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Hi! I welcome you to Hursto Presto Studios! Below is my blog regarding recent news and information about my 3D Printing and spray paint art. Feel free to browse the site and explore my paintings and videos. More to see in the Menu above.

 

Enjoy!

Jim Hurst

 

News and Musings

Thu

26

Mar

2015

Figurines Are Here!

Full Color Sandstone Figurines!

 

That's right. Now available for scanning and 3D Printing in full photographic color are Figurines made of Sandstone!

 

Produced on Z-Corp printers, it is perfect for figurines, life-like models, avatars, and other products that lend themselves to colorful, high-quality printing. Models are created by printing binder material and colored ink layer-by-layer into a bed of gypsum-based powder. After printing, the models are finished with a cyanoacrylate (super glue) sealant to ensure durability and vivid colors. The final product is a hard, brittle material that works great for figurines and visual models, but isn't well suited to functional parts or daily handing. Models should be handled carefully, and not exposed to water as it will cause fading.

Figurines are generally cheaper than Busts due the their smaller mass with the smallest (3" height) available for only $30 (does not include design/scan charge). Read more about them Here!

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Sat

14

Mar

2015

The 3D Printing Revolution

Want a full color 3D Selfie of yourself or of a loved one? Are you into robotics and need a part printed? Do you Cosplay (dress up as a fictional character) and need a piece printed for your Iron Man or Mega Man suit? Are you designing a product such as a phone case, or piece of jewelry and need a prototype printed? Did you crash a RC aircraft or drone and need a replacement part without having to order it from overseas (such as this RC engine cowling I designed)? Did you design a custom light switch plate? A money clip? Dice?  Necklace? Bracelet? Amulet? Trophy? 3D Cartoon/game character? Flashlight clip for your bicycle?

This past year I have researched 3D Printing trends and the future looks bright for 3D designers and artists. 3D Printers are still somewhat slow and expensive, but new technologies are emerging that will bring down the cost while increasing print speed and quality such as the new HP 3D Fusion Jet Technology being launched in 2017.

I have been in the 2D printing industry with Mita/Kyocera as a service technician for 25 years and today 3D printing merged my professional skills as a technician with my skills as an artist/designer.


I now have access to not only the basic ABS/PLA plastic filament 3D printers, but I also have access to the more advanced printers that can print in materials such as Polished Plastic, Metallic Plastic, Acrylic (paintable) Plastic, Steel (Stainless, Gold & Bronze), Full Color Sandstone, Ceramic, 14K Gold, Castable Wax, Platinum, Precious Plated Metals, and soon Full Color Plastic.

Want to have something 3D printed?

 

You don't need to be an expert to have your ideas printed in 3D. Contact me and ask how I can help you have your ideas printed in 3D.

Tue

24

Feb

2015

Going 3D

Thinking back to the late 70's, there was a short period in which I was interested in creating 3D forms. It was during my college years as a young gate security guard when I carved this tiny bunny out of a piece of pine using an xacto knife.

 

About half a year ago I arrive to work at Copiers Plus (service tech) and lo-and behold there was 5 CubePro 3D Printers in the warehouse, and the rest is history. I created a 3D Printer page to post everything I'm doing in 3D. It starts Here!

 

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Tue

20

Jan

2015

Cake Is Art Too!

The exhibit reception was great! Thanks to all who showed up, and special thanks to Shea Ann DeJarnette who baked this delicious cake for the reception!


It's very cool that she placed a copy of one of my paintings on the cake. Don't know how she did it, but it was yummy!


If you have a special occasion coming up and are in need of delicious cake, contact Shea Ann and ask her to make one for you: Custom Cake 4 You   Yum!

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Tue

13

Jan

2015

Robesonian Newspaper Article

I had a phone interview with a Lumberton, NC Robesonian newspaper reporter a week ago. This resulted in a great piece about myself and the upcoming exhibit at the Carolina Civic Center.


The only exception is a quote that I didn't make:


"Hurst paints otherworldly landscapes on canvas with water-based acrylic Liquitex sprays, which he says are less toxic and more versatile than conventional spray canisters."


Less toxic, yes. More versatile? I don't think I said that because it's not true. The solvent based  conventional sprays such as Rustolium and Krylon are actually more versatile due to the ability to rewet the pigment after it dries with a clear coating. It allows layer removal and scratchboard methods that the Liquitex does not lend itself to. However, the less toxic and odorless properties of the Liquitex spray that I use makes it the clear choice.


The Robesonian newspaper article about myself and the upcoming exhibit was a nice read. Thank you Robesonian for publishing it!


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Sat

27

Dec

2014

Historic Carolina Civic Center, Lumberton, NC Lobby Art Exhibit

Thursday 1/15/15  5:30pm - 7:00pm

Christmas is over and the New Year is upon us!


One last notice to invite you to the Historic Carolina Civic Center Lobby Art Exhibit this upcoming Jan. 15!


There I will be displaying 14 or so of my spray paint art, each for sale with a percentage going to the theater foundation.

Happy New Year And Hope To See You There!

Jim Hurst

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Sun

07

Dec

2014

Upcoming Exhibit Reception 1/15/15

Friendly reminder!


A reception at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in downtown Lumberton will be held 5:30pm Thursday Jan 15, 2015 for the solo exhibit "Particulates of Light: Works by Jim Hurst." Admission to the reception is free and works will be available for sale. Light refreshments will be available.

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Mon

13

Oct

2014

2015 Spray Paint Art Calendar

 

2015 Spray Paint Art Calendar

Paintings by Jim Hurst

 

Now Available at Lulu.com!

 

 

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Sat

27

Sep

2014

Now Showing: Jellyfish Thingy

 

Now Showing: Jellyfish Thingy.

 

Click Here to check out the 10 min video!

 

Enjoy!

Jim

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Wed

13

Aug

2014

Art Exhibit Reception Date Correction

Thursday, January 15, 2015

New date for the reception of my upcoming solo art exhibit at the downtown Lumberton, NC Civic Center:

 

Thursday, January 15, 2015!

 

Hope to see you there!

 

Particulates Of Light

 

"When an artist applies paint to canvas, they are in effect painting light. As light is made of particles of energy, spray paint is made of particulates of pigment. I came across this spray paint art form only a few years ago and explored its potential to create art, and I found spray paint can emulate light that leaves the piece with a pleasing glow, drawing the viewer like a moth toward the light placed on canvas."

Click Here for more details!

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