Edition Now Closed
3D Printed Micro Mini Open Edition
$50USD PPD (North America)
There is something about a kind, well mannered teddy bear of a gelding. What could make that combination sweeter than also being a handsome and beautifully built Fjord?! They catch out eyes at shows and out and about at events. Is it their fantastic build, their personalities or just their mohawked splendor? Fjords hold a place in all of our hearts and we definitely don't see enough of them out in the model world.
This little guy has been around for a while. Geordi LaFjord, his traditional scale counterpart, was my third original sculpture and has long been a favorite of my collectors. Back several years ago I was hoping to scan and shrink him but the price was so prohibitive that I wasn't able to. Instead I sculpted a different variation, a stallion, and he became his own unique spirit. Now, with the technology allowing for it, I have finally done what I had hoped to all those years ago! Not only that, but I also have been able to do the variations I had wanted to see too! Fjords are known for their stylish manes and there are so many options for different clips and each makes them SO unique! I hope you enjoy my choices and have fun with the gambler's choice style! I always love a little surprise and this makes getting a box even that much more fun! Which one will YOU get?
Geordi was actually a sculpture that almost never made it into the world. He fought me tooth and nail for many years and finally a friend convinced me to just "cast him already!". Well, I am glad I did! Sometimes the ones that fight you are the best kinds of sculptures and souls. They teach so much along the way and even if I didn't see how adorable he was at the time (probably because he made me so mad), I did know that sometimes I don't see their full potential. This boy surprised me! I hope he brings some of that Fjord magic to your herd.
EDITION NOW CLOSED
3D Printed in FormLabs Grey V4 Resin
Height: 36 mm
Length: 57 mm
A little about 3D printing
This tiny mite is printed on a Form 3 SLA 3D printer. He is printed at 50 microns which means his layers are smaller than the width of a human hair! How cool!
What is different about 3D printed resins?
The material is 3 time stronger than the traditional Smooth Cast 300 polyurethane resin and twice as flexible.
Bath the model with Comet or Ajax to remove finger oils, prime and paint as usual.
There are no seams to clean, only small touchpoint where supports are removed and some minor sanding in areas where faint layer lines may be present and most of touchpoint are cleaned before shipping.
They are printed rather than cast and take about 14 hours per batch to complete.
The printer uses a UV laser to cure the resin. Yes, laser ponies! Cool, right?
The resin does best once it is painted and sealed with UV protective sealant, so paint them up and avoid keeping in direct sunlight or outside. Not that you would do that with regular resin either, but always good to know.
Completed: July 2020
*The artist reserves the right to end the edition at any time.