Bioshock Diorama Base

by Zeiram Feb 9, 2018
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Does the model come with the cage going over the big daddy helmet like in our picture. I didn't see it in the cgtrader photos. Also how do you do the paint technique to get the washed out black on the edges of the door please.

The model doesn't come with a cage, but has some holes for one. I used some aluminum wire I had on hand. I made a small fitting for linking cage segments together that you can find here: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/4Py5CLekblu-big-daddy-cage-fitting.

For the stained areas, I airbrushed some transparent black umber - you could use black india ink as well. If you don't have an airbrush, you can thin some black and dark brown acrylics with water and brush them into the crevices, leaving thin streaks for water stains and drips.

Please share you finished model. I'd love to see it!

I bought the files. I loaded it at 500% and it is huge. It would take over a day and a half to print on CR10. Is this the scale you had in mind for these or am I doing something wrong?

Sorry if I was unclear. This base is meant to be printed at 100%, and will just about fill the CR-10 build plate. The Big Daddy and Little Sister model on CGTrader fit this diorama when printed at 500%*. Hope that makes sense!

  • I will double check that's the correct print size when I get home tonight.

Ok. I scaled the model down to 250, so I’ll print your models at 50 to match it then. Have you printed the big daddy? I’m wondering if you printed it standing or changed the orientation of the model first?

Cool. I verified that I did print my Big Daddy at 500%. Yes, he is big, and yes it did take a long time to print - but so worth it. :) I did break it into two parts to print - torso and legs. The legs I printed upside down. I did it to better manage necessary supports, and improve print stability. If I was going to print it as one piece, I would probably lay it back at around 45 degrees with supports. That's how I printed the Little Sister and she turned out really nicely.

Good luck!

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