The Phantom [96] - The Skulls of Touganda - 3D Print and Build

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Monkey540

Sr Member
Hey Everyone,

I picked up some models that I found online for a decent price for the Skulls of Touganda, and I am working through some prints to make myself a set of Skulls of Touganda.

This is a prop I've wanted for a long time so I am happy to be having some progress on this and not break the bank.
Check out the page for the files here: Skulls of Touganda 3D print model | CGTrader

I won't post their photos here so take a look at the link if you want to see them better.

I started by getting the Jade skull printed in PLA:

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It's hollow and looks quite nice.

Since this came out so good I decided to have the other 2 printed.
Silver skull:

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Gold Skull:

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All 3 together:

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The Skulls all fit together as such:

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I love them, but the printed 100% size is a tad too large and might need to be shrunk by 10%.

I have also had the eyes printed in resin as I want to cast them and cast them in epoxy in the correct colors per skull. They came out really nice:

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I also used some stickytac to place the eyes in the Gold skull for a photo though.

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Things are coming along.

Now I need to look at some smoothing.

I'm trying to find something I can use so I don't have to fill and sand as the surface finish is already quite smooth. Also would love some suggestions of gold or silver paint I could use, or maybe i should just paint black and use rub and buff?
 

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floatinjoe

Active Member
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Man, I've been out of the hobby for a few years, and I can't believe what people are able to do with 3D printers. These look great.
 

Dingo80

Active Member
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Awesome job! Always love seeing other fans of The Phantom.

What I use to smooth my prints out is the very resin used for 3d printing. Get the Elegoo ABS-like resin and a UV lamp ($15 & $35 respectively). Brush some on with a small paint brush and spread it around until it doesn't run anymore, then hit that area with the UV lamp. By spreading it thin you'll keep a good 80-90% if the details that would be lost using regular bondo/spot putty. The UV light cures that layer is about 2-3 seconds as well so you can get the entire thing covered quickly. Repeat 2-3 times until you are satisfied with the lack of feeling the layer lines. Give the entire thing a full 2-3 minute cure in the UV after you're done and then use a toothbrush with IPA (70% or higher) to get the tacky feel removed. Then let dry for a 24 hrs and paint as you'd like!
 
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UAB Designs

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Awesome job! Always love seeing other fans of The Phantom. I saw these files on cgtrader myself and was displeased with their quality. I had some new ones made and finally had some time to get back to making mine.

What I use to smooth my prints out is the very resin used for 3d printing. Get the Elegoo ABS-like resin and a UV lamp ($15 & $35 respectively). Brush some on with a small paint brush and spread it around until it doesn't run anymore, then hit that area with the UV lamp. By spreading it thin you'll keep a good 80-90% if the details that would be lost using regular bondo/spot putty. The UV light cures that layer is about 2-3 seconds as well so you can get the entire thing covered quickly. Repeat 2-3 times until you are satisfied with the lack of feeling the layer lines. Give the entire thing a full 2-3 minute cure in the UV after you're done and then use a toothbrush with IPA (70% or higher) to get the tacky feel removed. Then let dry for a 24 hrs and paint as you'd like!

Hop over and take a look at my SoT as well, I just printed the Jade skull with my new resin printer and new files!
Displeased with their quality huh? LMAO, I made those... How would you know the quality, you didn't but or print my files... Go troll somewhere else... Or you cold show me the ones you made that are so much better...
 

UAB Designs

New Member
Displeased with their quality huh? LMAO, I made those... How would you know the quality, you didn't but or print my files... Go troll somewhere else... Or you cold show me the ones you made that are so much better...
Awesome job! Always love seeing other fans of The Phantom. I saw these files on cgtrader myself and was displeased with their quality. I had some new ones made and finally had some time to get back to making mine.

What I use to smooth my prints out is the very resin used for 3d printing. Get the Elegoo ABS-like resin and a UV lamp ($15 & $35 respectively). Brush some on with a small paint brush and spread it around until it doesn't run anymore, then hit that area with the UV lamp. By spreading it thin you'll keep a good 80-90% if the details that would be lost using regular bondo/spot putty. The UV light cures that layer is about 2-3 seconds as well so you can get the entire thing covered quickly. Repeat 2-3 times until you are satisfied with the lack of feeling the layer lines. Give the entire thing a full 2-3 minute cure in the UV after you're done and then use a toothbrush with IPA (70% or higher) to get the tacky feel removed. Then let dry for a 24 hrs and paint as you'd like!

Hop over and take a look at my SoT as well, I just printed the Jade skull with my new resin printer and new files!
Nevermind I seen what you did, lmao.... Chris...
 

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