The finish is an important step.
Artists to Watch
A simple paint job can transform a piece.
Painters tape or use the vinyl cutter or laser to create intricate masks for painting.
If the object is round, you can use the lathe or drill press to get clean even lines.
Painting the sailor heads this afternoon. Swipe for process pics and video. . The biggest challenge with these guys was how I was going to achieve a straight hairline on a sphere. I experimented with a “dip” method, but it was too unpredictable and messy. The winning solution was turning my drill press into a paint lathe! 😅While still not perfect, it getting the job done!
Laser etch off paint
Just a few minutes, using only the Tripoli Polishing Buffing Compound, leaves an amazing glass like finish. It also has the added benefit of softening all of the sharp edges of the acrylic.
Tumbling 3D Printed Parts
Dusty pieces coming out of the second tumbling cycle, this one to clean and buff the pieces uniformly. After the step the pieces get washed and a thing coat of urethane, then they're ready to go!! – – #Locknesters #tumbling #tumbler #walnut #Sunday #production #wood #plastic #black #gray #white #pieces #puzzle #bear #head #design #designer #designertoy #funko #kidrobot #custom #retail #brooklyn #nyc
First prototype is due.