Zafir: Tactical Roleplaying Game

From Nature to Art

A project in State College, PA by Scott Camazine

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I plan to create sculptures of animal skulls based on CT scans and print them using 3D printing technology
Backers: 69
Average Pledge Per Backer: $72

Funded: $5,002 of $2,000
Dates: Oct 23rd -> Dec 4th (43 days)
Project By: Scott Camazine
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Thank You!

December 4th - via:
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We have doubled our goal!

November 26th - via:
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New Arrivals highlight the stainless steel finishes

November 19th - via:
These new sculptures just arrived in the mail.  I am running test prints in the various stainless steel finishes that are available.  These include matte gold stainless steel (alligator up top), bronzed stainless steel (all the alligators on the... (Read More)

Jewelry Design Update Update

November 13th - via:
Here is an update on my previous update!   There were several questions that came up.  (1) Can the vertebrae pendants be worn both ways?  ANSWER: Yes,  for some of the models I added a loop so that the vertebra can hang by the vertebral spine... (Read More)

Jewelry Designs

November 13th - via:
Yesterday, I received several prints of the goat vertebrae (spine bones) in plastic, brass, bronze, stainless steel and sterling silver. Here are a few design suggestions to tempt you! Let me know if there is anything here that catches your fancy. I... (Read More)

Self-Portrait in Stainless Steel

November 12th - via:
My first self-portrait just arrived today.  You can now take me home or display me in your office. I also have plans to offer custom prints made from your CT scans.   If you have a CT scan, you can become part of my "Print Yourself" service.   ... (Read More)

The Metal Display Stands are Here!

November 9th - via:
I think you will like these metal display stands.  I also have similar stands in walnut, but I think the metal sculptures look great on these stands.  These stands were made for the higher reward levels, but I would be happy to set up a special... (Read More)

An Educational Resource

November 8th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00 I have begun to create 3D animations of the skulls in this Kickstarter project.  I will be putting them on Wikipedia and other sites so that they may be used as an... (Read More)

Ram skull in a new material

November 7th - via:
RapidNylon™ on the left, Acrylic Photopolymer on the right Synergeering Group, a prototype parts supplier for industry applications was kind enough to produce a test print of the Ram skull in their RapidNylon™material. They call the material "a... (Read More)

New Arrivals! European Roe Deer Skulls

November 6th - via:
These prints just arrived this morning.   Each is about 3 inches long.  One is printed in brass and the other in a matte finish stainless steel.    Let me know what you think!  (Read More)

Almost There!

November 3rd - via:
We are just a fraction away from our goal with many days left.   This project will definitely be funded!    Of course, I am delighted!   THANKS SO MUCH TO ALL MY BACKERS.   Here is a little map and some statistics to show you where all the... (Read More)

Male Chauvinist.....

November 1st - via:
From my last update on ladies' jewelry, I don't want anyone to think I'm a male chauvinist.   Guys can wear jewelry, too!   Here is the stainless steel bronzed alligator necklace that I have been wearing every day since the project launched, and... (Read More)

New Rewards...especially for the ladies!

November 1st - via:
Several backers have suggested that I include a lower priced reward.  I also figured that I might interest more women if I offered something wearable, and less skeletal!  What do you think of these vertebrae in a variety of colors?  Each is made... (Read More)

"From Nature to Art" in the news

October 30th - via:
Michael Molitch-Hou at 3D Printing Industry just wrote a fantastic blog about the project.  Check out his writeup:  From Nature to Art and Back Again: CT Scans to 3D Printed Animal Skulls  I've told him a few things about myself and the project... (Read More)


October 29th - via:
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Progress towards our goal!

October 29th - via:
Hello Kickstarter Supporters.  This is a project update just for you.   We are well on our way to reaching our goal, but there is still a lot of work to do.  I have received some helpful advice from one backer who is planning to launch his own... (Read More)

Plastic is beautiful!

October 29th - via:
Here are some new plastic prints that just arrived.  Some people who have seen them are telling me they like them better than the stainless steel versions.  Please let me know what you think.  Printing in plastic is MUCH less expensive than metal... (Read More)

New items and metal finishes

October 26th - via:
The first prints of the horned Ram arrived yesterday.  In the photo, take a look at the different metals and surface finishes available.   Except for the Roe Deer, these models are all stainless steel.  The Roe Deer is bronze.   I love it!  In... (Read More)

NEW arrivals! Chimpanzee

October 24th - via:
I started working on a few CT scans last month, once I decided to set up this Kickstarter project.  I revved up my radiology software and started making the 3D models in the hopes that the project would be funded.  The CHIMPANZEE was one of the... (Read More)

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