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another area I'm starting to focus on is 3D printing. In addition to smaller things (for example, plastic automatas can be seen here:
https://www.zealot.com/threads/my-plastic-automatas.181339/ )
I'm starting to do bigger things ... The first one this Christmas time is a Santa's New Sleigh. The whole set contains more than 60 parts, the dimensions of the set are 12x28x21 cm. This is a commercial model that can be bought here:
https://www.gambody.com/3d-models/santas-new-sleigh-3d-print-model
The model was built without modifications, I just printed the engine in gold and painted the eyes and highlighted the inscription on the engine, a few photos:
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Santa's Hot Rod!! I wonder how many Reindeer power is in that beast!! :)
 
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Chernobyl Liquidator
(3D Printing Figurine)

Source: https://www.gambody.com/3d-models/chernobyl-liquidator

I started working on this figure. This is the first figure from 3D printing that has to be painted. At the moment I have a finished working version of the pad ... So far, it is such a test what my 3D printer can handle ...In some places, where the structure of 3D printing was visible and also in the place of joints, I used putty, I paint it with classic sprays and details brush with acrylic paints ...but it definitely wants airbrush, so in the future I will definitely switch to this technique ...A few photos:
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Nice 3D printer. I love dioramas. I suspect some really amazing work coming from you. ;)
 

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YES!!!! That is what I was talking about- the Santa sleigh one, printing out a model kit! Even making it as a 3D Virtual kit to assemble on-screen on your computer, that you can paint and put in a moving background and such. Kind of like lightwave kind of does.
Thank you for showing that!
Great job too!
 

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I managed to complete the model, I am glad that the first completed painted figure from the 3D printer is this liquidator of the consequences of the atomic accident. It is a small memory of all the people who sacrificed their health and often their lives to mitigate the consequences of this catastrophe. In my opinion, these are real heroes whom many people do not know, but still deserve our thanks. Photo of the real liquidator:

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The model contains 27 parts, which must first be printed on a 3D printer. Then it must be folded and then painted, or add a patina. Surely it can be done better, but for that. that it is the first figure it did not turn out so badly ... a few photos:

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... and finally a presentation video :

 

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Very well done, Mike! The coat really looks as if it was made from rubber.

BTW, you have chosen a very interesting topic. The model "works" and is a warning to each and everyone of us. The way the message is transported is truly dramatic. It captures the essence, not by depicting gore and burnt bodies but by "being silent". Radiation kills silently. The liquidator is fighting a desperate fight, a fight he will most certainly lose. Radiation is bodiless, it is like a ghost, endangering everyone and everything within its grasps. Man has to hide, cover himself in protection gear, turning himself into a masked / faceless being that can only react and leave everything behind if he / she wants to live. This model tells a story and has an important meaning, like a good painting. In a way the image reminds me of the burning church in the title sequence of the "Holocaust" TV series. It simply burns into your mind and forces you to think about it. And if it does such thing I think it has achieved its goal.
 
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