started by skoell, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. skoell
    skoell New Member
    Hi everybody !

    first sorry for my english i'm french.

    I Work on a scorpion for a jewelry for my girlfriend.
    you can see it @ http://www.shapeways.com/model/765933/scorpion-or-hd.html?li =

    I would like it it in black gloss and gold, but the model is small, the legs are fine.

    Question 1 : do you think it s possible in platted gold and gloss black glass ?

    i see the instructions, especially the "sand castel" explanations, it say " you should imagine it in wet sand"
    i dont imagine my scorpion in wet sand !
    but i've saw an another scorpion on the website in gold and legs seem fine too

    what do you think ?

    Question 2 : another way

    if it's not possible in glass or metal, i can buy it in black detailed or in frozen utlradetail ...
    how to have a very gloss aspect or a gold aspect ?
    paint, varnish, resin...acrylick, epoxy, polyurethane... ???

    thanks for your answers

    Regards

    Julien
     
  2. JACANT
    JACANT Well-Known Member
  3. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    Your scorpion looks to be about the same size as this one here http://shpws.me/llFs. If the legs are at least 2mm thick minimum, then they should be ok for the gold effect stainless but the problem area will be the thin part pf the claws - these will need to be thicker to support the weight of the claws.

    As for my models that JACANT referenced, they are the models converted to hollow space within a block by creating a very small hole/tunnel joining the model to the outside of the block, the shapes you see are trapped support material within a solid chunk of Frosted Ultra Detail.

    Paul

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  4. skoell
    skoell New Member
    thanks

    i saw this scorpion i think legs are same size one mine.

    so the model is in route to the printer, expecting it will be good. i will see

    regards