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Spike Sculpture 3D Print by TimothyB Spike Sculpture 3D Print by TimothyB


Spike happily finishing another letter to Celestia.

This is more than just a figure, the props and base complete a charming scene that's even more impressive in person. Fine details down to the tiny uvula in his mouth. Shown is the first artist's proof at 5.097 inches tall. Based on results, adjustments were made to areas that did not print as expected. Final version for order is 5.297 inches tall. This sculpture is 100% modeled by me.

ORDER HERE: shpws.me/vkhh

NEW: Hasbro announces partnership between fan artist and Shapeways to officially allow My Little Pony prints to be sold. Check out Hasbro's new site: superfanart.com

Please note, this is not a toy, it's meant for display only.




A few notes regarding Shapeways:
  • Shipping: Shapeways delivers to just about anywhere at very reasonable prices. Two examples, it's generally $6.50 in the US, or $20 to Japan.
  • Payments: Shapeways takes payments using PayPal/credit cards or bank transfers. PayPal doesn't require having an account with them, you can make a one-time payment using a credit card.
  • Satisfaction: Shapeways has excellent customer serivce. If the print doesn't meet normal standard of quality, or damaged due to shipping, they will reprint it.
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:iconjenny-theanimator:
jenny-theanimator Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, he's so cute I want to hug him and feed him cookies! :D
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:icontabbishmonster:
TabbishmonsteR Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
hes toooooo adorable! I love Spike so much, I wish he got more cred. <3
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:iconbugaloo2000:
bugaloo2000 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember seeing this in display at SDCC 2014!
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
He's the best.
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:iconabronyaccount:
ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Congrats on working out that deal!
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:iconpokeylovespinkie:
Pokeylovespinkie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Do I get the Zevia too?
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:iconrangerpony:
RangerPony Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
This is absolutely beautiful oh my god ♥
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:iconmasterredwood:
masterredwood Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
I find this both cute and vary creepy...  
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:icongabihorseart98:
GabiHorseArt98 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student General Artist
OMG! this is sooooo cute! I loved!
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:iconsilentstar123:
Silentstar123 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Omg that's amazing! So much detail added to this little piece, it looks like they just took it out of the cartoon and put in real life. Everything looks great from the table, to the books to spike... I've never felt this special about a sculpture until now... you did an awesome job.
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:iconpiegen:
piegen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student Artist
I wish i had one of these, so awesome
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:iconbunnygirle26:
Bunnygirle26 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing! Very well done and just so awesome!!
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:iconvdragoneyen09:
vdragoneyen09 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is super cute and everything, and a must have, but Im afraid, no matter if this is a 3d print or not, for the same amount of money I could get a fine piece of art on a store to be able to put it on my living room or someplace else.

250.00 is way to much for a fan made item no matter how good the quality could be. At the end is not your character at all, don't get me wrong, I like spike and the work you did with him on this 3d print. But lets be honest with our self, when u see things done without license from a tv show or similar, those things are usually super cheap even a copy of something done from an original are super cheap.

But as i said, if I was able to get some extra money out of nowhere, I would definitely could get one. Right now I prefer to use the money for my daily basis.

I don't know if the price is something you have control or not or maybe is a price set by the people who print this.

Please tell us how this works?
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:icontimothyb:
TimothyB Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
At Shapeways, when you upload a model, you get a price based on the amount of material required to print it, start up costs for each print, etc. From there, you can keep it private (hidden) and order it yourself, or make it public for just viewing, and finally for sale to the public. When you sell it to the public, you can start off at the base price to print, what the artist would pays, or you can add mark-up. You can mark it up as much as you like. Shapeways will take a small 3.5% of the mark-up for themselves on top of whatever they make from the base print price. This model is does cost more, but mostly because I've limited how many times it can be printed until it is no longer for sale. I wish I can lower the price in hindsight, but it would be unfair to those that already ordered one, and another may never be ordered at this price. The only chance of acquiring one cheaper is if I sell extra prints that have small blemishes, but don't ruin the sculpture as a whole.

Future MLP models will not be limited, only a small markup, which helps pay for the costs to make the test prints and final print. Though, I'm wanting to push the size and complexity to the limit, so it's still going to be a bit pricey.
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TurinAramaia Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Another artist had their Shapways store closed down on them. Hasbro sent off a Cease and Desist to Shapeways for all 3D prints of ANY My Little Pony character! Anything sold from Shapeways with a Hasbro IP, WILL cause a $250K punitive damage.

