Archive for Painting 3D Prints

3D Printing In 2022

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2022 by getbent57

This past year I have managed to print off a lot of great things with my Elegoo Neptune 2 FDM 3D printer.  All so managed to paint/finish most of theses.  When fall set in kind of stopped working on these projects.  Missing do them, so the plan is to jump back in to it this January.  Not sure how well the printer will run since it’s in a colder part of the house.  Think I will just try out some small things at first.  The only down side is I will not be able to prime any new model.  That is because the temperature needs to be about 10c outside.

Bob Belcher 3D Printing Figurine

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2022 by getbent57

Bob_Belcher_3D_Printing_FigurineIt has been a long time since I took a look at the 3D file site   This site sells high-end models.  From what I have read each one comes with STL’s for FDM or resign printers.  There is an awesome model on there I am super tempted to buy.  It is a Bob Belcher.  Which you can see > here.  At the time of typing this (May 17, 2022) they are asking $20.  Am a very big fan of Bob’s Burgers.  All so check wait to see the movie, which is out soon.

Batmobile 1989 3D Printing Model

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2021 by getbent57

Batmobile_1989_3D_Printing_ModelFound this really cool 3D printable mode of the 1989 Batmobile over at  It is like the car model kits you can buy but you print it and then put it together.  You can see it > here.  There is a lot of cool thins on this site.  They all pretty much cost money.  That is because the models are more high end than on other sites.  Am very temped to get it.  However it cost $35.00.  Just not sure if I am ready in my 3D print skills just yet for it.

More Painting A 3D Model

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2021 by getbent57

Once again talking about painting 3D prints that I made with the Elegoo Neptune 2.  This time it is for a Batman model.  There is a really cool looking one over on Thingiverse, this one > here.  Very simple looking but with lot of detail in the cape.  Wanted to print this one besides looking cool.  It would be easy to paint.  Once I had it primed in grey.  Did two coats of black and a bit of white for the eyes.  After that spayed on some clear coat.  Think it turned out good.  But sadly Batman lost a battle with gravity and broke an ear.

Painting A 3D Model

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2021 by getbent57

A few posts back talked about painting 3D prints that I made with the Elegoo Neptune 2.  In that one was going to practices on a No Man’s Sky ship model (this one > here).  Well decided to try something a bit simpler first.  My brother wanted a shotgun shell.  Found one (> here) that is hollow.  So the top comes off so you can put things in it.  Printed it at 200% upscaled in black PLA.  It turned out great.  It was now time to paint.  First primed it grey.  That takes about 24 hours to set.  Next up taped up the bottom of the shell.  As not to get any red paint on that part.  The red took three coats.  After that painted the bottom with brushed bronze.   Again that took three coats.  The next day sprayed it will a clear coat.  That is so you can touch without the paint coming off.  Painted with acrylic, which is water based.   Am very happy with the way it turned out.

Painting 3D Prints

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2021 by getbent57

If you have stopped by this blog the past few months you might now that I got myself an Elegoo Neptune 2.  While I was on vacation decided it was time to try and paint some of the things I have printed.  Have never do that before so looked at some videos on YouTube.  Seems pretty straight forward, it just takes a lot of practices to make it look good.  Do have a really big print of a troll that has lots of detail.  But think I will wait on panting that.  So going to practices on the No Man’s Sky ship model (this one > here) found on Thingiverse.