Pet monster Pipsquid - with moveable propeller!
by andreas, published
A few days have passed since my last contribution to the 3d artist mag contest, perhaps someone noticed! ;) I've been really busy lately so I had to slow down a little bit on my pet monster-making.
But every now and then I've managed to work a few minutes on a new pet monster which I think/hope is a nice and fun toy:
Meet little pet monster Pipsquid who dreams to be one of those brave superheroes who enjoy a bazillion adventures a week when he's a big boy! And as you can see he's already perfectly prepared and on his way to be one of the greatest superheroes our world has ever seen! All he needs is you to take care of him till then. :)
View Turntable here (bottom of the page):
Updated information will be posted in the Instructions below.
Update 1: pm_and_propeller_v1.1_pipsquid
-> Pipsquid isn't floating anymore.
Update 2: pm_and_propeller_v2_pipsquid
-> As requested a version with a stronger/bigger pin.
The Propeller attached to the pet monster wouldn't be printable without support so I've tried something I'm missing as much experience from as 3d printing itself: Seperate parts!
As a bonus you'll be able to spin this propeller with a tip of your fingers or idealy you should able to blow at the propeller to make it spin - feel free to experiment with anything else you can think of.
Check the image above to see how this gets assembled if you'd like to know that before you print everything. The pin should be fixed with some glue.
And please keep in mind:
I don't own a 3d printer so I'm not sure if everything is as it should be. Please let me know if there are issues with this model, I'll try to fix it.
I'm offering the following flavours for your convenience:
-> Print Pet monster Pipsquid and the propeller parts at the same time.
-> Pet monster Pipsquid, without the propeller parts.
-> The propeller parts, without Pet monster Pipsquid.
pm_and_propeller_pipsquid - Technical Details::
Number of shells: 28
Surface area: 1.12dm2
Outbox: 61.4 x 65.3 x 57.4 mm
pm_pipsquid - Technical Details:
Number of shells: 26
Surface area: 1.05dm2
Outbox: 61.4 x 57.5 x 57.0 mm
propeller_pipsquid - Technical Details:
Number of shells: 2
Surface area: 6.66cm2
Outbox: 45.5 x 19.2 x 11.4 mm