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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Go Print Yourself: Twinkind and 3D Printed People


Anyone who reads my blog will know that one of my obsessions while making miniatures is realism.  Unfortunately, my doll making skills are abysmal at best so I have to rely on the marketplace offerings which are lovely, but not as realistic as I would like.  So when I recently read an article on 3D printed people and saw the photos, I was blown away.

Twinkind (twinkind.com) is a Germany-based company that will photograph you and print you out.  According to the photos on the website, the results look impressive.  There are a lot of caveats including you have to go to Berlin, and there are limitations on wardrobe choices and accessories.  But for around $340 (250 euros) you can get a 1:12 scale figurine that looks exactly like you.  They even have options for dogs.  Although I'm not frequenting Berlin any time soon, I love the idea that 3D printing might become so popular that they begin to make affordable, home printers.  Twinkind is currently doing a sweepstakes to win a figurine on their Facebook page (facebook.com/twinkind), and you better believe that I entered.

This is the Wired article that brought my attention to the company: http://www.wired.com/2013/08/this-company-will-transform-you-into-an-incredibly-detailed-3-d-printed-figurine/

Also, if anyone wants to sponsor me for a trip to Berlin; I'll gladly repay you with hugs.

8 comments:

  1. Acredito que realmente devemos ir para Berlim. ;)

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  2. Hi Maria, WOW that is so COOL!!! Perhapse in a few year we all have 3D printers in our homes and is it a "normal" thing to have/use. Imagine how it will change making mini's? Hugs AM

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  3. haha Im up for the trip but I dont think you want to drag an old lady and her dog around with you *it would be like aunt edna and the griswalds vacation*

    Hugs
    Marisa :)

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  4. Hello Maria,
    That is a great idea. thank you for blogging about it,
    big hug,
    Giac

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  6. Hi Maria, I agree that this is a gamechanger in miniature figurines, and of yourself no less, that sounds awsome! I would love to have one. Not an option now, but maybe in the future or maybe by that time our own 3D printers are indeed a thing of the present, can't wait! Thanks for sharing this!

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  7. Hi Maria,

    Welcome back. This is a really cool product. I love all of the stuff in miniature that is being created with 3D printers. Good luck with the drawing. I will keep my fingers crossed for you!

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