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3D printing in 1:6 scale: Straight out of Sculptris, it’s…the Timeless Kid!

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In other 1:6 scale 3D printing news, I present, straight out of Sculptris, THE TIMELESS KID! Yes, folks, brought to you by six mediocre screencaps and hours of collaboration with @natalunasans, it’s my 1:6 scale headsculpt of the Timeless Child, as played by an adorable little kid whose name I do not know. She’s ready to print, but I haven’t yet done a test print.

Yes, I’m aware that the mesh is a little fucked up around the outside bottom edges of her nostrils. No, I don’t care. This was my first time sculpting with this mesh [Dodger’s free and wonderful Elizabeth 2 figure], and I’m officially done with my first effort. Any mesh fuckery will be dealt with by sandpaper.Continue reading 3D printing in 1:6 scale: Straight out of Sculptris, it’s…the Timeless Kid!

Updated adventures in 3D printing 1:6 scale action figure heads: the Spymaster and Missy!

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It’s been a bit since I last posted about my tests in 3D printing 1:6 scale action figure heads. Here’s the latest on the Spymaster and Missy. Continue reading Updated adventures in 3D printing 1:6 scale action figure heads: the Spymaster and Missy!

Further adventures in 3D printing 1:6 scale heads for 12″ action figures

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I’ve been working on a digital sculpt of Michelle Gomez as Missy/the Master on and off for about six months. I finally sharpened her up this weekend and got a decent shape of her nose, so I think she’s ready for prep and printing whenever I get around to it! As with my Spymaster doll, she’ll need full paint and added hair. I think I’m gonna give her the expression shown below as well… Continue reading Further adventures in 3D printing 1:6 scale heads for 12″ action figures

3D printing 1:6 scale heads for 12″ action figures IV

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I prepared my third attempt at a digitally sculpted 1:6 scale action figure head for Dhawan Master today. Continue reading 3D printing 1:6 scale heads for 12″ action figures IV

3D printing 1:6 scale heads for 12″ dolls/action figures III

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I’m back on my bullshit, trying to print a decent 1:6 scale head of Sacha Dhawan as the Master. My first attempt was chronicled here. It came out looking like this:
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3D printing 1:6 scale heads for 12″ dolls/action figures II

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Two years after my initial blog post about 3D printing 1:6 scale heads for 12″ dolls and action figures, I’m at it again.

After that entry, I tried preparing heads for printing and sending them to Shapeways, a professional printing service, which offered higher resolution and finishing quality than could be gotten from the local makerspace. I made the heads hollow, but I couldn’t figure out how to make neck holes. Therefore I tried manually sawing the necks open. The fine plastic of the print did not agree with my hacksaw, and I got so frustrated that I hid the project in my closet for two years.

Now I’m back, highly motivated to improve my 3D printing skills, because I need a 1:6 scale likeness of Sacha Dhawan as the latest [and arguably best!!!] incarnation of the Master on Doctor Who. I made a decent caricatured likeness of him in Daz Studio. Then I followed this approximate process to create a print-worthy Spymaster.
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3D printing 1:6 scale heads for 12″ dolls/action figures I

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As long as I’ve been interested in making dolls, I’ve been interested in making likenesses. My interest in likenesses led me to digital art using Daz Studio, a program where you can customize 3D models, arrange them into scenes, and render the results. In other words, Daz Studio is like playing with digital dolls. Continue reading 3D printing 1:6 scale heads for 12″ dolls/action figures I

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