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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:30 am

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I like that mother & calf pair very, very much; enough to seriously consider purchasing one, despite my reservations for the 3D-printed models (I'm none too keen on the surface finish they seem to often get, that's all). Really lovely!

Just a note on the surface finish, miniNature offers the pair in several materials being strong and flexible, polished strong and flexible and the detail plastics.  Based on my experiences I have ordered all three of these types of plastic and can give a review of each if that is helpful.

White strong and flexible (WSF)
This is a hard nylon plastic which has a somewhat grainy finish, it can be painted but it is very absorbent. Not bad at all though, in person the models are much smoother feeling than pictures would indicate.

Polished White strong and flexible
This is the same as WSF but it has been put into a tumbler with ceramic beads and the end result is a very nice smooth finish.  The surface is not grainy and feels more like a commercial product.  Takes paint readily and only cost a few dollars more.  It is too bad there is a size limit though as models over 15cm long can not be put in the tumbler, bigger models can't be polished.

Detail plastic

These are the mot expensive plastics but the end result preserves more detail than WSF and the finish is already smooth.  These are a acrylic plastic that can be primed then painted easily.

I hope this helps those who are thinking about 3D printed models.
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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:15 pm

Thanks Lea for your compliments!

And thank you Andrew for this great explanation of the Shapeways materials! I think you're totally right. Smile 

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:53 am

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Just a note on the surface finish, miniNature offers the pair in several materials being strong and flexible, polished strong and flexible and the detail plastics.  Based on my experiences I have ordered all three of these types of plastic and can give a review of each if that is helpful.

White strong and flexible (WSF)
This is a hard nylon plastic which has a somewhat grainy finish, it can be painted but it is very absorbent.  Not bad at all though, in person the models are much smoother feeling than pictures would indicate.

Polished White strong and flexible
This is the same as WSF but it has been put into a tumbler with ceramic beads and the end result is a very nice smooth finish.  The surface is not grainy and feels more like a commercial product.  Takes paint readily and only cost a few dollars more.  It is too bad there is a size limit though as models over 15cm long can not be put in the tumbler, bigger models can't be polished.

Detail plastic

These are the mot expensive plastics but the end result preserves more detail than WSF and the finish is already smooth.  These are a acrylic plastic that can be primed then painted easily.

Here's some photos showing the differences between the 3 material choices. I had some samples sent to me recently. Just taken with iphone so not as clear as they could be but it may help those deciding what option to get.


front view with WSF on left then Polished WSF and finally Detail plastic on right.


side view in same order


White, Soft & Flexible - grainy finish, not as flexible as the name suggests


White, Soft & Flexible - polished. Better detail than the unpolished version, especially around the eye and you can also see better definition in the toes etc


Detail Plastic - superior quality in my opinion. Worth the extra few dollars.
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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:22 pm

Stijn, i'm happy you put the Watusi's on your site. I just ordered the Mother & Calf and the Juvenile. The first cow i allready have, painted it 2 weeks ago: looks really stunning!!! Like Minizoo explains, the detail Plastic has a very good quality: you notice this especially after painting!
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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:05 pm

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Stijn, i'm happy you put the Watusi's on your site. I just ordered the Mother & Calf and the Juvenile. The first cow i allready have, painted it 2 weeks ago: looks really stunning!!! Like Minizoo explains, the detail Plastic has a very good quality: you notice this especially after painting!

Great to hear you're happy with your first watusi model Michel! I love to see some photos of your painted model!  Smile 

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:37 pm

Nice again  cheers cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:58 pm

It's been a while, so I want to give you all an update.

I've tried to find an other method to make my models hollow. The other method was not efficient and accurate. I'm glad to tell that I found a better method. Now I can reduce the amount of material in the models, so they are cheaper.
I've already updated all the watusis in 1/22 and I did it for the Elephants in 1/45, 1/32 and 1/22.
Most models turned between 25% and 33% cheaper, but for example the 1/22 Elephant is 58,7% cheaper Smile 
So when you want a specific model, that isn't updated yet, let me know, so I can place that model high on my to-dolist.

