Elephant head


#1

I wanted to make my own designer toy and this is the result.

Printed at 0.005 inch layers clear resin. Sanded, primed, airbrushed, clear coated.

Colus

www.colus.co


What is mineral oil?
#2

Sorry, I cant get the orientation of the top photos right :confused:


#3

This is AWESOME.  Great work.


#4

yup, fantastic job!


#5

Awesome! Such an art piece,  and the surface finish is the best one I’ve seen on form1 prints. Love your design too,


#6

That is one of the best paint jobs I’ve seen on a Form 1 part. Looks amazing. Well done.


#7

Thank you very much guys!


#8

Very nice.  were you using a dremel to sand/buff?


#9

Thank you Lucas.

No Dremel. I wet sanded by hand from 220 grit, 600 and then 1200 grit. After the gloss coat I got the ‘polished’ effect by just rubbing it with a fine cotton T- shirt.


#10

Colus,

Out of curiosity…is this a holder for something or just a super cool art piece? It looks like it might almost be a very abstract speaker!


#11

Hi Jory, great to hear form you and thank you again for a great experience solving the problems I had.

Making it into a speaker is a great idea, I will keep that in mind! Im into the whole designer toy scene and had a recent toy release through Kidrobot. I got the Form1 to make my own prototypes and small runs of designer toys to sell and this was the first!

Colus

www.colus.co


#12

Colus,

My pleasure!

Checked out your website and you have some really neat stuff. Keep up the awesome work.


#13

Thank you Jory!


#14

Very nice work! :slight_smile:

How have you been able to get a so transparent horns after the sanding/polishing? Also my transparent resin is turning to the yellow/green color after some time. I would like to keep it as clear as possible.

Thanks!


#15

Thanks Thomas!

The clear parts does have a shade of yellow in it, you can see it in the first few pics. The last few ‘beauty’ shots has been desaturated. I did try to keep the yellowness down by not having it in sunlight for too long after printing. The protective clear coat should protect it from colouring more.


#16

The paint job looks great!

Yep; for maximum glossy transparency (and to keep it that way even in the sun), a clear gloss UV-resistant acrylic spray is always recommended.

Also, your tusks look a lot like the light pipes in the light pipe design guide article that just went up on the blog, so maybe future elephants will have glowing tusks? :slight_smile:


#17

Amazing work!

You’ve inspired me to try and print a sculpture of my own :wink:

Question, is there a reason why you chose clear resin? Would you have been able to achieve the same finishing with grey?

Thanks!


#18

Epic print!


#19

Thanks again for the kind words guys.

@Isaac - The grey resin only came out while I was printing this. Also I wanted the eyes and tusks clear. I have not worked in grey but I dont see why it shouldnt work.


#20

Thanks Colus, Im already doing some test prints, will post some stuff soon :wink: