Interested in model making and have been experimenting with 3d Printing Scenery

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here) - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

Hi Everyone,
I have not had much experience in the modeling world but I am interested in learning more. I am an mechanical engineer and have access to sophisticated tools such as 3D printers, mills, lathes and the like.

My first project was a 3d printed female character for beach scenes in O and HO scales they can be seen here and here

Is anyone else out there using 3D Printing and digital sculpting to create parts for model railroads?

Also if I were to start creating custom figures what type and scale should I work at? Should I paint them or not?

Looking for feedback is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to