Hi, my name is Isabel Leal, and I am a Miniaturist Artist.
We are @guiltyminiatures and this is my assistant.
I have been doing miniatures for 3 years now. I am not good at all with technology so for me to get the Snapmaker was a big step. I needed to learn software but after that everything became easier.
At the moment I am using just the laser cutting function. All the miniatures you see on the pictures are cut by the Snapmaker.
How do I get the work done? I design my idea in the Adobe illustrator and save it in a SVG file and upload it to Luban and convert to GCode.
I prefer to copy the file to the USB stick.
Made by: Isabel Leal (Instagram: @guiltyminiatures)
Laser cutting module: Snapmaker 2.0 A250
Software: Adobe Illustrator and Luban
- 3mm Birchwood
- 1.5mm Birchwood
Cutting time: 10 hours to cut all parts
Total number of lasers cut parts: depends on design
- Jog speed: 1500mm/min
- Work speed: 120mm/min
- Passes: 4
- Thickness 3mm/1.5mm
Now I cannot live without the Snapmaker. Before I used to draw the pieces of the miniature on the wood and cut it with a Scroll Saw and after spending hours sanding every piece of wood to perfection, I would glue the parts. Later, I will paint and decorate the miniature.
To complete a project could take me a full 3 days before the Snapmaker.
Now it is AMAZING!!!
I design the idea, put it on the USB and the Snapmaker does the hard work for me. I don’t even need to sand any part.
To cut all the parts can take few sessions and a couple of days depending on the complexity of the design, but I don’t need to be there I can be doing something else.
For me I want to inspire the new generation into the Miniature world and to be able to combine that with affordable technology is amazing.
I am not young I am close to 50 so to be able to develop my skills using modern technology and preserving the beauty of designing Miniatures is the best Art I could recommend.
All the Minis you see have been cut by the Snapmaker.
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