(Book) 'Dragons throughout the Multiverse' Miniature designBlind

in 3D Modeling Design held by Teddy C. Ryan III
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I am a small independent self-publisher and the author/artist (Photoshop) for the Book (but that is the limitation of my design/technical expertise). This is a 3rd Printing of the book (40th Anniversary Edition) ©1982, 1994, 2022).

I Need to contract with a good (possibly more competively priced) STL designer.
I am going to start a Kickstarter Campagin to solicit presales for the STLs associated with this book *(and possibly do a jont-venture and/or profit share arrangemnt with the STL Designer(s) I select).

(The Book has over 80+ Dragons and their included photos)

*I can share samples of interior Artwork to aid in concept and STL design

Anyone interested please submit a sample of the design you create based on (photo supplied below - a more simple design IMO)). Also submit a portfolio of simialr works.

Thank you for your time and efforts.
1- Please pay close attention to the "detail" (Face, Skin, Claws), in the photo(s) provided (Skin has certain type of scales, the Wings are textured, etc.)
2- These will be miniatures for table-top Role Playing Games (SCALE: 1" = 10')
3- High Detail of finished product (STL can be done with assembled parts if that helps the design clarity).
4- If you can provide what your normal fees are for this type of a project.
Don't Wants:
Sloppy or just basic quality work
Ask for Sample:
Please provide a sample image (with different view point perspectives - Front, Back, both Sides and Top), if possible.
  1. SOLIDWORKS and AUTOCAD seem to be the standard,..
  2. but anything that works best for you - as long as
  3. finshed STL designs will work with any 3-D printer
Additional Information
* Although the "samples" are excellent in helping us to decide on 3-D (STL) designers to use (we have lots more needed for this book). To be considered a contender (WINNERs) for this contest's prize award, their MUST also be included a "COMPLETED" STL of the entire piece.

** Even if you DO NOT WIN this contest, We may still need your services. We are looking to assemble a "team" of designers to use (for several designs each) when we start doing all the other STL's for the Book Project (there are 80+ designs needed)!


= Buyer's Rating
#4 Dragon by Marc Leboeuf
Sep 6, 2021 20:57
#3 DRAGON by sanju
Sep 4, 2021 9:18


Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:13:05 +0000

Thank you for responding...
Yes - Submit the example model that you have so I can see the type of work you can do...

Of course, to win this particular contest... It requires you submit the finished STL of the suggested design that I listed -BUT....
BUT - I am more using this contest to find good 3-D modellers to use in the launch of our upcoming product line - This will initially require approx. 125+ miniature STLs be made.
I would like to get people selected to be part of the "team" we will use and the entire project will hopefully start by this coming November.
I am looking for good designers who can do quality finished work as quickly as possible.

1- When you submit what you have, please also include it's size and how long that particular project took you to complete.
2- Also send an estimate of your expenses and what you would charge for a similar finished set of STLs (and hourly rates if possible, based on similar complexity).
Plus, what your schedule and availability will allow you time for?
I appreciate your interest...

Teddy RYan
Sun, 26 Sep 2021 16:02:15 +0000
Hello, may I submit this model .blend format or I have to upload it stl format? thanks

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Fri, 03 Sep 2021 08:27:20 +0000
It's difficult to me to give a price for a contest. I could give a price for my work but not for others.
At this point I see several stage of this contest. If the photo given is the only reference, the designer will should first draw a character design with a sketch of face and side view of the dragon and checkings all the details samples ( skins, claws, tail, wings...). The design will need to think about the position and movement given to the creature. This position would need a support feet for example if you want the dragon seems like to fly.
Once the design checked, the modelisation/sculpting process would begin and to have the great propotion with the 1:10 scale, you should give the "real" dimension of the beast. Then the designer should look at the thickness of the thinner part to have no issue in the 3D printing session. That's why you could give information on the 3D printing process you'll choose. Maybe the SLA or SLS method should the better choice to have highly detailed character.
Then the designer will probably need to make few feedback along the modelisation to check with you the aspect of the skin and all the details before applying it on the whole beast.
At the end of the modelisation process, a separated parts process should be interesting to create the 3D printed piece. It's another step to think of.
At this point, it would probably take minimum 10 or 15 hours of work on that dragon.
If you want other informations/help, be free to write/send me a private message via my profile. I'll answer you with pleasure.
Thu, 02 Sep 2021 21:24:14 +0000
What would you suggest as a reasonable amount?
I am in the process of updating the Contest info...

Thanks for you info

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Thu, 02 Sep 2021 07:55:52 +0000
Hi Thanks for holding the contest. IMO the prize is quite low compared to the 3D sculpting time and skill for a detailed dragon. I could make it but the budget's too low according to me.

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