Bing-shen year of Formosan monkey

by amaochan Feb 4, 2016
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I am having a slicer issue with the Tail I think. Using PrusaSlic3r, it seems to do something strange with a hinge on the tail. It is linking two pieces where they should not. Anyone else having issues with this? Screencaps of the slicer and the section analysis attached. The section analysis file is from the bottom.

Having trouble with the body joint with the head. Printed 2 bodies, both snapped the same way. Any tips for this?
Everything else snaps together fine and I made this designer's penguin without issues too.

3/5 stars
i made one out of a mix of ABS and PLA and PETG.

i like that all the parts are designed to print with no, or minimal supports, but every joint has a problem. Either the joints dont go together, or dont stay together. The wrists fused together, and i split them from the fore arms, and was able to sand the edge of the joint, and snap it in place, in the end this joint was the most reliable joint, it dosnt come apart, and has smooth movement. the shoulders are decent. the hips constantly fall out of place, and so do the feet and hands. The knees also would not fit together unless i narrowed the lower leg, I never got the tail to print, tried every setting on both the block version, and the one piece versions. The one piece version fuses no matter what i do, and the blocks dont fit together if printed separate.

i take some stars off for all the trouble, i leave some cuz some of that trouble may be on my end, and leave some more cuz i do like the over all design of the monkey. Sense its unfinished with its missing tail, and a broken hip, i feel its not fair to post pics of it, hence why this is a comment, rather than a "make", maybe one of these days i will get it printed out in full. it really is a cool monkey.

Beautiful piece of work! It printed pretty well in PLA but had to adjust manually for good fit. I will now print in ABS.
It is pretty courious and fun! :)
Here he sends a hug for you!

I really want to print this model but so far no luck either. I started with the pre-assembled tail but two attempts (.2mm and .15mm) both resulted in totally fused joints. I then tried printing the tail blocks at 100% and .2mm (with support) but the joints will not go together without cracking. I've read all the comments here looking for clues and tips. I'm using a FolgerTech 2020 Prusa i3 with dual parts cooling fans. Inland PLA (Grey) at 210C. Prior to printing I calibrated with a thin-wall cube and temperature tower. Using Slic3r and Octoprint.

I love this design but cannot get parts to fit together for the life of me, using pla I have tried at .2 and .1 as well still with no success fitting them together.
printed both at %100
Any suggestions ? wondering if scaling up will help ?

Very nice! Do the pieces snap in place or did u glue it?

What is the smallest i will be able to scale the down? Thanks in advance..

Thanks a lot.. I have a Monoprice mini and its going still going to take me more than 2 prints even with it at 0.75 . Do you think it can go any smaller?

I separated the block version of the tail into multiple objects to allow reorienting them individually. I had the best luck printing these with the female side resting on it's side flat on the bed. And then putting a support on the other(male) side.

Without this modification, the print would get >50% complete and when it was printing the topside of the female ends, they would collapse and I'd end up with spaghetti. The pre-assembled tail never worked out for me; each time I printed it, it would fuse completely.

Hi Amaochan,
Fantastic monkey!


Built this in PLA. Too stiff to properly make the joints work. Got the arms,legs, head and feet to work pretty well eventually but gave up on the wrist movements. Will try an ABS build soon.

All in all a very clever design. Thank you very much :-)

First time Im having some trouble with your connections. everything is a little bit too snug...

Just finished making this model. It came out fantastic. The only problem is the forearm-elbow joint. I know it's gone through a number of revisions. I feel like the current m3 revision doesn't have enough curve in the forearm joint for it to hold. The forearm comes off anytime I try to move it. I wouldn't mind a bit of reduced movement for a better hold. Anyone have the m2 version? I'm guessing it had more of the curve I'm looking for.
Anyway, thanks for the model, it's great.

M2 has been uploaded

Great model that is completely functional! It was fun to print and put this together. Thanks a lot!

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This is a spectacular model and everything fits great except the elbows and hands really don't like to be moved at all. The modeling in the one piece tall and legs, torso, head, eyes is amazing and the shoulder brackets are incredibly well designed and clever its just the dang elbows and hands, The wrist rotates beautifully but again I've done a ton or printing and know what I'm doing and after multiple attempts I strongly believe the elbow joint mechanism as well as the wrist to hands needs to be re-designed and this will be a near perfect model.

Nice job ! It's realy cool !

absolutely wonderful model- fantastic work!

I'm currently on my third attempt at this print using Push Plastic ABS on a Lulzbot Mini and nothing seems to fit except the legs to the torso.

