SLA 3D Printed Resin Airplane Miniature from 3D Scans

SLA 3D Printed Resin Airplane Miniature from 3D Scans

Process 3D Print, Support Removal, Post Curing
Material Resin
Quantity 1 pcs
Price Range $100-1,000
Lead Time 6 workdays


About Project

Imagine taking a beloved airplane model and transforming it into a stunning, high-fidelity miniature replica. Thanks to the magic of 3D scanning and printing, that's exactly what we've done at FacFox! This project showcases the incredible potential of these technologies, allowing us to bridge the gap between physical objects and the digital realm.

The process began with a scaled-down model of a Southern Airline plane. To capture its intricate details, we meticulously placed reference points on its surface before meticulously scanning it with our advanced 3D scanning technology. This scan data then served as the foundation for creating a precise 3D model using specialized software.

But achieving true accuracy wasn't enough. We wanted our miniature to be a visual replica as well. That's why we employed high-resolution camera technology to capture all the patterns and markings of the original plane. This information was then meticulously mapped onto the 3D model, ensuring a perfect representation of the miniature's real-life counterpart.

Finally, it was time to bring the digital to life. Using SLA 3D printing, we created a stunning white resin replica, perfect for display or as a base for further customization. This process highlights the incredible detail achievable with SLA printing, making it ideal for replicating intricate designs.

While this project used a white resin for a classic garage kit aesthetic, the possibilities are truly endless. The 3D scanned model can be used for full-color printing, allowing for the creation of vibrant and lifelike miniature airplanes.

At FacFox, we're passionate about pushing the boundaries of 3D technology. We offer a comprehensive suite of 3D scanning services (currently available in China) and high-quality 3D printing services worldwide. Whether you have a cherished model you want to preserve or a creative vision waiting to take flight, FacFox can help you turn it into reality. Contact us today to discuss your project and explore the exciting possibilities of 3D scanning and printing!


  • Step 1: Preparation and Scanning.

    • A scaled-down model of the Southern Airline plane was prepared.
    • Reference points were carefully placed on the model to aid in accurate scanning.
    • The model was then scanned using a 3D scanner, capturing its shape and details.
  • Step 2: 3D Modeling.

    • The scanned data was imported into 3D modeling software.
    • Using this software, a 3D model of the airplane was created based on the scanned data.
    • The model was refined, ensuring accurate representation of the original plane.
  • Step 3: Pattern Capture with Camera.

    • To capture all the intricate patterns of the original plane, a camera was used.
    • The camera took high-resolution images of the airplane model from various angles.
    • These images served as a reference for texture and surface details.
  • Step 4: Mapping Patterns onto Scans.

    • The captured patterns were mapped onto the 3D scans.
    • This involved aligning the photographed textures with the corresponding areas on the 3D model.
    • The goal was to achieve a realistic appearance by transferring the visual details from the original plane to the digital model.
  • Step 5: 3D Printing.

    • The finalized 3D model, now enriched with patterns, was prepared for printing.
    • SLA (Stereolithography) 3D printing technology was used.
    • A white resin material was chosen for its fine detail resolution.
    • Layer by layer, the printer built the miniature airplane using the resin material.
  • Step 6: Post-Processing.

    • After printing, the resin miniature was carefully removed from the printer.
    • Any support structures were removed, and the surface was smoothed.
    • Additional finishing steps, such as sanding and polishing, were performed to enhance the overall quality.
  • Step 7: Result.

    • The final product was a white resin garage kit replica of the China Southern Airline plane.
    • The miniature showcased the combined efforts of 3D scanning, modeling, and printing.
    • Importantly, the 3D scanned model could also serve as a basis for full-color printing if desired.