I also want to show you a progress screen of one new watusi model:


I hope you'll like it. Smile 

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:33 pm

great site i'm tempted to get a set of the watusis but i'm no good at painting do they come painted as well?
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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:52 pm

i like the new Watusi very much Stijn!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:52 pm

It's again a long time ago, but I'm back with new models.  Smile 

@stecal wrote:
great site i'm tempted to get a set of the watusis but i'm no good at painting do they come painted as well?
thanks

Thanks Stecal. Unfortunately you can't order the models painted, but maybe you can ask some of the great painting artists on this forum, to do the painting for you.

And now the new models. I add 3 watusis (1 I showed already) on my site. The herd is complete for now and now I'll focus on new species Smile 
The grazing female watusi:



A standing calf:



And the bull of the herd:





I've also made an overview of the complete herd:


Hopefully you'll like them, and I hope I can show you soon some new animal species! Smile 

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:05 pm

Very nice  cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:30 pm

They are fantastic! I am truly amazed by your talent cheers

I'm sure you mentioned it already, and I apologize for asking again, what program are you using? I am learning Blender but really don't like it.
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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:45 pm

Thanks Andreas and LeeAnn!

Animal_Figures_4U wrote:
They are fantastic! I am truly amazed by your talent cheers

I'm sure you mentioned it already, and I apologize for asking again, what program are you using? I am learning Blender but really don't like it.

I use ZBrush. It's a total different kind of 3D modeling than Blender. It feels more like working with clay, using your mouse.
There is also a free basic version of ZBrush, called Sculptris. Another program in the same category as ZBrush is Autodesk Mudbox.

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:52 pm

Thanks! That's what I'm looking for, a feel of working with clay rather than square meshes that I need to open hundreds of windows until it looks different than a square Rolling Eyes I'll have to check out Sculptris. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:35 am

I like to show you one of the models I started a long time ago, but never finished. I started some marine mammals because it was a good basic starter in 3D animation. Now I give it some pose and I think it's soon available on my site:

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:26 am

Love it! I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:25 pm

@miniNature wrote:
It's again a long time ago, but I'm back with new models.  Smile 

@stecal wrote:
great site i'm tempted to get a set of the watusis but i'm no good at painting do they come painted as well?
thanks

Thanks Stecal. Unfortunately you can't order the models painted, but maybe you can ask some of the great painting artists on this forum, to do the painting for you. 

Stecal, I have painted several models designed by Andrew and printed via shapeways for LittleBear. if you want you can PM me for details.
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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:56 pm

How long time will be available the 1:22 watusi bull? I would like to buy one, I think in autumn.
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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:02 pm

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How long time will be available the 1:22 watusi bull? I would like to buy one, I think in autumn.

I have no plans to remove the models of te site, so these models will be available in autumn for sure Smile 

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:36 am

Hi all,

it's been a while and I have some news Smile
Maybe you've noticed it already in Andrews 3D printing topic, but Shapeways increased the prizes enormously.
I've saved money for a while, to buy my own 3D Printer. Now, the printer is a fact and right here on my desk. I've the Form1+ printer, that's printing in a similiar detail as the most detailed and expensive Shapeways plastic printer. However, I can print my models now for a similar or maybe cheaper price than the cheapest Shapeways plastic. Smile

It will take some time till my new shop is running, but I like to show you a preview. On Shapeways I could only print my Dik-Dik model in 1/12. Now, with my printer I can also print the Dik-Dik in 1/22 and 1/32 Very Happy . Here on the picture you can see my first testprints of the Dik-Diks. The 1/12 on the right, the 1/22 in the middle (still with some suportpoints on his body, and the 1/32 on the left, with the complete supportstructure still attached. (Sorry for the bad quality of the picture. I need a better camera for this small models.)



Hopefully I can show you soon some (better) pictures of my other models and start selling them for a proper price. Smile And also I hope to finish some new animals soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:49 am

Those are amazing, I've been following the Form 1 printers since the company started. The prints of the Dik-dik look very nice in quality, what resolution did you print them at?

