My brother-in-law is a huge fan of D&D. He worked with an artist to draw one of his characters based on a description. The artwork is amazing (see below). As a Christmas present I hired someone on Fiverr to create a 3D model based on the image and I 3D-printed a couple of custom miniatures. I also created a wooden dice tray and miniature holder for storage out of walnut.
I worked with an artist with account name sergeisirik and after a couple rounds of back-and-forth he sent me the final mesh model that I think captures the image really well! I only had to modify it to add the base and join the bird to the main figure:
Once the model was finished I 3D printed it using a Form2 SLA printer in two sizes.
Then I painted them both:
The smaller mini was pretty challenging to paint with the same level of detail. It looks good on the table, but doesn't hold up to the same level of scrutiny a nice resin molded mini does. Next time I'll try using a different resin in the printer. These were printed with the Grey Pro resin. I think using a resin with less of a matte finish will be helpful in the future.
I also made a dice/mini holder out of Walnut to hold the mini and a set of resin dice:
As a final touch, I 3D-printed and painted a holder for the larger miniature – mostly to provide some protection since parts of it are fragile!
And here is a holder for the mini to fit into the chest: