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Large Troll Statue

by colinfizgig Feb 4, 2013
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the head was what i was looking for as an addition to my model train layout (n scale). It will show the head poking out the side of the mountain side. I printed using a clear and will back-lite it. Will post a pic soon. thanks

I am almost done with this guy. quick question what did u use to get rid of seems? what ever pieces iam about to glue u can clearly tell its 2 parts any suggestions how to get rid of the seems? sand it?

I sanded the parts and then if there was a gap I created ABS glue that was very thick. Almost like a putty, and put that in the space, then dremel'd the details to make the parts match where the seam was smooth.

You can also use ABS bonding clay which can be purchased at a Harware store. Just lay a bead of it around the seam then dremel the extra away.

Iam printing it now at 115% size :) gonna be fun any change on a base coming out?

I could do a base I suppose.. I ended up using a wooden platform bought at an art store for mine. I'll play around with it . The plastic is ABS natural.

also what color abs is that?

Could you include the complete model, not split in parts? I would love to use this for a mashup.

This model is very cool! I'd be really happy to get this level of quality in one of my projects.

I recommend putting keys into your conjoining parts. That way they fit together perfectly instead of guessing where they match up at. Very nice job and well done though.

I actually thought about this but decided against it for several reasons. Parts this big will warp in unexpected ways. Tight fitting objects are difficult to print correctly at the best of times. With the warping I figured you'd end up having to do too much sanding on the keys to get him together. His skin and the roughness and shape make it pretty easy to guess which way the parts go.

Admittedly it took a bit of time holding pieces together as I bonded them with ABS cement in order to get them to hold, but you'd probably have to do that with keys as well.

Once you bond each part together with ABS dissolved in Acetone, it holds like it was made that way.

As it was with the warping on some of his sections I had to create ABS paste to fill in the gaps and then sculpt that to make it work.

Since then I figured out that putting anything you want to join together away from the heated plate as it prints helps to make the fit much better.

How does one model this? Or is it a scan..Very cool

Damn that troll is ugly lol but in a very awesome way.

Ugly!!!!!. Well done. :)

thanks, I love ugly. It's the new beautiful.

Many, many thanks - a beautiful model.

you're welcome.