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Cool 3D creations offered by BMB Customs

BMB Customs offers all kinds of unique and fun items which make perfect gifts. (courtesy of BMB Customs) 

Cool 3D creations offered by BMB Customs

By Jill Alexander

Dragons, turtles and frogs, oh my!

If you’re looking for a neat gift or conversation piece to put on display in your home or office, look no further than Brandon M. Bailes.

The 26-year-old Bailes, who resides in Scripps Ranch, creates all of the above and so much more in 3D via his business BMB Customs.

He sells his creations at the Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market and Family Festival on Thursdays, and said it’s a wonderful place to highlight his wares.

“If you can imagine it, I can create it. Things that I have sold include dragons of various sizes, frogs, turtles, foxes, flowers, fidgets, key chains, ornaments, guitars, movie props and various custom items,” he said. “I like selling at this market because it’s my local community and the Scripps Ranch Farmer’s
Market owners and staff have been super encouraging and positive. The atmosphere can be described as smiles and laughter.”

Bailes began selling at the Scripps Ranch Farmers Market in September 2023, selling small-scale items as mentioned. He can also produce large-scale items such as masks and droids, as well as create custom items.

Additionally, he is also building an online website.

“BMB Customs is my full-time job,” he said. “I have been creating and printing 3D items since 2020, just over three years ago.”

Buyers are typically adults purchasing for their children, grandchildren, friends or other relatives. However, many children make purchases with their own money.

“My 3D prints are unique and colorful. They demonstrate a manufacturing process of the future and can solve many problems of daily life,” he said.

The 3D items are printed with up to four colors native in the printing process, as opposed to the competition of painting the products afterward or printing items in a single color.

Bailes attended Concordia University Irvine (Biology/Pre-Occupational Therapy) and is self-taught regarding all aspects of 3D printing, including the software, designing and the mechanics of the printer.

“My plans are to add a focus on teaching the next generation how to use 3D printers and how to think in a way that adds 3D printing capabilities to their toolbox of problem-solving. Additionally, my goal is to set up a warehouse and a print farm to boost production capacity with more emphasis on custom orders,” he said.

Current inventory is $5 to $350 per item and prices for special/custom orders are based on quantity, size and material.

“I am looking to take on more custom/bulk orders with corporate clients. I am also happy to work with individuals with 3D printers that aren’t functioning properly to bring the printers up to ideal conditions,” he said.

Visit Brandon M. Bailes at the BMB Customs booth at the Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market and Family Festival, held from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Thursday at 10045 Carroll Canyon Road. 

Brandon M. Bailes