Epoxy’d, sanded, painted
This time I scaled the model up to 150% and printed it in two parts:
Next, I welded the parts together with a solvent and filled in the overhang areas with epoxy:
Then I applied three coats of bronze acrylic paint:
And finally, I’ve uploaded a video documenting the process:
As I say at the end of the video, I wasn’t incredibly pleased with the results. It looks all right, but I think that it could be better.
Next time I’m going to try epoxying the entire model, and then painting that.
Derek Quenneville is a 3D printing evangelist who posts weekly on the Ponoko blog. Follow him on Twitter @techknight.