Stone Houses from the Land of Whyst

by Whystler, published

Stone Houses from the Land of Whyst by Whystler Aug 29, 2010

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Hey! Welcome to my first thing! I\'ve always had a bit of an obsession for building modular architecture in 3D. I\'ve created it virtually for Activeworlds, Secondlife, and IMVU. I used to make them in clay to sell at Renaissance Faires even!

Well now that I have a 3d printer, I just had to share these with you.

The larger scaled houses in the pictures accurately show what is respresented by the stil files. This larger scale (which is actually not so large at 6.6 cm wide), is N scale - perfect for model railroaders. It\'s also perfect for dollhouse-for-a-dolhouse scale. So you can paint em up, and play with them however you like. They\'re meant to be arranged together and match up nicely.

Watch out for more of these thingies coming, so you can collect, print, paint and play!



The pictures show these models printed on an UP! 3d printer by PP3dP. But I'm very interested in seeing how they turn out on the makerbot or on a reprap, since there are a lot of folks who have these out there. So, if you print one, please share a pic. I definately want it to work for you!

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We just came back from Germany and want to add a quaint German Village high on a hill for our HO train. I love these and painted them to look like the photos I took. I am making them in various sizes and colors to complete the look. They are quite nice, crooked roofs and all.
Thank you,

I am new at this looking to buy a 3D printer, looking at Micro by M3D any thoughts? Will it be big enough to build your houses? I sculpt miniature dolls, 1-12 scale and build doll houses of the same size, will attempt 1-44 scale too. Love your houses. Silly question what scale is H0 I know they are small.

Thank you.. I know the following sounds weird.. gave a small model of this to my father before he died.. Parkinson's prevented him from ever enjoying this 'our' new talent which is available .. btw I agree with the box blog... although as an engineer my designs tend 'to go 2012 square'ism
Luv it

Thank You for sharing your work, a very good job !"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

You could make Monopoly game houses and hotels.

Is there a hollow version of this? I was hoping to print in clear and stick lights inside to make the windows glow!

What I said after someone linked me here :

(17:27:49) Madox: Whystler makes nice shit

(17:27:51) Madox: He has an Up! :P

(17:31:37) Madox: I bought mine after seeing his :)

ANd you've made some awesome schtuff on yours too!

Very cool! Thanks for sharing. :)

My significant other likes to make HO-scale dioramas (railroad or not) and this is pretty close to being useful for that; she begged me to print one out and plans to paint it and use it in a build. Thank you for sharing.

While skeinforge did complain about manifold issues, the end print was (nearly) flawless. The only issue was when my model unstuck partway, hit the print head, and made it skip a bit on both axis, as you can see in my photo about 3/4ths of the way up.

I guess I'd like to add, if you have any tips for painting it, I'd love to hear it. We went out and bought a set of acrylic paints especially for the purpose, although we expect to get a lot more use out of them.

Hi Scribble. Great that you are printing it for a diorama! With regards to painting, you see that one I painted in the picture? Man, did I spend a long time on it. I painted in the highlights and shadows, but there is a much easier way - depending on the effect you want to achieve. I now paint my 3d printed gnomes in the following way:

-base coat it with a prmer, preferable an off white matt spray paint for best coverage.

-Paint your main colours with acrylic. Don't worry about highlighting or shading, but do take care to cover the whole model with paint so that no base coat is showing.

-When this is dry (at least 24 hours),
cover the whole model with a water based acrylic stain and then carefully (carefully!) wipe it off with a soft lint-free cloth. This will give you all the shading you need and provide a nice folky finish. They have this stain available in most bottled acyrlics (ie. folk art paints). If not, they
will often have a stain-medium, which is a medium you can mix with any acrylic to produce a stain.

Check out the gnomes on my etsy site (see my profile for a link). These use the same painting process. The Whoodoo dolls use a slightly different process, so don't go by them.

Happy Painting!


Thank you so much for the tips... can't wait to try it out! It's a great model.

Wow, loving it, especially when painted!! Nice work :)

These look pretty cool!

Skeinforge is complaining about a non-manifold mesh. Blender
amp; MeshLab also say there are non-manifold bits, mostly on the 4 corners and top of the roof, but I'm not good enough at modeling to fix 'em.. :(

I am spoiled by my new printer that is tolerant of non manifold issues. Note to self: get back into the habit of creating non manifold meshes like you do for Shapeways!

I'll continue to look into this and see what I can do about fixing the mesh to make it manifold. I've done some checks and auto-fized in netfab, but haven't been successful yet. This is my first try at using netfab. If I have to, I will rebuild the mesh to make it right!

You should try netFab Cloud for fixing this. It works really well, is free, and is on the internets. Here's the link: http://cloud.netfabb.com/index.phphttp://cloud.netfabb.com/index...

I just added an extra pic showing that these can be painted successfuly with craft acrylics and a huge dollar store brush :)