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Paleozoo new for 2018
« on: May 13, 2018, 04:33:57 PM »
Hopefully Paleozoo will stop by and update this thread when work is further along, but Mr. Currie seems to have been quietly hard at work:


Dimetrodon


Hallucigenia new pose and coloration


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Re: Paleozoo new for 2018
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 04:44:34 PM »
..well, to be honest, Hallucigenia isn't a new for 2018 figure (it's from 2016)..  ;)

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Re: Paleozoo new for 2018
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 04:45:51 PM »
..well, to be honest, Hallucigenia isn't a new for 2018 figure (it's from 2016)..  ;)

Oh, really? I guess just the Dimetrodon and (other) sarcopterygian are new. Thanks for the correction!
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Re: Paleozoo new for 2018
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2018, 08:20:27 PM »
I'm greatly looking forward to seeing how that Dimetrodon comes out... cost has prevented me from taking the plunge with these models so far, but I really appreciate the work he does. The accompanying animations are brilliant!
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Re: Paleozoo new for 2018
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2018, 09:41:08 PM »
I'm greatly looking forward to seeing how that Dimetrodon comes out... cost has prevented me from taking the plunge with these models so far, but I really appreciate the work he does. The accompanying animations are brilliant!

Agreed. Depending on what the lobefin is, I may finally give in!

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Re: Paleozoo new for 2018
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2018, 02:21:37 PM »
Sarcopterygian (Mandageria fairfaxi) now available:



http://www.paleozoo.com.au/Store.php#!/Sarcopterygian/p/109125152/category=0


Also available a new version of the Hallucigenia with a new pose and a brighter coloration:
(@Halichoeres ..it seems that you could add again Hallucigenia into this "New for 2018" page..  ;)  ;D )



http://www.paleozoo.com.au/Store.php#!/Hallucigenia/p/56900313/category=0

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http://www.paleozoo.com.au/

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Re: Paleozoo new for 2018
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2018, 02:53:07 PM »
The Hallucigenia looks really cool in that pose.

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Re: Paleozoo new for 2018
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2018, 06:50:44 PM »
Yeah, that's a really nice-looking Hallucigenia. The Mandageria is on its way to my door!
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Re: Paleozoo new for 2018
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2018, 11:34:15 PM »
Yeah, that's a really nice-looking Hallucigenia. The Mandageria is on its way to my door!

I've been trying to avoid Paleozoo to save my wallet...but Mandageria is far too tempting.

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Re: Paleozoo new for 2018
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2018, 08:39:41 AM »
Sarcopterygian (Mandageria fairfaxi) now available:




  Sold out :( .

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Re: Paleozoo new for 2018
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2018, 09:24:36 AM »
Sarcopterygian (Mandageria fairfaxi) now available:

  Sold out :( .

Paleozoo' figures are printed by Shapeways too.
So all you need is to send a message to Mr. Bruce Carrie ordering a new Mandageria.  :)

It's also possible to order some models (but not ALL of them) directly through Shapeways:

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/trilobite

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Re: Paleozoo new for 2018
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2018, 11:30:54 AM »
I do not know if I asked the DTF members before, but is the material PVC or resin? I have visited the website and does not specify material, says that they are models made by 3D printer but I could not see more.


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Re: Paleozoo new for 2018
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2018, 01:43:43 PM »
Thanks for the information Robin. I see that it is of a fragile material.

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Re: Paleozoo new for 2018
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2018, 03:31:07 AM »
I am nervous about getting more Paleozoo. I got their eurypterid last year and a few appendages broke in transit. I glued it back together but it makes me very very hesitant to get the Hallucigenia, which I really want!

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Re: Paleozoo new for 2018
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2018, 01:53:14 AM »
I am nervous about getting more Paleozoo. I got their eurypterid last year and a few appendages broke in transit. I glued it back together but it makes me very very hesitant to get the Hallucigenia, which I really want!

That's why it would be nice if they were all available directly on Shapeways--at least for some of us, the travel distance is much shorter and they might make it in better shape!

Given the prices as they are...everything counts.

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Re: Paleozoo new for 2018
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2018, 09:06:23 AM »
Despite 3D printed, some models required to be assembled or retouched first (like the Eurypterus ).
So they are not available through Shapeways directly.

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Re: Paleozoo new for 2018
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2018, 04:13:55 PM »
The Dimetrodon has gotten a new paint job:


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Re: Paleozoo new for 2018
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2019, 03:45:23 AM »
Hi All and thank you for the comments.

I thought that I might just address here a couple of the points from above - with regards to the general quality of 3D printed models - specifically full colour gypsum printing.

Let me begin by saying that I absolutely agree that 3D printing in this medium can be very underwhelming (if not outright disappointing) but I have to strongly suggest that much depends on the way the medium is handled by the artist rather than the medium itself.

I have been working with this medium (and other mediums) for over 5 years and can now confidently outline three key steps that I always follow - partly as advice to other modellers and partly as a recommendation of Paleozoo quality.

BUILD:: Firstly, the way a model is built is of paramount importance, the most obvious point being general wall thickness compliance. Wall thickness is just the first consideration though, as the way a pose is defined and how surface detail is treated are of equal importance. A good pose takes into account the protection of vulnerable weak points whereas good surface detail with appropriate displacement mapping can go a long way in reducing the effect of the ubiquitous print lines - in particular when displacement mapping is integrated with good high contrast CMYK mapping (and colour mapping is a devil of a business to get right). Many hours can be spent (and are spent) on the various maps that can be used to improve the overall quality of a gypsum print. Further: once a model has been built (and rigged and mapped and textured and posed) an additional inspection should be undertaken to once again identify weak points so that additional support structures can be included (for the most part unobtrusively) - small arches, struts or thickening ridges being the most common. In short it takes many hours to build and prepare a model for print but a great deal can be done to improve overall quality.

PRINT: When it comes to printing, size is everything. Too small and print lines start to dominate, too large and the price goes through the roof. In general 3D printing costs are based on volumes of material used (there are other factors but volume is king) so as a model increases in size the volume accelerates and so does the price (which can quickly become eye watering). It is all about finding the sweet spot where a model is large enough to have impact and strength but not so large as to be overly expensive. As a further aside: Paleozoo sources printing services from around the world and is continually looking for new providers of the best quality at the best price but I'd have to say that 3D printing remains stubbornly expensive (at least in relative terms in a world swimming in cheap objects).

FINISH: And then there's the finishing of a model to consider. I have worked with a number of techniques and processes over the years to enhance the Paleozoo models and have finally settled on a couple of techniques that I hand apply to each model. One general coating provides protection against handling and UV damage and another more strategic application (too much in this case is a bad thing) which gives the models an additional lustre and look of quality. These combined techniques also tend to increase contrast and saturation of the colours a little more and further reduce the impact of print lines. In addition to this most models also receive just the smallest amount of hand finishing - primarily high gloss black eyeballs (which can have a disproportional overall effect for something so simple). Overall, models need to be finished properly.

Finally I feel the need to point out that Paleozoo models all come with a no damage in transit guarantee - which I've honoured on a number of occasions now. As a result of this I'm continually refining the models, finishes and shipment techniques to try and ensure that the best possible model arrives in the best possible condition.

I didn't actually mean to write for so long. I'm busy:)

Best regards,

Bruce Currie
Paleozoo.com.au 

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Re: Paleozoo new for 2018
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2019, 08:20:17 AM »
Just picked up the Sarcopterygian! Absolutely ecstatic to see the quality of these prints!
As a digital fabrication specialist in the world of architecture, I do have some knowledge of this myself. ;)