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Sig Sauer Handguns for Your Dollhouse?

Sig Sauer Handguns for Your Dollhouse?

I had a client contact me looking for some miniature (1/12 scale if I recall) Sig Sauer handgun models for a dollhouse that was being built. Don’t ask me what kind of dollhouse this was, and it wasn’t for me to ask!

3D Printed in acrylic at Shapeways.com and hand-painted.

Sig Sauer Handgun Model

Sig Sauer Handgun Model

Sig Sauer Handgun Model

Sig Sauer Handgun Model

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2014 in 3D Printing, Games, Miniature, STL

 

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Nautilus Submarine Dollhouse Parts

Client requested just one part to be made for a dollhouse he was making based on Jules Verne’s Nautilus submarine from “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” – a classic that I well remember reading and watching as a movie. I quickly became engrossed in the project myself and ended up making the circular viewing windows, diving exit port, and helmets for the characters. Client did all the painting.
This was a fascinating project that I think you’ll agree turned out pretty amazing.

Nautilus - Bay window installed and painted 1

Nautilus - Bay window installed and painted

Nautilus - Diving ring painted and installed

Nautilus - Fitting Helm 1

Nautilus - Completed Nautilus port side

 

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2012 in 3D Printing, Miniature, STL

 

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Flying Pig in Ceramic

3D printing is really moving along. Shapeways has had ceramic in its materials inventory for quite a while now…  I was messing around with random modeling in ZBrush recently when this character appeared. I finished it off and just had to get it printed. Ceramic seemed to be the material of choice. Available for $21.55 ($6.50 shipping via UPS in Canada or USA) in my store on Shapeways.

Flying Pig (in ceramic)

$21.55

Flying Pig in Ceramic

Flying Pig in Ceramic

Flying Pig in Ceramic

Flying Pig in Ceramic

 
 

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TARDIS Earring (or small pendant)

Have you ever wanted a TARDIS earring (or small pendant)? Well, now you can have one! Printed in Frosted Ultra Detail material by Shapeways, this makes for quite a conversation piece. The TV show “Dr Who” had quite the impact on me as a child (yes, all the way from the original Doctor!) and I’m sure helped spawn my interest in Sci-Fi in general. I have a few Dr Who items in my Shapeways store including a pendant based on the latest series of shows. This is available in other materials, however, I wouldn’t recommend anything other than Frosted Ultra Detail since all others would not show the small details in this design. $9.81 for one earring.

TARDIS earring

TARDIS earring

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2011 in 3D Printing, Jewelry, Miniature, STL

 

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Shapeways Introduces Silver

Shapeways.com – the company that prints my designs – just recently introduced .925 silver as a new material they offer. They put together a gallery of items they have printed in silver and my Bucephalus Horse was one of them! It looks great, I think. Direct link to the model in my shop.

Bucephalus Horse in .925 Silver

Bucephalus Horse in .925 Silver

 

Bucephalus Horse

Sorry, not for sale.

Bucephalus or Buchephalas (Ancient Greek: Βουκέφαλος, from βούς bous, “ox” and κεφαλή kephalē, “head” meaning “ox-head”) (c. 355 BC – June 326 BC) was Alexander the Great’s horse and one of the most famous actual horses of antiquity.[1] Ancient accounts[2] state that Bucephalus died after the Battle of the Hydaspes in 326 BC, in what is now modern Pakistan, and is buried in Jalalpur Sharif outside of Jhelum, Pakistan.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucephalus

See bottom of page for rendered rotating image of this model (click on image).

Model photo’s by Michelle on Etsy whose shop is available here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/arteriole. She has some beautiful paintings of horses in her store…

Actual model - 1

Actual model - 1

Actual model - 1

Actual model - 1

Shapeways introduced .925 silver as a test material to produce models with (hopefully will be introduced permanently soon) and printed my model as an example:

bucephalus horse in silver

bucephalus horse in silver

Bucephalus Horse rendered

Bucephalus Horse rendered

bucephalus-horse-rotate
bucephalus-horse-rotate

(click image to rotate, then hit your
“back” button in browser to return)

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2010 in Desktop, For the Home, Miniature, Sculpture, Statue, STL

 

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TARDIS Finished

Finally I finished my TARDIS model. Yes, Doctor Who’s famous time travelling device can now sit on your office desk at 5 cm in height. This has been a lot of work. Modelled in SketchUp, of which I am no master, it took three attempts before I got a model I was happy with. One of the biggest problems at the outset was finding scale diagrams on the ‘net, primarily because there is no such thing as THE Tardis; there were many variations of the Police Box over the (to date) 18 seasons of Doctor Who. In the end I went with making it as close as possible to the one used in the last season.

Because of the small size of the model I had to remove the handles. At one tenth of a millimetre the handle’s thickness just would not have survived the printing process.

Below are various renders of the model. The cost in SWF material is $19.

Edit 7th Aug 2010: I have designed a pendant/earring based on this model, 3.1cms in height, and added an image at the bottom.

TARDIS 1

TARDIS 1

TARDIS 2

TARDIS 2

TARDIS 3

TARDIS 3

TARDIS 4

TARDIS 4

TARDIS earring, rendered view.

TARDIS earring, rendered view.

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2010 in Desktop, For the Home, Miniature, STL