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Sculpteo figurines

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Sculpteo figurines

Image: Hugh Threlfall

July 16 2011
Jonathan Margolis

Take a careful look at the slim, grumpy, pugnacious character portrayed in this 7cm-high statuette and compare it to the pudgy, smirking Adonis who presents Technopolis TV on howtospendit.com. OK, yes, they are one and the same, aka me.

The miniature is made by a Paris company, Sculpteo, as an amusing spinoff from its 3-D printing business. (If you are in product design, you will know that 3-D printing is very hot these days.) To get a tiny 3-D print of yourself cast in an icing-like but surprisingly tough material, just send a couple of photos and payment to Sculpteo and you will be returned to yourself tout de suite. High-calibre gimmickry indeed.

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