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"Braq" jointed dragon

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"Braq" jointed dragon by bqLabs May 29, 2015

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A challenge for your printer!!

"Braq" is a jointed dragon of 42 pieces. Once printed pieces only need an elastic cord 2 to 3mm thick to join them.

Check the assembly instructions on this video https://youtu.be/pEerHkxMN2w

Click here for more information and source files (blender)
http://diwo.bq.com/dragon-braq/
(in Spanish)

Author: http://www.soniaverdu.es/


New articulated head: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:873876

Instructions

-The pieces have little contact surface to the bed, so it is very important to snug bed printer.
-When setting the gcode file, add adhesion brim or raft. No need to add any additional support because the files include small supports have to eliminate once printed.
-Printed 0.2 mm height, fill density 10% , PLA

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Printing at 150% size, everything is printed except the wings, printing them now. The wing start pieces support is the only issue I have had so far, had to fix it like I have seen others here say they did also. If I had a bigger printer I would do this Dragon at 300% or 400% size, I would love to insert servos and make him walk, open and close his mouth, move his head, flap his wings, and wag his tail. My printer will allow 170% if I went right to the edge of my print table, the "upper wing" parts are the limiting factor, I might try to split them some how. Printing in ABS on a MakerGear M2. I will post a pic when done.

Hi, I'm trying to print part no. 7 of its neck, but the gcode-file is missing some layers. This results in the printer trying to print in midair. The STL-file shows nothing out of the ordinary, only a message stating that there were 60 autorepairs. I'm using Slic3r. Anyone experiencing the same problem? Or can somebody help me with repairing the STL-file? Thanks! :-)

I love it! Great job. I have a few more to print for my grand kids and great nieces and nephews.

Thank you

.rar and .blend files arent supported and I keep getting that message from people, what can i do to fix this???

meshmixer may do what you need by dragging it to there and then save as ? i don't use those but i did see them and i know you can do many things like this there at meshmixer free also.

Is it possible to scale this to 60% and still have it function as intended?

Apr 25, 2016 - Modified Apr 25, 2016
bLITzJoN - in reply to shaische

I think you would be fine cause it's a fairly loose model to start with and has no popcorn sockets. The only component with some tolerances would be the legs that are printed in place you have to break free, so maybe start with there and see. I'm considering printing some small fries to see if I can fit all the pieces on the print bed. I already have one printed that's 150% I'll be posting a make soon.

I tried printing the head first and I failed 5 times. Those two things that come out of its face always get knowked out because they have very little contact area with the bed and brim.

Try using supports. I know it says you don't need them, but I have found them helpful n more than one piece.

Anyone else have an issue with the neck and tail files with no raft being printed for some of the parts resulting in the printer trying to print them in midair? I've tried MatterControl and Cura and have the same problem with both programs.

The neck came out okay for me but, when I tried to print the tail in Cura, no go. It's as you said: it prints the rafts on a couple items and then skips the rest. It tries to print mid-air. I tried using just perimeters and the exact same thing happened - it tried to print mid-air. Let me know if you have any idea about how to fix.

take the part you need and import it to 123dcreate. then lower it to the floor and redownload to a new save file stl. then print it, it should now start on the floor like prints should and replace all missing parts. also you can add little supports there if you really need to. somehow infomation code seems to get lost in compression, i have no clue as to why but the whole file is there if you take it into 123dcreate save and redownload stl to your downloads. then it is usually all there and prints correctly. example i have had some big prints and the print picture looks good but it says it will be done in 1 minute but it should be 12 hours or longer. lost info. i think you may just have another example of this happening. anyway give that a go see if it works for you. let us know. happy printing, tommy

Mar 17, 2016 - Modified Mar 17, 2016

A little advice: 1/8" (3.175mm) shock cord is just a little too wide. I forced it to work using 12 lb fishing line and a lot of time, but the line often broke and I sliced my fingers slightly. Go for 2mm. (On the other hand, I got lots of practice at tying clean knots.)

Hi,

Great design, i love it and my kids too !!
I was wondering if anybody have replace the elastic cords by thin metalic wire ?
Maybe i tense too much the elastic as the arms and legs can't hold straight. No problems with the head or tail with elastic, they can be place in all positions. The wing too seems to be a bit heavy to be hold open.

Thank you very much for sharing it.

best way to print detail parts is to have the heat on the min so once it is extruded it will have the best outcome!!

