The customer brought us a layout with a request to print the same but 4 times larger! The original model was made of plaster, 35 cm long.
In addition to the original layout, the customer provided us with 3D scans of the terrain obtained using topographic survey. We later used them in print.
We calculated the cost of an order made of plaster 70 cm long but the price did not suit the customer.
Then an alternative was proposed - to make a model from PLA plastic and paint. Thanks to this method of manufacturing and painting, the model has acquired a more realistic look than the original plaster.
The painting with a hand airbrush was performed at such a high level that all shadows and reliefs were visible on the model!
18 pieces were printed and glued together. We printed with PLA-plastic because thanks to paint and varnish, water and air access to the model is closed, and it will be intact for a long time.