Thursday, 24 September 2015

Shapeways Fun!



My Shapeways order arrived!  This is my first foray into additive manufacturing and  3D printed plastic miniature items. I had lusted for some 3D printed items for a while and I caved. They had free shipping at the end of August. Technically it was 2 orders......I regretted not getting the extra faucets, so I went ahead and ordered. The real reason I ordered was to get a 1:24 scale toilet and sink for the puzzle house. You know that moment when you realize that "sure I can make that" really translates to "not a snowballs chance in hell I can make that"?  I hit that moment and ordered!

It's amazing! The toilet and sink are from DSTEIN Scale Furniture. I had issues getting a good shot of the sink, so check out the shop. My chairs came from Marion Russek.....I would buy all her chairs if I could. And I purchased her Nespresso machine, faucets and stacking box designed by Pepper. My other purchase came from Paper Doll Miniatures.  Kristine makes great faucets.

And then I browsed.....and browsed....and decided to get something not 1:12 but use it in 1:12. Jorzi's Miniatures and Stuff made a modern urban light post. It's geared for railways? Dioramas? I'm not sure what scale it is actually.  It's 4 inches high, but not that I read that when I bought it. Thankfully it was a happy mistake. I'm going to use it as a floor lamp!







My in-laws are making a trip out to visit the family of the little one the puzzle dollhouse is intended for at the end of October. This is now my finishing deadline. October 23.  It hangs over me. But! I will be making some mini scenes with my new Shapeways items soon! And I will post progress on the cottage again.  The exterior is complete along with the bathroom and kitchen!!!

Here's a little something on the creating and manufacturing process!



19 comments :

  1. I recognize them :-). Have fun painting and decorating!

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    1. They are now painted!! Just debating how to tackle the water tank on the Nespresso machine

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  2. Yay, you have quite a haul there. Marion's chairs are fantastic...I have a few of them and the lampost idea is great. It really does look like a modern floor lamp. =0)

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    1. It's painted black and gold now. It has shed its street lamp skin!

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  3. Great purchase! No wonder you are happy with these lovely miniatures.
    Hugs, Drora

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  4. Hi Kat! LOVE LOVE LOVE your Shapeways order! What a terrific resource for miniatures and I know that you will be putting them ALL to good use! :))
    It is interesting that you have mentioned using the lamp post as a 1:12th reading light because that is exactly what I did with a pair I bought back in the 90's when I was decorating my Glencroft living room, and since that house had been dismantled, I transferred one of the lamps into my HBS project. They really DO look like modern reading lamps, so TWO THUMBS UP! :D

    elizabeth

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  5. What a wonderful collection you've got there Kat, I can understand your enthousiasm! And who can resist free shipping right? :D And that lamppost looks like a perfect floorlamp, I would have thought it was meant that to be ;)

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    1. I know! That lamp post was the best floor lamp mistake ever!

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  6. and good luck with your deadline of course!

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  7. That is pretty cool! I'll have to look up Shapeways. Your items came out nice.

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    1. Thanks Jaye! There is a "miniatures" menu on that Shapeways site to make finding things easier

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  8. Looks like you gotten some real great stuff! And the toilet in your hand looks so cute! (how often do you say that about a toilet ;) )
    Hannah

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    1. Nothing beats a nice miniature toilet....always brightens my day!

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  9. Great purchase! I love the chairs

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    1. Thank you! I am tempted to buy more and try different colours

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