Am I the only one who have had problems the parts is not manifold? Both left and right wing starts has this problem - the versions with support.

I have tried to slice both with slic3r and simplified3d without luck.

Apr 11, 2016 - Modified Apr 11, 2016
abuzed - in reply to b2vn

Same for me... I use simplify3D, didn't have license of Netfabb but I fixed parts with https://modelrepair.azurewebsites.net/ (powered by Netfabb)

I've remix files here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1481780

Fixed start wings for "Braq" jointed dragon
by abuzed
b2vn - in reply to b2vn

The chest part also...

Just fix it with Netfabb... Should print fine then! I think you should use Cura, i also have S3D but the parts came out better on Cura... dunno why...

For the elastic - I used Dritz round cord elastic from a local JoAnn Fabric store. 5 yards at $0.49 per yard was plenty. It is a tight fit in spots, but looping some 50 pound test monofiliment line through the parts pulled the elastic through just fine. My first try wasn't pulled tight enough so the dragon was limp and would fall down. Redoing it again with fresh elastic and making sure to pull out all the stretch available worked much better! He has a place of pride on top of our TV now.

By the way, painting the printed eyeballs white with Testor's model enamel, then the irises with metallic green, then the pupils with a black Sharpie pen, then filling the eyes' hollow iris areas with clear resin produced hauntingly effective eyes.

Hi all
Has anyone tried to print this dragon in ABS?

May 24, 2016 - Modified May 26, 2016
SpyerSecol - in reply to mike63021

I am actually printing mine in ABS right now. This is working well after adding supports for the wings and head. DONE! Check out my page to see my new pet!

Doing mine in glow in the dark green.

I wonder how that would look in Metallic Iron-pyrite

Wow what a Beautiful Dragon...

what are you using to hold it all togeather?
i have it all printed and ready to assemble

Elastic cord similar to what is mentioned in the instructions. Unfortunately I was not able to get strong enough cord, and as a result it won't support itself. I'll have to rework it after the holidays.

I had to go through three types of cord, but I think I finally have some that will hold the tension required. One other thing I suggest is to put a small disc of felt in between each joint, especially neck and tail, to enhance the holding power of the pose (especially for PLA).

This is fantastic! I printed this out and am in the process of building it. Thank You for all the time and effort you put into this.

Awesome but damn hard to print.
The large wings keep knocking over. I am going to try printing them one at a time, hopefully less moves the print head has to make, the less likely it is to knock them over.
Other then that, the legs have failed 3 times, same thing, head keeps knocking off the bed. My printer is 100% leveled, 100% calibrated. I will get it to work eventually, just a damn hard print.

I agree it's probably best to print the upper wings one at a time. When I printed both at the same time, shortly after Z=100mm my printer knocked over both wings. I tried again with extra adhesion to the bed; this time, the adhesion was so strong that instead of knocking over the wings, the X carriage got stuck while trying to cross a tiny bead and the X stepper lost sync, causing the printer to extrude strings in the air. I managed to recover, but next time I'll print only one upper wing at a time so that the printer is unlikely to attempt any movement that might cross a bead on the top of the wing.

This is awesome!!!! :)

I have printed nearly all the pieces for this and am excited to string it together it has printed nicely and looks awesome, however I run into a problem when trying to prepare the eyes to print, it tries to download the file to prepare and keeps stating that the input file no longer exists, can anyone help me out with this? my dragon needs eyes!

Go to etsy and search BJD Eyes. You can find some inexpensive ones there!

What paint did you use please and thank you :)

I don't know exactly but my guess would be some acrylic one like the Warhammer colors ^nh

How do you print the head? My printer tears off the tip on one of the horns and ruins the print. When printed upside down, the horns come out fine, but the front comes out rough and stringy. Everything else printed out pretty much all right, except for the head, which my printer can't seem to be able to handle.

Use supports. I know he says you don't need them, but this helped my prints a lot with the head.

bqLabs - in reply to plexi

Have you tried with this file? http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:873876

Articulated dragon mouth
by bqLabs

Sadly, the same problem. The contact area between the horn and the raft is just too small for my printer to handle.

