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CharlesworthDynamics 3 months ago

Added 4" Mini Scuttlefish to the shop! Use code BIGTWINKIE for 10% off anything in shop.

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My original design patterned after the cuttlefish - the Scuttlefish Mini Sub measures 4" long and is 3D printed in high-detail resin. The rear portholes are open and a display stand is included.

Available in black or translucent.
The model can be painted like any model kit if desired.
Model is UV-sensitive and should not be displayed in direct sunlight.

You may also be interested in the 13" kit version with poseable tentacles and an open interior for installing lights.
http://etsy.me/2gtJety


If you would like to know more about the 3D printing process, see 'Shop Policies' for more info.

Frequently asked questions about CharlesworthDynamics

3D printed objects are made by 'slicing' a digital model into many thin layers. These slices are sent to a printer that 'draws' each layer by extruding plastic through a hot nozzle.
There are a lot of different materials available now but the two most common are ABS (LEGO plastic) and PLA (biodegradable plastic) which is what Charlesworth Dynamics uses.
While the 3D prints aren't hazardous, they are not food, dishwasher or microwave safe.
They are very strong, but will break just like any plastic item if abused.
3D prints are very strong if printed properly but will break just like any plastic item if abused. Since the object is printed in layers, they will have a slightly ridged texture to them unlike a injection molded object. There is usually a 'zipper' which is a slight vertical seam that indicates where each new layer starts. They may have slight defects or blemishes and the bottom which adheres to the print bed may have some discoloration. Kit pieces may need minor clean up or trimming to fit together. This is typical of most 3D prints.
Yes, you can sand and paint 3D prints like a normal plastic model. You can even use products like Bondo Glazing and Spotting putty to minimize and smooth the 3D printed texture. Make sure to use a plastic-friendly paint.
I include a link for assembly instructions with your shipping notification, but here's a link for all assembly guides:
charlesworth-dynamics.com/2013/08/instructions.html

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or recommendations.
On occasion I will also build items out of 'real' parts and hardware - typically I use vintage Film & TV equipment parts. I have made lamps out of old lenses and jewelry out of old camera parts. Keep in mind that these are all used parts and will show their wear and tear and age - it's part of their charm.

Scuttlefish - 4" Mini Sub High-Detail

$22.00

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: plastic, 3d printing
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 134 reviews
  • Favorited by: 6 people