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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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