Hello, I really love this print it reminds me of Smaug, and was wondering if anyone would like to try a free sample of our 1.75mm PLA or flexible filament and see how it works out! Free filament and free shipping, (United States only) just contact me at [email protected] and I can get you set up! Thanks and I love this print I'm going to try it out for myself and see how it turns out! Feel free to checkout our new website at http://thefoxsmart.com/

Thank you for this wonderful print!

I've only printed a couple parts so far, and the only trivial problem I hit was the upper wing left and right don't fit in the print bed (of my Flashforge Creator dual), but simply rotating by 90 degrees on the Z axis makes it fit easily.

I didn't have any elastic string lying around so I ordered "Darice 1921-3772 Elastic Cording, 2mm, Black" from Amazon, it hasn't come yet, I hope it will work!

Would this be able to be printed in 0.1mm layer height for added resolution? Would it mess with any of the supports or anything?

잘만들었어요!!!!!

when following the instructions for printing. how many meters does this model take. i want to see if i still have enough filament to print it without having to wait a week for new filament to arrive

This is awesome.

I had trouble with the tail file in Cura, as some of the segments aren't sitting at ground level. I resliced it dropping the whole model by .4mm

What are you using for the eye balls?

BANG BANG

to try this next. my solution idea to string paperclips soldered perhaps or maybe modeling wire. if you try it before i do please let me know

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Sep 17, 2015
muntahunta
No matter what I do, when putting the string through the legs join on, I cant get it to go through, it gets stuck (it wont go around the inside of the leg, it just stops at the end) any ideas?

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Sep 20, 2015
Shira - in reply to muntahunta
You can try to enter the elastic cord using a wire as in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-aYNbkBm-Y

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Aug 23, 2015
ChuckNorr15
Can anyone recommend a string/cord type to use for this???

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Aug 20, 2015
flouatiousyop
This is awesome, I'm printing it now but I'm running into a problem with the elastic cord. No matter how tight I pull it doesn't give enough resistance to pose the dragon. I don't suppose there is an online link to the cord you use? Or anyone else who has assembled one of these successfully?

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Aug 14, 2015
Elveawen
Es el dragón más alucinante que he visto, mis hijos están entusiasmados con él. Espero que me de tiempo a imprimirlo antes de su cumpleaños,(dentro de dos semanas, voy muy justa). Muchísimas gracias por compartirlo :)

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Aug 5, 2015
ronin01192000
Jonina rodot

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Aug 5, 2015
ronin01192000
와 Wow 좋네요 Good

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Jul 22, 2015
MustangDave
Wow, so amazing.

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Jun 29, 2015
Nintendude
this would be cool if it had 3 heads, and the toes/fingers could move too!

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Jun 29, 2015
Print4Help
Hola =D

Actualmente estamos haciendo un emprendimiento social para tener fondos para el diseño y construcción de prótesis para niños.

Nos encantaría conocerlos y saber si podemos promocionar los diseños y generar fondos por la venta de la impresión de los mismos.

Saludos muy cordiales.

Un cálido abrazo del equipo print4Help

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Jun 23, 2015
rafeisawesome
how long does this take to print fully?

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Jun 29, 2015 - Modified Jun 29, 2015
Shira - in reply to rafeisawesome
about 40h (0.2 layer height)

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Jun 18, 2015
Madi_11
Can you post a file of just the waist ball please. My print messed up on only that part.

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Jun 18, 2015
bqLabs - in reply to Madi_11
That piece you can find a file named: stl without supports.zip There you will find the waist : " bola tronco.stl"

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Jun 18, 2015
Madi_11 - in reply to bqLabs
Thank you!

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Jun 16, 2015
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Jun 9, 2015
spencer
Awesome! How is this not featured yet?

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Jun 5, 2015
simcop2387
Where did you get the eyes? They look perfect

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Jun 6, 2015
bqLabs - in reply to simcop2387
Here http://diwo.bq.com/dragon-braq/ you can see how the eyes are painted

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Jun 3, 2015
3080
May we have a Tyrannosaurus Rex? Please.

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Jun 3, 2015
ironraven
Is there any way I could get you to split up the files to be individual instead of having all the spine pieces together? I'm having trouble with bed adhesion with my Printrbot and 14 pieces are too many to keep track of when it prints. I also had to lower my brim size to 10 lines because of the size of the print. I LOVE this though, it's super cool and my kids are gonna go nuts when they see it.

