Final 3D print, painted with acrylic and resin
 Screen capture from Maya of an early, low-detail stage of the 3D model.
 High-detail 3D model finished in ZBrush. These are renderings of the model file that was sent off to be printed. 
Small test print, 1.25 x 4 x 2.75"
raw print, 4 x 13 x 9"
Both prints together
 Detail photos of the print as I received it. Unfortunately, I was not in direct contact with the printer so I do not know the type of resin used nor what level of detail this is. My guess is between 0.3 and 0.5mm - more striation than I had anticipated. Some time was then spent sanding down the artifacts of the process and preparing the surface for painting.
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Painting the 3D print
 I have been thinking about this piece off and on for over 15 years but wasn't sure if I'd ever be able to realize it. The process offered a few unanticipated challenges but I'm glad to finally see the thing materialized. Special thanks to the people at  SculptCAD  for inviting me to participate in this project and arranging the printing. 
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  Later, I went back into ZBrush and digitally painted the 3D model to match what I had done by hand to the physical print. More about that  here .
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