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    Hello All,

    So, I got a 3D printer over the holidays and spent the last couple months testing and tuning it, and figuring out the workflow from ZB to the printer. Well, this month, I finally decided to stop doing test prints and go for a complete print, so here it is! Decided to prototype an approximately 1/9 scale (8 inch) print of my Connery Bond model as my first piece. I took my original model, dynameshed it, booleaned in some assembly guides, decimated it, then printed it in pieces. Then it was just a matter of sanding the pieces, gluing it together and faux bronzing it. Really happy with how it turned out. Hope you all like it. The printer is a CEL Robox, and it's great! BTW, considering doing a limited run of this as a model kit and looking into production costs, so let me know if there's any interest. OK, stay tuned for more prints... Thanks!


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    Beautiful sculpt and 3d print, well done!
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    Thanks Aumakua! Your work is great! So detailed.

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    Hello All,

    Here's my latest 3D print... my tribute to Leonard Nimoy. After his passing, I wanted to print a Spock bust that I already had, but thought it could use more work on the likeness. So I spent some time and got it to where I feel pretty good about it. This is a 1/5 scale test print. Gonna make a few minor revisions, then go for the final size... a 1/3 scale bust! Hope you all like it. Thanks.




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    Beautiful print and great likeness too!
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    wonderful portrait, capturing his spirit!
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    Nice! I do like the final look of your prints. They look like the finished product.

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    Thanks Aumakua, kokoro and digitalmax!

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    COOL... I got a great write-up about my Spock Bust over at 3DPrint.com!

    http://3dprint.com/55043/star-trek-spock-3d-printed/

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    You use too much lens deformation on your camera.

    I dont think you have that angle in the forehead. you need to share 3quarter view reference.

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    Hello All, wanted to share my latest print. It's just such a kick to be able to sculpt something in ZBrush, and then see it on my shelf a few hours later. Very rewarding! Anyway, it's supposed to be Humphrey Bogart. Printed at about 1/4 scale on my CEL-Robox printer. Hope you like it!

    BTW, thanks Scote for pointing out the lens distortion on the Spock pics. I was just using my cell phone camera, and it never occured to me to check what the focal length was. Turns out to be about 25mm, so yeah, I was getting a ton of distortion when I filled the little prints in the frame. I didn't notice it so much on Spock, but when I went to shoot the pics of the Bogart bust, his hat looked gigantic. Haha, so I dug out my trusty old Sony Alpha 100 DSLR with a 50mm lens for these pics.





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    the printed pieces



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    Cool stuff, I think I'm going to purchase a 3D printer at some point soon. I'd really like to play with one again for personal art, haven't had access in quite some time and I don't ever get to see any of my freelance stuff as a tangible product until years later. Are you happy with the resolution coming out of your printer and does it require a lot of clean up? I've used a makerbot replicator 2 and it was a little lower resolution then I would like, but it doesn't require "a lot" of clean up and the PLA material was very affordable... seems to go drastically up in price when higher resolutions are concerned.
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    Thanks Dan. Hey, your stuff is great!

    Yeah, I'm totally happy with the resolution on the Robox and I don't even print things at the highest resolution possible. Most of the stuff I print on the "Normal" setting (200 microns) because I rather just get things sooner and sand them as necessary. I can't seem to get myself to commit to a 20 hour print or whatever on the Fine setting yet (and the Robox can actually print as fine as 20 microns, which would probably be like a week or something to print out just the head!). But I'm working up to it though!

    The automatic supports that the control software generates are a breeze to clean up. They come right off and the contact points just need a light sanding to remove.

    As far as the material... it's about $40 for a reel and it seems to last a long time. Think I've gone through maybe 2.25 reels in the last 6 months. I print things with very little in-fill though, so that, plus printing on the medium resolution, helps stretch things out.

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