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Mini Building from the Mini

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:14 pm
by Daniel M Gessel
Still fine tuning the paint job...

Re: Mini Building from the Mini

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:08 am
by robajohn
WOW! That is small.

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

Re: Mini Building from the Mini

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

Re: Mini Building from the Mini

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:39 am
by tacit_caster
That is some really impressive detail! What material is this? Did you use model paint? The colors are really good too.

Re: Mini Building from the Mini

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:46 pm
by Daniel M Gessel
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.