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Making Shardbearer Statuettes

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Hey all! New here, I'm Andrew.

So I'm a 3D printing enthusiast. Recently I ordered a full-color print of a character I designed, to see how it would turn out. Here it is:

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I need to play with the colors and shading a bit, but all in all I'm pleased with it! It's gotten me thinking:

I'm an app designer. (I made the web app that created this character. Search for DesktopHero and you'll find it.) I'm also a big Way of Kings fan. I'd love to combine the two things.

If I were to make an app that let you customize your own totally unique Shardbearer statuette, picking gender, pose, colors, armor, sword, (race?), etc. is that something you'd be interested in? If there is interest, I'll probably run a Kickstarter campaign to fund development, and partner with Shapeways to do the physical printing.

I'd also be interested in hearing what ideas you have to make it cooler. To get started, I've thought about adding:

 - Different printable materials (plastic, colored sandstone, metal)

 - Draw your own shardblade, I turn it into a 3D model for your figurine

 - Give the statuette your own face (color prints)

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I think it's bomb! One thing you could add is glyphs on the cape or something. You could throw in some Ryshadium for them to ride, too.

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It does sound very interesting. As an option you could allow for mixing and matching of segments of blades recorded in the books.

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46 minutes ago, Shadowmancer said:

One thing you could add is glyphs on the cape or something.

Great! Maybe also make it so you can draw your own. Glyphs could go on capes, breastplates, maybe standards as well.

21 minutes ago, Nathrangking said:

It does sound very interesting. As an option you could allow for mixing and matching of segments of blades recorded in the books.

As, in, blade A looks like flames, blade B has a v-shaped crossguard, put them together to create a unique sword? That kind of thing?

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15 minutes ago, stockto2 said:

As, in, blade A looks like flames, blade B has a v-shaped crossguard, put them together to create a unique sword? That kind of thing?

Precisely.

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That would be awesome! I personally don't have a 3D printer, but I'd still like to see something like this happen.

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@stockto2 woah..... that's actually incredible. I'm tempted to make use of my library's 3D printer :ph34r: 

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18 hours ago, Tesh said:

That would be awesome! I personally don't have a 3D printer, but I'd still like to see something like this happen.

16 hours ago, Sami said:

@stockto2 woah..... that's actually incredible. I'm tempted to make use of my library's 3D printer :ph34r: 

Do it! That's how I got started! 3D printing is fun.

Although for this app you wouldn't need a printer - I would handle the 3D printing and ship the physical figurines.

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One more vote for shardbearer statues. That’s a great idea.

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Way cool.

Personally, I'd also suggest having the option to have it printed monochrome, probably grey, so that you could paint it yourself for those into painting miniatures.

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