Also, is the plastic brittle or semi flexible like PVC? Overall is the printer hard to work with and maintain? Thanks, I'm interested in this printer myself.
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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:15 am

@elephas_maximus wrote:
Those are amazing, I've been following the Form 1 printers since the company started.  The prints of the Dik-dik look very nice in quality, what resolution did you print them at?

Also, is the plastic brittle or semi flexible like PVC?  Overall is the printer hard to work with and maintain?  Thanks, I'm interested in this printer myself.

Thanks Andrew! These are print in 25 microns, but I did also test with 100 microns and it turns out not that bad. You'll see the layers, but maybe with larger models that will be painted, it's maybe smooth.

When I wobble with the legs, they are a bit flexible. I think I compare this with figures of modelling figure brands like Preiser.

It's simple to work with. You can download the software (PreForm) for free on their site and try to place your models in this program and add some supports. Sometimes a print went wrong, by don't sticking at the buildplatform, but I think I resolved this problem. You need to clean the models in pure alcohol afterwards and dry them in ultraviolet light. When you clean the buildplatform with some toiletpaper afterwards, wear latex gloves and clean the mirror when it's dusty with compressed air, I think everything should be fine.

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:20 am

I am suitably impressed. Bravo!

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:49 am

Shocked Fantastic news Applause I was saving money to buy your Dik-dik on Shapeways... I will wait to buy yours cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:16 am

Great to hear:)

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:11 pm

Wow, that's amazing!!! Congratulations for getting this machine Very Happy cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:06 pm

They are awesome ! Ohh, dik-diks, that is wonderful I love you  - and now you can make all the models you want for yourself cheers

I look SO much forward to see more models, and to hear more about your new business bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:50 pm

Isn't it a dream for every collector to can make our own miniature animals at will? Very Happy
Dik-dik's, oh I like the middle one <3 Great choice of species!!

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:11 am

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Thanks Andrew! These are print in 25 microns, but I did also test with 100 microns and it turns out not that bad. You'll see the layers, but maybe with larger models that will be painted, it's maybe smooth.

When I wobble with the legs, they are a bit flexible. I think I compare this with figures of modelling figure brands like Preiser.

It's simple to work with. You can download the software (PreForm) for free on their site and try to place your models in this program and add some supports. Sometimes a print went wrong, by don't sticking at the buildplatform, but I think I resolved this problem. You need to clean the models in pure alcohol afterwards and dry them in ultraviolet light. When you clean the buildplatform with some toiletpaper afterwards, wear latex gloves and clean the mirror when it's dusty with compressed air, I think everything should be fine.

Thanks for the information Stjin
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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:42 am

Those are really good news, please keep us updated! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:44 am

Wow! Congratulations! :)
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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:21 pm

Thank you all!

I did a new print. It's the biggest print till now. I printed the 1/45 elephant bull. Smile Hope you'll like him.



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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:24 pm

Fantastic cheers

When your models will be available? I need that Dik-dik bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:48 pm

Excellent, thats a fairly large model....thanks for showing these informative pictures.
How long did this take to print, any trouble with the thin ears?

I look forward to seeing this after the supports have been removed, great work.
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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:01 am

That skin looks awesome! I hope to see it without that sticks.

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:37 am

@Kikimalou wrote:
Fantastic cheers

When your models will be available? I need that Dik-dik bounce

I have to test some prints first, in order to ensure that there are no errors in it. I hope to start selling the first models next month.

@elephas_maximus wrote:
Excellent, thats a fairly large model....thanks for showing these informative pictures.
How long did this take to print, any trouble with the thin ears?

I look forward to seeing this after the supports have been removed, great work.

This was a long print. I printed this model in 25 microns (the finest resolution) and it takes 13 hours. I'll print this model in the other resolutions, to see the differences. The ears are flawless, with 0,4 mm at the thinnest part. There are some small holes in the body part, maybe I've made the model to thin (0,6 mm), but I can close this holes with a laserpointer and some resin. I only have no laserpointer or UV lightbulb yet.
The model must harden in the sunlight and after that I'll remove the supports.

