April 23, 2015 AT 5:00 am

Grass Man


Van Alles Wat shared a really fun project on Thingiverse.

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So, the idea was to make a 3D printed ‘minion’-like silly green figure coated with grass particles (the stuff they use to make landscapes for miniature train sets).

The 3D model was made in Blender using a few simple shapes, the eyes, teeth and tongue were later added and ‘boolean-cut’ from the body.

A nice thing about this technique that it masks ugly prints and rough layer thicknesses! 🙂

The process goes as follows, you spray the model, cover it with the particles, shake off any particles that are not stuck on the model and repeat the process until you are happy with the result. Once satisfied, finish with a good spray of the cement to make the particle finish more durable….

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