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Jun 3, 2015 - Modified Jun 3, 2015
bqLabs - in reply to ironraven
Yes, I uploaded these individual files: DRAGON TAIL NECK AND BELLY.zip . I hope you like your children :)

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Jun 5, 2015
ironraven - in reply to bqLabs
Hi! I only have one piece left to print, it's the end of the tail that doesn't seem to be in the neck and belly zip file. Can you add that last piece please?

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Jun 6, 2015
bqLabs - in reply to ironraven
oh sorry, now this file, please download again: DRAGON TAIL NECK AND BELLY.zip

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Jun 3, 2015
ironraven - in reply to bqLabs
Awesome! Thanks so much, I'll upload photos when my printing and painting is finished :)

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Jun 3, 2015
Magrathean
This is a very cool design! I've started printing it, and I have a question about one of the files, "tail_15_pieces_and_waist_ball.stl"

In your picture showing the layout of all the parts for assembly, I count 14 tail pieces, but there are 15 in the file (12 numbered, the tip of the tail, and 2 segments that are unmarked). I can't quite count all the tail pieces in the pictures of the assembled dragons.

Do I need to print both of the unmarked segments, or just one?

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Jun 3, 2015
bqLabs - in reply to Magrathean
Yes, there is an extra piece of the file. I put it to lengthen the dragon tail but is not required to print or put. As you like it more.

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Jun 1, 2015
necrokittie
This is going to be my first print after calibration of course. come on kickstarter reward! my bjd friends are going to be begging me to print them one too.. so i'm looking at 5 of these being printed at least. think mine will be glow in the dark! =^-^=

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May 31, 2015 - Modified Jun 2, 2015
bqLabs
I've repaired some errors of the head, I uploaded a new file: "head r.stl". I think it's because of the booleans operations ... With CURA print correctly ( http://software.ultimaker.com/ ) If you prove this file withslic3r appreciate feedback

upgrade and repair mesh error: -file cabeza_head.stl 06/02/2015

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May 30, 2015
cyclone
And here I've been working on an almost identical dragon. Scary how people wind up at the same place. I hadn't finished my wing design yet though. Very nice design. I like the sculpted musculature. The wings are magnificent. The motivation I need to finish mine. :-)

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May 31, 2015 - Modified May 31, 2015
bqLabs - in reply to cyclone
What a coincidence! I'd love to see your work : )

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May 31, 2015 - Modified Jun 2, 2015
shadow651 - in reply to cyclone
I for one would be interested in seeing yours.

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May 29, 2015
reefab
That looks great, I've started printing it.

I'm running into an issue already, slic3r can't repair the head part, it's too manifold incorrect.

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May 30, 2015 - Modified May 30, 2015
shadow651 - in reply to reefab
The head is seriously messed up with a few thousand manifold errors!! I managed to fix it using netfab's free online .stl repair service. I've uploaded it here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:856819

works for me in slic3r 1.2.6

"Braq" Jointed Dragon, fixed manifold now all parts with supports
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May 30, 2015
reefab - in reply to shadow651
Great job!

I've tried repairing it with netfab basic but didn't succeed. I should try netfab cloud to repair the upper wings and the waist ball.

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May 30, 2015
shadow651 - in reply to reefab
Yea, the cloud is quite simple; just upload and wait... only limit is a 100mb max, the head comes close to that but all the other parts are well below it.

I'm working on printing this dragon, so I'll probably add other repaired files to the same thingiverse entry as a come along them.

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May 31, 2015
shadow651 - in reply to shadow651
I've now updated my entry with all supported parts fixed. I just ran them all through the cloud repair, didn't check if they had errors or not.

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Jun 1, 2015
bqLabs - in reply to shadow651
Joseph, thank you very much for your contribution I would like to mention that all stl files I've uploaded has been reviewed with netfabb (http://www.netfabb.com/) So I do not know if there will be differences of your files and mine

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Jun 1, 2015
shadow651 - in reply to bqLabs
well, all I know is when I put your original files into slic3r I get thousands of non-manifold errors (for the head at least) and slic3r can't render it properly. But the ones run through the cloud repair work fine. I'm also not the only person with this issue, so I don't think it's something weird about my setup. But maybe there's just something that slic3r doesn't like about these files. I had looked at the files in netfabb free and meshlab, both gave some errors. But I only have a rudimentary understanding of mesh design, so I just went with the cloud repair.

