Wet sanding (solvent actually) helps see where the staggered Objet print lines remain.(Objet is the laser reproduction method used.. believe it or not it's one of the best methods available... currently... hrmph! lol!)
The main body is easy enough to smooth but even there there’s detail in larger contour emphasis that needs to come back in my estimation
Some crispness on the face now and I’ve hollowed out ONE nostril – lol!
Check out what I get to work with to start at this size!!
(and speaking of, I went to LARGE stablemate, or small Little Bit size. I’ve seen it called both frankly and haven’t had the time to go look up what 3.2” is in hobby scale terms.. he’s a shade smaller than dinky though and a lot less long of course!) ;)
And this last shows crisp detail but how the porous material needs a lot of filling in with primer/sanding/primer etc in order to get a piece worthy of casting. You can also see on his braciocephalis how those staggered lines are.. what a battle eh?! Tons of smoothing AND detailing clearly left to do!