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Got this scan from some website, the dude has loads of good stuff, so i thought id take it clean it up a bit and print it out. Not finished and i now see a few things im going to modify but with 2percent in fill it did ok! Support also was ok but i had to glue in some support joins to strengthen them mid print as they got a bit wobbly. 1d18hrs@0.06. Looks like it will clean up nicely. My lizard is going to need manual support (as the fingers and spikes need help) or dissolvable, just a time choice really. This one should look great with a patina! unfortunately my platng soulution is shot as i rushed the mix! Will updated as i go along...

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The amusing setups in alchemy! Well my ones anyway, no need for expensive equipment, this ones oversize as usual. I never have enough room. The statue is specially printed for the height and width of the 3lt container though so that wont be a problem....for now.

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Here are a few pics of the mods i made, basically mirrored the wings on his feet and helmet because i didnt like the ones on the model, I think the scan may have gone weird and I missed it Just lopped them of with some pliers. Drilled some tiny holes for support when gluing. worked great. Will acetone it tonight and should be ready in a few days!

 

 

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and after acetone....

I did a few brush-on attempts with this one and as a result there are a few residual lines fro the repeat processes overlapping one another, but nothing major. The surface looks super smooth so im happy, I might do (acetone) the base again as the lines are still slightly visible due to it being almost completely flat. It should look totally cool plated, cant wait. Even the undersides look look after the wash, a bit of light sanding will work wonders!

 

I'd say the most bizzare thing about acetoning your work is that it camouflages how it really looks. If I'd only show acetoned prints you would probably say they look poor quality.

 

That is the big deception and what I genuinely think put people off doing it.

 

Iooking at my pictures I bet you cant even tell whats going on! I certainly cant! Bright red is one of the worst colours to photograph and save as JPEG.

 

The next time you'll see it, it should look real good. I'll do closeups then, its a waste of time doing closeups of red prints on my smartphone.

 

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Just gave this one a quick prime to see the problem areas, might have gone a bit heavy with the paint as it gained a skinlike texture, but should be ok. Sometimes it dries quicky, sometimes it takes ages. I guess many thin coats is far better than one thicker one. Its hard to do many coats though as you need zen patience and not give into the temptation of over spraying which is very easy. I give into temptation too easily. I could have spent more time on the faces but im going to distress it later anyway so maybe for the next version.

 

 

 

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