Mini Great Buddha at Kamakura

I loved printing the Great Buddha at Kamakura, and we found ourselves in need of a quick, but meaningful, birthday present. A scaled down version of Buddha to the rescue:

The Great Buddha at Kamakura

I had just acquired some Red Copper Tianse PLA, had recently begun seriously perusing the Scan the World collection on MyMiniFactory, and the house felt like it needed a decent Buddha statue – lucky for me I found a scan of the Great Buddha at Kamakura, Japan. This Buddha is shaped such that minimal supports were required during…

Charging Bull

We spent a few years working on Wall Street when we lived in New York City, and would occasionally walk through Bowling Green and see Charging Bull. I find this statue interesting for a few reasons: the financial mindset that drove early Wall Street, and the corruption (or logical conclusion) of that mindset into a one of profit-at-all-costs,…

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:

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…

Final Fantasy XV – Chocobo

At full scale and fine resolution, this would take a little over 4 days just to print the body of the chocobo. I want more along the lines of action figure / 38mm scale, so I initially printed at 25% of original model scale. At that scale it’s a bit to small – clean up is difficult,…

Moon Lamp – Failures

For a Christmas present, I wanted to print a moon enclosure for a lamp. There are a number of variations on textured moons, and different scales and configurations depending on the hardware different makers used to create a glowing light effect in the lamp. These are all fantastic. This isn’t about finishing one of those. This is about…