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Old 08-20-2017, 06:46 PM   #1
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I am really upset with the lack of nice heads for mannequins. Reallistic ones are so expensive that a lot of us try to make ourselves some good ones. There are some skilfull guys that do it right, but most of us no way.

I started to see the possibility to create a 3d model using program like crazytalk and then print it on a 3d printer.

Has anyone ever tried to do it? Is it a good idea?

Any opinion is welcome. Thanks in advance. I dont know if here is the right place to start this discussion. If does not, moderator feel free to move it.

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Old 08-21-2017, 05:55 PM   #2
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:50 PM   #3
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Sounds like a great idea to me! I would love to see the results.
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:33 AM   #4
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Hi,
I get the same idea some few months ago. I've made some inquiries and finally the result was:

Buy a 3D map

- here below is an example of what can be found without any effort:



- printing cost (be sure of the quality in terms of definition) - around 100 € (for one, maybe for 'bigger' volume, negotiation would be easier )

- painting (I was thinking doing it by my own)

- shipping costs/fees

So, as you can see, an individual initiative isn't economic at all. I don't have any connection in the 3D area,/space otherwise, I would have gone deeper in my investigation, especially, testing, aso.

Anyway, if anybody knows well somebody working in that space, it would be great and quite simple to get some nice results, getting heads fitting ethnic groups or even get a head based on an original picture !!!

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Old 09-12-2017, 06:05 PM   #5
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I always wondered..

There're terrific, fabulous 1/6 heads on the market, why not copy one of those heads to scale 1/1, then use it to make a mold, the mold could reproduce many heads in resin, plastic, silicon, plaster, wax whatever ..
Just a simple thought ..
There surely will be a ( world-wide ) market for those, just like there is for 1/6
The price should be reasonable, cheap materials etc..
Yes, maybe the option to order a famous figure head sculpt.
The technique is there, there will be a good market for those if prices are reasonable IMO.
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:27 PM   #6
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I always wondered..

There're terrific, fabulous 1/6 heads on the market, why not copy one of those heads to scale 1/1, then use it to make a mold, the mold could reproduce many heads in resin, plastic, silicon, plaster, wax whatever ..
Just a simple thought ..
There surely will be a ( world-wide ) market for those, just like there is for 1/6
The price should be reasonable, cheap materials etc..
Yes, maybe the option to order a famous figure head sculpt.
The technique is there, there will be a good market for those if prices are reasonable IMO.
3D printing isn't advanced enough yet to produce acceptable results. The product will always need a fair amount of sanding and priming to produce the desired effect. However, as the basis for producing a "master", it is an excellent method. The cost isn't particularly prohibitive either.

This is the costing of one particular company.

$2.50 basic handling fee
$1.00 per part in the model
$1.00 /material cm3
$0.50 /support cm3
$0.20 /machine ((Footprint cm2) x (Height cm)1.25)

The hard work is producing the drawing in the correct format to enable the printing process to take place.

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