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Head of a horse of Selene

by CosmoWenman Oct 18, 2012
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With some sandpaper, it should be possible to remove the lines from the printer. Or give it something that can give it an even surface. If the lines got removed it would look like 100% legit copper.

Sadly the only thing it is missing. Otherwise Perfect!

Love this!

is the full Blend file (uncut) available?
I'll share my idea: people are using the fracture modifier to make Veronoi like models using the fracture lines where they lie on the surface and eroding the center of the n-gon faces. Looks great. How about just using fracture to generate irregular but printable chunks of the sculpture?? The edges would essentially be randomly shaped, rather like veins in Marble. Would like to print in same orientation to match layer lines so a lot more support.

May I have the full bust model blend file?

I guessed at what "Remix It" meant "melt it down to recycle; I don't want it"

very nice work, what did you use to slice the project up to insure you got proper fitting parts

One of these days I'll do a complete write-up or video of the process: Using Blender, pose and edit your model, and scale it to the correct size. Then arrange cubes contiguously over it that are sized to your printer's build volume. Use the Boolean "intersect" modifier to merge and convert each print-area block into a printable segment of the model.

thanks for the input, will see if I can figure it out

Beautiful work, looking forward to hearing more about Alternate Reality Patinas ;)

How did you assemble the parts before finishing?  Did you use an adhesive or just heat?

Hi. Did you consider making "puzzle" like (sorry, I do not know the proper terminlology in English) to help matching the pieces, instead of flat surfaces?

If you look at my other piece, the Alexander Portraits (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:32338)http://www.thingiverse.com/thi..., I cut some zig-zags in some of those pieces to help line them up with each other more easily during assembly. Doing so can allow you to conceal joints, or break them up visually, but adds a lot of work to the onscreen design task. It also winds up wasting build volume capacity - you get smaller pieces, as their extents overlap - and requires more pieces.

On this large piece, because there were so many pieces, I just made all the joints straight lines.

Portrait of Alexander the Great

Thanks for showing the head in London and thanks for sharing the file! A stunning piece.

One of my first questions at 3dprintshow, when this model will be available on thingiverse ?   thank you :)

So.. Basically this is the best thing ever.

Brilliant, well done. Truly a wonderful project, and one that my students will try to replicate. Thank-you again. 
Also how much plastic did you use and why not ABS?

 I didn't track the amount of material used, but I think it was between 3 and 4 kilos of PLA. I used PLA because it does not split on larger prints (Larger ABS objects crack and pull themselves apart as they cool.)

what kind of faux bronze and patina process/materials did you use?  came out great!

Thanks. I used Alternate Reality Patinas - http://www.alternaterealitypatinas.comhttp://www.alternaterealitypat... - Coming soon!

Thanks. I used Alternate Reality Patinas - http://www.AlternateRealityPatinas.comhttp://www.AlternateRealityPat... - coming soon!

tI would be interesting if someone would/could make a higher temp PLA. I've had a few things go squiggly left in a car for too long.

I made a set of PLA surfboard fins that I ruined by leaving in my car's glove compartment.

Also, don't work with PLA in the sun either - at least not thin-walled pieces. I learned this the very hard way.