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:54 am

Thanks for the information Stijn.
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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:40 pm

I've removed the supports. Still need to sandpaper the attachment points, but I'll wait till the model is more harden.



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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:46 am

A nice figurine :)

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:51 am

Interesting to see all these procedures. With time I think we all will be used with 3d figures and your experiences seem very interesting to me. :elphant:

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:57 pm

Great thanks for showing the figure with the supports removed. If possible would you be able to show closeups of the model? I'm curious to see the 25 micron resolution and how it replicates fine details.
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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:29 pm

@elephas_maximus wrote:
Great thanks for showing the figure with the supports removed.  If possible would you be able to show closeups of the model?  I'm curious to see the 25 micron resolution and how it replicates fine details.
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The same for me please Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:36 pm

@elephas_maximus wrote:
Great thanks for showing the figure with the supports removed.  If possible would you be able to show closeups of the model?  I'm curious to see the 25 micron resolution and how it replicates fine details.
thank you

I've tried, but the camera of my mobile phone is to weak for pictures that close. I'll make some close up shots, as soon I've some better camera. I'm planning to buy a camera next month.
I can describe for now the details a bit. You can see a very fine printline, but I think this is inside the material. You can't feel it, so I think it will disappear when you paint it. I'm very happy how the details came out. You can see the wrinkles around the eyes for example. Love to show some pictures when I'm able to.

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:41 pm

If you can see the wrinkles around the eyes of a 1/45 elephant, I guess it means it is very detailed

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:09 am

@Kikimalou wrote:
If you can see teh wrinkles around the eyes of a 1/45 elephant, I guess it means it is very detailed

Yes, the details are very high. Smile

I've made also some photos of the 1/22 and 1/32 dik-dik without supports. I can even see the eyes with its gland on the 1/32 model. I've add also a attempt to show the elephant details. Hopefully you can see something.  


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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:54 am

Thank you Stijn, the prints look very nice.  The ability to print delicate figures such as the dik dik and then a large elephant is amazing.
I can more clearly see some of the elephant details in these photos.
 
I'm still researching and deciding on whether to get the Form 1 +, your photos have been very helpful as I would be using the machine exactly as you are.
The only thing holding me back is the fact that the resin tray needs to be replaced every so often plus some issues I've read about quality control.  Other than that I think its a great machine.
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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:17 am

That's incredible technique and the elephant looks great! Applause
Can't wait to see it painted, I think it will be easier to see the details then too! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:30 am

All this seems very interesting!. Thanks for all the information. The possibility of making figures from a range between 1:34 upward wide the sales field (most collectors buy figures near a 1:20 scale).

(I need that dik-dik in 1:22 too !! ) bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:25 pm

@elephas_maximus wrote:
Thank you Stijn, the prints look very nice.  The ability to print delicate figures such as the dik dik and then a large elephant is amazing.
I can more clearly see some of the elephant details in these photos.
 
I'm still researching and deciding on whether to get the Form 1 +, your photos have been very helpful as I would be using the machine exactly as you are.
The only thing holding me back is the fact that the resin tray needs to be replaced every so often plus some issues I've read about quality control.  Other than that I think its a great machine.

Yes, the tank needs a replace after around the 2 litre according to FormLabs. In my mind I calculate 1/2 tank + 1 bottle resin = price for a litre. So that would be $180 for 1 litre.

@Ana wrote:
That's incredible technique and the elephant looks great! Applause
Can't wait to see it painted, I think it will be easier to see the details then too! Very Happy

Yeah, this would be the first time I'll paint a figure. I hope it works immediately, I am afraid that I do it badly pale Razz first I need to buy the painting equipment.

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PostSubject: Re: Animals made in 3D by miniNature   Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:39 pm

Wow Stijn, that are really good news. I would really like to own a 1:22 dik-dik to paint it Wink
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