This article is about my 3D print of ridiculous fishing boat I've done in my spare time and it is now available to order from i.materialise.com website here:
I love Ridiculous Fishing and especially it's art style and as a 3D artist myself I was wondering how the game would look if they made it in 3D using this style...
I haven't hesitated for long and after a couple of hours I had the basic model done when somebody (@johnkristinsson) recommended this site to get it 3d printed. So after another couple of days of hard work to carefully refining it for 3D printing (the flag did not break after all, woohoo!) and then about 3 weeks of waiting for it to be printed, this is the result.
I must say I'm pretty happy how it turned out and it sits on my shelf nicely :-)
Since the description and picture space on that site is limited and there is more information you should know about the model I wrote it in here:
1. This is not a toy. This is a 3D print from quite britle sandstonish material thats holding together by some coloured glue. If you drop it it will most likely break. It will sit on your table nicely though :)
If you want to read more about the material used check out this link: http://i.materialise.com/materials/multicolor
2. The model is not water-friendly and it will loses it's colours if it comes into contact with water (at least thats what they say about the material I have used for this model).
3. You will be placing an order with i.materialise.com and it will take about 10-15 days before they ship your 3d printed model. If you have any question regarding your order please contact i.materialise.com directly as I can't do anything about your order at all.
4. Your model might not be absolutely perfect. Due to the limitation of the printing process, material used, together with the small size of the model there might be some imperfections like tiny pointy features that break during printing or not survive the shipping process. (My model for example has broken tip of the bird's wing and tail. See pictures below for more details.)
Hopefully this have answered the most common questions about what you could expect if you decide to get your own. More pictures below:
Broken tip of the wing can be seen here.
I put my model into an empty perfume box to protect it.
Quick render :-)
On the left is the model in its original size.. about 19cm from front to back but since that would cost about £150-200+ to print I had to seriously scale it down to the limit of what is still possible to print to make the price more reasonable. On the right is the cleaned and adjusted model thats 3D printing ready.. about 9cm long.