You will need to find another 3D printing store.
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:icontimothyb:
TimothyB Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
I've been watching what happened to Hashbro this last week and sad to hear about the news. Looks like they targeted a few other stores too, but I haven't been given any notice as of yet. It seems in good time I'll get one. I can probably avoid this by making it private and order each myself and sell through ebay with no store front, just like any plush maker, painter, or sculptor does. Do you have info on the $250k damages? I see Hashbro mentioned a small $150 find for orders from his store, so most the orders after the notice was given were cancelled.
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FallenShadow000 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It really is ridiculous. Hasbro is walking a fine line in terms of putting the fandom out.
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:iconvdragoneyen09:
vdragoneyen09 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think they want to kill MLP in a way, remember the came out with this stupid movie where the ponies are like humans or something.

The total people who watch MLP are usually US, the little girls? yea sure, but not that many as US
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FallenShadow000 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's what I'm afraid of. I don't want the fandom to die (ever, really, but it's going to pass eventually), at least not until I get a crack at showing them what I'm made of.
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:iconcatstuxedo:
CatsTuxedo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It goes to show how strongly the MLP cast is designed when they make such cute 3D sculptures :}
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:iconblackderpyninja:
BlackDerpyNinja Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
this looks like spike in every way
Critique: This is a very good sculpture i think it should've been worth more considering the amount of work it probably took. All in all, it's [retty awesome
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:iconcatgengar:
CatGengar Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
This is fantastic! You're really good at making sculptures!
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:icontreleus:
Treleus Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Shit.

I'm actually considering buying this.

My folks would kill me if they would find out how much I'd paid for this.

But your use of exigency makes me want it even more.
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:iconcasacaring98:
casacaring98 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Who is the artist? What a sculpture?! Really cute and amazing. - Casa Sandoval
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:iconparaslte:
PARASlTE Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The uploader is the artist.
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:icondrcaptpeppergirl:
DrCaptPepperGirl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013   Filmographer
This sculpture is very detailed and very accurate to the cartoon. :)
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:iconshad-23:
ShaD-23 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
e detail is remarkable.
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:iconshad-23:
ShaD-23 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
*the
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:iconsilvertoothtiger:
SilvertoothTiger Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks so much happier than in the cartoons :D
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:iconanneliesefurr:
anneliesefurr Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ikr
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:iconstaticuswrench76:
Staticuswrench76 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
this is by far the very best spike sculpture figure I have ever seen bar non
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:iconadiemus972:
adiemus972 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Artist
cuuuuuuuuutttttttttteeeeeee
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:iconviovi:
VioVi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whats he made out of?
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:iconreganor:
Reganor Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Wow can u email me at reg_cat@ymail.com
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:iconherogamer123:
herogamer123 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
LOL or cute
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:iconkitaronicus:
Kitaronicus Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow!!!
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:iconsixcolors:
Sixcolors Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I commented already, but this is simply amazing. Simply incredible. I want to hold one so badly! :XD:
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:iconsixcolors:
Sixcolors Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is the coolest thing ever! :wow:
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:iconnubsalot:
Nubsalot Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O_O
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:iconrainbowcolordream:
RainbowColorDream Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratz Lauren Faust fav~this!!!
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:icongremlinsgurlx3:
GremlinsGurlX3 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what program did you use to create the model?
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:icontimothyb:
TimothyB Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I started the model in ZBrush using ZSpheres. Those are great for creating a base mesh with a head, limbs, with supporting topology. Though, after sculpting for a bit, I often export a low-polygon version to then refine the topology in Daz 3D Hexagon. The area that needs the most topology work is the face to allow a more refined control to keep a smooth toon look. Some props were started in Hexagon, like the feather, books, etc. Painting was mostly done in ZBrush with polypaint. No UVs except on the books for better control. Final model is merged as one mesh and hollowed. Then decimated from 3.7 million polygons to only 375,000 polygons, with changing the paint quality. The lower polyon count is needed to work within the printer's memory. Decimation can be tricky part and final step. Depending on complexity, it might just fail, or look fine but produce errors that prevent it from working at Shapeways, so it takes some trial and error.
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GremlinsGurlX3 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you<3
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:icongremlinsgurlx3:
GremlinsGurlX3 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sandstone prints are amazing<3
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:iconsemijuggalo:
SemiJuggalo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconhappytwilightplz: "Spike, take a note, please!"
:iconspikedragonplz: "With pleasure!"

This is outstanding!
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:iconghostkomochi:
GhostKoMochi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY HOLY HOLY! O_O
That's amazing!
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:iconviovi:
VioVi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how did you make it?
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:iconheroofkvatch:
heroofkvatch Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Beautiful work!
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:icondingopatagonico:
DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is incredibly well done!! :clap:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hello! You have been featured in the latest issue of my Artisan Crafts Newsletter. Have a good week!
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