A modular display stand for Star Wars Figures.
Designed to be printed in sections at low print resolutions, so a quick printing piece.
8 sections will fit the width of an IKEA Billy Book Case.
You will need to print multiple pieces for each section
The orange inset, is a piece of styrene, painted, trimmed and super glued behind the face.
All pieces fit together with no glue.
No printing supports are needed, just print face down on the print bed for a smooth finish.
Will eventually upload a new connector, that is sized to the exact size needed.
I uploaded new photos, this is photos of my second version. Version 1 needed too many pieces to be glued together and wasn't easy to line up.
Version 2 fits together pretty well, even on low res versions. Eventually I would like to add a connector for the first and last pieces, to tie them to the rest of the stand. But, works fine without it, just tough to get the build started. I do recommend building from the middle out.
All pieces printed at .4mm line height with a .6mm nozzle. Fast print times, Vary the number of pieces for your specific application.
Print face down on the bed for a smooth finish.
Pieces needed per section.
• 2 planks
• 2 supports
• 2 fronts
• 2 connectors
To fit into a billy book case, you need 8 sections
• 16 planks
• 16 supports
• 16 fronts
• 14 connectors
— Paint a piece of stock styrene (or any thin, easy to trim plastic) to the color of your choice. Trim and glue to the back of the fronts.
— You may wish to paint the entire project in your choice of colors. Lying flat on the bed it does pick up any adhesive you lay down. I imagine a glass bed would fix that.
— Put together from the middle out. All pieces will fit into the notches of the other.
— The connectors between sections, you will need to eyeball the correct distance for a proper fit (will update size shortly).
— The fronts, tension fit into the planks and there is a tab to align them to center.
— Lay the planks and fronts down, bottom piece, then top piece.
— Move to next section.
Thoughts on nozzles:
For the supports consider a .4mm
A .4mm nozzle would give a tighter fit, due to the closer print tolerances. If you are a inclined to do that, I can't imagine it will take too much longer to print the supports at that resolution.
I do feel, not much would be gained by printing the planks and fronts with a .4mm. A slightly tighter fit, but may need trimming. But, I prefer speed.
I used the extra fast .3mm line height in CURA. While you may think that's crazy, it does an adequate job for something with low detail.
Overall, it took an afternoon to print all the pieces for a book case. I estimate about 8 hours, off and on, while doing chores and checking in on the printer every now and then. They were all printed with a .6mm.