My Little Pony – Pinkie Pie

For the six year old’s birthday, I decided to print and assemble all of the Mane Six from My Little Pony, based on the models by plenet. The models are fantastically designed, but while the body of each of the ponies is easy to print, the manes and tails are a minor nightmare. It took half a dozen test prints before I found a working solution, involving the experimental Tree Supports introduced in Cura 3.2.

Pinkie Pie’s body was fairly easy to print:

After working out the details on how to print the mane and tail, the final assembly was just in time for the six year old’s birthday, with the glue drying only a few hours before presents were unwrapped.

Completed Pinkie Pie:

 

  • Source: Pinkie Pie – MLP:FIM
  • Maker: plenet
  • License: Creative Commons – Attribution – Share Alike
  • Model: All Files
  • Material:
    • Body: Inland Pink PLA 1.75mm
    • Mane: Hatchbox Red PLA 1.75mm
    • Tail: Hatchbox Red PLA 1.75mm
    • Eyes: Prusa White PLA 1.75mm
  • Scale: 250%
  • Print Date: 2018/02/18 – 2018/03/22
  • Assembly Time: 1 hour
  • Print Time: 22 hours 58 minutes
    • Body: 9 hours 11 minutes
    • Mane: 8 hours 24 minutes
    • Tail: 5 hours 3 minutes
    • Eyes: 20 minutes
  • Estimated Print Time: 24 hours 23 minutes
    • Body: 9 hours 46 minutes
    • Mane: 9 hours 40 minutes
    • Tail: 6 hours 3 minutes
    • Eyes: 23 minutes
  • Estimated Filament: 25 meters
    • Body: 10 meters
    • Mane: 8.8 meters
    • Tail: 6.9 meters
    • Eyes: 0.2 meters
  • Slicer: Cura 3
  • Slicer Settings:
    • 0.06mm layers
    • 20% infill
    • Supports
    • Mane and Tail:
      • supports from everywhere
      • tree supports
      • raft
      • raft air gap 0.3mm
      • experimental tree support

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