Thanks for the tip. I didn't want to ruin the model, so, I tried covering it with flour, hoping that would help. It did, but not enough to be worth using the scan. I think the consumer scanners are not there, yet.Not that it matters for this build but for future reference, it is best to paint your subject with flat white paint before laser scanning. If you don't want to paint your model then you can cover it in talcum powder. I worked on a laser scanning project many years ago and it seems that they still haven't cracked the shiny surface problem.