Ark of the covenant (Indiana Jones inspired) Sliced to print

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Ark of the covenant (Indiana Jones inspired) Sliced to print by MacGyver Jul 15, 2013
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First off Thanks to cerberus333 for designing this for me. I appreciate his hard work.

I've sliced this thing into several smaller easier to print parts. It should print easily on a 120x120 print bed.


NOTE: I uploaded a new bottom because I found a problem where it wasn't printing flat. Please download "Ark Bottom NO Feet Fixed.stl". Also I reuploaded all the files because I spelled "Ark" wrong.

I printed everything without support except the cherubs those I printed with exterior support (I should have printed them with 0 shells because I believe they would have come out a little better).

Everything but the cherubs were printed with 2 extra shells with 10% infill without any raft or support.

Print out the lid parts and glue them together with your choice of glue, I used super glue. Then find some "poles" maybe chopsticks for the lifting rods.

I used Bulldog Adhesion Promoter http://www.amazon.com/automotive/dp/B002GUGH04 I orginally bought it use on my cars bumper cover but it works great on ABS. The paint is RustOleum metallic gold.

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Awesome! I'll have to check that out the next time I need to paint something gold.

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Excellent! Thanks for sharing that.

Thanks for putting together such a great project!
I have everything printed except for the Top Cherubs, I am having a problem with that. I have tried the connected and not connected but I get errors in Slic3r and it looks like there are holes in it or missing "triangles", etc.. Any ideas? What am I doing wrong? I get errors for the Cherub files whether I use Slic3r or KISSlicer?

Sorry this response is so late but have you tried running it through the Netfabb cloud?

Thanks MacGyver for this model!

I used it in my latest upload:

"The Ark of the Covenant Diorama-KIT"

The Ark of the Covenant - Diorama-KIT
by Techtek

Interesting idea! Thanks for the link back to my thing.

is the box hollow? Its hard to tell from the photos if the "bottom" is at the bottom.

Yes it is hollow. You can use "Thingview" to rotate the model around.

Shame the angels are not just one... because they are identical and one fits better.

I actually have a version of the cherubs that are connected. I've just uploaded the stl for you. Good Luck!

Thank you - but I was saying too bad they is not just one - not connected. a single Angel (thanks again)

I've uploaded a single cherub stl for you. Hopefully that is what you are asking for.

Thank you! That is exactly what I need!

That and I wanted to scale it ;)

The longest time to print something! 8 hours to print the bottom!? It's still cool as heck...

i can't download for printing either there since yesterday it's been like this

Glad to know it's not just me with the problem. Posted on the Tinkercad Google group about it, however, my post was the first post ever on that group so I doubt it will be seen anytime soon.

hi I'm dr who john smith from tinkercad i commented on it there look more amazing here.

The one on Tinkercad I was trying to add some tabs to the bottom because I've had slight lifting problems in the past. However, for some reason Tinkercad won't let me download anything for 3D printing. Hopefully they'll have that fixed soon.

How did you have your settings for the seraph on the top of the ark? Those overhangs are pretty severe.

I used exterior support with a raft. I printed with 1 shell at .20mm layer height. When I do it again I'll probably print with 0 extra shells because the wings kind of came out hollow.

Favorite. Thing. Ever.

Jones, do you realize what the Ark is? It's a transmitter. It's a radio for speaking to God. And it's within my reach

Eaton: What does this Ark look like?Jones: There's a picture of it right here. That's it.Eaton: Good God.Marcus: Yes, that's just what the Hebrews thought.Musgrove: Uh, now, what's that supposed to be coming out of there?Jones: Lightning...fire...power of God or something.Eaton: I'm beginning to understand Hitler's interest in this.Marcus: Oh, yes. The Bible speaks of the Ark leveling
mountains and laying waste to entire regions. An army which carries the
Ark before it...is invincible.

Between @MacGyver and @thingiverse-ecb78e3b1dd950b9621f548bcc02dbe9 it's good to know Thingiverse has top men working on this model.

Top... men.

Really nice work! :)

Cool! I've always liked their version of the Ark of the Covenant better than any others I've seen.

Thanks for cutting it up
My workflow is using really old software and as such making consistent
sized things is difficult.
Thanks again.