Darth Vader bust - Easy print

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Darth Vader bust - Easy print by nakwada Dec 22, 2015
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Darth Vader bust sliced into 7 parts with netfabb, easy to print, no support needed.

Printed @260% of its original size on UM² with eSun ABS (turquoise and orange) and a 0.6mm nozzle.
(Olsson Block FTW !!1!oneone)

Sorry, didn't have a banana for scale :(

Simplify3D profile available in the things files.

Featured on Pinshape's Staff Picks, week of April 22nd :

Timelapse by 3D Shrink : https://youtu.be/bxW-URVoauQ

As of Feb 22 2017, this thing reached 55000 views. Awesome !

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Okay, I just opened the page, enlarged the image of the object, and couldn't help myself. I blurted "My god that's a beautiful print."

I am very happy you like it !
Thank you for your nice comment :)

très beau travail !
chapeau !

I don't get your point. It is mentioned that this model is a remix from this thing.

Merci :D

Got all parts to print well except the helmet bottom and shoulders- is there no way to easily lay them flat so they align with the plate instead of floating in the air? I've struggled for hours on a makerbot replicator 2 with these pieces.

The helmet bottom I flip over so its upside down and the flat part goes against the plate, but it fails about 57 percent thru- if I try printing right side up I would have to use a ton of supports but that's not worth it I think.

I couldn't get the shoulders to align flat on the plate- the replicator 2 doesn't confirm if it's actually flat or not. I got weird results with the shoulders not being totally flat.

Hello samearnold

I am very sorry for the troubles caused by the bad orientation of the parts.
That's because of my lazyness, I didn't take time to reorient them before posting.

I fixed it and reuploaded the parts.

FYI, you can use netfabb basic to cut and rotate your parts before slicing it.

Sorry again and thank you for your interest in my model.
Please post some pics when you are done =)

Happy printing

I got the shoulders to print but I'm still having the same problem with the bottom of helmet- around 55 percent thru it begins going bad and the layers get damaged- what could be causing that? I'm on a replicator 2.... Its also the bit at the very back of the helmet, the sides and front are fine. Any ideas?

Mmmmh... Can you send me some pics ?
PM me, I'll give you my e-mail.

Thanks, nakwada! Hopefully this will at last fix those two pieces!

Did you paint this with acetone to make it all shiny like that?

Jan 27, 2016 - Modified Jan 27, 2016
nakwada - in reply to tommckearney

Hi Tom !
Nope, I actually smoothed it only with acetone, spray painted it black and then varnished it.
It looks shiny thanks to the varnish =)

3D Shrink did a Time-Lapse of this being printed you can view it here https://youtu.be/bxW-URVoauQ
Awesome 3D Object

Thank you :3
It's nice to see people are taking time to print my version of this model, it's making me so happy !

No problem, it was a good model. Good job.

Why do you use to stick them together? I'm printing with ABS

I "glued" the pieces together using acetone.

When printing the helmet top fan sounds like Darth Vader breathing
Thank you

An incredible model!

Thank you !

Nice model, I like how you sliced the face into multiple pieces, I find that prints with supports are worse and take more time!

Thanks, I am glad you like it :)

And yes, supports are a waste of time and material. Most of the time I try to chop my models to avoid it.