I suppose it's possible that something got messed up in your upload... or maybe you accidentally uploaded an earlier version? I think if you open the files from thingiverse you'll find that there are some manifold issues.

Regardless, this looks awesome... working on printing this this week!

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Jun 1, 2015
bqLabs - in reply to shadow651
In the case of the head, you can also try to download the file without supports (, It is in a zip file ( stl without supports.zip ). And add the supports with slic3r ( it is possible that the support also causing problems). I have updated this file with the new head.

I hope the problems are solved and to see many dragons !! Thanks you Joseph!!

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May 29, 2015
tHeBigCreator
Hello Can you tell me what that tool is called you used to remove the access material? Sorry Newb to 3d printing in the house lol

Thanks

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Jun 2, 2015
shadow651 - in reply to tHeBigCreator
To be a bit more precise I think they are Wide Flat Nose Jeweler's Pliers, which at least in the US are a bit less common than needle nose.

Amazon has some for around 20 USD, or a local hardware store might carry them

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Jun 1, 2015
bqLabs - in reply to tHeBigCreator
Small pliers : )

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May 29, 2015
MechEngineerMike
This is fantastic work!! Also just to let you know your links in the description arent working.

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Jun 1, 2015
bqLabs - in reply to MechEngineerMike
Thanks ! I have already fix it

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Aug 19, 2015
noxmortis - in reply to bqLabs
Hi bqLabs, thanks for your great contribution to the 3d community :) . Do you know where I could find a dragon rider for this? It would make an awesome display for our school which happens to have a dragon as our mascot. Again, thank you! Ciao, Mike

"Braq" Jointed Dragon, fixed manifold now all parts with supports

i want to try this next. my solution idea to string paperclips soldered perhaps or maybe modeling wire. if you try it before i do please let me know

No matter what I do, when putting the string through the legs join on, I cant get it to go through, it gets stuck (it wont go around the inside of the leg, it just stops at the end) any ideas?

You can try to enter the elastic cord using a wire as in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-aYNbkBm-Y

Can anyone recommend a string/cord type to use for this???

This is awesome, I'm printing it now but I'm running into a problem with the elastic cord. No matter how tight I pull it doesn't give enough resistance to pose the dragon. I don't suppose there is an online link to the cord you use? Or anyone else who has assembled one of these successfully?

Es el dragón más alucinante que he visto, mis hijos están entusiasmados con él. Espero que me de tiempo a imprimirlo antes de su cumpleaños,(dentro de dos semanas, voy muy justa). Muchísimas gracias por compartirlo :)


Wow
좋네요
Good

this would be cool if it had 3 heads, and the toes/fingers could move too!

Hola =D

Actualmente estamos haciendo un emprendimiento social para tener fondos para el diseño y construcción de prótesis para niños.

Nos encantaría conocerlos y saber si podemos promocionar los diseños y generar fondos por la venta de la impresión de los mismos.

Saludos muy cordiales.

Un cálido abrazo del equipo print4Help

how long does this take to print fully?

Jun 29, 2015 - Modified Jun 29, 2015
Shira - in reply to rafeisawesome

about 40h (0.2 layer height)

Can you post a file of just the waist ball please. My print messed up on only that part.

That piece you can find a file named: stl without supports.zip There you will find the waist : " bola tronco.stl"

Thank you!

Comments deleted.

Awesome! How is this not featured yet?

Where did you get the eyes? They look perfect

Here http://diwo.bq.com/dragon-braq/ you can see how the eyes are painted

May we have a Tyrannosaurus Rex? Please.

Is there any way I could get you to split up the files to be individual instead of having all the spine pieces together? I'm having trouble with bed adhesion with my Printrbot and 14 pieces are too many to keep track of when it prints. I also had to lower my brim size to 10 lines because of the size of the print. I LOVE this though, it's super cool and my kids are gonna go nuts when they see it.

Jun 3, 2015 - Modified Jun 3, 2015
bqLabs - in reply to ironraven

Yes, I uploaded these individual files: DRAGON TAIL NECK AND BELLY.zip
. I hope you like your children :)

Hi! I only have one piece left to print, it's the end of the tail that doesn't seem to be in the neck and belly zip file. Can you add that last piece please?

oh sorry, now this file, please download again: DRAGON TAIL NECK AND BELLY.zip

Awesome! Thanks so much, I'll upload photos when my printing and painting is finished :)

This is a very cool design! I've started printing it, and I have a question about one of the files, "tail_15_pieces_and_waist_ball.stl"

In your picture showing the layout of all the parts for assembly, I count 14 tail pieces, but there are 15 in the file (12 numbered, the tip of the tail, and 2 segments that are unmarked). I can't quite count all the tail pieces in the pictures of the assembled dragons.

