I have been so excited about 3D printing for so long. Thinking only it will only be for the big companies, never expecting an in home version would be available. Until I purchase my own, I satisfied my 3D toy printing craving with Makie Lab. Makie are the world's first uniquely customizable 3D printed Doll. I logged on and created a digital doll, choosing every facial feature, color of eyes and skin choice. After creating the digital Makie with Makie Me, it was made real with 3D printing through the Makie Lab in London. My Makie arrived last week, The packaging was cool, I like the minimalistic shipping tube and easy maintenance sheet. The Makie came with a Certificate of Creation as well.
As soon as I pulled her from the tub, I envisioned how I wanted her to look. I was surprised at how rough the surface was and how sturdy she was. She was just as I had created her and her features were so clean and delicate. I could not wait to customize her. I spray painted her a nice toffee color. It took several sprays to get a nice even finish since the surface was so porous. Once the dried it looked so nice and reflective.
After the paint was set, I gave her a fresh face using chalk pastels, pencils and mica powders. I also added eye lashes which really brought her to life. I finished her with a few Mohair wigs by Sleeping Elf that I had, I switch between a curly plum and a wavy black. I think I will stick with the curly plum wig.
I am so pleased with my custom Makie. Getting in on this unique revolutionary toy in it's early conception is so exciting. I look forward to creating more, seeing what other options will follow and adding to my collection. As a Custom Doll Artist, Makies are the perfect way to create from scratch a custom doll, that can even go the next step with battery operation capabilities, looking forward to see how the Makies evolve.