Exclusive 3d printed figure for Tsunacon 2011

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Sound software programmer, illustration and 3d artist, and games developer. Alumnus Digital Arts and Entertainment. Student Industrial Design.
Belgium · Self Employed Student · http://www.kaetemi.be/

This is the single-print exclusive figure I made for Tsunacon 2011, a manga/anime convention in the Netherlands, held last month on the 30th of January. The figure is of Tsuna-chan, the mascot character of the Tsunacon convention. It was printed by Shapeways on a ZCorp full color printer.
The figure will be given to the winner of some competition at Tsunacon.

It's based on the artwork of the Tsuna-chan winter version made by Roos.

You might notice the overly obvious references to certain popular characters.

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Yes, that's the XLAform

Shapeways infuses the ZCorp prints with XLAform to improve their strength. Unfortunately, at this moment, this process still causes some slight off-white yellowish tinting, depending on the size and shape of the item.

They interestingly included a misprint, that was not properly processed during the infusion, with the package, together with the reprint. It shows less off-white, but there's light spots on the surface. There's also a lot of the XLAform stuff visibly remaining in some places where it's more difficult for it to get out, as you can see in the pîcture above.

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There are also keychains, both in the regular color scheme as well as winter themed.

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Sound software programmer, illustration and 3d artist, and games developer. Alumnus Digital Arts and Entertainment. Student Industrial Design.
Belgium · Self Employed Student · http://www.kaetemi.be/