I chose the Feather Class Skycoach as my entry for the print and paint competition hosted by Arcane Minis & MyMiniFactory.
I wanted my entry to be a little different by adding it to my aquarium, with the thought that the airship took an unexpected nose dive underwater and had to navigate its way through the aquatic life!
If you would like to see a video of my process of the print from start to finish please check out: https://youtu.be/pg0umB-_kSE
In total the project took me about 6 weeks total to print & paint the ship and have the aquarium all set up!
Printed full scale on my CraftBot XL printer with Sunlu white pla filament.
After assembling the pieces I primed and painted the ship with a combination of using my airbrush and painting by hand.
Once the painting was done, I sealed the model with an aquarium safe epoxy topcoat. The epoxy clear coat that I used is from Polygem Epoxy and can be found at: https://www.polygem.com/products/1618-clear-epoxy-coating
After applying the epoxy clear coat I waited 48 hours for the material to harden.
When I placed the model in the fish tank the ship just wanted to float right to the top. I solved this issue by weighing down the ship by burying the stand under the gravel!