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Wilma and the dragons gift

Discussion in 'Digis - Digital Miniatures 3D Modeling' started by Klaus not Santa, Sep 4, 2021.

  1. Hi there,

    well, my first official post after the intro ;)

    Besides scratch-building and painting I recently got into 3D sculpting (about a year now) and the first model I did was my Wilma (the astronaut*)

    Since I had so much fun with her, I decided to continue working with her.
    She's now kind of stranded in one or more parallel universes and stumble from one adventure to the next :sneaky:

    And the latest model I just completed.
    Wilma and the dragons gift

    I can't wait to see her printed :happy:

    I hope you like her too.

    *there is a story behind it :)
    When participating in the "Massive Voodoo MV challenge 2020" it was all about tiny little astronauts. I built several little scenes and the overarching theme was Wilma and her husband Vladimir and their adventures. So Wilma is actually bringing her from the really tiny little model to a real "bust"
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  2. Henk Well-Known Member

    I like that. A lot. But I must say, the dragon looks more like a lizard, or a T-Rex. Is this a personal endeavour or will this be commercially available in the future?
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Klaus

    Your certainly busy with Wilma's story ....Obviously your rather good at the sculpting !

    The "pet" she has on her shoulder looks good as well , agree with Henk , he does look a bit TRex ....the teeth looks impressive

    If I may she has no hair .....is this deliberate ?

    Commercial potential as well IMO

    Hope we see a painted version

    Thanks for sharing

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  4. Thank you :)
    Well first off I don't intend to do anything commercial with her - it's a hobby for me and I want to keep it that way. Right now I wouldn't feel comfortable selling her and then people complaining about this and that and quality and all that - been there, done that :)
    As for the dragon - the come in all shapes and sizes, don't they? Of course there are the horned ones, the traditional Asian ones and so forth. Some come with insectoid eyes (Anne McCaffrey's Dragonrider of Pern series).
    Yeah, maybe it looks T-Rex-ish or like a lizard, but hey :D

    As for the hair - yes actually it is intentional. For one I was planning to give her an tattoo along the neck and up to her skull.
    I also did several versions of the "Standed" Wilma, some with hair, some with helmet. But for some reason I just love her bald :p
    DAN-Stranded.jpg PET-Stranded.jpg Stranded-Canteen-Helmet.jpg Stranded-Binoculars-bald.jpg
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  5. Henk Well-Known Member

    To avoid any doubt Klaus, I was not having a pop at the dragon, just an observation. Its is a very nice figure. It's a pity (but understandable, i know what you mean) that it wont be available. She looks good bald, I also think she'd look good with a mohawk ;).
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  6. Oh no! Please, none taken!
    Absolutely, your feedback was absolutely good - that's why I'm posting here - not to get praise - but rather to get feedback and comments. I'm not easily hurt :)

    BTW, the first print is done.

    But I have an error at the back of her head, needs extra support there

    And I need to angle the sculpt in the print file, otherwise some of the teeth don't quite work

    But I'm quite pleased with the details :)The new file is already printing - 8 hrs to go :D
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  7. Henk Well-Known Member

    8 hrs??!! Does it take that long?

    Digital and the incredible detail possible with 3d printing is one of those strange things, which you see before your very eyes, but dont feel right. A bit like aeroplanes....:D

    Btw, in the first picture the surfaces look rather shiney and smooth, but the other two pictures show a tantalising glimpse of the surface textures. I've also just realised that Wilma has kevlar hands...
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  8. Hehe - actually the whole print is 12 hours - due to the angle.
    Remember it is built up in tiny layers, each layer takes a few seconds to "expose" the resin to the UV light, then lift the platform, sink it back down, expose, lift.... you get the idea ;)
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  9. The new print is done and it worked quite a lot better

    And she‘s ready to be primed
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  10. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Klaus

    Thanks for all replies , fully understand ref not commercial ....we are all enjoying this , like the variations on Wilma

    It's good to see the actual 3D resin Print before cleaning up

    12hrs ....more patience than me I reckon ...lol

    Look forward to seeing more on this

    Happy benchtime


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