3D Print Cup: Printing Part 2 & Finishing

With the competition coming to a close tomorrow my model is finished and ready for the closing night. Although I won’t be able to attend the night myself the model has been finished and it is on it’s way there now.

I finished it using just 4 pots of model paint and found it was great to paint all the pieces individually before assembling it all together once dry. All of the paint laid well over the white base layer I put down and only needed one coat with some little bits touched up.

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3D Print Cup: Printing Part 1

After sanding everything back and using some modelling files to smooth out my model I have started to get it all painted up. I am using Enamel paints that are used in model painting. I have used a matte white as a primer on my whole model which I will sand back slightly so the coloured paint grips.

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3D Print Cup: Print

I have just received my print back and I’m now ready to get rid of all the support material and get cracking. IT all seems to have come out well. By testing it in the replicator footage as you design your character you can avoid any nasty surprises. There is a lot to do but It is going to look good when it has finished.

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3D Print Cup: Design

This is the second year this competition has run in Manchester and this year I had to get involved. I heard about it from a friend of mine who had entered last year. I then went down to the launch event and found out that our senior artist Rob Millington was a judge. Ha small world.

This was something I wanted to enter last year but due to a couple of large jobs coming in to the studio I didn’t have the time. This year was different though. As there was more time to prepare and the fact I had done a load of designs the year before it was easier to put my idea together and get something modelled, ready to print.

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