Print & Paint: Spiderman Bust 1.04

Sudsy

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So, here is my work in progress of Spiderman Bust 1.04 by BerlinRockz off of Thingiverse.

I printed the model on my Lulzbot Taz 5 at a resolution of 0.1mm (height of each layer) using PLA (Filacube PLA2). I did scale down the bust by about 50%.

I primed the model with Krylon flat tan camo paint and proceeded to use my acrylic paints (Delta Ceramcoat). Base of Opaque red on the majority of the bust, with Burnt Umber on the base and Ivory on the eyes. To get a shadow I desaturated my red with Dark Forest Green and the glazed over the top with the opaque red (it is not too opaque to use as a glaze). So far I'm pleased with results and am now powering through the webbing. I use this as a break from my 28mm miniatures, and from building this weekend. For whatever reason, it's been a good paint weekend!


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3D printers are still well outside of my affordability range, but what you can do with them is amazing...
If you find a model you like, you can look into 3D printing services or local Fab Labs (sometimes at local libraries) to get someone else to print it for you.
 
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When I worked with 3d printers, they were still top secret, that was back in 1982. They aren't difficult to make, and with the GNU software available, programming them isn't difficult either. Money is tough (for me anyways0 to justify building one of these, but there are tons of DIy websites, and you end up with a machine that is vastly superior to the same amount of money you would spend as a ready made one. I do have a small machine shop, so maybe it's not as easy as I say, but it isn't hard. If you're someplace where there are none, you could find yourself making some good money.