Texas State Capitol Specs

This is a to-scale model of the Texas State Capitol building located in Austin, TX.

The entire buildingis 3D printed as one piece. It is then attached to a 3/4" hand-cut walnut wood base. The base provides additional stability and a hand-crafted look to the piece.

Each corner was modeled 1 at a time for precision. This takes a lot of work but is the best way to ensure an accurate replica of the building. The scale is set at 1:1400, or every 1in is equivalent to 117ft in real life (1mm is ~4.6ft). The building stands 308ft tall; it is 2.64in in this model (67mm).

Material: Bright White PLA

PLA (polylactic acid) is one of the best materials to create objects with a 3D printer. It is a bioplastic made from a number of plant products including corn, potatoes and sugar-beets. PLA is considered an 'earth friendly' plastic that is environmentally friendly and can be composted at commercial compost facilities. PLA can easily be painted with cellulose spray paints and oil paints, although acrylic paints are considered the best choice.