Update: My dad has finished painting it now, and it looks really good! Here’s a few shots:
For my fathers birthday this year I created a model of my family crest and had it printed in 3D by Shapeways. The final model arrived the other day and I’m pretty pleased with how it looks. Unfortunately I only have a point and shoot camera with fairly limited macro capabilities, but I include a Luxrender render to show the details too.
Photos (sharpened a bit in the GIMP):