3dPrint & Airbrush Project: Sonic

After watching the Sonic movie in cinema, I looked for a 3D model to print out and paint.
Luckily there is a good model on Thingiverse:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2178466

Steps from printing to painting in pictures:

Printed Sonic in two halfs to avoid too much support structures.
Glued both halves together
Sanded and primed using Vallejo Airbrush Primer
Started with the skin color parts.
Sonic with final painting
spoiler alarm ….. Sonic will outrun T-Rex

Airbrush & 3D Printing

Since Christmas I have my own Airbrush pistol and a bunch of air brush colors.
I started to paint some of my “failed” 3D prints to get used to it.

After watching some tutorials on YouTube decided to start with a tank.
I piked a 3D model of a tank from Thingiverse (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1065360/) and printed it on my Prusa I3 MK3S using the GCodePrintr App.

After cleaning up the model I used the Airbrush and followed another video on youtube. The result turned out quite well:

3D printed and airbrushed Tank

Now I was exited to paint my next model. I decided to try a Yoda figure because there are instruction videos on YouTube as well.
Again, downloaded the model from Thingiverse (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4038181) , printed on my 3D printer, cleaning, priming and airbrushing.

Inspired by my son after he came back from cinema watching the new Star Wars, I looked for another Star Wars figure and found the new D-0.
Downloaded model from Thinigverse (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3559890) and printed the >20 parts and painted them individually before I glued them together. This took several hours, but the results looks great:

I will try some more 3D printing & airbrushing soon…. will keep you posted. Cu