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Kaja Blackwing
A creator of 3D models, 2D graphics and animation, music, and video tutorials of all those things. I work on custom projects all the time, and I welcome a challenge.
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Weekly Update for 14 Mar, 2019: I have been exceptionally active on Steemit lately, mostly with 2D art, so head on over there to see what I've done. Spring is also on its way, finally, so outdoor projects, or rather videos of them will start to show up on my BitChute channel. I'm also making plans to visit Moscow at the end of the summer, but that's hardly relevant aside from the fact that it may eat up quite a bit of time - unless you want to pay to make weird poses in front of tanks at the Great Patriotic War Museum (I doubt I'll be able to schedule a visit to Kubinka). Back to the topic of 2D art, I'm currently working on ancient creatures from my fictional world, so if you'd like to see detailled pencil drawings or digital art of any of the bizarre critters I've come up with, subscribe and let me know.

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Weekly Update for 7 Mar, 2019: I have updated my goals, and if you can't see all of them they are as follows: $200 is my monthly operating cost (bills and such). If I can meet this goal, then I can justify continuing to make my online activities a priority. I am aware that my content is far from top-notch yet, but I'm still figuring this out, and, since I have to do it in my spare time, I can't do it as much justice as I'd like. The next goal is $700, which should cover the raw material costs of my spring projects, such as dredging the second of my two ponds and repairing the stone wall around it. These projects will still be completed and filmed, regardless of whether or not they are funded. The third goal is $2000, which covers the cost of Autodesk Inventor 2019, which I have to pay an annual subscription for. I don't need the program to make 3D models, since I already have a perpetual license for Inventor 2011, but I have many more texture and lighting options in Inventor 2019, so I can make much more appealing digital artwork with it. The fourth goal is $4000, which is meant to fund the purchase of a small Tormach CNC machining centre. I have manual machine tools, but CNC programming is where my skills truly shine. The fifth and final goal, as of now, is $9000, which is meant to fund a desktop selective laser sintering machine, which I intend to use to print customer-exclusive models. Right now, the only way I can supply a custom model is to use Shapeways, keep the model private, order it myself, and then ship it to my customer. Having my own machine will be much more cost-effective for my customers in the long run, especially for those living in Russia.

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Weekly Update for 28 Feb, 2019: In spite of the fact that I still don't feel like being particularly talkative, I'm going to force myself to record the rendering of my 300th Shapeways model. This will show up on BitChute in the next day or two, and I will post my first subscriber-exclusive update to let you know when it is done.

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Regular Update for 21 Feb, 2019 (I don't know how frequently I'm going to make these yet - I'm thinking weekly is a good idea). After a five-month hiatus from Steemit due to issues with the blockchain keeping me from posting, I was finally able to start sharing stuff again. Take a look: https://steemit.com/tanks/@steampunkkaja/i-have-returned-now-give-me-an-excuse Seriously, go look, because if you want to know what I'm capable of, you need to see this. I always enjoy making my models as detailled as possible, and requests to make them in larger scales is the best way for me to exercise my skills. Of course, I am still limited by both the properties of material, as well as the inherent imperfections in selective laser sintering. I would love to be able to make these models as much larger assemblies, with functioning suspensions, fully articulated tracks, and the like, but processing the models for printing makes that approach quite impractical.

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The first four subscription tiers are here! All are subject to change, but for now, they are most reflective of my current capabilities, as the production cost of one of my [currently] average models will be covered from a single year-long tier 2 subscription. Tiers 5 through 9 will be added at a later date, and probably not all at once. I fully intend to offer more rewards for the lower tiers in the future, and if nothing interests you, I am willing to take suggestions for rewards. I would like to emphasise that you do not have to subscribe in order to get stuff from me - even custom orders. I take custom orders all the time, and I charge for final products only.

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Where to begin, where to begin? My name is Kaja (pronounced Ka-Ya), and I'm best known (that's a laugh) in miniscule circles of the internet for designing and making wargaming miniatures. You can find most of my work here: https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja I've been taking requests for custom designs for several years already, but I'm looking to expand my operation and make more than just tiny things. You can see all the types of custom work I do here: https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/custom-work/ I know, it's not much at the moment, but I'm just getting started! My ultimate goal is to create an entire network of independent craftspeople that can, together, tackle virtually any custom project, no matter how vast or bizarre. The Cooperative Artisans' Guild is the beginning, and if you know anyone else who would like to expand their business, send them here: https://coopartguild.wordpress.com/about/ If you're at all confused (because I'm about as clear as a whirlpool in a mud-puddle), then I would suggest subscribing to my BitChute channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/hyLVDAKeGZC9/ And keep your eyes open for videos of my upcoming projects. In addition to making a big deal out of my 300th Shapeways item, I have an old pond to dredge and a machine shop to get back in running order.

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Subscribers at this level will be able to request delivery of $30 worth of unpainted miniatures per year (which can go quite far in my shop, depending on your interests). For some of my models, this can be more considerably more cost effective than buying one directly from my Shapeways shop.

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Subscribers at this level will be able to request delivery of one fully-painted miniature per year, with certain exceptions, or $60 worth of unpainted miniatures. Subscribers at this level can also request 8.5" x 11" blueprints of any model I already have, either mailed physical copies, or .pdf files delivered via e-mail.

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Subscribers at this level will be able to request one piece of jewellery per year, engraved, fitted, or otherwise finished in ways that Shapeways is not set up for. Given the high cost of certain materials, there are notable exceptions for this option. If you wish to stick with miniatures, then this tier amounts to $120 worth of unpainted miniatures or two fully-painted miniatures per year.

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Goals

$200
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Monthly operating cost.
$700
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Spring projects - have camera, need cement, will film. Enjoy!
$2,000
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the goal
Annual software cost. Subscriptions aren't cheap, and the new stuff can do a few things my old programs can't. If you enjoy my digital artwork, please support this goal.
$4,000
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CNC machining centre. I have my heart set on a Tormach, but I still have no reason to make room for one. Let's fix that.
$9,000
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SLS machine. Unlike the much more common FDM printers, selective laser sintering machines aren't cheap. However, they have far greater capabilities.

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