Do I need to print both of the unmarked segments, or just one?

Yes, there is an extra piece of the file. I put it to lengthen the dragon tail but is not required to print or put. As you like it more.

This is going to be my first print after calibration of course. come on kickstarter reward! my bjd friends are going to be begging me to print them one too.. so i'm looking at 5 of these being printed at least. think mine will be glow in the dark! =^-^=

May 31, 2015 - Modified Jun 2, 2015

I've repaired some errors of the head, I uploaded a new file: "head r.stl".
I think it's because of the booleans operations ...
  With CURA print correctly ( http://software.ultimaker.com/ )
If you prove this file withslic3r appreciate feedback

upgrade and repair mesh error:
-file cabeza_head.stl 06/02/2015

And here I've been working on an almost identical dragon. Scary how people wind up at the same place. I hadn't finished my wing design yet though.
Very nice design. I like the sculpted musculature. The wings are magnificent. The motivation I need to finish mine. :-)

May 31, 2015 - Modified May 31, 2015
bqLabs - in reply to cyclone

What a coincidence! I'd love to see your work : )

May 31, 2015 - Modified Jun 2, 2015
shadow651 - in reply to cyclone

I for one would be interested in seeing yours.

That looks great, I've started printing it.

I'm running into an issue already, slic3r can't repair the head part, it's too manifold incorrect.

May 30, 2015 - Modified May 30, 2015
shadow651 - in reply to reefab

The head is seriously messed up with a few thousand manifold errors!!
I managed to fix it using netfab's free online .stl repair service. I've uploaded it here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:856819

works for me in slic3r 1.2.6

"Braq" Jointed Dragon, fixed manifold now all parts with supports

Great job!

I've tried repairing it with netfab basic but didn't succeed. I should try netfab cloud to repair the upper wings and the waist ball.

Yea, the cloud is quite simple; just upload and wait... only limit is a 100mb max, the head comes close to that but all the other parts are well below it.

I'm working on printing this dragon, so I'll probably add other repaired files to the same thingiverse entry as a come along them.

I've now updated my entry with all supported parts fixed. I just ran them all through the cloud repair, didn't check if they had errors or not.

Joseph, thank you very much for your contribution
I would like to mention that all stl files I've uploaded has been reviewed with netfabb (http://www.netfabb.com/) So I do not know if there will be differences of your files and mine

well, all I know is when I put your original files into slic3r I get thousands of non-manifold errors (for the head at least) and slic3r can't render it properly. But the ones run through the cloud repair work fine.
I'm also not the only person with this issue, so I don't think it's something weird about my setup. But maybe there's just something that slic3r doesn't like about these files.
I had looked at the files in netfabb free and meshlab, both gave some errors. But I only have a rudimentary understanding of mesh design, so I just went with the cloud repair.

I suppose it's possible that something got messed up in your upload... or maybe you accidentally uploaded an earlier version?
I think if you open the files from thingiverse you'll find that there are some manifold issues.

Regardless, this looks awesome... working on printing this this week!

In the case of the head, you can also try to download the file without supports (, It is in a zip file ( stl without supports.zip ). And add the supports with slic3r ( it is possible that the support also causing problems). I have updated this file with the new head.

I hope the problems are solved and to see many dragons !!
Thanks you Joseph!!

Hello
Can you tell me what that tool is called you used to remove the access material? Sorry Newb to 3d printing in the house lol

Thanks

To be a bit more precise I think they are Wide Flat Nose Jeweler's Pliers, which at least in the US are a bit less common than needle nose.

Amazon has some for around 20 USD, or a local hardware store might carry them

Small pliers : )

This is fantastic work!! Also just to let you know your links in the description arent working.

Thanks ! I have already fix it

Hi bqLabs,
thanks for your great contribution to the 3d community :) . Do you know where I could find a dragon rider for this? It would make an awesome display for our school which happens to have a dragon as our mascot.
Again, thank you!
Ciao,
Mike

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