Modify the 3D Print

The Maker said...

Modify the 3D Print

For my purposes, the 3D print needed to be modified. I removed the ridge around the eye using a dremel tool with a sanding bit. 

I also thought the body was too short and it needed a head fin. I cut the tail off of my test print - luckily the sizing worked out perfectly. I also used one of the pectoral (side) fins from the test model as a dorsal (top) fin.  

I painted the inside of the mouth red, and then started building with Magic Sculpt - a two part epoxy sculpting putty that when combined has a chemical reaction and dries very hard. Interesting fact: this putty is often used by taxidermists to build up muscle structures on animals. 

I used Magic Sculpt to build teeth, flesh out the head, attach the dorsal fin, and round out the bottom of the skeleton (it sat flat on the table previously).

The Maker
Twyla Exner
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