Minor/Repaint: Shapeways Scraplets by Ariel's Customs

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  1. Spiff-O-Matic

    Spiff-O-Matic I can haz catch-phrase?

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    The models can be found here for purchase: Scrapaci Famishius (5 pack) by fakebusker83 on Shapeways
    Here is Fakebuster83's original Radicon thread on these little guys: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/563870-scrapacius-famishius-shapeways.html

    I ordered up a set in white strong flexible material. To me they look OK once painted, but the up-close camera shot makes them look very textured due to the material used. I've head the frosted ultra detail material is great but is also very brittle. The only real pressure pint on these little guys is the ball joint for the head, so as long as you're careful they should assemble OK.

    Anyway, on to the pic!
     

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    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    Very nice job. I can't believe you painted around the eyes.
     
  3. AngryChad

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    What kind of paint did you use? I wonder if marker would work. I haven't had any luck painting Shapeways stuff.
     
  4. Mrbobcom

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    I love them such great paint detail! But they look like theyre made of sandpaper and are really rough!
     
  5. fakebusker83

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    This is true, the only iffy point of contact is the neck balljoint when you are pushing the ball in. However, if you do it gently it should lock in place with little risk.

    The paintwork is cute, I like the dab of reflection in the eyes.
    A few coats of gloss might help reduce the sandpaper effect.
     
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    Is this the same material that Shapeways uses as a base to dye different colors?
     
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    Why not use the White, Strong & Flexible Polished material for a smoother finish?
     
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    By nature of being polished, I'd worry that the little teeth would be worn and dull if not missing. I'd suggest getting several mid to high grade sandpapers and seeing how well those work.
     
  9. Spiff-O-Matic

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    I used some generic paint pens I got at Walmart. One thing to note is that this material absorbs the paint very well. The blue for the eyes spider-webbed into the material very easily. The metallic silver did not do this so much, if at all. I'm sure you could use Sharpies just fine. Actually, the black outline around the eyes is just a fine point black Sharpie.

    This is only my second order from Shapeways, so I am not very familiar with the different materials and their properties. I'll have to try the clear coat trick to see if it helps the roughness.
     

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