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:

Terracotta Army – Horse

The Warrior 4 from the Terracotta Army has a companion: The Warrior and Horse we’re well received when the 10 year old brought them to class for a group project working session. Also printed in Red Copper PLA, the horse took significantly longer, particularly because of the significant support structures needed. The scans of the horse and…

Bestiary – Giant Owl

I’ve been getting consistently better prints, with finer quality layers, better supports, and fewer errors, using Cura 3 for slicing, compared to Slic3r. I’ve had a number of prints that failed, or had marginal errors, when slicing and printing creatures at 28mm scale. I decided to try my luck with Cura on a Giant Owl: I did end…

Squishy Owl

The test print of the NinjaFlex went smoothly, so onto the squishy owl. This is a Christmas present for the 5 year old. A few false starts, and some fiddling with live z-tuning, and things were printing well. The first print is nearly perfect, except for the top of the head, where there are too few layers,…

Bestiary – Goblin Dog

I’m going to use Hyenas as a proxy for Goblin Dogs in this adventure. I wanted a decent sized pack, so setup a print with six copies of the small hyena:   There was a ton of clean up for these, and being delicate, two of them didn’t make it. That’s why I started with six,…

Bestiary – Crocodiles

The upcoming adventure through the sewers requires a creature(s) lurking in the deep, murky pools into which the sluices empty. How about crocodiles? Choosing crocodiles was honestly fairly round-about, given how obvious crocs-in-the-sewers should be; I spent 10 minutues paging through the Bestiary looking for an appropriate aquatic menace that could lurk in the sewer pools.   This…

Shark the Shark

As luck would have it, the friends from Brooklyn had another evening free. There was a cleaner print of a Sorting Hat waiting for the older of the two kids, but we’d never gotten around to printing anything for the younger kid. Four year olds have less than zero patience, which meant browsing through different…