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Melissa Ng

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December 30, 2017

2017 Year in review in photos: a special Sovereign Armor photoshoot

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2017 was a very emotional and challenging year full of high highs and very low lows. Sure, it was a wonderful year filled with amazing memories and achievements like:

  • finally earning enough to upgrade my workshop with 3D printers, vacuum form machine, and other equipment
  • making time to redesign my fantasy armor and mask shop offerings
  • diving deeper into bridging fantasy and functional costume armor design
  • creating multiple lightweight gauntlet prototypes with improved articulation
  • Adam Savage praising my armor and making my work go viral (which broke my site for nearly a week…)
  • having the freedom to select clients I want to work with
  • creating my interpretation of Ironheart’s armor for a Marvel commission
  • finally having a stronger sense of self and meeting more like minded collaborators

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December 3, 2017

Making my interpretation of Marvel’s Ironheart armor for cosplayer Lexi Momo

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This was commissioned by Marvel and it is also my own interpretation of parts of Ironheart’s armor so please do not ask me to give you my 3D files. This is also a look into my process and NOT a how-to.

Change.

Some people avoid it while others are hungry for it.

Change can either open doors or shut them. It means being uncomfortable or facing the unknown. Change is risky…but so is not changing.

Whether you love or hate change, there’s no doubt that it brings new experiences.

We’ve seen fans love or hate artists for changing their style or trying new things. We’ve also seen fans remain supportive or complain when an artist has a lack of new creations.

I feel lucky that my fans have been really supportive throughout Lumecluster’s evolution. Even though change is always in my future (just not so drastic anymore), I’m still scared every time I branch out and explore. But my bigger fear as an artist is being pigeonholed and not enjoying my work anymore. Read More

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December 28, 2016

2016 Year in Review: Growing pains + 2017 Phoenix armor sneak peek

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It seems appropriate that 2016 is the year I started designing armor because I really needed it.

For those of you who may be new here or don’t know me very well, I like to take on challenges of all sorts. But this year, the challenges were different in that they were very public and often required me to be in front of a lot more people (something I usually like to avoid…).

If you want to learn more about me and how I got to where I am, listen to The Guardian podcast where I chat about how I became a successful 3D printing artist within less than a year.

If 2015 was the year that was all about guarding my solitude and making time to soul search, then 2016 has been all about forcing myself way beyond my comfort zone. Here are my most memorable 2016 moments and what I learned along the way… Read More

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November 27, 2016

Health & mana potion pendants: fundraising for my friend with cancer

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Click here to buy the Health Potion pendant.

Click here to buy the Mana Potion pendant.

First, welcome to the newcomers to my site. Some of you may be dropping by because you heard about this through the other company I co-own, PianoVerse, a little music center in New York. Or maybe you found your way here through social media.

So, who am I? My name is Melissa Ng and I’m a 3D printing artist and I make intricate dreamer masks, armor, and fantasy wearable art. I’ve worked on projects like making masks for a JiHAE music video starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus to creating the Dreamer Regalia armor for actor Felicia Day. I’ve also been featured on sites like The Guardian, Tech Insider, 3D Printing Industry, Forbes, TED Blog etc.

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August 6, 2016

The 3D Printed Sovereign Armor / Marisha Ray photoshoot, shop update & what’s next? (Part 2 of 2)

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I’ll keep this blog post short since I’d love for you to go check out the gorgeous Geek & Sundry photoshoot with actor Marisha Ray. But before that, I only have two quick things to share. Read More

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