Dragon Rook Design for the Prototype to Product Competition

Hey everyone!

This is my first post here on the forums, but I have been enjoying all the awesome models and prints on here for a while now.  I am just amazed at the Form One and what it can do. This is a group of really talented designers!

I wanted to share the progress on my entry for the Prototype to Product competition that Shapeways and FormLabs hosted.   Renders of my entry can be viewed here: http://www.shapeways.com/model/2160351/dragon-rook-prototype.html?li=search-results&materialId=99

I used ZBrush to sculpt out the design (I love dynamesh and decimation master), then Modo to clean it up and make it print ready.

My local Makerspace has a Form One and I was able to have it printed out by them.  The details are a little lost in the photos, I think it’s because they used the clear resin.  I plan on priming it and doing an ink wash over that.  I have never primed and painted a model before, so if anyone has any pointers I would really appreciate it!

I really like what FormLabs did in the new update of PreForm, giving the designer the ability to edit the supports, but I think for my next iteration of the print I am going to manually model in some supports so that it will sit flat on the build platform.  Any suggestions on that front?

Sorry for the poor image quality.  I took these pictures with my phone this morning.  I was so excited I just wanted to post them. lol

Thanks for the feedback everyone!  I will post my progress photos soon!



Amazing design…can’t wait to see the painted version!

Thanks!  I ordered some Gray Fine Surface Primer by Tamiya after reviewing Robert Vignone’s blog: http://www.polysculpture.com/blog/.  That should be arriving soon.

Primed and painted the print this weekend.  First time I have painted a model, but I am happy with how it turned out!

More photos on my blog here: http://3doftom.blogspot.com/2014/07/painted-dragon-rook-3d-print.html

That looks incredible. Great work, Thomas!

Thanks Craig!  I’m sure there will be more to come :slight_smile:

I think this needs a full chess set to match!

I agree! I already have the other designs planned out. Unfortunately it’s going to go slower than I like. Didn’t win the Prototype to Product competition. So no Form One. The design that did win is very cool though! Ya’ll should check it out when you get a chance :smile: