Print Time: 8 Hours
Post-Production: 12 Hours
I printed this model using Simplify3D with .15 layer height with 15% infill. I scaled the original model 200% because I could. The final piece ends up measuring at 7.5″ tall and roughly 4″ wide.
As always, I coated the print with XTC 3D. Once it’s cured, I sanded with 80 grit sandpaper. Then I sprayed it with filler primer, which helps show where the layer lines need to be sanded. I experimented with wet sanding and dry sanding with 220 grit sandpaper, eventually finishing by polishing with 2000 grit sandpaper.
At this stage the form has finalized and polished, the fun part begins! Using an airbrush, the shadows were added first. Adding in small amounts of white at a time, I colored in the rest. This is the base coat before creating the texture.
With a wet sponge, I lightly applied some watered down white paint. Then I wiped up any excess with a dry sponge.
Close-up. It looks closer more like stone now!
I dabbed the sponge with watered down white around the emblem as well to give it a faint glow effect. I used a variety of blues to color in the emblem.