Printed on an Anycubic Photon resin printer.
This was my very first 3D sculpt in ZBrush. I was playing around, starting with a dynamesh sphere 128 while watching some tutorial videos sculpting a face. That was going fairly well until I decided to add some teeth and made my first beginner mistake: I sculpted the teeth from just the front. They looked okay for a beginner until I rotated the view and thought, "OMG, that is horrific!" And since my husband is a big LOTR fan and had been asking me to find a Sauron model to print, I immediately thought, "Mouth of Sauron". I decided to run with that and create a bust version. And thus, I created this bust as my first 3D sculpt. I’d like to revisit it at some point to correct a few minor issues and add better detailing, but wanted to share this with those looking for a Mouth of Sauron bust to print.
This file has been checked for errors and is completely manifold (watertight) with no self-intersections, so it should print well. We printed ours at the model’s default height (111mm) hollowed with 2mm thick walls at the default layer height of 50um (0.05mm). The total print and cleanup time was about 11 and a half hours.
Over on our Patreon, someone asked for a version for FDM printers. I don't have any experience with FDM printers and we don't own one yet, but I made a few tweaks to try to make the model more printable in filament (thickening up things here and there and tweaking things to need less support). It seems he was able to get it to print, so I've uploaded the model here. This version also has thicker, deeper runes so they'll at least have a chance to show up at lower resolution.
This model should be used for editorial purposes only.
Cleaned in 99% IPA (isopropyl alchol) using a soft toothbrush with a light touch to get into details like the teeth (amusingly enough). Cured under a 60 watt 405nm LED light on a turntable for 5-10 minutes each side.