Awesome! I dig it! I just did my first 3D print of a character I built, and it's surreal to see something you create digitally come into a tangible format. I hope you keep getting tingles every time you see your stuff printed, because seeing your work here just now brought all those emotions back to me. Super cool, my friend!
Nice work! The Candy one is great.
Love these two :)
These are amazing! Could I ask how you went about painting these? What types of paint? etc?
I used Revell Aqua colour paints after applying a base coat. Having painted a figure without a base coat, i can say that its not really needed to be honest. The paints are water based acrylic paints. You can even use standard artist's acrylic paints, but theyre best if you water them down a little. I initially learned everything i know from Shapeways' very useful painting tips:http://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/painting3dprintedsls
Andrew, did you have any problems with your file looking faceted when you uploaded it to get it printed? I've been exporting out from 3dsmax as an .obj (triangulated) and when I upload it to shapeways it always looks faceted on their image. I even bring into Netfabb to double check and I get the same result. I was wondering if you exported it out the same way with yours or did you do it differently? Thanks!
My first ever 3D print (of Trixie) was a little faceted, so every 3D print i made since then was subdivided much higher. 3D printing can pick up the subtle angles of each polygon if you dont subdivide it high enough.
Ah...I see. Thanks!!!