The Shop: www.shapeways.com/shops/hashbr…
This is where you can buy 3d printed ponies from now on.
Here's how it works:
-go to to www.shapeways.com/shops/hashbr…
-click on the pony you want to buy
-press "add to cart"
-fill out order
-wait for UPS to deliver
Those of you who ordered one:
I would love to hear your feedback and make sure to take pictures!
You can reach me here on DA or directly per email: Hashbro@web.de
I live in xxx can I order a print?
-I think Shapeways ships worldwide with the exception of russia (sorry to all russian bronies ).
You can read up more details on shipping and costs on Shapeways website or their forums.
What's up with the names?
-Right off the bat you're going to notice that I didn't use the words "my", "little", or "pony" anywhere in the titles and chose a very general description instead.
This is to avoid any problems with trademark or copyright infringement that might come up when people compare my stylized cartoon horses to a certain well known toy brand.
Why the hell are the prints so expensive?
-The price of the print is based on volume and material.
I tried to keep it small but I wanted to make sure that all details were visible (just like a regular printer a 3d printer has resolution).I hollowed it out as much as I could without sacrificing stability to reduce overall volume.
I agree that they are still pretty expensive, but please keep in mind that every print is unique and mass production is not possible at this time.
Are you trying to make a quick buck?
-Please be aware that I'm not making any money through this.
While it's true that you buy stuff from my Shapeways shop, you're not really doing business with me.
You're buying a 3d print from Shapeways based on a 3d design that I'm providing to Shapeways.
Will you make pony xxx ?
If people want it and it gets enough votes in one of my ponypolls I will model it and make it available on Shapeways.
What the f*ck I can't ride on this pony, it's way too small.
I feel ripped off!
-Should there be any problem with the print (damaged during delivery or whatever) please don't be afraid to contact Shapeways directly through their forums or by email.
I never had any problems with any of my prints but from what I saw on the forums they seem like pretty reasonable guys and will replace broken prints.
You have a pony in your shop but when I click it I can't order it because it says "Not for sale"
What does that mean?
-It means that it is not for sale.
I use these as previews of prints that I've just finished and ordered the prototype of.
It usually takes 2-3 weeks until a print is printed and shipped to me, if everythings all right I take some pictures of the print and make it available for purchase.
Do you take commissions/requests/will you model my OC?
However I will soon upload a "blank" 3d print without hair for people who just want the base for their modding needs.
Or you could order a finished product in uncolored sandstone and paint it yourself.
What's the difference between the Materials?
-"Colored Sandstone" is the default colored material I used for the Octavia print.
"Sandstone" is the same material but without colors. It should have a slightly yellowish shade of white.
"White Strong & Flexible polished" is a white smooth plastic.
I want smooth, smooth plastic!
Colored Sandstone is currently the only material that supports textures.
There is a polished plastic material but it's pretty expensive and can not be colored.
I want to give this to my sister, niece, daughter, grandma as a gift.
Can I...I mean they play with it?
-I guess you could but please be aware that these are not toys.
The material is hard but also very rigid.
Thin parts like the base of the tail and hairtips could break off easily.
WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?
-Here's how it works: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHxp9A…
Can I bathe with it?
Water will fade the colors...So will any bodily fluids (I've seen some sh*t man...)
Is this legal?
-It's about as legal as selling music, sculptures, drawings, plushies, clothing or anything else that could be called fanart of a trademarked brand.
Most companies don't mind or care about fanart as long as you don't try to move in on their business which I'm not since I'm not making toys.
If you have any further questions please let me know through the comments.
I will answer and add them to this F.A.Q