I have always been a big fan of the Zelda series so I wanted to create a replica mask for my desk.

Step 1: Print the Model and Stand

I did not create, I only re-sized it. 3D model used: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:686111

The model and stand were printed at 200 microns.

Step 2: Smooth the Surface

To smooth out the model a 2 part Epoxy resin was used and applied with a paint brush. This resin is excellent for smoothing out steep curves and provides a little smoothing for shallow curves

The resin used was a fishing rod building finishing resin, this is a cheap way of smoothing prints without losing detail and give a great finish.

Step 3: Base Coat

The mask and stand was base coated in white spray paint, this works well over the resin coating.

Step 4: Paint the Model

The mask was painted as seen here, using washes and some detailed line work.

The base was painted with a metallic gold and given a dark ink wash to finish it.

<p>It turned out great! Smoothing the print with a resin coating is a good tip.</p>
<p>Thanks :) </p><p>Yeah the resin works pretty well, if you leave it a few mins before using it it will thicken and be better at smoothing the shallow curves (I left some visible on this one so it looked like wood grain).</p>
<p>It looks awesome! You should enter this in the Rainbow Contest too. I think it qualifies :)</p>
<p>Thanks :). I will take a look at the contest.</p>

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Bio: I have recently (this year) got into 3D printing and really enjoy making and modifying things.
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