Color is one of the biggest limitations of 3D printing. We’ve been experimenting with painting lately, these are some 3D printed models of the Khirbat en Nahas site (KEN) excavated by Tom Levy and team. The model was taken from a TV documentary animation. I’ve never had much experience painting, but I think these are coming out ok. I’ve been priming the models and then washing them with layers of watered down acrylic to try to get that nice sand color.
We’ve made a bunch of paint pens available for students who’d like to try it out themselves, stop by and check us out if you’re interested.