Tuesday, November 25

TOM OREB'S MICKEY MOUSE, PART IV

Good news! Mickey has been printed, primed, and painted! If you haven't been following his progress, feel free to give these past updates a look:
Part I
Part II
Part III
When we last saw Mickey, he was colored/rendered on the computer. But to conclude this project, he had to be printed. After doing some extensive research into my 3D printing options, I took the file to a vendor that had a variety of material options and didn't break my wallet. A snappy two weeks later, Mickey arrived in the mail with no bumps or scrapes. Other than the slight sandy texture from the plastic material used,  I was impressed with the detail of the 4.5" figurine.
Using a hobby saw and some sandpaper, I worked on modifying his base. The model's version was a little large and boat-shaped. Then, with some quality acrylics and a few hours, Mickey had his color. I'm pretty happy with the results.

Front view, soup to nuts:
Back view:
Next to my iPhone 6 for size comparison:
And because this is a concept of something I'd like to see in the parks, I whipped up a concept of what the packaging might look like:
For now, Mickey will be sitting happily on my desk right next to my computer. Thanks for following along - it's been a fun project to work on!