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Hildebrandt 3D Print Model

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Published: October 25, 2014
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A -huge- shoutout to the FORGE 3D Printing Studio, or Forge Jax, from downtown Jacksonville. They're the guys who printed this out for me.
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Madmann135's avatar
there are those that have 3D printers.  I have seen some of the more interesting 3D printed materials and I will say this If I get my hands on a 3D printer (buy or making it myself) I would like to get a copy of this so I can paint it myself.
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eyetypherHobbyist Digital Artist
so 3d printer could make something like this?
sooo beautiful :wow:
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SeraphiczeroHobbyist
Wooooooowww.

What exact material did they use for the print? It also looks like it could use some smoothing or sanding.
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TurinuZHobbyist Digital Artist
It's a nylon-plastic mixture material; can't recall what exactly.

And yeah, only some of the top parts require sanding really (where the lines are really visible). The rest of the model is pretty rough, but smooth enough.
FlowRellik's avatar
all it needs is a small bake (which usually helps get rid of the unnecessary parts) and whammo! perfect model kit.
Btw. is that in 1/144 scale by chance? If so I think you got yourself a good solid model kit to sell and its ORIGINAL!
(I did read the comments btw but I still believe you got it made!)
Seeing this happen gives me more hope and joy to venture on my sketchup works! thank you :D
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TurinuZHobbyist Digital Artist
It comes in at around 14.5 meters, 608 inches... scaled down it averages out to about a 1/85 scale model. Odd scale, to be sure. Lol. Unfortunately it's not much of a model kit as it's a static, immovable structure, but...

It's next gonna be printed at a 1/50 scale with full articulation. 12 inches tall, assuming the fingers come out proper (fully poseable fingers).
FlowRellik's avatar
I wish you best of luck with your plan bud :D I can see a bright future for you, even if this is just a hobby.
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ComicFictionProfessional Digital Artist
Looks spectacular.  Well done by you and Forge 3D.
moxomo's avatar
are you gonna sell 3D prints of your models? cause I really want one D:
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TurinuZHobbyist Digital Artist
If I did, they'd be more expensive than what I paid for it. I don't know if they would still charge model prepping fees.. but the model itself actually cost $135. Depending on what other models I print out the price may go up or down (As not all have the same volume as the Hildebrandt). I'd have to charge extra to make a profit (which would all go towards printing other models, XD).

The reality of it is there, though. I'd just have to establish a simple business model for it.

I could also get it printed at smaller resolutions for cheaper (say, 4-5 inches), but I feel like there's gonna definitely be a loss in quality, especially on this model, as the sword handle is already really thin. I'll have to fix that for next time.
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hm... yeah, that expensive, do you have plans of getting yourself a 3D printer?
or is it that home 3D printers do not output the quality of that of the service you used?

thanks for replying btw :D 
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TurinuZHobbyist Digital Artist
From what I've seen, no home model would be able to perform to this degree, currently anyways. I'm sure a liquid resin printer could do it, but those are expensive and some of the failure results my local shop showed me kind of turned me off from the resin printers.

It would be cheaper if I can make a mold, but this particular statue has too many nooks and crannies for that. The breakdown version on the other hand might be plausible as a mold.
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ooWHITooProfessional Traditional Artist
This is awesome!!  What program did you model it on so that you could print it??
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TurinuZHobbyist Digital Artist
Did it all in Sketchup. The company I printed it through did some minor cleanups using some other software and most likely exported it to another file format for printing.
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ooWHITooProfessional Traditional Artist
Sweet!  Thanks for sharing the intel.  :)  It looks sick!!
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ParticalMassHobbyist Photographer
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY FAVS!!
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Rom-StolStudent Artisan Crafter
This looks awesome. I also want to adquire a 3d printer, this technology rocks.
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