Archive for FDM 3D Printer

Mouser – Articulated Model – Done

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2022 by getbent57

Have finished another 3D print and paint project.  It is a Mouser > here over at Printables.com.   If you are not sure where this is from, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, cartoon show.  Thought it was super cool and am a big Turtles fan.  Think it turned out pretty good.  You can see for yourself in the picture below.

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Mouser – Articulated Model

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2022 by getbent57

Have started work on my next big-ish 3D print, a Mouser > here over at Printables.com.  As you might know an a bit Ninja Turtles fans so thought this was super cool.  The model comes with two options for the legs articulated or solid.   I went with the solid legs.  Upscaled all the parts by 50% then printed them.  Messed up a little bit when moving some supports from the body.  So added some wood filler to hide that spot.  Once all the parts were done.  Some of them need light sanding.  After that glued it all together.  The next day put a layer of primer on it.  Now I just need to paint it.  Going to see if I can find some metallic blue paint for inside the mouth.  Will back with another post when it’s done.

Robocop Statue – Finished

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2022 by getbent57

After many weeks and lots of blog posts about this Robocop statue, > here at Printables.com.   Have now finished painting it.  Am very happy with how it turned out.  This is by far the biggest model I have printed and painted.  You can see a picture of it below.  Took my time with the painting part.  Only had to do a few small touch-ups where I missed or were the brush touched the wrong spots.   Have started work on some other projects.  Will talk about those in future posts.

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Ghost Support Free Remix

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2022 by getbent57

Ghost_Support_Free_RemixFound another awesome model that I am printing from Printables.com.   It is this > here, Ghost Support Free Remix.  Was randomly looking at the models in the seasonal designs section under Halloween.  While I am not a Halloween fan thought this was a super cool model.  It kind of looks like it should be in the Lord of the Rings movies.  Scaled the model up by 10% and lowered the infill amount.  Keeping my fingers crossed it turns out ok.  Will be back with an update.

[Update] This turned out amazing.  You can see for yourself below.  Not going to paint this, think it looks cool untouched.

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Robocop Statue – Painting

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 31, 2022 by getbent57

Has been awhile since I have worked on the Robocop statue, > here at Printables.com.   The post on this talked about how it is all glue together and primed.  Now I have two coats of sliver paint on.  Am happy with how that went.  Now need to move on the the black paint parts of the model.  Thinking that will take two or three coats.  Still not sure how I am going to paint the face yet.  Need to look into seeing if there is flesh colour acrylic or how to make your own.  Am hoping to get this finished over my vacation.

gCreate Official Rocket Ship – Done

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2022 by getbent57

Have finished working on the gCreate Official Rocket Ship 3D model.  Am very happy with how it turned out.  In my last post taking about this.  Was painting the flame part of the model orange.  However that was looking every good with the cheap paint I was using.  So went with some red and that looked better to me.  You can see it for yourself in the picture below.  Did print this model scaled down by 50%.  May be at some point will make it full scale.

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Robocop Statue – Primed

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2022 by getbent57

Another update on the Robocop statue, > here at Printables.com.  In my last post on this talked about how I got it all glued together and add the wood filler to some gaps.  The next step is to prime it.  When I was getting everything setup for that.  Took the model out side and place it down.  Then it’s left arm fell off at the elbow.  For some reason the glue didn’t work.  So had to re-do that.  Then let it dry over night.  So next day primed it.  Must say that worked out great.  Now to move onto painting.

Robocop Statue Update – Glue Together

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2022 by getbent57

Am getting closer to finishing the Robocop statue, > here at Printables.com I am working on.  Have all the parts glue together now.  All so used some wood filler to get some of the bigger gaps.  That did work great.  It’s just that stuff smells really bad.  So once It was on the model.  Put the parts out in the shed.  Now I just need to prime then paint.  The hardest part will be the face.  Not sure how to paint flesh colour.  Will have to look into it.

PLA And Wood Filler

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2022 by getbent57

Am still working on the Robocop statue, > here at Printables.com.  Have most of the parts glued together now.  But before that finished need to fill some gaps.  Have seen videos of people using wood filler to do this will PLA.  Picked up a small tub.  First off this has a very strong smell.  So make use you have some windows open when using it.  Did some of the bigger gaps.  It was simple to use but at pain at the same.  Going to let it dry over night.  Will be back with an update if it turned ok, or not.

gCreate Official Rocket Ship Update Again

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2022 by getbent57

Getting close to finished the gCreate Official Rocket Ship 3D model I am working on.   The smoke base is done.  The sliver paint I got for the rocket turned out great.  Only need two coats.  However the flame part need more work.  Put about five coats on this orange and it still looked bad.  So decided to go with some red.  One other thing I should have done before painting was test fit the parts.  Turns out need to do some light sanding.  Have to be careful not to mess up the paint.