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Whystler

Lucky Cat and Friends

by Whystler Aug 25, 2014
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I love these and have made them multiple times

Great platform design! I ended up sanding with rough, then fine grit sandpaper, followed by primer (Krylon spray) and it created a fairly smooth surface. For those scaling up to 5.9 inches, you will begin to see the "mesh", which can't be sanded out. If you want it to have really nice curves you'll have to modify the model to insert extra vertices. I used craft acrylic paints and finished it off with 2 coasts of acrylic varnish (Liquitex). First a gloss, which is really easy to tell if you missed a spot... followed by a second layer of gloss and matte, depending on spot areas I wanted glossy or matte. BEWARE using spray finish as the acetone does not play well with acrylics and you'll end up with a sticky/tacky toy.

Here's a great resource on painting PLA and other 3D models: http://mbot.co/1nawSoo!

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