Mini Building from the Mini

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Daniel M Gessel
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Mini Building from the Mini

Post by Daniel M Gessel » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:14 pm

Still fine tuning the paint job...
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robajohn
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Re: Mini Building from the Mini

Post by robajohn » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:08 am

WOW! That is small.

Is this part of a larger project like a diorama or something?

Daniel M Gessel
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Re: Mini Building from the Mini

Post by Daniel M Gessel » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:37 am

I'm planning incrementally larger and more complicated buildings. So far, I've been following designs for Anchor Blocks - Victorian era building blocks made of artificial sandstone - though it's time to branch out a bit.

I call it an "art" project but it's more of a hobby. - Dan

tacit_caster
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Re: Mini Building from the Mini

Post by tacit_caster » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:39 am

That is some really impressive detail! What material is this? Did you use model paint? The colors are really good too.

Daniel M Gessel
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Re: Mini Building from the Mini

Post by Daniel M Gessel » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:46 pm

It's PLA; after playing with my zoffset slowing print speed by about 40% and tweaking z hop a bit, I'm very happy with the prints I'm getting. I scaled the model size down about as far as the printer could go and still capture the detail that i wanted to see from the original designs - basically, bumpy features are in the half millimeter range, though I push it a little more since the layers are thinner.

Paint wise I just use thinned out acrylics and then a final dry brush pass. I'll post bigger models once they're painted.

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