Last month we wrote about Steve Solomon, a retired software engineer and technical director who found a new hobby in 3D printing. Solomon’s figurines are beautifully presented and well thought out in both their posing and size. His style is also incredible and unique, with each colored piece being printed separately and then put together.

Tintin and Snowy by Steve Solomon, uniquely made figurines. Image: MyMiniFactory

Tintin and Snowy by Steve Solomon. Image: MyMiniFactory

With the latest addition of a Tintin figurine, his love of old school comics and cartoons is shining through. Dilbert, Hagar the Horrible and The Flintstones, they are all there. But it’s his style that is what is most intriguing about his designs. Each different color on the figurines are separate pieces, and Solomon provides detailed images and instructions on how all the parts go together. This kind of figurine could be especially good for kids that want to print and put their figures together rather than paint them.

Dilbert by Steve Solomon. Image: MyMiniFactory

Dilbert by Steve Solomon. Image: MyMiniFactory

Dilbert assembly. Image: MyMiniFactory

Dilbert assembly. Image: MyMiniFactory

Hagar the Horrible by Steve Solomon. Image: MyMiniFactory

Hagar the Horrible by Steve Solomon. Image: MyMiniFactory

Hagar the Horrible by Steve Solomon. Image: MyMiniFactory

How Hagar the Horrible is pieced together. Image: MyMiniFactory

A growing trend?

The style seems to be catching on. Alex Dimitrov, or JalexArt, recently uploaded his design, TCAF Seth Dog.

TCAF Seth Dog by Alex Dimitrov. Image: MyMiniFactory

TCAF Seth Dog by Alex Dimitrov. Image: MyMiniFactory

Each different color you see is a separately printed piece, and while Dimitrov hasn’t uploaded the same kind of detailed images Solomon has, it still won’t take a rocket scientist to assemble. The figurine is inspired by the inaugural festival poster for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival in 2003, created by Canadian cartoonist Seth.

Toronto Comic Arts Festival poster. Image: Toronto Comics

Toronto Comic Arts Festival poster. Image: Toronto Comics

Hopefully we will be seeing more printable figurines like these in the future. Make sure to follow both Steve Solomon and Alex Dimitrov on MyMiniFactory to keep up to date with anything they cook up.

Featured image: Tintin assembly. Steve Solomon, MyMiniFactory

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