some of you guys who have designed accessories and then had them professionally produced for retail obviously, venksta comes to mind, i was curious about how you guys make your designs come to life (or plastic form rather) i have some things up and coming and was thinking about taking some of my stuff to the next level and out of house. so my questions are for you guys that have done it what is your process are your prototypes hand built or 3d printed do you cast it all yourself or do you outsource is it cost efficient or even worth it aside from the joy of providing others with cool stuff any idea's or thoughts on this (im not looking for particulars like who you have used or anything like that i just want this to be an open forum for those who do this kinda of thing to talk shop and bounce ideas around. i know shapeways has kinda changed the game for some of us as far as ease and accessibility as long as the end user can paint the product they purchase it seems fantastic, but for some who cant paint and still want a product that is ready to be used when they get it... there is us. I'm not looking to compete with anyone here i just want to do something better with the designs i have and improve my craft and output. DISCUSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!