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Now you can have your very own Imperial Star Destroyer! This is a very long and challenging print; it took me about six hours with 0.2 mm layer height, 30 mm/sec perimeters and 50 mm/sec infill. Try it in silver PLA for that authentic Imperial feel!
Print one Star Destroyer Plate and one Stand. The three pieces on the plate are also supplied individually. Glue the top and bottom together, and the engines to the back.
This model really demands an 8 inch or larger build platform so it can be printed nice and big for maximum detail, but Makerbot, Mosaic, and Huxley operators can scale it down to about half size and it will come out fine. To get good detail, you'll want to print this with a very low layer height; 0.2 or less is recommended if printing it at full size; 0.15 or lower is recommended if printing it at half size. Additionally, to get Skeinforge to not print it entirely solid, you'll most likely need to temporarily make three changes to your profile:
Next, you will need to use support material so that the command bridge will print properly:
The stand should be printed with 100% infill and 0 extra shells.
Here are some other handy tips:
Imperial Star Destroyer by Pointedstick is licensed under the Public Domain license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure Pointedstick would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
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