The printer finished printing! I have dialed my printer in, pretty well by now so it is not often I get failed prints. I do sometimes get minor issues, which is why I usually run a test print before loading up stls for sharing.
Of course I check the setup in my slicer, but sometimes i miss something that turns out to be important. In this case, 3 of the supports was slightly raised from the buildplate due to insufficient aligning on my part. It is almost impossible to see in the slicer.
That meant that one hand has a small flat spot on the underside. Luckily , when i orient my prints like i do, and since I use alot of supports with some redundancy, these errors are nearly invisible.
Here it is still in the printer just after the print finished. Unfortunately the image was a bit blurry.
I decided to take a few more images with the supports on. These supports are handmade in blender and are very thin where they meet the model. This makes them really easy to remove. I just pull with my fingers and they come loose. Only at the tail which is very thin itself, did I use pliers to loosen them before pulling.
I put him on a 4cm square base just like the warhammer fantasy minotaurs. I was never fond of the new plastic ones. They are far to bulky for my taste, and pretty static in their poses. My son got a packet of them for his birthday or christmas a few years back , so i decided to make a size comparison picture. I gave mine a grey undercoat first. I didnt manage to hit the exact same grey color as the warhammer one but close enough
I coouldnt resist making a gif showing an overlay of the 3d model with the finished and painted physical model. it was hell to match the camera-settings but it looks ok I think.
finally a few angles of the finished model.
I have also included an stl which you are welcome to download and print or modify, as you see fit.
I fixed the issue with the supports, so it should be good to go directly to print.
It is made with supports for resin-printing but those can be fairly easily removed if you want to use it for something other than printing.
Go get the file here
This stl file is released under a cc-by license. Until I get a proper site set up you can refer to my steemit-profile if you use the file.
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