So a few months ago I saw an advert on facebook for 3D printing at ASDA. I clicked on it and was amazed that this was available in the UK, so I just had to have one. I’m a big collector of mini figures so having one of myself would be cool. Printing 3D models of people has been around for a few years in other countries and is constantly being developed to become more accurate and realistic. And at £60 it is now much more affordable.
I went to the Rawtenstall ASDA in early July to be scanned by the lady with a camera gun. It took over 800 pictures in a few minutes that were put together live on the laptop screen. Then I had 4 weeks to wait while it was printed elsewhere, before going back to collect it.
The photo booth is travelling the country a few days at each store. The dates are on the website and I would recommend ringing up to book as turning up on the day there may be no slots left. It’s also good that you can get a refund if you don’t like the look of yourself once it’s printed.
After the initial shock of seeing my model for the first time, I’m really happy with how it turned out. However I can’t look at it for too long as it gives me the creeps a bit
Some pictures from the Media City show
Here’s soon to be grad @sallykellaway lettering the cube @mediacityuk for @createatsalford #graphicdesign #lettering #salforduni
Great day for it. Salford Quays is perfect in the sun.
Going to check it out on Saturday
Been using Trello at work for the past month or so. I’d definately recommend it for keeping track of workload rather than relying on notebooks and post-it lists…. and it’s free
Though the letterboxes of Coronation Street
Yesterday I went on the Coronation Street tour at Granada Studios which was really interesting. I was surprised at how makeshift the set was. It felt like I was on a real street, however looking closer all is not what it seems. Here is some shots through the letterboxes of the street.
A few weeks ago I customised this vinyl toy called Trikky. My good friend James was leaving work so I decided to make him a leaving present based on a Cosatto pattern, Foxtrot. So I bought the blank figure, got together some materials left over from uni projects and this is what I made. Really pleased with it but sad to give him away :(