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Finding Nemo Shark Medallion

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Posted · Finding Nemo Shark Medallion

Here is my Take on Takeshi 6ix9ine's diamond 'Finding Nemo' style shark medallion, such a cool design, had to make one! lol Props to the jeweller Jimmy Phan. 

Just gotta plate this beast now, need more plating solution or a bespoke plating tank! but might just spray it for a change! 😛

 

Designed so none of the teeth needed internal supports as it would be impossible to get them out after! Very happy with the result and the Acetone smoothing as well! This one did need infill though due to the open mouth cavity! Haven't used infill in aaaages for art. But it really does help acetoned models from splitting a lot.

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Posted · Finding Nemo Shark Medallion

Wow, print quality and smoothness is impressive, especially the teeth.

 

Did you use supports for the fins? I was trying to see in which orientation you printed it, but I can't see the layer lines.   :-)

 

The color, is that colorFabb's translucent orange?

 

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Posted · Finding Nemo Shark Medallion

Its printed like you see it. Flat, because of the teeth. I didnt want any support on the teeth at all because there is no room to remove them. Just auto support which i find to be ok on stuff that lies flat.

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Posted · Finding Nemo Shark Medallion

The back. I have an amazing burring technique to rid the support material really really quickly, and can clean up the wholw back in under 5 mins, im maimg a video to show how!

 

 

 

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Posted · Finding Nemo Shark Medallion

Yes, I would welcome videos on your techniques. Thanks.

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Posted · Finding Nemo Shark Medallion

Im Just putting it together now, but here is a still from the timelapse for you!

 

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Posted · Finding Nemo Shark Medallion

Thanks. Yes, this already gives a good understanding of the orientation.

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Posted (edited) · Finding Nemo Shark Medallion

And today i applied a chrome paintjob, im a bit tired of plating for now. Its a big bigger than my jar so will be a pain. Just chromed it up instead. Mirror finished are very unforgiving and i rushed it a bit and touched it too often whe is was wet needing to keep respraying it. I decided to leave it after the third coat and just accept it as it was. 

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Posted · Finding Nemo Shark Medallion

Looks good. The "cold" metal suits this model.

 

Instead of plating, have you ever tried automobile "chrome" painting sprays? Not the "metalic" sort with little flakes, but the real "chrome" look spray-cans? The sort that is used on car bumpers, wheels, and decorative chrome stripings? I have seen it on model cars, but I have never used it myself, so I don't know what preparation is required, nor how well it withstands bending, temperature, weather, etc. Migth be worth trying on a scrap piece.

 

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