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.