Spring has sprung & Zizi Peeps are hatching!
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After getting the models scanned, I had high hopes we would finally be able to print 3D resin models but my patience was to be tested again for another 2 years! In February 2022, Larry purchased the parts to create a screaming fast computer to handle the billions of polygon points in order to finish the post processing of the scanned models. A few weeks ago, we got our first 3D resin print of my Aisha Azzizi (Zizi) one week old Arabian filly in 1:32 scale (SM). Since that time, we have been building up an inventory of Zizis in 6 sizes! We have two 3D printers working their hearts out to produce my resins in tiny packages. They are so exquisite and delightful, that I smile every time I look at them!
I have decided to offer them up as limited editions with the exception of the Micro and Nano Minis (available as I have time to print them up). Each limited edition resin will come with an RFID microchip for theft protection, authentication and colorful COA in their own glossy presentation box, except Classic. The Micro and Nano mini Zizis come in their own special round tin to protect them from breaking while handling and shipping. I don’t know how many more I will be able to print until we start the next model, so when they are gone, that may be it for a while. I believe they are going to be devoured like hotcakes so if you want one or more, plan on securing them right away as they are ready to ship now. Remember, these are artwork and not toys! They are delicate, especially the Nano Minis (1:128 scale). Because they are to scale from my original sculptures, the legs are very thin. My Artist’s Copy of Zizi is what I used for the original scan and she has details I was not able to put in the original edition. Since printing 3D allows for amazing details, I put a lot more into the CMing of my Artist’s Copy so the minis would be even more incredible. I don’t believe there are any foals with this much details in these tiny sizes anywhere in the world. We pushed the technology to the limit as far as we could go. The only limiting factor right now is the resin itself.
|Original Sculpture||Arabian Filly "Aisha Azzizi" hand sculpted in 1:9 scale in 2006. CM Artist's Copy was used to add finer detail for high resolution scanning and 3D additive printing using Vortex carver with needle FG burs and FXclay.|
|Data Acquisition||Structured blue light triple scan metrology digitizer.|
|Point Spacing||30 microns|
|Number of Points||3,072,054|
|Additive Layer/X-Y Resolution||20-25 microns|
|Resin Type:||High resolution Photopolymer. Photoinitiator cross-linking occurs at UVA 405nm.|
|Surface Hardness||85-90 Shore D (ASTM D2240)|
|Scale||Nano 1:128, Micro 1:64, Stablemate 1:32, Venti 1:20, Curio 1:16, Classic 1:12|
|Printed Hollow||Yes, Venti scale and larger with 2-3mm walls.|
|RFID Microchipped||128 bit tag in Stablemate and larger scales.|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes, signed COA for all scales Stablemate and larger. Includes Edition and RFID Microchipped numbers.|
|Paint Ready Prep||Yes, Stablemate and larger scales. Support sprues, attachment marks, and print artifacts removed. Vent holes filled. Prints are washed in IPA and UVA cured before primer. Diluted Stynylrez gray sandable primer sealer applied with a 0.2mm needle airbrush.|