The stuff in the bucket is D-Limonene (it dissolves HIPS plastic). Google it, it's easy to find. The enclosure is printed in HIPS, the model in ABS. I simply made a 3D object large enough to enclose the whole model, then subtracted the model volume (using MeshMixer if I remember correctly). After that it's just a usual dual extruder print, enclosure in HIPS, model in ABS.
The slicing software has improved a lot since then. You might be able to print with just the software generated support, not sure, haven't tried it yet.
how did you do that? what is in the bucket? how did you do the shell around? sorry im new and I like this print.
There was no way to contact with you in http://www.okob.net/, i think your site not working well
Thanks for letting me know. Were you having troubles accessing the forum page or was it not responding at all? It seems to be working fine now, maybe there was a temporary problem with ISP. Please let me know if you are still having troubles.
What did you make this with
If you are asking about the materials, it's printed in ABS that was enclosed in HIPS for support. If the question is about the 3D printer used, its RepRap X2V3 ( details here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:239745 ).
It came out great!! That sure used a lot of HIPS but well worth it! I guess it's time for me to invest in some of that. Any recommendations?
HIPS is now available pretty much from any filament supplier.
This is a very challenging print. I was printing x1.5 of the original size. It took several tries with different orientation and support enclosure design. It did crack in a few places due to thermal shrinking and required some repair,