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Not yet commercially available AFAIK, but oh the possibilities:
http://hiconsumption.com/2012/11/3d-figure-printing-photo-booth-in-japan/
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Cool, and only a bazillion Yen for the machine!

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Money.... just printed paper. And what would be the WOW factor of having a figure of yourself in the middle of your layout?. Jose.

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Wow, I wonder if the machine does the paint as well? Otherwise that'd be a heck of a paint job to do for any normal model train scale figure, except maybe G...
Yeah, I think I would pay for a figure of myself on my own layout. I'd have to wearing something, "timeframe neutral" at the time just to be sure it'd fit on any layout.

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"timeframe neutral" at the time just to be sure it'd fit on any layout = naked?

Sorry, couldn't resist... Jose.

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3D printing is the future!

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I think mine would be wearing ''Garage Casual'' along with appropriate holes and grease stains--otherwise no one would know it was me

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Humbug!!!!!
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Yeah, technology is on the move.
You can buy a handheld 3D scanner and a 3D printer yourself and do the job yourself, the trick is the software. At this juncture in the 3D modeling world it can be done with photos and some decent software and all you really need is the 3 D printer.... Seriously its a tool on my bucket list as I am useless at making figures and try buying 22.5:1 figures.....

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https://www.fuel-3d.com/

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Who will be the first to buy one and make figures at conventions?. Because it WILL happen... Jose.

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pipopak wrote:
Who will be the first to buy one and make figures at conventions?. Because it WILL happen... Jose.

I believe its already been done at a UK railway exhibition.

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This company/individual does is..... And the resulting figures are extraordinary (I've seen them in the flesh). Driver leaning over, with his tie dangling loose - and the tie printed perfectly - and to scale even in thickness..... In 4mm!


http://www.modelu3d.co.uk/product-category/finescale-figures/

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Giles wrote: This company/individual does is..... And the resulting figures are extraordinary (I've seen them in the flesh). Driver leaning over, with his tie dangling loose - and the tie printed perfectly - and to scale even in thickness..... In 4mm!


http://www.modelu3d.co.uk/product-category/finescale-figures/

Amazing detail. Id like to see how well the detail holds up on the smaller scales but his figures are some of the best I have seen. I have been researching 3D printing myself and want to take the plunge but the high definition units are still on the pricy side.

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Someone on Shapeways scanned some photos of some of the well-known people on the RR I model and somehow made some very good 3D prints of them. I bought them both (the most expensive figures I've ever bought) but I'm told this type of finish is really tough to paint. I'm trying to figure out how best to paint these...

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Howdy Lee...I hate to talk price but (and you can PM me) how much does Shapeways charge for figures like that?

Perspiring minds just may need to know

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Hello,

here are the results of my first test of scanning real persons and print them in 3d.

The pictures are showing the figures from 3 sides.

I sprayed the figures with grey primer to see more detail.







Here you see the figures with a 3d-printed car for works.





The figues and the workers car is in O-scale 1:45.

Greetings
Kalle


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