Gorgeous 3D-printed governor’s mansion

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‘Every local despot needs a stately mansion to flaunt his wealth and influence,’ says  Printable Scenery’s website in the description of their  model Governor’s Mansion.

I’ve been really enjoying painting this 3D-printed model over the last couple of nights.

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I love the quaint look for this building, with its saggy roof, diagonally-placed overhanging tower and intricate half-timbering. It wouldn’t look out of place in the city of Ankh-Morpork (as per the screenshot below from the old Discworld computer game).

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The model was a cinch to paint, with lots of luscious detail that was easily picked out by dry-brushing. I chose a colour scheme that hinted at Bavaria, with its light blue and white shutters and doors.

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Printable Scenery deliver this model as a .ZIP file pack containing STL files for use on a home 3D Printer. The files are set to 28mm scale but can be rescaled before printing.

If you haven’t got access to a 3D printer, Printable Scenery have a list of licenced third party printers all over the world.

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4 thoughts on “Gorgeous 3D-printed governor’s mansion

  1. Excellent brush work on the model. I assume that the cost of the model is the fee paid for the file plus the amount charged by the 3D printer.

  2. That looks magnificent! The brush-work really brings everything out. The potential for 3d printing for all sorts of models is, I guess, finally being realised – I remember years back the local IPMS looking into all sorts of ways of producing high-quality, low-run kits of rare subjects, but at the time everything involving quality led back to injection moulding, with all the cost that implies on setup.

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