Finishing Chocobos

With some long prints running, and the house low energy (as everyone is sick, but so be it), I had a chance to finish up a few Chocobos. The three Chocobos at various stages of painting: And two finished Chocobos:

Bestiary – Goblins

For the adventure through the sewers we’d been using cardboard tokens for Goblins. Earlier attempts to print goblins (sliced with Slic3r) failed spectacularly, but I wanted to try again slicing with Cura to see if we couldn’t get something that worked. It was a success: The arms, legs, and weapons of these to goblin variants are extremely…

Bestiary – Bulette

Minions of a dangerous foe have a captive Bulette barely contained in a cage deep in the Undermountain. Nearly berserk with rage, the Bulette is likely as dangerous to the captors as to the adventurers. Post print this model was relative easy to clean up, with support material holding up the bulk of the body: After an initial…

Doll House Dining set

A piece of doll-house scale furniture broke as the kids were cavorting around the living room – the project for the morning became designing a replacement, as well as a chair to go with the table. The table is modeled after our dining room table: The chair was modeled from scratch without reference material: Doll house scale furniture…

Bestiary – Manticore

A Manticore joins the bestiary of interesting (and quite dangerous) creatures queued up for the adventurers. The manticore is modeled as five separate pieces. Cleaning up printed sections took a fair amount of effort, as did filing down the wing joints to properly attach to the body. A time consuming build, but a nice result in the…

Glowing Moon

I’ve seen a lot of 3D printed glowing moons for sale on various Etsy shops, and all over Instagram, and wanted to print one for the 10 year old for Christmas. After a few failed moon prints I finally found a design that would work. Pre-scaled to the right size, and with explicit printing instructions about not rescaling…

High Detail Printing – Great Buddha

The Scan the World collection on MyMiniFactory has some great pieces spanning world history. For a number of reasons, this scan of the Great Buddha at Kamakura caught my eye. I did two test prints with this model, working for the first time with 0.06mm layer height during slicing in Cura. I was blown away  by…

Dragon/Snake Bracelet

A simple braided bracelet with a dragon/snake motif, printed in Red Copper PLA. I’ve seen the design variously referred to as Celtic, Nordic, Viking, or Asian influenced, depending on who printed the bracelet or wrote about the design. The bracelet required a fair amount of cleanup, as it prints standing upright. Cleanly removing supports around the…