3D printed sculpture of an elderly Popeye the Sailor Man

Okay, I did not expect my childhood idol and number one spinach endorser, Popeye, to be this… old. Multi-awarded special effects makeup artist Rick Baker printed out this realistic – and menacing – rendition of Popeye using a 3D printer he bought at a charity event auction. Using a digital model he made back in 2007, he was able to achieve surprising results given the price of the machine.

He says, I must admit that I am surprised with what you can get with a printer of this price. Everything was printed except for the collar and the pipe stem’.

Looking at the printed sculpture, I have two takeaways from this: 1. it’s amazing what modern technology can produce in a jiffy. And 2. I believe my childhood has just been ruined, but in a very artistic sort of way!

Via Laughing Squid

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Inigo is a writer and graphic designer from Manila, Philippines. He is a soldier of love who will carry you on his strong back of awesomeness when the zombie apocalypse arrives.