Edit: Switched over to Hatchbox PLA and dropped my flow rate, parts are looking way better now.

Is there a trick to the shoulder clips? I keep brekaing them and am unable to insert them into the shoulder peice smoothly.

Is my Makerbot 5th Gen Replicator just not up to the tolerances needed for this task??

Thanks for any advice! I'm still new to this.

ALso, my wrist joints are totally fused, and the segmaneted tail pieces will not clpi together easily.

Just finished printing and assembled, great job. Well Done.

I am printing on my makerbot replicator 2, and I can't snap the little clips off the raft. Any suggestions?

Also, none of the wrists I have made rotate.

Otherwise great work!

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Modify the file elbow fracture problem. mq-right forearm-m2.stl & mq-left forearm-m2

Great work, but could you take a look at my question above? Having a heck of a time with the shoulder clips. THanks!

tried it again and still issues with it snapping together....

Update mq-left forearm-m3 and mq-right forearm-m3

Elbow joints keep snapping. Not sure what's going on..



Can anyone tell me how this person made the pieces interlocking? I feel like this would be a very helpful tool in the future

I think the elbow joints have a problem with clearances, when you move them they pull the joint apart breaking the clip :(

I have been trying to print this using my XYZ DaVinci printer, using ABS, and upon printing the forearms, I cannot get the wrist joints to print to where they're funtional. the very top, last part to print, comes out more as a little blob, even with supports which I'd hoped would help that piece form better. I'm guessing I can't rotate the arm before printing with another side down as the arms seem a little uneven on the sides? Anyone know a solution to this, that can be done in XYZ's printing software? I was printing at 0.2mm

I've hit this a number of times. It's ultimately a heat/cooling problem. Put a random post slightly taller than your print about an inch away from the peak that's printing poorly. Your extruder will need to move away from the actual print to make it and give the plastic that extra few seconds to cool down properly. It should solve your problem.

You are an amazing designer. Even your assembly video is a work of art. Well done!

low poly风格的中国传统文化!


I've been trying to print this, but when I try to snap the pieces together, one of the curved pieces that are supposed to snap around the cylindrical pieces break off. I even tried trimming the pieces to be sure they are properly rounded and didn't have any bumps.
I'm using Prusa I3 with .4mm nozzle. I tried .1mm and .2mm layers and 30% and 60% infill. I'm using Hatchbox brand ABS 1.75 filament. After I broke most of the pieces on my first print I've been testing with an upper arm and forearm to try to get that joint to work. But no luck. Anyone have any suggestions?
The wrist joint prints and works great, so I assume my extrusion multiplier is OK.

Having the same issue with the elbow joint, tried trimming but as soon as you rotate the joint it pulls in an odd way and snaps the clip, seems that the clearance isn't there to allow it to rotate central to the joint :( did you manage to work out a fix?

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A functional work of art.

You say the idea in my mind.

Very expressive model and design!

perfect storm for remix - puppy monkey baby!

pug head;

articulated baby:

bear rattle:

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Thank you for your comments. I will go on in my mind.

Please no... That thing is creepy as hell!

On the contrary; please do! xD

Very cool, might make one of these for the little girl who lives next door.

Could you make Stand alone file for that stump BTW? Would make great gaming terrain.

If you download the zip file the stump is by itself in the file root.stl

I know, but some people who would otherwise want to print it might not know it is there.

why have I seen these creatures in my dreams?

Inspiring design! wish I had more time to do projects like this! I have Transformer idea's now that I will never get too.

That is the coolest thing I have EVER seen. Great work! Just love this... Wow.

Absolutely amazing work!

superb model. Spot on.

Excellent design. They look so alive. Thx for sharing.

Btw, in the details "Most of people believe that the year of the Monkey will be back in the period of 12 years. In fact, the same year of the Monkey will be back in a circulation of 60 years, that is, it takes 60 years to wait for the next the year of Bing-shen of the Monkey."

The Monkey Year does come back every 12 years, but it takes 60 years for the specific Bing-Shen Monkey Year (or just Bing-Shen Year) to re-appear.

very nice work. must have taken some time, great scale looks right! i also believe this is much nicer than previous features and therefore should be on the front page. make more animals! thank you!

The support of friends is my creative energy.

I agree, this should be a featured item - especially on Feb 8th. To celebrate the Chinese New Year and the bring awareness to the plight of the Formosan macaques, plus its really cool - and fits together without any elastic bands.
Gonna build this one!

This should be featured:)

It's time to print~~~~ lol