Here is my finished Gardevoir 3d sculpt. I originally planned to have it printed in 3d at 1/4 scale, but it would have cost $3500! I'm still in the process of trying to find a cheaper way to have it printed.
These aren't going to be for sale. I only plan on creating two of these, one for myself and another for a good friend as a gift. Both will be painted in their non-shiny variants because both myself and my friend hate shiny Pokemon with a passion.
In case you're wondering, I estimate the price-per-unit is going to be close to $600 anyways which is a LOT more than most people are willing to pay (3d printing cost + molding supplies + polystone resin cost + paint + electronics + time spent sculpting). You must take into consideration that this figure IS going to be 22" tall. It's absolutely massive and is being created with professional grade materials. I also have to wait until fall to get her printed as well. T_T Oh well, I'm lucky to have found another friend who has access to a 3d printer, so I'm not complaining!
Thank you for your replay ^_^ It's a shame I really take a big interest on the Gardevoir sculpt, since I too a really bid fan of Gardevoir. But really thank you so much for the replay and now I know more. Have a nice day.
I've tried all of the major 3d Print Services. Shapeways is like the Amazon of 3d printing, but isn't suited for such a large file. Their 3d printers don't have a large enough print area to handle my model. Not only that, they have strict polygon and file size limits that cater primarily to smaller models like jewelry and small toys. The head alone is 3.4m polygons; Shapeways has a 1m polyon limit.
I've uploaded the model to i.materialise, Ponoko, and Sculpteo. All of the websites are within the same price range. For instance, the Torso cost $145 on i.materialise, $137 on Ponoko, and $160 on Sculpteo. That just for the torso. The priciest pieces are the base pieces and gown piece; I don't think I mentioned this before, but the model is divided into eight pieces and is supposed to be assembled after printing. i.materialise is actually the best vendor because they offer a discount once you pass a certain volume.
I'm going to contact a nearby Techshop and see how much it'd cost to have printed there. Of course, I'm going to do all of this AFTER the holiday season, haha.
Do keep in mind at 1/4 scale, it's 22" tall including the base. I collect 1/4 scale collectibles and wanted my favorite Pokemon to add to my collection.