Some time ago now I modeled a forced-perspective display base for the 4″ Konami Eagles, for printing on my Afinia H479 3D printer.
Here is a sample, printed on my printer:
It’s hard to see the detail because the sub-surface light scattering on this particular plastic hides the ambient light and detail.
I made my model available on Thingiverse, a repository of free downloadable models.
Marco Scheloske, a member of Space: 1999 Merchandise facebook group, sent my model to Shapeways for printing. He had it printed in the various colors, but then added paint detail (including the landing lights that I completely left off my original model – but intend to add in) and here was his result:
Now I have to do this myself! I must send this away to Shapeways, and though it was a bit expensive – he says about 40 Euros for him – I must have one, to see what the quality is like.
For that matter, maybe it’s time I opened up a Shapeways shop…