I made my first 3d printing models this summer. I thought it would be as easy as taking my 3d models I use for 2d digital art and converting the files, but in fact I had to rebuild from scratch, with special attention to hair and fingers and making everything perfectly symmetrical. The models then needed to be hollowed out and the walls given thickness. I was holding my breath when the package arrived from the printers – would they snap together as planned? Would they break? It came out perfectly. The figures snap together snugly, the fingers are strong and flexible enough to get a good grip, and the final statue sits flat.
Here's a few shots, with a coffee mug for scale. The sculpture is about 12 cm high.