Finished 3D print and Make Lincoln


Finally finished this one.  Print has been done for awhile but I had yet to fill and the sand the base.  As a result of the expense of the 3D printing I get some of these printed with a low density.  This makes them rather unsatisfying in heft but this can be ameliorated by having it printed partially hollow.  I then fill this cavity with resign giving the model a satisfying heft.  It also makes them much more stable.

The mantis in this model is an Indian Flower Mantis or Creobroter pictipennis.  It will be on display at Make Lincoln on Saturday September 30th, then at Omaha Bug Symposium on Saturday October 7th, then it will be at Gallery 72.