Moon city

by kijai, published

Moon city by kijai Apr 12, 2017


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A city inside a ruined moon. Based on a drawing I've seen around, but couldn't figure out the original artist...found many derivatives only.

Anyway I was looking for inspiration and when I saw the drawing I immediately wanted to try creating it in 3D, and this is the result.

This is a very long print at default scale, which was pretty much necessary for me to print some of the details on the buildings. Took around 12 hours at 60mm/s and 0.2mm layer height. I did make a test print half of the default size, and while it did print I wasn't satisfied on the quality. The buildings and whole of the inside requires no supports, on the outside you might need some at the start.

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This is beautiful. Fantastic work.

That's really cool...really cool!

This kinda reminds me of the city from Disney's Treasure Planet. I don't remember the name, but it was like the lunar city or something. Absolutely beautiful!

Simply. Amazing.

i´m sock, beautiful thing

WOW.. its beautiful.. thanks..

wow brother, that's amazing!

This is the stuff of dreams. You could probably alter the model to install LEDs and have a beautiful, living city as a night light.

Heh, that actually was the original plan and I do have a version of the model where the round buildings have "piping" leading to the base for wiring LEDs. But I didn't have small enough LEDs to fit through all of those "pipes", thus I scrapped the idea for now. The buildings would need to be slightly bigger as well.

On hindsight I should've just printed those buildings separately...

Maybe run fiber optic wire and run off 1 or 2 leds.

14 Hours into print and looks good so far at 0,15 layer hight. How did you post process it. The copper paint looks amazing what sort of is it ?

Post process was simply by spray paints I had available. I did few layers of filler primer (forgot the brand but it wasn't anything special, any primer would do) and for the copper I used this:

Hope your print finishes without issues!

Did you just spray the entire inside with Copper Paint? I wouldn't have the skill to just do a targeted spray on just the buildings, this looks amazing

Yeah I did only that at first, that's how it's on the main pic. Later on (as you can see on the second pic) I applied some other metallic colours by brush, trying to improve the look a bit. Still unsure if I should've done that at all...

Wow this is art! Very well done ;) This will be my next project after the huge amount of upgrades for my printer. Keep up the good work ;)

Thank you, I'd be very interested to see how it turns out!

Much better than the "thousand and fifteens" fidget spinner in here. Very creative! I will not build it, but I like it!

Wow! Wonderfull!