Xevelous contacted me a few weeks ago about a project. He got himself a resin printer and had previously printed and painted a miniature of the free Krystal model by JCThornton. Resin 3d printers are capable of very, VERY precise prints with lots of detail (unlike FDM printers like mine), though the prints may not be as sturdy or long-lasting as other types. Perfect for little figures like these.
Xevelous wanted to test his printer's capabilities by creating a much larger figure, and to thank me for my work on the Krystal Archive, he insisted that I have it. Wouldn't take any money for it either. Well who am I to say no? Thus, early this week, the figure arrived at my house. At just over 3.5 inches tall, it is incredibly detailed, and still has its supports attached (to make it safer to transport). It took about 25 hours to print. I'm not sure what I'll do with it. Leave the supports on? Take them off? Paint it? We'll see.
Thanks so much for the wonderful gift, Xevelous. I will treasure it!