@Thunderflipper; I have actually been thinking about this yesterday. I thought it would be expensive, but it doesn't appear to be near the price I thought it would be.
I took a look at the Shapeways site
and I can say the following:
I might do it as a background project. I was thinking of making a figurine of Sundae Scoops from one of my earlier drawings. If you, or anyone else, has any suggestions feel free to tell me.
I'm also not quite sure whether or not to go with the sandstone one. It's quite brittle and looks kind of 'fuzzy', but it's the only one that allows color...
The site has a lot of requirements one the models too, so I need to read up on them.
But if this works out
I might do personal 3D requests for you forum-guys.
It's a great motivation for me to go back to 3D modeling as I can't do proper animations with this PC.