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Pumpkin Head (Halloween)

by BSGMiniatures Oct 25, 2017
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SUPER SIZE: https://www.thingiverse.com/make:714388

Thanks for the awesome model! It looks great and it's easy to place LED lights inside at 1200% size.

Pumpkin Head (Halloween)
by Sensath

Did you print it in one piece or two? If in two pieces, does the head need internal supports when you sized it up?

I wanted to size it up to fit a tea light in the head, was not sure if it would work without supports still.

Forgot to say, I did it in 2 pieces so I could put a light inside the head also.

I did it without supports except for two small manual supports on the outside of the head. Two vines have a small portion of the their ends hanging in the air. I put just enough of a small support to attach to the head (so you don't waste support material all the way to the platform).

I cant seem to print this without the knife part becoming dislodged from the build plate, even if i use a large brim. It seems to become gradually pushed over as the print progresses and then the knife is laid to one side and all the layers are misplaced at the top. Any settings that i can guarantee a decent print?

Had the exact same issues in spite of tweaking different settings
I suspect it's due to the part where the robe touches the knife handle, where the overhang is fairly high, and the filament curls back upwards of your cooling isn't above and beyond (I'm using Ender 3 with stock cooling)
After 3 failed prints, I just tossed support blockers on the whole model except the knife/handle and turned on tree supports.

It worked, so that's a workaround.

I too am running an ender 3 but with a bullseye cooling setup. I have just started a print with supports, ill see how that goes, if it fails then i have designed a custom support that can be printed with the model to ensure it doesnt move the knife. Thanks for your reply

Awesome work! The LED light makes it really cool.

Love it! I have it printing right now! going to use this as a summoned minion for the patchamster monster. I had a hard time getting the first layer to adhere well with the fairly small footprint, so i "remixed" it and added a 1" round base. it seems to be printing much better now. (Note to the designer, if that remix steps on your toes at all please let me know, will happily remove it if you'd like)

How did you make this so this it didn't need supports? Is there a known method?

Basically, you have to care about not to use too wide angles so machines can print them, and I use parts, like the bag on the side, the "teths" in the mounts, the knife and the jacket that support the model themselves so no additional supports needed.

Read this article for more: https://pinshape.com/blog/dotm-fantasy-graph-3d-printer-support-structures/ (first and second rules)

I hope it helps :)

P.S.: I prepared some models without supports, you can see them here: https://www.patreon.com/BSGMiniatures