So, after some consultation with Admiral Nelson and Galemp, I've been able to arrange to have the high-poly Shivan model made into a real-life plastic figurine.
It is made of ABS plastic (good strong stuff; the same thing that Legos are made of) and can fit into a 6" high cube. It will arrive in time for BrickFair
, so we ought to be able to kick off the HLP Carl exchange in style.
Now here's the thing. Getting the model made required an investment from the HLP fund. So, for anyone who wants to use the Shivan model for the HLP Carl exchange (or any other purpose, for that matter), we are asking for a donation to be made. $10 is suggested. Once the model itself is paid off, surplus donations will go into the HLP fund just like any other donation.
Thanks should go to Venom/Nico for creating the original Shivan model, to Galemp for fixing it up and exporting it to the required format, and to Admiral Nelson for finding the model prototyping site.