Friday, October 21, 2016

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Lobe Edition.

Artist Jonah Lobe designed this beguiling Cthulhu idol.  It's a great interpretation of Lovecraft's original description, but I'm a little disappointed with the quality of the casting.  If you look at the detail shots you'll see quite a bit of ridging left over from the original 3D print.


5 comments:

David Kirkby said...

I have to agree about the printing lines, especially at the price they're selling at. For the sake of a few hours with some fine grade wet and dry paper, needle files or some XTC-3D, what could have been a nice statue is let down. Also the comment about air bubbles is not a good sign as well. Those can be limited and even filled with the right mixtures of resin and powder.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree, it's a beautiful interpretation rendered. But the complete lack of cleanup before going through the effort to mold & cast it is baffling, especially considering the price.

Anonymous said...

If it weren't so expensive I'd be tempted to get one to clean up & recast(in solid bronze, not resin) for my personal collection.

Ryan Fisher said...

Yeah the Idol looks nice, but I would have preferred a better finish job on the 3D print for that cost. It does say on the site that there could be lines because it was a 3d print. Granted, it's a smaller piece so I can totally understand the difficulty with it, but it would be considerably improved with a higher resolution print and a bit of finishing before casting the final piece.

Ryan Fisher said...

Yeah the Idol looks nice, but I would have preferred a better finish job on the 3D print for that cost. It does say on the site that there could be lines because it was a 3d print. Granted, it's a smaller piece so I can totally understand the difficulty with it, but it would be considerably improved with a higher resolution print and a bit of finishing before casting the final piece.