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Step 13: Finishing

I used a matte aerosol primer and sealer and went layer by layer in the paint booth.

Sand, prime, sand, prime, sand, prime. Going for that "Impossibly smooth" feel.

It was a challenge to hand-sand the sculpture and retain those crisp, sharp edges. In the end, they got a little rounded.

Due to the softness of MDF, occasionally there would be toolpath artifacts that i wouldn't realize until the finish stage. I used Golden Semi-Gloss Modeling Paste (and my Clipper Card, the perfect applicator) to fill in the cracks inbetween sanding.

When the finish began to resemble the polygons in the graphics software, I knew I was getting somewhere.

<p>amazing, me and my friend are going to make it at our school</p>
<p>awesome</p>
<p>Amaizing project. </p>
<p>Whoa. Interesting bit about the sun-bleached ABS -- it's quite beautiful!</p>
<p>truly amazing process. </p>
<p>congrats Gabe! Looks so great man! Love the design &amp; process!</p>
so difficultT_T
<p>wow!</p>
this is so beautiful
<p>Very, very cool project! I really enjoyed reading your process in making this. </p>

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