TL;DR: I printed and painted Peach from Mario Kart for a friend’s birthday. The
model came from the video game and I think it turned out pretty well.
Back in the ancient days of Sophomore year of undergrad, my drawmates and I
spent hours playing MarioKart 64. My roommate would always grab Peach before
anybody else, so I decided to make him one for his birthday. I got surface
models from a Mario Kart video game then did a bit of patching work to make
everything into a nice solid model. The Kart and Peach came as two separate
files which I combined into a single model for printing.
During support clean-up, I had an unfortunate accident with our dear
Princess, and she pulled a Marie Antoinette on us. This actually turned out to
be advantageous since I’m not sure how I would have accessed a lot of the body
for painting without the decapitation. The only truly custom parts I made for this
project were the wheels, which were printed in black and simply hot-glued on.
I already missed the birthday of the other drawmates, and I feel bad… but I
have prepared the racer models for both him and the last of the drawmates… We’ll
all be getting together in June 😀