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Creating a Custom Slotted Miniature Base

Take an image of the base of a model (from underneath the model). Make sure the image has a distinct difference between the background and the base. Use the  Photoshop  Lasso tool to select the base. Color it white. Then right click on the image and choose "Select Inverse". Then use the eraser tool to erase the background. Right click again and select inverse (to select the base again) and then go to Edit > Crop in order to shrink the image down to be just the base. Here is an example of a the result. I added a black background so you could see the image. Drop this png into to turn it into a 3 dimensional STL file. Download the STL and then upload it into TinkerCAD . Measure the width of the actual miniature's base in millimeters. Then, shift click on a corner in TinkerCAD and set the width to the measured width. This will scale the whole 3D model accordingly. I usually add 1 millimeter to make sure the miniature will fit. Also, u

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