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Creating Metal Fantasy Mini Busts Through 3D Printing Technology.
Creating Metal Fantasy Mini Busts Through 3D Printing Technology.
4 backers pledged CA$ 520 to help bring this project to life.

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My name is Claudio and I am a digital sculptor and artist. I am creating a line of collectible mini-bust sculptures depicting characters from fantasy as well as my own interpretations from history. 

3D Renders of the Completed Mini Busts
3D Renders of the Completed Mini Busts

These busts range in size from 3” - 4” in height  and are suitable for display on a small desktop area or shelf. They are made using state of the art 3D printed steel technology and you can see in the video below the actual 3D printing process:

Each bust is painstakingly sculpted in Zbrush, a 3D sculpting application, very much like a traditional sculpture in clay. As you can see from the video most sculptures start off simply as a lump of digital clay!  

At this stage I have sculpted the initial 4 characters in the series and have personally funded the prototyping and 3D printing in bronzed stainless steel of the first character: “The Viking”.

Viking Bust in Bronzed Stainless Steel
Viking Bust in Bronzed Stainless Steel

I have 3 more busts that are ready to be 3D printed in metal and brought to market. In order to be able to bring these pieces to market and ready for sale I have to print a “proof” in order to ensure that the product meets or exceeds the high quality expectations I’m looking for.

3D Renders of the Completed Mini Busts
3D Renders of the Completed Mini Busts

3D printing is a wonderful technology and, as you can imagine, rather expensive - especially when we are talking about 3D printing in steel. 

Demon Lord Clay Render
Demon Lord Clay Render

Each bust can cost an estimated $200 - $300 hundred dollars (or more) to print at the 4” scale.  

Demon Clay render
Demon Clay render

Through this Kickstarter I am hoping to raise funds in order to help alleviate some of the costs associated with 3D printing the initial product sample in order to bring them to market.

Alexander Peresvet Clay Render (WIP)
Alexander Peresvet Clay Render (WIP)

THE REWARDS

Viking Bust 3D Printed In White Nylon Plastic
Viking Bust 3D Printed In White Nylon Plastic

As a reward after pledge tiers 1 & 2 I am offering an actual 3D printed bust of "The Viking" in durable white nylon laser sintered plastic printed in different sizes according to the reward tier. 

This material can be handled well and has good tensile strength. It has a surface with a slight grainy texture that presents a good level of detail and a bit of translucency. 

It is a very nice material to display.

Each pledge is for a different size bust ranging from 3" - 6" in height. The larger the 3D print the more costly it is to make which explains the different pledge donation tiers. 

LIMITED EDITION METAL BUST REWARD

Viking Bust 3D Printed in Polished Bronze Stainless Steel
Viking Bust 3D Printed in Polished Bronze Stainless Steel

The last tier pledge is for a very limited edition of the bust 3D printed at 4" tall in beautiful bronze infused stainless steel. This material is very cool to say the least and presents itself as a true art piece.

I printed a small 3" version for myself and it is one of the coolest things I have ever printed. It has a wonderful expressive surface and weight  and It is by far my favorite material! Being stainless steel, it is resistant to corrosion and will last literally forever (well beyond our lifetime in any case). 

It presents a great family heirloom to pass down to your children and grandchildren. 

The edition is strictly limited to only 10 pieces worldwide. No more will be made in metal at this scale - ever. 

Risks and challenges

This project has very little risk as the bust has already been created and has been 3D printed already successfully in both white durable nylon plastic and bronzed stainless steel.

The company behind the manufacturing process is Shapeways in N.Y.: a very reliable 3D printing provider that ships out more than 1,500 3D printed products per month. They are handling the actual 3D printing and I would be shipping them out to you.

I have been working with Shapeways for many years and have never had and problems with their service. They are accustomed to high volume orders. Worst case scenario is unforeseen delays, but this is not expected due to the level of expertise behind the Shapeways team.

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    Skal!

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    The Gods Praise You!

    Thank you for your support! As a token of my gratitude you will receive a personal thank you note and a digital wallpaper.

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    3" White Nylon Viking Bust

    At this Level you will receive a state of the art 3D printed white nylon 3" viking bust printed just for you! Plus pledge rewards 1 & 2.

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    4" White Nylon Viking Bust

    At this Level you will receive a state of the art 3D printed white nylon 4" viking bust printed just for you! Plus pledge rewards 1 & 2.

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    6" White Nylon Viking Bust

    At this Level you will receive a state of the art 3D printed white nylon 6" viking bust printed just for you! Plus pledge rewards 1 & 2.

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    4" Limited Edition Bronze Steel Bust!

    A very limited edition 4" Viking bust 3D printed just for your in real bronze stainless steel. Its a great opportunity to own a really cool piece of metal art! Plus rewards from pledge levels 1 & 2!

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