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My cousin owns a 3D printer and just before Christmas, I asked him to print a manta for me. Now it is done and I've finished painting it. It was my first time painting a miniature.

Here is the free model that my cousin used: https://www.stlfinder.com/model/unreal- ... N8/892453/
It is not 100% accurate, but close enough. Sadly, my cousin was unable to reproduce the rotor blades, but he managed to include the other finicky details (like the steering wheel).

Here is the model after he was done printing:
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First, I sanded the model down a little, in particular to get the pointy inside of the wings into a more round shape. Then I primed it with some gesso. I made a mistake and didn't water it down, so the primer was too thick in some areas and I had to sand the model down a second time. I wasn't able to reach all the areas with the sanding paper, though.

Then I applied some acrylic paint (purchased a tube and used some cheap stuff that I had lying around). As the main color/base, I used burnt sienna. Here is a pic after I was done with the first layer:
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Later, I added some more details, including some "dust". The area inside the cockpit was particularly difficult to reach, so I didn't include many details there.
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It looks a bit stylized and some areas are pretty uneven, but I'm very happy with it. What do you all think?
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Looks cool :yoman:

It would be fantastic if you could turn it into a real working drone

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That would be the dream! But I'd be afraid I'd accidentally pancake some peeps for real with it. :lol:
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Great work Ema!

Damn, imagine we make models of every vehicle in UT and then we have battlebots games. I always dream about that kind of real world vehicle battles (anyone remembers Vigilante 8 and Carmaggedon) where you control them. Now i know where will I get the models :D
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Nice!
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looks great!
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Very cool!
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Awesome. Where are the severed heads? Will you 3D print a mini ema for the driver seat?
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ArturoBrin wrote: Sun 21. Mar 2021, 02:28 Great work Ema!

Damn, imagine we make models of every vehicle in UT and then we have battlebots games. I always dream about that kind of real world vehicle battles (anyone remembers Vigilante 8 and Carmaggedon) where you control them. Now i know where will I get the models :D
Lol, battelbot games would be so much fun! Not with my manta model, though. I'm keeping that one safe! ;)
flatulat0r wrote: Tue 23. Mar 2021, 02:06 Awesome. Where are the severed heads? Will you 3D print a mini ema for the driver seat?
The severed heads are in my cabinet. A little Ema figure would be great, but admittedly it would be very difficult to paint all the details.
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Now take that manta and make some pancakes :pancake: